Grades K-4 and families Friday 11/13, 5:30 pm release time Oh no! That sneaky Petey has trapped Dogman and Catkid! Can you help our heroes escape before Petey causes too much trouble? This digital escape room supports critical thinking and can be done independently or as a family at any time. Developing readers may need reading support. To get the link sent directly to you when the program goes live, register here. Otherwise, check our homepage on 11/13 or after to find the link.
Event Category: Children
Time to show up for your favorite characters! Did you know that for the last two months, youth in our community have put together nominations for the next President of the Library Books? Well, now it’s time to vote for the winners! Help us pick which characters you think would make the best leader! Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/election/ to vote, from October 26 – November 3. One winner will be chosen for the Children’s division (Ages 5-10) and one for the Teen division (Ages 11-18). Winners will be announced November 3. The president of the library is a leader, chosen by popular vote, who is in charge of all of the other book characters in the library. To win the President of the Library election, a character must be nominated by a teen or child. Each participant has written a platform for their selected character that describes the characters beliefs and what they would do as president. Anyone is eligible to vote.
Activity Kits Provided Follow along with translated directions or watch our video tutorial releases Saturday, 10/24 1:00 pm — Miss Neena Kracie brand Japanese candy kits are popular across the globe, but difficult to get in the United States. Kids will enjoy making and tasting their own candy, all while practicing following directions and learning about Japanese culture. Registration required. Join here.
President of the Library Books Creative Writing Contest (Grades K-12) Entries due October 23 Calling all imaginations! It’s time to get creative. The library book characters on our shelves are electing a president this year, and they need your help! Students in grades K-12 can fill out our creative writing nomination form, telling us what book character they think would make a good president and why. Are they strong and smart? Kind and brave? Would they pass laws to protect animals or give out free cake to everyone? Nominated characters will go head to head in elections, where our community will decide who should be the next Library Book Presidents, based on their nominations! One winner will be decided for the Children’s division (ages 5-10) and one for the Tween/Teen division (ages 11-18). Each division’s winning nomination will win our grand prizes; a new Kindle Fire! Additional winners will receive recognition and books. To enter online or find more information, visit: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/election/ or stop by the library to pick up an entry form in person...
Kits available for pickup Live event on Zoom: Tuesday, 10/6, 10:00 – 10:30 am – Ms. Neena Calling all unicorn lovers! During this special two-in-one event, Ms. Neena will read a unicorn book, teach unicorn songs, and show preschoolers and caregivers how to put together their own unicorn lacing kit, which is also provided. Can’t make the class? Sign up for the kit and do the project offline with your preschooler! Registration is required. Click here to register.