Friday, November 10, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Main Library – please use the side door for entry Nine amazing young authors from our community worked hard this summer writing and illustrating a story of their own. Now, hardback copies of their books have arrived and it is time to celebrate! We invite the public to join us as we play games, snack, and preview these awesome works by elementary aged students ages 6-11. Drop in to join the fun and see the hard work these kids put in. No registration required, drop ins welcome. All ages welcome.
Haunted Library Saturday, October 28 11:00 – 3:00 PM All ages and a caregiver Stop by the library during your trick or treat adventures around town for a library full of gentle fun for kids and families. Explore our spooky decorations, play some games, create a Halloween craft or two, and trick or treat at the circulation desk. Plus, our friend Lola the library owl will make an appearance to hand out treats. This passive event will take place all throughout the main library and drop-ins are welcome! No registration is required, just stop in for a fang-tastic good time.
(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
Literacy Heroes Family Concert: Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could (Families and all ages) Saturday, 9/24, 1:30 -2:15 PM during Pawling Rotary’s Fall Festival *This event held at Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, NY 12564* 3-time Grammy nominees, Brady Rymer and the Little Band that could are stellar performers, creating upbeat, fun music ideal for the whole family. Join us, free on Saturday, September 24, 1:30 – 2:15 PM at Lakeside Park for a 45 minute show by Brady and the band during the Pawling Rotary Fall Festival. Bring your own seating for this fall edition of music by the lake, partially sponsored by the library, Pawling Rotary, Dutchess County and Pawling Recreation. Drop-ins welcome. No registration is required, though we’ll send you helpful updates and reminders if you register in advance! Register here.
Have you heard? We’re back in person at the library! The full schedule of Spring Children’s programs for children ten and under is now available. Plus, we’re offering a series of parent and caregiver support programs too! We’re continuing to offer our popular activity kit programs, as well as occasional digital events. However, most of our events will now be held in person, both outside and indoors. To view all our Spring offerings and to register online, click here to visit our Spring Programs Guide. You can also stop by to register in-person or contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Registration is required for all programming. The program cycle will run April 7 – June 3, with a few special events before and after this period. Registration is rolling, as space is available.
Silly and fun performance featuring musicians from The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. Designed for grades K-3 and their families. Got an interested youth slightly older or younger? Contact us to ask about joining. Saturday, April 2, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Pawling Library Register here The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra proudly presents… Symphony Storytime is an entertaining and educational family program featuring musicians from The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. This interactive, 50 minute program is designed for children in grades K-3 accompanied by an adult. The program pairs the reading of an award-winning picture book with music inspired by the story and performed by the musicians. The music will include familiar tunes, classical riffs, witty musical improvisations and funny sound effects – moving the story along at a lively pace. Children will also participate in activities related to the book and presentations on instruments of the orchestra. Pre-registration is required. Thank you to the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and funding from the Anne and Abe Effron Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundations of...
The Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge is well underway. In fact, we have almost met our community goal! With a group total of 19,708 minutes, we need just a little more help to earn our new kid’s area play set. Here are the team standings: Image is of three cats looking at a fishbowl. The colors on their tails show how much progress each team has made logging reading time. From left to right the cats are adults, kids, and teens. First Place: Kids (12, 214 minutes) Second Place: Adults (6,975 minutes) Third Place: Teens (519 minutes) Great things happen when we work together! When we hit 20,000, we will earn our community prize, plus new raffle prizes will be added to the pot for you to win, like gift cards to McKinney and Doyle. The more you read, the more you earn, including free books to keep! Plus, the winning team will earn bragging rights and the Summer Reading Champions Crown. Thank you to all the patrons who are logging their time to help us work...
No more April-fooling around! The full schedule of Spring Children’s programs for children ten and under is now available! We’re continuing to offer our popular activity kit programs, as well as digital events on Zoom and Facebook Live. Starting in May, we’re also introducing our first outdoor, socially distanced programs for children under five and their caregivers! To view all our Spring offerings and to register, visit our Spring Programs Guide. Registration is required for all programming. The program cycle will run April 12 – June 5. Registration is rolling, as space is available. For more information on policies for Zoom programs, kit programs, and in-person events, visit our Current Children’s Programs Hub.
Fall Children’s Programs Registration starts 9/2 Programs run 9 weeks: 9/21-11/21 Children’s programs are back! And now that we’ve got a few seasons of virtual programming under our belt, we’re on a roll! Upcoming favorites include our Dogman Digital Escape Room, weekly Kindergarten readiness story hour, and our Grow a Reader Kits for babies and toddlers. Our schedule includes a variety of programs for children ages 0-10 years. We offer live Zoom programs, fully prepped activity kits you can use at home, and even some upcoming surprises! All our programming is free and education focused. To register or get more detailed information, including details about our new registration process and program policies, visit our Current Children’s Programs portal.
As we begin Contactless Checkout of local holds, we are highlighting Children’s materials written and/or illustrated by Black creators. All materials available for checkout through Pawling, and many are available on Overdrive for download as well. Picture Books Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison The Old Truck written and illustrated by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James Hands up! by Breanna J. McDaniel, illustrated by Shane W. Evans Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan, illustrated by Floyd Cooper Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Daniel Minter (Coming soon!) Mixed Me! by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin Early Readers Ana and Andrew Series by Christine Platt (We suggest A Day at the Museum) Chapter Books (Great to Read Alone or Together!) Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson The Crossover : Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile Ways to Make Sunshine by...