Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kimball Library News 6/19/12

Improve your foreign language skills with the library's language database service, Transparent Languages. Over 80 languages are available with step by step online tutorials for learning a new language.  Go to the Kimball Library website at and click on Transparent Language under Library Links.  Once you are registered you can access Transparent Language through your home computer via the Internet, or a mobile device.   Contact the library at 362-5234 with any questions about this new service.

Has your child/tween/ or teen registered for summer reading?  If not, bring them in!  Please check out some of our great events coming up!

Library Olympics! (Grades K-5)/Thursday, June 28th, 6:30-7:30pm:  The Summer Olympics are still a month away, but here at the Kimball Library we like to be the front-runners. Come be a part of the Library Olympics!  Do you have what it takes to hula-hoop your way to a gold medal?  How about fashioning the perfect paper airplane?  Games abound at the library tonight and everyone qualifies!
Registration begins 6/4 for residents and 6/21 for non-residents.  Registration for this event ends 6/26 for all.

Come Dream with Us!  It’s Pajama Party time! (Grades K-5)/Monday, July 2, 6:30-7:30pm:  Please wear those favorite jammies and if you can, bring along a brand new pair of jammies for a special donation to the NH Division for Children's Services. Play 'Pillow Case Hop' and 'What's in the Sock?' Play ‘Musical Chairs’ and then eat watermelon and brownies for a good night treat!   Registration begins 6/14 for residents and 6/21 for non-residents.  Registration for this program ends 6/29 for all.

Starry Nights! (Grades K-5)/Thursday, July 5, 6:30-7:30pm:  What Big Dreams do you have?  Join us while we explore some Big Dreamers. Then make a jar of wish-making stars to bring home! ***Please bring a clean wide-mouth transparent jar.  See example in the foyer display case.  Registration begins 6/14 for residents and 6/28 for non-residents.  Registration for this event ends 7/3 for all.

Superheroes Big Time! (Grades K-5)/Monday, July 9, 6:30-7:30pm: Dream--Big!  Save the World! Kazam! Bam!  Up, Up and Away! Be your favorite superhero and come prepared to save the day! Put on your favorite costume (Is it Batman? Spiderman? A fireman? A policeman or an astronaut?  A soldier?) Watch a favorite superhero show and eat the best superhero food you'll have on this earth!
Registration begins 6/14 for residents and 6/21 for non-residents.  Registration for this program ends 6/6 for all.

Star Party (Ages 10 and up)/Tuesday, July 10, 8:00-9:30pm:  Join Tony Costanzo and his crew for a night of hands-on star exploration and education.  Tony is the propietor of Astronomy Shoppe in Plaistow, NH and we will be able to use his fantastic telescopes for viewing stars and planets.  As for s'more--use your imagination!  :)  Astronomy Shoppe website:

For the Star Party, parents of youth ages 10 and up are welcome and encouraged to attend with your children.  Please register for this event—even the adults.  Registration begins 6/14/201 for residents and 7/5/2012 for non-residents.  T/weens who register and attend that are part of summer reading get a raffle ticket submitted to our prize jar.

As the world changes, so does the library.  Please note that on Sunday, June 24th, our public catalog will be unavailable as the software is being updated.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  Please also note that we are closed on Wednesday, July 4th, as we celebrate Independence Day.  Have a safe and pleasant holiday.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at  We encourage you to ‘like’ us on Facebook/KimballLibrary.Atkinson.NH, follow us on Twitter/KimballLibrary, and RSS feed our blog --  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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