Tagged: coronavirus

Circulation Status

We re-opened to the public on February 12th. Contactless checkout is available Tuesdays through Sundays. Contactless checkout can be scheduled using the myLibro app, the webform https://tinyurl.com/courtyardcheckout or by calling the library at (845) 855-3444 or emailing staff@pawlinglibrary.org Our laptop is available to checkout for up to 24 hours at a time. If you would like to schedule a contactless checkout of the laptop, you will need to schedule both a checkout time and a drop off time to return the laptop. You are encouraged to return any checked out items to the library’s two book drops. (One is in front of the library building, and the other is outside the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association.) For details about our re-opening policies and procedures, please visit our re-opening page: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ If you have a large number of book donations to drop off, please text Karen at (845) 600-5031 to arrange a drop off time.  

Parent/Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group* • For Parents of children 0-5 years old • Thursdays, 1:00 pm, June 4 – July 9 over Zoom Registration Required – Click here to sign up online or email children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance Our library has partnered with experienced therapist and support group leader, Stephanie Sandler, PH D, LMHC of Becoming Mental Health Counseling, and other area libraries to provide caregivers a supportive space for themselves. Join a community of parents dealing with the unexpected hurdles of parenting young children during the Coronavirus epidemic together. During a time of increased isolation, finding ways to connect with other parents and families with common experiences can be refreshing and beneficial. This program is participant driven, and it is recommended for optimal support that participants attend as regularly as they are able. However, interested caregivers are welcome to attend as few or as many as they can. All participants must adhere to group guidelines and norms to maintain a comfortable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all. *This support group is not...

Read-A-Thon Update: 8,000 minutes read!

We’re two weeks in to our all ages Read-a-Thon, and great progress has been made! Patrons of all ages have contributed time to reach a collective 8,034 minutes (or 133.9 hours) read, and we’re well on our way to reaching 20,000 minutes by June 1st. However, we can’t do it without you! Are you reading eBooks, listening to audiobooks, or reading picture books with your family? No matter how you’re reading, you can contribute your effort to our community Read-a-Thon, unlock online content, and win prizes.  Help us prove that staying home doesn’t mean reading and learning stops, no matter your age! It’s painless and quick to log your time. Visit http://pawlinglibrary.ny10.readsquared.com/ to participate with us!

Community Resources: COVID-19

Community Resources: COVID-19 Life is changing fast nowadays, but there’s resources to help those in need. This page includes information and links to resources in our community at the state, county, and local levels. Please contact us at children@pawlinglibrary.org if you are aware of additional services being offered to our community that are not listed here.   Finding Reliable Information and Local Information Food and Toiletries Masks and Face Coverings Emergency Childcare Utilities Job openings and Unemployment Health and Mental Health /Parenting Resources Crisis Hotlines and Help   Finding Reliable Information: The Town of Pawling is working hard, updating their page constantly with up to date information for our community: https://pawling.org/community/emergency-notices.html There are several institutions to look towards with factual, up to date health information on COVID-19. Visit our page “Finding Reliable Health Information During a Pandemic” for these resources. In general, the Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html and  Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.htm) offer high quality information. List of Local Resources: The Pawling School District has compiled a list of...

Finding Reliable Information During a Pandemic

The whole world is talking about the COVID-19 coronavirus, but it’s not always obvious where people are getting their information (and who to trust!). As an institution, the Pawling Library is monitoring the latest news about the virus in order to make informed decisions about how we can avoid contributing to the problem. For local information, we are following the lead of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health: (https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/dbch.htm). They have a page devoted specifically to COVID-19: (https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.htm). So too does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html). Did you know that the National Institutes of Health’s U.S. National Library of Medicine maintains a list of mobile apps that can be used in times of emergency (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/apps)? Even if we don’t know for sure what the future holds, each of us can get prepared and can adopt the World Health Organization’s best practices: (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public). This way, we can play our role in being part of the solution, not part of the problem.