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’.