Summer reading is now officially closed, but what a time we had! Over 200 kids and teens registered for the respective programs for their age group. Nearly every day programs were offered and taken advantage of. Youth participated in various activities such as making glittery star mobiles, playing candy bar BINGO, backyard water games, breakfast with a scavenger hunt, pizza and pages, a cutthroat Mario Kart tournament, kid flicks, Wii open play, crazy pebble pets, photos with the teen librarian sporting her new purple hair and much more. We are hibernating from the excitement, but continue to check our online calendar for our upcoming fall schedule.
The children’s librarian (Carolyn Birr) and the teen librarian (Kathy Watson) seize this opportunity to thank the generosity of our wonderful summer reading sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t have the great prizes we had this year to offer. Many many thanks go to: The ever faithful ‘Friends of Kimball Library’, Canobie Lake Park (Salem), Water Country (Portsmouth), Chunky’s Cinema Pub, Victorian Park (Salem), Online Hair Salon (Atkinson), Park Place Lanes (Windham), Story Land (Glen), Hannaford’s (Hampstead). Please join us in offering thanks for their contributions so the kids could win such fun items. Additional prizes were gifted to us by several individuals. It takes a village to raise a successful summer reading program.
On the road again? Fred MacDonald, Atkinson resident, has probably already been there and has the license plates to prove it! As a prelude to the Annual Old Car Show to be held in Atkinson on Labor Day weekend (please note the library will be closed September 5-7) come see Fred’s license plate collection on display. Fred will also present a program at the library on Thursday, September 3rd discussing his license plates from the USA and around the world. Please cease your travels to stop in and hear about Fred’s travels from 7-8pm.