Monday, September 19, 2016

Kimball Library News 9/19/16


You already know that you should read to your child every night, but sometimes there is not enough time in the day.  What to do?
 
Turn to TumbleBooks.  Did you know that Kimball Library is a TumbleBook library? What are TumbleBooks? How do you access them? Why is this AWESOME? Don’t worry, we have you covered.

WHAT ARE TUMBLEBOOKS?
TumbleBooks are interactive online books that your child can read or have read to them. There are chapter books, language based books, story books, non-fiction books, puzzles and games, videos and even playlists! No matter what your child enjoys, TumbleBooks has you covered.  There also are books in foreign languages that are helpful at any age because the reader pronounces the words so you can practice along.

TumbleBooks says, “The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class.”

Why is this AWESOME?
Technology is important in the world around us.  We embrace it to allow computer time to be educational for children.

Okay, you’ve sold me.  How do I access it?
It’s easy!  Go to our website (www.kimballlibrary.com) All the way on the right is an icon for the TumbleBook Library.  Click there and begin your interactive journey!  You can always access TumbleBooks through the website with a valid Kimball Library card number.

CREATIVE WORDS: Due to the overwhelming response to this new class, we are offering an additional session at 1:30pm on Thursdays.  Want your child to express their creativity through art without all the mess in your house? Are you interested in your child practicing their reading skills in unique and engaging ways? Sign up for Creative Words!

From the same instructor who brought you the popular Wiggle Words class, Creative Words will reinforce key reading skills through arts and crafts. Your student will be introduced to a variety of art mediums in three stations; wall, floor and table. Children aged 3 to 6 will love the fun themes each week and enjoy the ability to explore on their own pace with a child-directed format.

Limited spots available. Register your 3-6 year old by visiting the online calendar or giving us a call at 603-362-5234!

OCTOBER BOOK DISCUSSIONS: We have something for everyone!  Books are available for checking out at the main desk, and for the youth we also have copies in the Children’s Room.
  • Tween book discussion (Register grades 5-7): Weds, Oct 5, @6:30pm—‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman
  • Teen book discussion (Register grades 8-12): Weds, Oct 12, @6:30pm-‘Incantation’ by Alice Hoffman
  • Evening book discussion (adults): Tue, Oct 18, @ 6pm—‘Still Fool ‘Em’ by Billy Crystal
  • Community Reads (adults): Mon, Oct 24, @6:30pm—‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien
  • Morning book discussion (adults): Wed, Oct 26, @10:15 am—‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien
  • Magic Tree House (Register grades 1-2): Thu, Oct 27, @4:30pm—‘Midnight on the Moon’ by Mary Pope Osborn
  • Brown Bag Book Club (Register grades 3-4): Mon, Oct 17 @6:30pm--The Vanishing Coin
MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Flickr, Blogspot and Instagram.  Just send your email address by text message: text KIMBALLLIBRARY to 22828 to get on our newsletter mailing list.  You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.

Kimball Library News 9/12/16



Don’t forget to make your way to the library on Saturday, September 24th, as you are out and about at the town-wide yard sales.  We’ll have a selection of books, DVDs, and music to peruse.  We’ll also have some homemade baked goods (while they last!)  The sale will operate from 8:00am -3:00pm, while the Saturday library hours will be in effect (10:00-3:00).  Hope to see you here! 

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS: Children (ages 4-8) and their adult guest are invited to join us on Saturday, October 1st at 10am in the children’s room for pancakes!  Leave your jammies on this morning. WHY NOT?  Come decorate your pancake with syrup, whipped cream or jam and eat your tasty breakfast with us. It will be fun and it's a good way to start your Saturday! Register now so we can make sure there are enough pancakes just for you. (Please note: This may not be suitable for children with food allergies.)

NEEDLE CRAFTERS: We have a new day to meet!  Whether you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting or another form of needle work come join the fun as we craft together. Please bring your own supplies.  This in an informal gathering to finish those projects started or perhaps get some ideas for beginning some new ones.  We'll cozy up in the Atkinson Room of the library on Wednesdays starting at 10:30, share some laughs, drop a stitch or two, and make some new friends. 

