Kits available for pickup, Do on your own or join us on Zoom for a story hour and craft instructions Live event on Zoom: Tuesday, 10/6, 10:00 – 10:30 am – Ages 2-5 years Calling all unicorn lovers! During this special two-in-one event, Ms. Neena will read a unicorn book, teach unicorn songs, and show preschoolers and caregivers how to put together their own unicorn lacing kit, which is also provided. Can’t make the class? Sign up for the kit and do the project offline with your preschooler! Registration is required–click here.
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.
To finish off the Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program, we let Pawling choose the end of one more great adventure. This time around, Dragon Phil, Unicorn Carla, and Fairy Neena gathered to compete in the Fantasy Olympics. The event–who can find the hidden object in the pie fastest? Thanks to everyone who read and completed social distancing challenges this summer–we hope you enjoyed participating in our stories! Want to see the results of our other stories from this summer? Head to our Summer Reading page for a links to each week’s story.
Colorella the color fairy paid a visit to our library this last week, and made sure that the kids and teens who voted in our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program had their wishes come true. In exchange for reading time and learning challenges, participants got to choose what color Colorella the fairy would magically change Ms. Neena’s hair to! And after all the votes were in…a color was chosen! Was it pink, purple, or blue? Visit our Facebook or our Instagram to see the winning color, and keep your eyes peeled for our final Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge Reveal later in the week!
Did you know that Donald Partelow, our adult program coordinator, also illustrates books and creates wonderful art? Well, this last week, as part of our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge, we let Pawling decide what Donald would draw for our Community. The winning option: “At night I can turn into a monster” Check out Donald’s take on this super theme below: Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide what wild, bright color Ms. Neena, our Children’s Program Coordinator, should dye her hair! The options are bright blue, deep purple, and unicorn pink. YOU decide. By participating, you’ll also be entered in a raffle to win a gift certificate to The Imperial Castle Toy Shop.
Wow! What a vote this week! Teen Coordinator, Phil Prout, let Pawling vote for what historical style he should use for his disguise as he heads back in time to visit his Pawling relatives from the 1800s. Since there were two winning looks, Phil did them both! Check out our video to see Phil’s new look. Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide what special and unique piece of art Donald Partelow creates. Donald serves as the Adult Program Coordinator at our library, and recently illustrated Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grown Ups. One lucky voter will also win a gift certificate to The Book Cove.
We let Pawling decide what should be in the messy balloons that our mess monsters threw at Ms. Carla as part of our 2020 Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program. The winner was… condiment filled balloons! So check out the mess as Ms. Carla gets pelted with eggs, sprinkles, jelly, and more! Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide how Teen Coordinator, Phil Prout, changes up his giant beard and mustache. One lucky voter will also win a gift certificate to Vinny’s Deli.
For the second week of our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program, we let Pawling vote for what dance move our staff should try and learn… and then perform! The winner…Flossing! We never expected this trend to come back from the dead and be your favorite. (Follow this link if video does not appear above: https://youtu.be/DVMCDIBn-Rk) For more information on summer reading, visit our Imagine your Story Summer Reading and Learning Challenge Page.
Imagine Your Story Summer Programs Check out all that will be available for children and teens this summer at The Pawling Library! From virtual and pick up activity programs to our “Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge” where we’re letting YOU decide what happens. Will we dye Ms. Neena’s hair purple or blue? What weird things will Phil and Ms. Carla eat?? You read, you decide. Plus, we’ll be hosting weekly raffles for gift certificates to local businesses. Find out more: Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ Children’s Programs: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/#Summer Teen Programs: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/teenprograms/ (updated info coming soon) Virtual Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/community-service/
Live Stories and Songs (Ages 0-5 and a caregiver) Wednesday, 5/13 and 5/27, 10:30-11:00 am Live on Zoom Best for ages 2-5, though younger children and their caregivers are welcome. Join Ms. Neena for a chance to sing, hear a live story, and socialize with other children! Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact email@example.com for assistance. All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.