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.
Due to the Severe Storm Watch issued for Dutchess County by the National Weather Service, this afternoon’s meeting of Wide World of Stories for grades K-2 has been rescheduled for next Monday, 5/23, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. In addition, the 5/30 meeting of the program will be moved to 6/6 due to Memorial Day closures. Wide World of Stories Kits will continue as scheduled. We appreciate your understanding of our abundance of caution in rescheduling. With questions or for more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-855-3444.
If you are not going over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving, you might be interested in knowing when the Pawling Library will be open. We will be reducing our schedule during Thanksgiving week, so that staff are able to spend time with their loved ones. We will close at 3 PM on Wednesday and then re-open at noon on Friday. Day by day, that means our hours are as follows: Monday: 12-5, Tuesday: 10-8, Wednesday: 10-3, Thursday: Closed, Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-4, Sunday: 12-4
The Pawling Library will be closed on Independence Day, as with every other Sunday in July and August. We will be OPEN on Monday July 5th.
This program has been rescheduled for December 12, 2020, due to inclement weather. December 5th, 2020, by reservation only Get ready to bundle up and share your wish lists! Our annual visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus is ON! But… it is going to look a little different this year. To keep all involved as safe as possible, families will visit outside, one at time, while Santa and Mrs. Claus stay inside and chat through a window. Registration for 10 minute windows is required. Masks and social distancing required and enforced. Pawling and Holmes residents,Click here to find out more or register. Interested in other December and holiday programs? Check out our other offerings here. At this time, space is limited to Pawling and Holmes residents and their families. If spaces remain, we will invite the larger community to participate. Not a local resident? Sign up for our non-resident waiting list
The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will be December 6th through 8th. The library annex will be full of books of every variety, perfect to buy for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. All proceeds will go toward library programs and events. On Saturday December 7th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will even come by the library and there will be live Christmas music. The hours for the book sale are as follows: Friday 12/6: 5:00 – 8:30 Saturday 12/7: 10:00 – 4:00 Sunday 12/8: 11:00 – 2:00 If you are interested in volunteering to help set up for the book sale on Thursday or clean up afterwards on Sunday, please call the library at 845-855-3444. We are always very grateful for any assistance we can get.
Registration is now open for Fall 2019 Children’s Programs. Low cost, educational programs are available for children birth-fourth grade. Fall will run nine weeks from September 23-November 23, with special December programs to follow, including Santa’s visit. Lottery registration will run September 9-16, with rolling registration to follow as space is available. To register, or for more information, 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/
This December you can add the Pawling Library to your list of places to find holiday gifts (including gifts for yourself)! The library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will take place in the Community Room of the Annex and will offer a special selection of gently used books and media that have been donated to the library. The selection includes beautiful cookbooks, fine arts, history, crafts, mysteries, and children’s books. Great browsing! The sale will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1, and will end on Sunday, Dec. 4. Proceeds from the Holiday Book Sale will be used to support programming for both adults and children. Also on Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves will be visiting the library! Come and meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus, shop for gifts at Annual Holiday Book Sale, and enjoy live holiday music played by pianist, Dr. Jeremy Stone. The fun with Mr. & Mrs. Claus is from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.