All experience levels and ages welcome.  You do not need to be an Atkinson resident - All are invited on to join in the crafting!

POOR HOUSES AND TOWN FARMS-THE HARD ROW FOR PAUPERS: From its earliest settlements New Hampshire has struggled with issues surrounding the treatment of its poor. The early Northeastern colonies followed the lead of England's 1601 Poor Law, which imposed compulsory taxes for maintenance of the poor but made no distinction between the 'vagrant, vicious poor' and the helpless, and honest poor. This confusion persisted for generations and led directly to establishment in most of the state's towns of alms houses and poor farms and, later, county institutions which would collectively come to form a dark chapter in New Hampshire history. Steve Taylor will examine how paupers were treated in these facilities and how reformers eventually succeeded in closing them down.

About Steve Taylor:  Steve Taylor is an independent scholar, farmer, journalist and longtime public official. With his sons, Taylor operates a dairy, maple syrup and cheese making enterprise in Meriden Village. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and served for 25 years as NH's commissioner of agriculture. Taylor was the founding executive director of the NH Humanities Council and is a lifelong student of the state's rural culture.

Join us on Thursday, October 6th, at 6:30pm for this interesting glimpse into history.  This event is sponsored by the Atkinson Historical Society, and light refreshments will be served.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Flickr, Blogspot and Instagram.  Just send your email address by text message: text KIMBALLLIBRARY to 22828 to get on our newsletter mailing list.  You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.

Kimball Library News 9/5/16



Now it’s back to school and you may suddenly be wondering what to do with the littles left behind.  Don’t you worry, we have plans for the babies, toddlers, and preschool age kiddos in your life.
Join us by registering for some of the preschool classes below.  We require registration so we can adequately be equipped by space size and supplies.  If you sign up, we consider you registered for the academic school year with some exceptions for holidays and such.  Please send us an email or call if you cannot attend to help with our preparation. 

MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE: Mother Goose on the Loose is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Infants through age 2+ with their caregivers are invited to join us on Mondays at 10:30am for repetition and rhymes.  Please feel welcome to stay after the session to allow for playtime and socializing for all ages.

BITTY BOOKS: Children ages 2-3+ with their caregivers are invited to join us on Tuesdays at 10:15am for itty bitty stories, rhymes, finger plays or songs, and a simple craft.  This is a simplified story time for the children who are already two years of age.  It’s also a good fit for older children who have a hard time attending to more than one story per class.

KIDDIE LIT: Crafts, music, new friends and adventures into literacy are found during these classes. These classes meet on Tuesday at 11:30am, or Fridays at either 10:15 or 11:30am.  Most often multiple books are read and an accompanying activities are provided to go along with the theme.  Caretakers may stay and listen or relax in another part of the library.  

TOM MCGALL-SCREAMING EAGLES 101STAIRBORNE: Please join us to hear Tom McGall from Fremont, NH on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30pm. He will talk about his experience in Vietnam as a member of the Screaming Eagles: 101st Airborne.

Tom left for Vietnam in October 1968 and was assigned to Delta Co. 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade 187th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.  He spent most of his tour of duty in the northern part of South Vietnam along the Laotian boarder in the A Shau Valley.  It was there in May 1969 on Operation Apache Snow that the Division engaged the North Vietnamese Army (N.V.A.) on Hill 937, know to Vietnamese as Dong Ap Bia and later to Americans as 'Hamburger Hill”.

In the battle of Hamburger Hill, Tom received a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He completed his tour in September 1969 and was discharged in October 1969 with the rank of Staff SGT.
Tom McGall was featured in the History Channel 'The True Story of the Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne Division” as well as on Fox news, War Stories with Oliver North 'Hamburger Hill The Real Story”.  He also when to Ft. Benning for the Discovery Channel and contributed his experience and knowledge of Jungle warfare for the making of the documentary 'American Commandos: Airborne”. 

This program is presented as part of a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant called Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away.  This is a collaboration involving nine southern NH libraries and Timberlane Regional School District.  For more details about this project and a full schedule of events and other details go to www.communitystoriesnh.org .

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Flickr, Blogspot and Instagram.  Just send your email address by text message: text KIMBALLLIBRARY to 22828 to get on our newsletter mailing list.  You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.