Tagged: family

Summer Reading Update: Almost at Community Goal!

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...

Spring Children’s Programs Registration Open

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.    

Register for Fall Children’s Programs!

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. 

Celebrating Black Voices

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...

Family Trivia – Favorite Picture Book Characters

Who Am I? Picture Book Characters Anyone looking for a little fun can participate in our online family trivia games! This week’s quiz–Who am I? Picture Book Characters. Can you name these beloved characters from some of our library’s most popular picture books? Click on this link to play: https://kahoot.it/challenge/0395721?challenge-id=201c7240-b4c4-4c9a-9257-b6216aee1159_1586453640113 or type code 0395721 into the Kahoot app. No account is needed to play. Children will need assistance to complete the quiz, though they will likely know the answers to most of the questions! We’ll be posting a new quiz every Friday between now and when we reopen. To see what other quizzes are available, visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/