Pawling Library Teens Spread Kindness

Teens from the Pawling Library have left messages of hope and encouragement on stones scattered throughout the Village.

If you have walked down Charles Colman Boulevard this week, you may have noticed painted rocks placed on the sidewalks and in the village gazebo. These are kindness rocks, painted by teens at the Pawling Library as part of the Kindness Rocks Project, an organization dedicated to spreading kindness in the form of messages of encouragement and hope. The rocks were decorated using acrylic paint markers and include bright colors, drawings, and positive messages.

The Kindness Rocks Project is a national movement founded by Megan Murphy of Cape Cod, MA. The Kindness Rocks Project website states that “one message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and, indeed, their whole life.” By decorating a rock and leaving it for someone to find, we can spread positivity and make the world a little better.

More information about “The Kindness Rocks Project” may be found at online. Information about teen programming at the Pawling Library may be found online at

Kate Lambert is the Young Adult Programming Coordinator at the Pawling Library.