Event Tags: Virtual Programs

Dogman Escape Room (Grades K-4)

Dogman Escape Room (Grades K-4)

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.

Vote: President of the Library Books!

Vote: President of the Library Books!

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 Contest Entries Due!

President of the Library Contest Entries Due!

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...

SCRATCH JR Coding  (Grades K-2)

SCRATCH JR Coding (Grades K-2)

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.

Homeschool Space (Grades K-4)

Homeschool Space (Grades K-4)

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.  

STEAM Club  (Grades K-4)

STEAM Club (Grades K-4)

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.

SCRATCH Coding  (Grades 2-4)

SCRATCH Coding (Grades 2-4)

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.

President of the Library Books Contest

President of the Library Books Contest

President of the Library Books Creative Writing Contest  (Grades K-12) Entry Forms Available starting September 18th 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...

Registration for Children’s Programs Begins!

Registration for Children’s Programs Begins!

To register for Fall programs, visit Current Children’s Programs, where you can also find information about our programs for ages 0-10. You can also register directly from the individual calendar events. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all registrations should be submitted online. For assistance with registration, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444. Looking for programming for ages 11-18? Check out “Programs and Events for Teens” Registration is first come first served, using a new automated online system. But don’t worry–there’s plenty of spaces available! Please register for each individual date you wish to attend.  

PreK Makes: Cloud Dough (Ages 2-5 and a caregiver)

PreK Makes: Cloud Dough (Ages 2-5 and a caregiver)

Wednesday, 5/20, 10:30 – 11:00 am via Zoom Looking for an educational and social break for your toddler or preschooler? Join us as we make cloud dough–an easy sensory activity with only two ingredients–flour and oil! Families will need to get the ingredients before the program. All live programming will be held over Zoom. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. Caregiver participation is required. Registration is required. Register online at this link or email children@pawlinglibrary.org