Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kimball Library News 8/9/11

Continuing on from our thankfulness theme from the last article to our gift sponsors for summer reading, we now take a moment to extend our thanks to those who ‘performed’ in our events. Please join us for a shout out to ‘Reptiles on the Move’ who shared their unique creatures with us, Deepal Vora, an amazing henna artist who professionally and tastefully tatted up the teens, and Sonny Charles from Defense with Dignity who gave teens tools to work with in situations where they might be in danger and ways to escape safely. We were very pleased with the services from these top-notch organizations that went above and beyond to connect with the children and teens. We highly recommend them all.

Do you hear Hawaiian music? Do you see professional Hula dancers? You must be at a LUAU at the library! We encourage you to wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit. Play some Hawaiian games such as coconut bowling and sand bucket toss as well as participate in the hula hoop contest. Face painting, games, and food start at 5pm. Professional Hawaiian dancers start at 6pm. Save the date ~Friday, August 19th, from 5-8pm. Get in the Hawaiian groove and ALOHA.

We are collecting books, movies, and music in good condition that are cluttering up your house. We receive book donations year round, but twice a year we urge you to especially clear out what you no longer want and bring them in to us. The Town-wide Yard Sale (September 24) is coming up and we’d like to have a large selection for folks to peruse and purchase. These items take some time to be sorted through which is why we are asking for them now. 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 other worthy organizations. Please take care to recycle your unwanted items by helping the environment and 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 sure to assist you.

For those patrons who plan ahead, please take note that the library will be closed Labor Day weekend from September 3-5. We’ll be open on Friday, September 2nd until 8pm and then we will re-open on September 6th at 10am. Best wishes for a restful long weekend.

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