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October Saw Two Big Events for Kids at the Pawling Library

By Neena Mcbaer, Children’s Program Coordinator

Great things are always happening for kids at the Pawling Library!

The Wonderful World of Bats took place earlier in the month. On October 9th, families gathered to learn all about bats and echolocation from Jerry Schneider, who came all the way from Vermont for this very special program. Jerry brought with him Taco, tarantula, as well as his collection of bats, moths, and butterflies, for the children to peruse. After learning about echolocation, bat boxes, and more, the children participated in bat themed t-shirt making with natural dyes and spooky shapes.
The library loves science and math exploration! Our youngest patrons, ages 2-5 had free range in the library on Saturday, October 19th at our STEAM Night: Transportation. Families visited various stations, featuring science, math, and art activities focusing on cars, trains, and all things that go. From dump truck counting to experimenting with ramps, the kids had a rollicking good time in every corner of the space. Every activity focused on exploration, categorization, and encouraging the children to talk about what they were doing.The program closed with a special surprise–a kid-sized car wash with bubbles and streamers.
Check out all that is available for children at the library on the library’s web site: pawlingfreelibrary.org