Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kimball Library News 4/30/18



We realize that the outdoor temperatures just finally went above 40 degrees, but we have been busily preparing for summer reading activities and performances for months now.  We are not ready to have our big reveal yet, but we will entice you with the following…
 
It appears as though in a blink of an eye it’s almost time once again to register for summer reading!  Starting on June 1st, school aged youth can register to win prizes and start signing up for popular and awesome events before we are ‘SOLD OUT’. Sign up earlier for more time to enter our raffles!
Registration is rolling throughout June and July so anytime you stop in your child or teen can get started.  Registration is in person only and literally will take only a few minutes or less.  

“Libraries Rock’ is the summer reading theme, and registration is open to Atkinson youth entering kindergarten to age 19 (as of Fall 2018). Events will be open to all, but we prefer you sign up at your home library for general registration.

Once you are registered, all you have to do is visit the library and check something out to earn a participation ticket for a raffle jar of your choice. Be sure that your legible name and phone number is on the ticket.

Hint --à You can scan your library card into your smartphone or iPod in the Keyring app so you always have it available to check items out.

Drop your ticket in one of the raffle jars near the main desk (grades 6-12) or the children’s room desk (grades K-5) to be eligible for random prize drawings held weekly.  Additional tickets (which means more chances to win!) will be given to any tweens or teens that register and participate in any of our events. 
Prizes may include snacks, books, toys, gift cards, Water Country & Canobie Lake passes and more! You do not need to be present to win. T/weens have mostly gift cards or events as prizes whereas the littles have toy and event options options. Prizes will be drawn randomly throughout the summer after the kick-off (June 20) up until August 1st.  

Show that kids and teens ROCK by being part of the library community!  Register, participate in events, and read! *All events have a required registration.  Sign up ASAP to avoid disappointment.*

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: You will be pleased that we have 6 exciting concerts awaiting you for the upcoming summer.  The first of the lot starts in June on the 21st at 6pm.  Join us in 2018 Summer Concert in the Summer Courtyard Series kickoff with Don Campbell.

Don Campbell performs between 150-200 shows per year and has released 14 CDs over his career.  He has opened and/or performed with a long list of folk, country and rock music greats including Jonathan Edwards, Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson, and Keith Urban and has been honored with national awards such as the True Value Showdown $50,000 Grand.  He was named Maine’s Best Singer-Songwriter for six consecutive years (2004-2009) in the Maine Sunday Telegram’s Annual Readers Poll. The Don Campbell Trio includes a bassist and Durham, NH musician, Tom Yoder, on fiddle and mandolin.
 *In the event of inclement weather this concert will be held indoors.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library.

HOLIDAY HOURS: The library will be closed for the entire Memorial Day weekend.  We will be open our regular hours on the Friday, May 25th, from 10AM-8PM, and then closed Saturday, the 26th through Monday, the 28th.  This means, drum roll, that if you take a ‘new’ 2 day loan on Thursday the 24th or Friday the 25th it is not due until Tuesday, May 29th!  Stock up accordingly!  Our doors will reopen on Tuesday at 10 AM. 

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com to register for events or use the data bases. You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234 to register with a ‘human’.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kimball Library News 4/23/18


PEEK OF S.T.E.A.M: Did you hear about our S.T.E.A.M. program all winter and not get a chance to participate?  Would you like to take peek at it?  If you do, or if your little one enjoyed the class and you don’t want it to end yet, we have a special opportunity for you.  

No registration necessary, just come in on Thursdays from 11:30 to 12:30 and experience the ‘best of STEAM” on May 3, 10, 17, and 24.  This class is developmentally appropriate for ages 3-6.

BOOK, BAKE and FLEA SALE: Come one, come all!  On Saturday, May 19th, between 8 AM and 3 PM, we will have a plethora of items for you to purchase.  Books, movies, music, and baked goodies as well as random flea market items and more will be available.  Eight pieces of original art donated by local Atkinson residents currently on display near the main circulation desk will be raffled off at the end of the day.  Raffle tickets cost $5.00 per ticket OR 3 tickets for $10.00 and may be purchased now.  All proceeds go to supporting the Friends of the Kimball Library who provide the library with so many programs for young and old, museum passes, and more.  You do not need to be present to win, but you do need to be present to purchase!  (wink wink)  Come on down!

