Friday, July 19, 2013

Kimball Library News 7/15/13

The summer reading saga lives on.  Prizes are being doled out to the ‘Dig Into Reading’ participants and 20 teens have already won gift cards for ice cream, iTunes, and UNO’s appetizers for being ‘Beneath the Surface’ participants.  There is still time to play and win.  The last day for teens to submit tickets to the raffle jar is August 2.  They need 1000 tickets to get Kathy Watson, the Youth Services Director, to have a hideous hairstyle and color from August 8-31.  Can the teens pull it off again this year? 

Spaces remain at the time of writing this article in the following events: ‘‘We DIG Fairy Frolics’ for kindergarten through grade 5 on July 25 (registration required), ‘Beneath the Surface’ Jewelry Making for grades 5-12 on July 31 (registration required), and the summer reading finale for ice cream sundaes with the Squeezebox Stompers on August 8.  Please check online or give us a call for more details.

Join Theresa Monteith and learn how to create a beautiful glass or wooden bead piece of jewelry to take home with you if you are entering grade 5 or 6.  Get 'beneath the surface' with your creative side.  Please, only register if you KNOW you can attend.  This will be a popular event and seating is limited to 15.  We are taking residents only for this special event.

Also, if you entering grades 7-12, you can join Ms. Monteith and learn how to create two beautiful pieces of jewelry to take home with you using jewelry tools. This event and the one above are both on Wednesday, July 31st.  The tween event (grades 5 & 6) is at 4-5:30pm.  The teen event (grades 7-12) is at 6:30-8pm.  This too is for residents only.  Please sign up on our website or give us a call.  Take a peek at to learn more about the artist.

Attention all stargazers, now is your chance to see the night sky up close from your own backyard.  Kimball library presents the Orion StarBlast 4.5” Telescope for patrons to check out and start exploring.  Experience is not necessary as the telescope comes with an instructional manual and pocket guide to the constellations.  The Atkinson Women’s Civic Club generously purchased this gift for the library from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society Library Telescope Program.  Come in and ‘scope’ it out!

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, 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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