Tagged: children’s programs

Ready for Kindergarten!

Ready for Kindergarten is an upcoming free program, open to any child entering kindergarten this September. Thursday, August 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm  – Ms. Neena Let’s get excited for the first day of school! We’ll sing songs, read stories, and do activities–all related to kindergarten. Children will meet other kindergartners and boost their excitement for starting school! Parents and caregivers not required, but welcome.  Registration is preferred. Contact us at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to sign up.

Music and Movement with Tara Micale

We are excited to announce Musical Munchkins and Tuneful Tykes, featuring special guest musician and teacher, Tara Micale! These special music and movement classes will help support literacy learning and keep families smiling throughout the hot summer! All classes are free, and drop ins are welcome. Musical Munchkins classes are for “walkers” (any child who can stand and toddle on their own) to 2 years old, and Tuneful Tykes is for children 2-3 years old. The first class will be Saturday, July 27th. Second classes will be August 10th. Musical Muchkins: 10:00-10:30 am Tuneful Tykes: 10:35 – 11:15 am Families can attend one or both dates. Program includes songs, fine and gross motor, and musical development. Ms. Tara is a trained music educator, currently pursuing her degree at the The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. For more information, contact Children’s Programs at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

Summer Reading Challenge

Our Summer Reading Challenge is now underway! Readers of any age are invited to join in and help our community unlock awesome prizes, like baseball tickets and a Ozobot robot for check out. As of July 1, 2019, participants have collectively read: 191 minutes. We’ve only got until the end of August to reach 10,000 minutes read. We need your help to meet our goals!  Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ for more information or to sign up to track your minutes read online. ReadSquared, our online tracker, is designed to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Unlock badges, games, and complete challenges for an even more fun summer reading experience. Want to track offline? For a paper tracker, visit our front desk.

Volunteer Interns and Leadership Interns

Applications now open for tweens and teens 11-18 to volunteer with our children’s programming this summer. We’ve added new ways to help, aimed at making teen involvement more impactful and fun. Former volunteers 15-18 are invited to apply for part-time employment as a Leadership intern. Applications for volunteers due on or before June 16th; Leadership Intern applications due by June 12th. For more information, visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/volunteers-and-lead-interns/

Register for Spring Children’s Programs

From baby and toddler story hours to STEAM clubs to slime workshops, our Spring schedule is full of fun and educational children’s programs. For your best chance to join the fun, register during our lottery registration period, STARTING TODAY, March 28! Even if you’ve been part of our programs before, everyone must register to continue with programs. Lottery registration ends April 3 with rolling registration, as space is available to follow. For more information on what’s available and to register, stop by the front desk or visit our online registration portal (http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/). Spring Children’s Programs begin April 8th. Programs run eight weeks, April 8-June 1st.  

Register for Winter Children’s Programs

Registration is now open for Winter 2019 Children’s Programs. It’s cold outside, but warm in the library! Free, educational, and fun programs are available for children birth-fourth grade. This program cycle will run nine weeks from January 19 – March 23. Lottery registration will run January 9-15, with rolling registration to follow as space is available. For more information, or to register, visit our Registration portal at http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/ Due to space restraints, registration is required for most programming. Registration is by lottery. In planning what programs to enroll in, please take note of age and grade restrictions. Interested in receiving updates about new and exciting programs all year long? Sign up for our children’s programs email list at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/childrensemails/

Singing Books Concert : Lydia Adams Davis

Saturday 12/15, 4:00-5:00 pm – at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association (239 Route 292, Holmes, New York, 12531) Free for all ages! Caregiver required to attend with children under 10. Musician and puppeteer Lydia Adams Davis will perform selections of her own music as well as sing-along favorites during this live, interactive concert for all ages. Davis’ performances have been praised by The New York Times, “Best of the Hudson Valley”, and more. Event will be proceeded by a Songwriting class, taught by Lydia, for grades K-4. For more information on Lydia’s music, visit https://lydiaadamsdavis.com/ No registration required–just stop by!

Free Stuffed Animal Making

There are some last minute openings in our FREE BUILD-A-BEAR style program! Every child leaves with a free stuffed penguin they’ve created themselves. Open to children 2.5 – 6 years. Interested in joining? Call the library at 845-855-3444 to see if the spaces are still available. Saturday, 11/10, 4:30-5:30 pm – Ms. Neena, Main Library and Annex As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good story and a good friend! Find both during Penguin Pals. We will read and sing our favorite penguin stories and songs and end the day with a new penguin friend, stuffed at the library, Build-A-Bear style. A caregiver is required to remain during this program.  

It’s PARTY TIME! The Beautiful Elephant

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:30 pm-6:15 pm– Main Library It’s time to party! Celebrate the release of a new local children’s book with us! Stop in for light refreshments, children’s activities, and the first ever library reading of “The Beautiful Elephant!” This wonderful story highlights the importance of loving yourself, and self care; great messages for children and caregivers alike. Local author/illustrator team Jennifer Lohrfink Morfea and Erik Draw will be in the library to read the story aloud and demonstrate how they create the words and pictures together. We will have crafts, a raffle for prizes, and even snacks–all free! Families with children of all ages are welcome, but the book will be of most interest to children ages 6 and up. An adult must remain in the library with children under ten at all times.

NEW LOCATION: Glow-in-the-dark slime!

Our glow-in-the-dark slime program scheduled for 10/27/18, from 2:00-3:00 pm has been moved from it’s original location! Now, we will be making slime at Pawling’s Lakeside Park Recreation Center in the Green Parlor as part of the Center’s Trick or Treat Halloween event. For more information, contact us at 845-855-3444 or by email at children@pawlinglibrary.org