STEAM Kits: Oil Spill Cleanup Age Range: Grades K-4 and a caregiver Date: Kits available for pickup the week of April 22. Our staff will notify you by email when kits are ready for pickup. This Earth Day, we’re challenging families to use engineering to help the planet. This activity kit includes educational information on water pollution, as well as a hands on experiment. Can your family creatively and quickly clear the water after a dangerous oil spill? Play & learn offline as a family or use our video tutorials for guided learning. Kits are designed so you can use them at home on your schedule. Developing readers may need support to complete the program. Click here to register. Kits are available to anyone who can come to our library to pick up the materials, and quarantined for 48 hours after packing, in accordance to our COVID-19 response policies. Registration is required. Our location: Pawling Free Library, 11 Broad St. Pawling, NY 12564 For more information about the program, contact us at email@example.com or 845-855-3444
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Live on Zoom Alternating Tuesdays (1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, & 3/23) 4:00-4:45 pm – Phil Join Mr. Phil on Zoom to free build while socializing with friends. Kids will be given the space to chat freely and build or play with whatever materials they have on hand, whether LEGOs, other blocks, or even drawing materials. Don’t have any LEGOs at home? Borrow a LEGO building kit featuring basic pieces from us for the duration of the program for free. To borrow a kit, select the kit add-on while registering. Attend as many or as few classes as you wish. Click here to register.
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.
Activity Kits and virtual tutorials provided Video tutorials release Thursdays, 4:00 pm – Phil It’s time to experiment! This program pairs tutorials you can watch anytime with kits that contain all the materials your child will need for a weekly at-home science experiment they can do on their own. Registration required. To join, click here.
Live on Zoom ; Alternating Tuesdays (9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, & 11/17) 4:00-5:00 pm – Phil All levels welcome. Phil will teach introductory skills in Scratch, an online coding education platform created by experts at MIT. A computer or tablet with internet access is needed to access Scratch. Registration required. To register, click here.
Thursday, 5/28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm via Zoom Gerald and Piggie hear something..but what is it? Can you help them figure it out? This active game requires paper and a pencil or markers to participate. All live programming will be held over Zoom, which must be downloaded in advance. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection.We encourage but do not require caregiver participation. Our staff cannot monitor children’s internet use while live. Registration is required. Register online at this link or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternating Thursdays (1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/12) 4:00-5:00 pm – Ms. Neena What do scavenger hunts, petri dishes, and jumping jacks all have in common? They can all teach us something about the human body! Participants will help gather and observe germ specimens from around our library, learn how to measure their heart rate, and more! Caregivers are welcome, but not required. Registration is required. Interested in joining? Visit our registration portal online or stop by the circulation desk.
This program has been cancelled. For more information, please visit our informational page. Alternating Thursdays (1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19) 4:00-5:00 pm – Ms. Neena Inspired by the global phenomenon of toy squishies, participants will create something 3D and fun each week, including Frisbees, slow-rising squishies, and more. Each week will also incorporate a story or literacy activity as a warm up. Caregivers welcome, but not required. Registration is required. Interested in joining? Visit our registration portal online or stop by the circulation desk.
This program has been cancelled. For more information, please visit our informational page. Alternating Tuesdays (1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17) 4:15- 5:15 pm – Phil We’ve got more animals, plates, minifigs, and trees than ever before! Come meet other LEGO fans and build together. Participants can free build or try out a challenge! Caregivers welcome, but not required. Registration is required. Interested in joining? Visit our registration portal online or stop by the circulation desk.
15 minute sessions BY APPOINTMENT Alternating Tuesdays (1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10) 4:15-5:15 pm – Phil and Suzanne Registered therapy dogs Marcie and Alexander love stories, cuddles, and making new friends! Children can sign up for a 15 minute session with these pups, and read to them in a low-stress environment. Perfect for emerging and struggling readers! Interested in joining? Visit https://pawlinglibrary.setmore.com/ or contact us directly to sign up. With questions, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at email@example.com or 845-855-3444.