HOLIDAY HOURS: The library will be closed for the entire Memorial Day weekend.  We will be open our regular hours on the Friday, May 25th, from 5-8PM, and then closed Saturday, the 26th through Monday, the 28th.  This means, drum roll, that if you take a ‘new’ 2 day loan on Thursday the 24th or Friday the 25th it is not due until Tuesday, May 29th!  Stock up accordingly!  Our doors will reopen on Tuesday at 10 AM. 

Here is friendly reminder that Overdrive Downloadable Books, the Libby app, Hoopla digital, TumbleBooks, and all our databases on our website are open 24/7 for members in good standing.  So if by chance you don’t get here when we are open, you have all these digital services to choose from!  Are you unsure how to use these digital services?  Keep reading~

TECH APPOINTMENTS: You can schedule a 30 minute appointment to get help with your electronic gadget, get answers to your queries about social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, get help setting up or organizing your email, or get in the know about any of the services in the paragraph above, and more.  The major caveat is that you must be a Kimball Library cardholder in good standing.  If you have questions you want answered or need more information on this service, please email kwatson@kimballlibrary.com with Tech Appointment in the subject line.  Or you may call the library and ask for Kathy Watson.  There are Friday tech appointments listed on our online calendar, but Kathy is flexible and will work around your schedule.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com to register for events or use the data bases. You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234 to register with a ‘human’.

Kimball Library News 4/16/18


Kimball Library actually accepts book donations all year round, but twice a year we especially urge you to clear out what you no longer want and bring them in to us for the upcoming sale.  The Town-wide Yard Sale is just around the corner on Saturday, May 19th, and we’d like to have a large selection for folks to peruse and purchase at our book sale.  These items take some time to be sorted through which is why we are asking for them now.

We accept books, music, and DVDs in good condition.  Please be sure books are not moldy or damaged and that music and movies are playable the entire way through.  We do not accept any magazines, text books, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest condensed books.

When we receive your donation, we first sort through to see if we’d like to add any of the items to our collection.  If we don’t add the item(s) to our collection, we then decide if it is to be sold or to be transferred to a charitable organization.  Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your unwanted items which helps our environment, de-clutters your home, and supports your local library!

Donations can be received during open hours from Monday-Friday (10-8) and Saturday (10-3).  If you have large amounts of materials, please call ahead so we can be available to assist you.  Please gather up your items before May 17th.  We appreciate your time and effort.

ART RAFFLE: Enter to win a beautiful art piece!  We have 7 unique pieces of art (painting or photography) on display near our main circulation desk.  Tickets are priced at $5 per ticket or 3 for $10.  Stop in and put all your tickets toward your one favorite or spread them around.  These items will be on display until Saturday, May 19th, and on that day a winner will be drawn.  You need not to present to win, so buy early and buy often!  All proceeds benefit the Friends of Kimball Library who buy so many things (like museum passes) and sponsor the bulk of adult and children’s programming. Thank you for your support! 

NH BOATING: The following NH Boating Safety Courses will be held at the Kimball Library on the following dates: May 1st & 3rd ~ 6:00 – 9:30.
The New Hampshire Classroom Course covers a variety of topics including boat navigation, boating safety equipment, invasive aquatic species and laws and rules. This instructor-led class incorporates a range of learning methods consisting of lecture, videos, and student discussion and culminates in a certification. *Individuals must attend both evening classes.
Register for these DIRECTLY on https://register-ed.com/programs/newhampshire/174. 

ROBERT ROGERS OF THE RANGERS: On a frontier where individualism flourished, New Hampshire’s consummate woodsman was just the leader to bring his men back safely from deep in dangerous country, even in stormy, freezing weather. 'The famous Major Rogers’ renown was such that he became perhaps the single-best-known American on both sides of the Atlantic. In October 1765, a private meeting with young King George III led to the launching of an expedition to find the long-dreamed-of Northwest passage to the Pacific – forty years before Lewis and Clark. But who was this frontier farmer, raised in Dunbarton? Thirty years after his death in obscurity in May 1795, Rogers' exploits were mined by James Fenimore Cooper for his best-selling novels, and in the 20th and 21st centuries, for other histories, novels, movies, and television. George Morrison takes us along on a journey from colonial North America to the 21st century.
 
This program, May 10th at 6:30pm, is free and open to the public.  It is made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities.  Hosted by the Atkinson Historical Society.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com to register for events or use the data bases. You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234 to register with a ‘human’.