Inviting You to Grow Together

Nine years ago, the Pawling Library adopted the slogan Come Grow With Us. Over the years, we have been growing in tandem with the community to better reflect the needs and interests of Pawling residents. This November, the library will be asking citizens of Pawling for something that hasn’t been asked for in nearly a decade. The library is in need of additional dollars to offset our gradual rise in operating expenses and we are counting on Pawling voters to approve a small increase to the library’s municipal budget appropriation under Chapter 414 of New York State education law.

What this means for the library is an ability to meet ever increasing community expectations by providing both physical and digital materials, programs and events, physical space, and computers that reflect Pawling’s current and future needs. The funds will also help us to keep pace with the inflationary costs of salaries and healthcare premiums.

This November, we hope that the Pawling community will join the other sixteen of the nineteen towns in Dutchess County that have already supported their libraries by voting YES on Proposition 414. Approval of this funding will not only preserve the many services on which we have all come to depend and enjoy, but will also help us to grow our services. Together.

For more information and details on our Growing Together campaign, visit