As the summer winds down, things continue to happen at the Pawling Library. Our reporters continue to be hard at work covering news as it happens. Check it out!
Readers wage warfare at Battle of the BooksBy: Abigail
Battle of the Books is where 25 libraries are required to read eight books and practice answering questions about them. One of the books is called "Found." At the end the participants will use buzzers to answer the questions. People say it gets a little intense, but I think it is really fun and exciting. The kids only get two seconds to answer questions!
They try to have meetings every week. When they have the competition they have to know the authors' name for each book they read. The competition will be at a school in Arlington. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Pokémon Club Rocks!By: Luigi (Matthew)
At Pokémon Club it takes three bucks to get in. Pokemon Club starts on Wednesday. In Pokémon Club you play with Pokémon cards and you can bring your DS too. Players can trade their Pokémon cards. You can eat pizza and drink soda and fruit punch. Ms. Evelina is in charge. Pokemon Club rules and you should come next Wednesday.
The Pawling Fire Department Carnival lit up the village
The Pawling Fire Department Carnival lit up the village
This week I was at the Pawling Fire Department Carnival. It was really fun. They had rides, games and food. One of my favorite rides was the Sizzler because it was really fast and fun. They had pizza and Zepalies.
One day they had a parade that was really fun. In the parade there were fire companies from all over including different counties. They also had marching bands and fire trucks. There were a lot of people watching. It was really nice to see everyone come to see the parade. The fire department carnival was really fun.
Everyone who had fun there should come to the Pawling Library Carnival too!
Summer of The Sea SerpentBy: Gianna - Marie
Approximately 14 excited children attended this activity after they read from "The Magic Tree House" series "Summer of The Sea Serpent." Ms. Karen planed for all the children to read and finish each "Magic Tree House" book in two weeks. Ms. Karen chose one at a time - a little boy/girl to find a picture from the book or that relates to the book. The children were very active by raising their hands and knowing every single answer to every question Ms. Karen asked all of the questions. All the children love to read with Ms. Karen and love to read in general.
Adventure Games Cancelled due to Lack of InterestBy: Danielle
I was going to write about Adventure Games, but it was cancelled. There weren't enough kids signed up. It made me feel sad. I was looking forward to playing new games and meeting new friends.
I hope some moms and dads read this article and then sign their kids up next time. I know the kids will have fun there. Parents can even relax for the hour. Everyone who takes these programs learns a lot of new things. Everyone should check the library Web site and see if there is a program that interests them. Then sign up!
Book Buddies keep kids reading all summerBy: Catie
The marvelous Ms. Karen has done it again, she has come up with another kids' program and it has become a success! This program helps kids build up their reading skills. It is called Book Buddies. Teenagers volunteer to help read to younger kids and it helps the younger ones with fluency, the sounding out of words, and pronunciations!
Before her student came one of the teenagers by the name of Nicolette had some free time on her hands and agreed to answers some questions. She said that she enjoys helping the kids read. She said they're really energetic about reading and really nice to her too. She also said that she reads to the same kids every week.
I watched these kids when they read and observed that as they stumbled, the teenagers guided them through the word. There are younger kids of all ages that participate in Book Buddies and they look exceptionally happy when they are being read to. The teenagers are really patient with all of their children.
At the beginning the younger kids take the teenagers and they scatter across the whole entire library. Some go in small nooks or crannies while others sit in chairs at tables or just sit on the floor. The teenagers have nametags to show whom they are and that they are being read to. All the parents who have their children participating in Book Buddies are proud that their children are doing much better with their reading! The teenagers work hard to make sure the kids that they teach do well!
Lego Club is a great way to spend the summerBy: Tyler
Lego Club is where you have to build something to be in the Pawling Library Museum so people can then see it in the Pawling Library. The last couple of weeks we built lots of cool things that are the best that you make in the world. We built an earthquake-proof house. We built a car that you had to make go fast and go a long way so that your car could be famous in a small building like the Pawling Library which full of great books. There are lots of cool activities in the Pawling Library but Lego Club is the best of all.
A earthquake means that you need to do an earthquake-proof house. We made a house and then we tried it make it not shake it and don't make it not break or tip over while we were shaking it. If we couldn't break it we got to put it in our great library. If all of the houses are in the museum it will be called an earthquake-proof town.
When you make these Lego things you have to work hard and you have do your best. Lego Club meets on Wednesdays in the afternoon. After you are done with your thing you made you can make everything you can think of in your Lego land head that is very smart. Lego Club has lots of friends that you can meet and lots of fun. If you are have a rough your time in Lego you can get a friend or make a group to make your thing you made look better for a lifetime.
Tomorrow Lego Club is coming so we can make lots of things - anything you want! We are having fun at Lego Club and I hope you can join so you can have fun with your friends. There are lots of color Lego pieces at the Pawling Free Library at the Yellow House. Come join us!