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Pawling Library’s Kids Corner . . . More than 50% Raised!

The Pawling Library Centennial Committee is pleased to announce that more than 50% of needed funding has already been raised toward a new children’s library addition. With over 2700 children participating in 300 hours of pre-literacy programming annually, the new Kids Corner will provide the space necessary for ever-expanding children’s activities. Fundraising for the Kids Corner will continue through the centennial year, culminating with a Gala at The Links at Union Vale, to be held next May 22nd.

New to this project is the fundraising thermometer now perched in front of the Library on Broad Street, generously donated to the Library by Signs and Printing by Olson, in Patterson. With Lola the Owl, the Kids Corner mascot, working her way high up to her nest with every dollar raised, Daphne Olson and Alicia Olson-Kane created this perfectly charming display to help the community keep track of Lola’s progress.

Now that fundraising is in full swing, members of the Centennial committee can be found at their table at Library events and centennial programs, where they are offering special gifts with in-person donations. Among these are adorable Lola plushies and beautiful Lola banks created for the Library Centennial by Reed Asher of Phoenix Pottery. Lots of information about the new children’s wing, as well as renderings and material samplings, are now available for viewing in the Library when not on display at Centennial events.

Detailed information about this project will be arriving in mailboxes soon. Donations to the new Kids Corner may be made directly on the Centennial web site at pawlinglibrarycentennial.com.