There are a lot of things happening each week at the Pawling Library. For an idea of what is going on, check on what the library's new reporters have to say about all of the action there!
Chess challenges new players at Pawling LibraryBy: Tyler
For students 4th grade and up, people are allowed to play chess in the Pawling Library. Students meet on Friday Afternoons to practice for and how to play for an hour. The leader of chess club is Mrs. Evelina and an instructor from Nation's Changers. They teach you how to play the game. Some of the people at chess are nice and sweet. They move one piece at a time and wait their turn to get the king. This game is a lot of hard work and strategy. It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it is only important that you do your best. People who were playing it that day said it is a good game.
Legos are coolBy: Matt
The Lego team had a number of car accidents last week. Even the fireman and the police were ones who crashed! This all happened at the weekly Lego club.
Ms. Karen started teaching using Legos in 2009. Ms. Karen teaches Legos because children develop skills to solve problems. Ms. Karen didn't have Legos when she was young. She never played with them until she had her own children. The she played with Legos with her son when he was young.
The Lego kids had a good time at the club building and crashing their cars.
Star Gazers do lots of fun things!By: Nicholas
Star Gazers meets on Wednesday mornings for two hours and is led by Ms.Karen. Last Wednesday was a hot day! Even though it was a hot day everyone still had a fantastic time.
The group did three activities. Every week they do an arts and crafts project, someone reads the group a story and they play a game. Most of the kids like to play games outside.
Everyone had a fantastic time and they can't wait to go next week.
The Fun Team is so much fun!By: Gianna - Marie
All of the children on the Fun Team are making characters from books out of piñatas. They were filling all of the piñatas up with delicious candy including Jolly Ranchers, lollipops, Laffy Taffy and a variety of all kinds of candy. When they finished each piñata was stuffed with candy.
The children have been making the piñatas for two weeks now. They are not quite done yet but soon the piñatas will be transformed into wonderful book characters such as Harry Potter, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and many others.
Hopefully you will attend the carnival on August 24, 2012 and see all the characters being involved in each game.
Pawling Library is not just filled with books!By: Catie
The Pawling Library offers a bunch of things. It offers a quiet space for people to work or play. It has computers to get information from. It also has books with a bunch of sections each for something different. There is a section with a reading list for the middle school kids and high school kids that their teachers might want them to read. Another whole section is dedicated to little kid books, small programs, and puzzles.
There are shelves filled with DVDs and tapes. Another section has poetry, books for tweens kids and suggested books for future reading. Also in the tweens section, in a small corner they provide magazines such as National Geographic, Highlights, and Spider. In the way back they have newspapers free to read.
If they don't have the book you'd like, you can always go up to the desk and ask someone to request it from a different library. The library is a great place to go and it offers a lot too! A lot of people love to go to the library!
Kids learn about living skills and wilderness survivalBy: Abigail
At the Traditional Living Skills program children learned how to survive in the wilderness. Mr. Demetrios started the program with a group challenge so he could get to know their names and learn what they knew about nature. One of the challenges was to drop a Ninja stick and see if they could catch it by the handle.
Mr. Demetrios showed the kids how to make a fire without a match. In order to make a fire you have to make a tinder bundle. Then you take a stick and rub it with the bow drill and you try to make coal out of ash with it. You do thin until the smoke starts coming out and then you get a fire!
Everyone agreed - living skills was an awesome program!
Book Buddies help kids learn to readBy: Danielle
Book Buddies are a group of kids who help little kids learn how to read better. They help kids learn by having these younger kids read to the older ones. Nicolette has been a Book Buddy for only a week and she said that this is a great way to help children learn how to read better by improving their reading skills. She also said that it is really fun and that she likes it a lot.
Jaclyn said that she likes being a Book Buddy and they sometimes teach the kids by working on sounds. She helps three children learn how to read better every week!
Maeve has been doing Book Buddies since last year. She likes helping kids read. She helps them each for 30 minutes. During that time period she reads with them and plays games with sounds. She helps two children with their reading each week and is also a substitute Book Buddy. That means she fills in for people who are not there.
Book Buddies is a great program.