Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kimball Library News 1/1/18



ATTENTION! BIG NEWS about our NEW DIGITAL SERVICES!  500,000 Titles – Instantly available! No waiting! We are excited to introduce Hoopla Digital to our library.

On January 15, 2018, we will be introducing a new, best-in-breed service that is fun, fast and reliable: Hoopla Digital!!  With hoopla, we will have immediate access to: movies, full music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, TV episodes, comics and graphic novels.

ALL of this content will be available to our patrons in one all-inclusive mobile app or website. The platform is simple, intuitive and free to our patrons. BEST OF ALL? There is NO WAITING for titles, the collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day.

Here are some other great features of Hoopla: Borrowed content is available for immediate streaming on a computer or mobile device, on the digital app, and borrowed content can be temporarily downloaded for offline use (yes, you can watch movies and listen to movies and audiobooks while you are traveling!)  Also, music albums can be listened in their entirety or shuffled between other checked out albums. Hoopla’s eReader, Action View, is interactive, allowing a comic book to be read panel by panel!   AND, Hoopla has a Kid’s Mode setting, allowing young people access to content geared towards ages 12 and under.

As a Kimball Library card holder, we are going offer you exclusive use of our new Hoopla digital service for free! To register, please visit the Apple or Google Play store and download the hoopla digital app, or visit www.hoopladigital.com and select our library from the list!  This will be available starting January 15th, but you can go to the hoopla website and read all about it now.

Hoopla Digital will NOT be replacing our other online digital resources such as Overdrive and the Libby App, and the thousands of books available through Tumblebooks. You can continue to digitally check e books, audiobooks and children’s interactive books via those formats. Visit our website and click on Downloadable Books and Tumble Books on the right hand side of the top menu for more information.
Please note Hoopla is for members in good standing, so be sure to stop in with an ID if your card needs renewal and be sure that you have less than $15 in fines.  We are excited to kick off the New Year with this great service.  Are you concerned the kick-off is when we are not open?  Don’t be—it’s all online!

PRACTICES THAT GROW THE BRAIN SERIES ~ MINDFULNESS: Thursdays--February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd (*A snow make up day will be determined) 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

Take advantage of ‘Practices that Grow the Brain Series’ with Liz Korabek-Emerson. Try one or give all four sessions a go!

In this series of one hour workshops participants will learn the practices that actually grow the grey matter of the brain and help individuals become more resilient, emotionally intelligent and happier. Each workshop focuses on a single topic and will provide formal instructions for the practice, exercises for integrating the practice into your life and discussion.

Sign up for each session individually. 

Session #1 meets on February 1st topic ~ MINDFULNESS
Session #2 meets on February 8th topic ~ GRATITUDE AND TAKING IN THE GOOD
Session #3 meets on February 15th topic ~ LOVING-KINDNESS
Session #4 meets on February 22nd topic ~ COMPASSION

No prior experience required.  

This series will be led by Liz Korabek-Emerson who is a certified mindfulness instructor, transformational workshop leader and creative coach.  She is owner of Korabek Training and the Grow the Brain Series addresses the Anterior Cingulate Cortex, Prefrontal Cortex, Hippocampus and Insula Cortex of the brain.  She has been designing and facilitating mindfulness programs for organizations since 2012, including Portsmouth Hospital, Beacon Hospice, and Liberty Mutual.

 *This program series is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library and Atkinson Recreation.

HOLIDAY CLOSING: Please take note that we will be closed on Monday, January 15th, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr Day.  Stock up accordingly, and remember that downloadable books from Overdrive and Tumblebook Library for kids are open on our website 24/7.  And for the first time starting January 15th—Hoopla Digital!

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 current 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 12/25/17



All library cards need renewal once per year to protect the taxpayer from non-residents using the library services that they have paid for.  Now that we are offering more and more downloadable items (and there are more coming!) we need to take extra precautions that only those in town have access to those benefits.  Beginning in January of 2018, when it’s time to renew your card you will be asked to produce a driver’s license or other photo ID to ensure that we are taking good care of your investment in us.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  And stay tuned for exciting digital hoopla to come!

MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE: Infants through age 2+ with their caregivers are invited to join us for simple stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs modeling after the Mother Goose curriculum. We meet on Mondays at 10:30 and have a wide range of children from babies through age 4 as siblings often participate.  Please feel welcome to stay after the session to allow for playtime and socializing for all ages.  It’s a great way to meet other parents, grandparents, and caretakers.  Many children in this class end up attending other classes and gatherings and it all started with Mother Goose!
If you sign up, we consider you registered for rest of this 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. Thank you!

MORE ABOUT PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS: It is not too late to join us if the sessions are not closed due to over-enrollment.  We offer Mother Goose (infants through age 2+), Bitty Books (ages 2-3), and 3 Kiddie Lit (ages 3-6) classes on a weekly basis.  S.T.E.A.M runs in 6 week sessions for ages 3-6.  New on the docket is Sensory Story Time for ages 2-3!  Check our online calendar or give us a call to see if we have room for your little ones.  We do require registration so we can adequately prepare and manage all the children.  

TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: We have full slate of movies chosen for Tuesdays at 1pm in January.  Popcorn is provided.  Movies are subject to change, but at the time of this press release the movies for January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th are as follows: ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Stronger’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’, ‘Victoria and Abdu’l, and ‘Detroit’.  The early birds get the best seats!  See you there.

TECH WOES? Were you lucky enough to get a new tech gadget for the holidays but a little afraid of how to use it?  Try contacting kwatson@kimballlibrary.com for a 30 minute appointment.  Shoot an email saying what your gadget or issue is and she’ll book time to work with you one-on-one.  Particularly get on board with learning how to borrow and download items for free from Overdrive.  Not sure what that is?  Then it’s definitely time for an appointment!

HOLIDAY CLOSING: Please take note that we will be closed on Monday, January 15th, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr Day.  Stock up accordingly, and remember that downloadable books from Overdrive and Tumblebook Library for kids are open on our website 24/7.  

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 current 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.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Kimball Library News 12/18/17



Start the New Year right by building up those brain cells!

STEM BUILDING: Join us for some time building and exploring with our STEM building toys. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are increasingly a focus in schools and careers. Build your STEM brain power with our brain flakes, marble runs, magnetic tiles, or a combination of the three available for free play.

All ages are welcome but children under 4 MUST be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Our marbles do pose a choking hazard so we thank you for your attention to the youngest builders!
Registration is not required. Come by anytime between 11am and 2pm on Thursday, January 4th.  

NOT NEW, BUT MAYBE NEW TO YOU: Have you ever heard of ‘The Jack Frost Jamboree’? We are celebrating our 8th consecutive year of hosting this treasured tradition, and whether you have come in the past or never before, you will not want to miss out!  

We have lots of fun activities planned!  Join us for some snappy winter fun on Saturday, January 20th, between 10:30 and 2:30. Think ‘winter carnival’ with a twist.  PS. Cross fingers for SNOW.  :)
Take a look at some of what we are offering: miniature golf course, face painting (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM), crafts, games (the more you play, the more prizes you win!), hot dogs, popcorn, and hot chocolate, snowshoeing (weather permitting), roasting marshmallows (weather permitting) and other surprises!
All of this and more offered FREE to you and sponsored by the generous, awesome Friends of the Library.  (Please note that some of these activities are subject to change.)

JACK FROST JAMBOREE TEEN VOLUNTEERS: Teenagers, we need you!
This is a great opportunity for teens to earn those community services hours. You will be running games or other random tasks at our winter carnival. You must register and contact kwatson@kimballlibrary.com so she has all your pertinent information. Enthusiastic and responsible teens only, please. Parents may not apply on behalf of the youth.  Thank you.
*Please bring a bag lunch if you are staying the entire day even though teens are welcome to the food we are serving at this wicked cool event.

MOVIES, BOOK DISCUSSIONS, & MORE: Adults, did you know that we have nearly weekly films at 1pm, monthly book groups, Mah Jong Mondays, those who knit or crochet on Wednesdays, and so much more?  

Take time to come talk to us and find a new group. Make a New Year’s resolution to develop YOU!  Learn a new skill or brush up on an old one.  We have something for everyone.  

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 current 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.