This year, the library is participating in the tree decorating event on the Village Green. But we need help from young book lovers and artists! Kids are invited to stop by the library for their own blank book cover page, where they can draw reimagined book cover art for a favorite read. Can’t pick one up? Young artists are welcome to print a copy of the book cover template to work on at home here. Whether you finish your cover in the library with provided art supplies or take it home and decorate it, the finished artwork that is returned to the library front desk by November 21 will be weather-proofed and featured on our holiday tree for the whole community to enjoy. For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at email@example.com or 845-855-3444.
(Families, All ages and caregiver) Saturday, 11/5, 1:30 -2:15 PM *This event held at the Lathrop Center of Town of Pawling’s Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, NY 12564* Described as “like Lady Gaga for kids,” with a super pop sound mixed with a touch of Broadway belt, a sparkling soupçon of hip hop, and plenty of EDM glam, Twinkle Time is an award-winning family artist who has performed all over the country. Join us, free on Saturday, November 5, 1:30 – 2:15 PM at Lakeside Auditorium for a 45 minute show full of dancing, balloons, and family-friendly music. Partially sponsored by the library, Dutchess County, and Pawling Recreation. This is the last in our Literacy Heroes family event series. Find out more about Twinkle Time: https://twinkletimeandfriends.com/ Drop-ins welcome; registration is just for reminder emails! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twinkle-time-family-concert-tickets-416943738947
Saturday, October 15, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Free. Drop ins welcome, authors should contact Miss Neena directly to RSVP and collect their books. Our Make Me An Author summer program participants created their own picture books and we published them! Join our new authors, ages 5-12, as we celebrate their new books and get a peek at their incredible creations! The community is invited to join for this after hours event featuring snacks, book previews from the authors, and more. For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 855-3444. This program was partially funded by NYS OCFS and Dutchess County.
REMINDER: Our first raffle in our Summer Reading Challenge will be 7/15! If you’ve been logging your reading online or with a paper log, you’ve been earning raffle tickets to win prizes in our raffles! But have you stopped by the library to fill them out and pick up your other prizes? Want a chance to win? Kids and teens who have leveled up in the Summer Reading Challenge will need to stop by the library before 7/15 to pick up prizes and enter their raffle tickets or contact program coordinator Neena to redeem their tickets. Adult participants do not need to stop by; their tickets are automatically entered for them! For the 7/15 raffle, you could win tickets to games from awesome area teams like the Hudson Valley Renegades, New York Red Bulls, and Danbury Westerners. Got questions? Out of town or unable to stop in to redeem tickets? Contact Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or email@example.com to find out about entering the raffle when you can’t come in. Thank you to the...
Looking for something to do while schools are closed on Tuesday, October 11? Got a preschooler or toddler who loves to dance and bubbles? Bubble Bus Party Free! Register here Tuesday, 10/11 on the day off from school 1:00-3:00 PM at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling NY 12564 Join us on 10/11 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a special visit from the Bubble Bus. This one-of-a kind bus sprays hundreds of thousands of bubbles and is like no other bubble experience. A huge hit for all ages, the bubble bus is a fun time for kids to dance, run, and pop their way through a field of bubbles. In addition, the Pawling Library team will be on hand connecting our bubble play back to learning, getting kids to think about mindfulness and stress relief through bubbles and books! This outdoor event will take place outdoors at Lakeside Park, weather permitting. All ages welcome to drop in for part of all of the two hour event. Sending your child to Pawling Recreations’...
Dutchess County Recycling Educator, Kerry Russell gets specific about why recycling matters and how it works in Pawling! About this event Tuesday, 04/12, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Outdoors, weather permitting. Otherwise indoors. Spend Spring Break learning to help our planet! Ever wonder what happens to the items we recycle? Want to know more about why we recycle? Dutchess County Recycling Educator, Kerry Russell will talk with us about why recycling matters and show us some of the ways recycled things are reused. Learn what types of things can be recycled in our county and what needs to be thrown in the trash. This program is designed for elementary aged children and their families. Caregivers welcome. Registration required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recycling-in-dutchess-county-for-kids-and-families-registration-291514075447
Did you miss our live screening of Ballet Hispánico’s Virtual Performance for Young People? Well good news! You can watch a recording of the presentation at the link below until Tuesday, November 30. This link will be live until Tuesday, November 30th: https://vimeo.com/623896330/baf66d0a46 (Password: CAPFall2021). Enter the password to view. For more information about the program, see below. Ballet Hispánico’s Virtual Performance for Young People We’re bringing NYC Dance to Pawling! All ages welcome at our the upcoming Virtual Performance by Ballet Hispánico. Tickets are available at no cost, thanks to the Mid-Hudson Library System. A premier NYC dance company and the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States, “Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.” The live, virtual event will take audiences on a guided journey through Latinx dance and culture. This interactive, fun-filled exploration features excerpts of the Ballet Hispánico’s repertoire dance performances narrated by the company’s artistic leadership. Audiences will also be given the opportunity...
Have you visited the StoryWalk® set up at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park? Take a family walk and read along to Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell. If you do visit, please don’t forget to leave us a message in our tracking book. And if you come across any damage or missing pages, please contact the library at 845-855-3444 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know! Thank you to Town of Pawling Recreation Department and the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club for partnering with us on this project. Please note that this StoryWalk will be on display until 12/17/21. The program will return with a new story in 2022! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Avengers, assemble! Captain Marvel will be stopping by our Facebook Live storytime group today, Thursday, 8/12/21 at 4:30 PM EST to share stories about her adventures and chat with families about her awesome superhero life! Beat the heat inside as Captain Marvel responds to children’s questions and comments by name! Can’t make the live show? A recording will be available in the storytime group shortly after the airing. This program is part of our Mid-Hudson Library System Princess and Superhero storytime series. The next special guests will be Supergirl on September 9th and Belle from Beauty and the Beast on October 14. Thank you to our partner libraries and Parties with Character for making this program series accessible for our community.
WOW! Thank you to our Tails and Tales Summer Readers who read over 33,000 minutes (550 hours) this summer to earn our library a new marketplace learning center! Plus, the Kid’s Team Won the Reading Challenge! The marketplace is now available for families to use in our children’s area. It is designed to help our preschool and toddler patrons learn through play and will feature rotating themes of play such as grocery store, tools and repair, and a flower shop. The repair shop is open now, with alphabet locks, gears, and a pint-sized tool box. Stop by and check it out! To wrap up the program: At the close of our six week Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge, the kid’s team won the Summer Reading Crown for the second summer in a row! Congrats to everyone on the kid’s team who each earned an extra raffle ticket for our big prize raffle and bragging rights as the reading champions!