Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kimball Library News 2/14/12

We’ve launched! Our new library catalog and SNHLC (Southern NH Library Cooperative) is up and running. Take advantage of your “home” library card now being accepted at all three libraries: Kimball Library, Plaistow Library, and Sandown Library. Place holds from any library, walk in the door with your home library card and be able to check out items from the other two, and get to know your broader community. Please continue to exercise patience as we learn our way around with you. Log into the catalog through our website and enter your user name (14 digit library card number) and your password (your last name starting with a capital letter). From there you’ll be able to edit your password and make other changes in your personal information. You’ll also be able to set notifications up if you’d like to be electronically notified of items becoming due, holds that have arrived, materials that are overdue, etc. You’ll also be able to manage or disable your personal borrowing history as we do not have access to that information. If you have questions on how to handle your personal account, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Are you tuned into the “Create & Express” art classes on Thursday afternoons? These are fun and easy crafts for any skill level (according to the age range we give). The crafts will coordinate with the holidays and/or seasons and will often be offered for elementary age through middle school. The project slated for Thursday, Feb 23, from 4-5pm is sand art. This is being offered for children in kindergarten and up. REQUIREMENT: Please bring a clear clean wide mouth salsa jar. (Not the tall ones, the short fat kind.) You must have your own jar to participate. Please register online or give us a call for this event as space and materials are limited. More crafts (some projects as long as 3 weeks at a time) will be offered beginning March 15th. Please take a look on the website for updated information.

Our renowned “Library Buddies” program is back for the 5th consecutive year. The program will be running from March 14 to April 18 on Wednesdays from 4-5pm. Little buddies in grades k-3 can have an older buddy to read with, create projects with, play games with, and hang with. Also, we are looking for capable teens and tweens (middle school and older) to play the part of the big buddy. Please note the commitment, and ask to talk to Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director, if you are interested. Buddies are expected to commit to all six weeks unless pre-arranged. Generally, the first thirty minutes should be devoted to reading followed by puzzles, games, crafts or coloring. Crafts will be pre-selected for you. All readers’ hours will be recorded. Your time spent with us may also be used toward community service hours (older buddies). This year we have online registration for each of the age groups. Please be careful to click on little buddies (k-3) or big buddies (grades 6-12). This little buddy portion of program is for Kimball card holders only, please. Registration is mandatory. Non-resident big buddy applicants will be considered.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website www.kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com. We encourage you to ‘like’ us on Facebook/KimballLibrary.Atkinson.NH, follow us on Twitter/KimballLibrary, and RSS feed our blog -- http://kimballlibrary.blogspot.com. Also, you can get news directly sent to your inbox twice a month. Please ask us if you are interested. This is an efficient way to stay abreast of the newest events.

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