Early Literacy Show and Tell (Ages 1.5-5) Monday, 3/8, 10:30 – 11:00 am – Ms. Neena This program is held live over Zoom. Each child will be given ample opportunity to show and tell at least one favorite item from home and encouraged to talk with others. We’ll talk about the letters and sounds each object starts with, too! Register here.
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Alternating Fridays (2/5, 2/19, 3/5, & 3/19) LIVE ON ZOOM, 1:00-2:00 pm – Ms. Neena This program welcomes homeschoolers grades K-4. We’ll work on collaboration through virtual activities. This session, the focus will be kid driven social interaction. We may play group games like charades or we may just chat and be silly. Up to the group! Register here. At this time, we can ONLY accommodate home schooling children—this does not include children enrolled in remote learning through a school district. Remote learners are instead welcome in all our other virtual and kit programming.
Live on Zoom; Alternating Tuesdays (2/2, 2/16, 3/2, & 3/16) 4:00-4:45 pm – Phil Roblox is a super popular online game that allows kids to make, play, and share games they have created. Kids in grades 2-4 can chat while exploring different games together. Both Zoom and Roblox must be downloaded to participate. Register here.
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.
Wednesday, December 9, 10:00 am – 10:30 am via Zoom Ages 2-5 – This special story time will feature favorite winter songs, games, and stories. Join Ms. Neena over Zoom in this winter story hour, featuring favorites from the season. This class combines music and movement with books and early literacy activities. This is a one time event and registration is required for access to the zoom. To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-story-time-registration-129607937831
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.
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.
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...
Live on Zoom ; Alternating Tuesdays (9/29, 10/13, 10/27, & 11/10) 4:00-5:00 pm – Phil Scratch JR is an easy coding program designed specifically for children ages 5-7 to create interactive art and games, all while learning to code. Phil will teach introductory skills. A computer or tablet with internet access is needed to access Scratch. This program alternates with Scratch coding for grades 2-4. Registration required. To join, click here.
Alternating Fridays (9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 & 11/20) LIVE ON ZOOM, 1:00-2:00 pm – Ms. Neena This program welcomes homeschoolers grades K-4. This program promotes collaboration through virtual activities. Topics rotate; upcoming topics include leadership and elections, pirate codes, and more. At this time, we can ONLY accommodate home schooling children—this does not include children enrolled in remote learning through a school district. Remote learners are instead welcome in all our other virtual and kit programming for school age children. Registration required. To register, click here.