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Summer Programs

The summer session of programs will run from July 9 – August 17. Programs are for ages 10-18 unless otherwise noted. Registration will run from June 11-June 26

Registration is running a little differently this session! We have had huge enrollment for the past couple of sessions, so in an effort to make it fair to everyone we are making some changes. When you turn in your registration sheet for the summer, you will be asked to rank each program you are interested in in order of the ones you most want to do to least want to do. We will try to get everyone into as many programs as possible, but in the event that the program has a wait list, the teens who indicated the highest level of interest will be given priority.

You will be notified of which programs you are enrolled in on June 27. Anyone who does not have their registration sheet in by then can still enroll in any programs with space, or be placed on the wait list for programs at capacity.

You can register by:

  • Printing the Registration form, filling it out, and bringing it to the library or scanning and emailing it to Kate at
  • Coming into the library to fill out the form
  • Calling the library at (845) 855-3444
  • Emailing Kate at



Weekly Programs:


Minecraft Monday

Mondays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Play competitive games in either creative or survival mode. See who can build the coolest structure, compete to gather the most resources, fight monsters, and more!


Project Do Something (Get community service hours!)

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Project Do Something is a community service organization that meets on Monday nights during the summer to work on small but impact-full projects to better our community. Earn community service hours while having fun with your friends.


Gardening Club

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

The Pawling Library is starting a vegetable and herb garden! Gardening Club will meet once a week to plant and tend the garden .


Minecraft Code Connection

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Learn to code in Minecraft! Minecraft Code Connection works with Scratch to allow students to code in a fun and familiar environment.


Paper Art

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

Come and make an art project each week where the main ingredient is paper. Upcycled book pages, construction paper, origami paper… It’s all fair game!


Battle of the Books Team Practice

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM – Must be entering grades 6 thru 9 in the fall

Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books encourages a community of engaged middle-school-aged readers in our five-county region by introducing them to great books, authors, and their fellow readers in an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship. Read eight books and answer questions about them in an epic trivia battle against other teams on September 8th at Ulster County Community College. More info at


Dungeons and Dragons ***NEW***

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM – Serious players only please!

Meet each week to continue a campaign in Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. No experience is necessary to join, but you must be willing to concentrate on the game and take it seriously. Email Kate at to join. Space is limited.


Knitting and More

Fridays, 1:00-2:00 pm

Knit, crochet, embroider, or make friendship bracelets. This is a club where you work on your independent project, share ideas, conversation. Bring your own supplies like knitting/crocheting needles and embroidery hoops and fabric.


Teen Party Planning Committee (Get community service hours!)

Fridays, 3:00-4:00 pm

Meet weekly to help plan the end of summer party by creating your own activity or carnival game for the children who attend. Members should be able to come to the end of summer party to run their game or activity. The party will be held on Sunday, August 26.


One-Time Events: 


Cupcake Decorating

Friday 7/13, 5:00-6:00 pm

Come use different candies and colored frosting to make wacky cupcake creations.


Babysitting Class

Saturday 7/21, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

In this Introduction to Babysitting Course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper changing.


Escape the Library

Friday 7/27, 6:30-8:00 pm

You have been locked in the library! Follow a series of clues to find the code and unlock the door.


Washi Tape Crafts

Friday 8/3, 5:00-6:00 pm

Washi tape is the new trend in DIY. It is made of natural fibers and available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and has many decorative uses.


Table Top Game Night

Friday 8/10, 5:00-7:00 pm

Come play card and board games in the library. The library will provide a selection of games, but you are also encouraged to bring any games you might want to play.