Monday, January 6, 2014

Kimball Library News 12/30/13

Off with the old and on with the new, but don’t throw out perfectly wonderful ‘old’ things!  We are here to remind you that we had story times in the fall, and we will continue to offer them throughout the winter and spring as we have lots of fun things to teach and create with your preschoolers.

We're kicking off the week of story hours the first full week of January beginning on the 6th.  We offer Mother Goose on the Loose for infants ages 0-2 on Mondays, Kiddie Lit classes for ages 3-6 at 11:30am on Tuesdays,  Kiddie Lit also at 10:15 and 11:30am on Fridays, and Bitty Books for ages 2-3 on Tuesdays at 10:15am.  These classes all require registration and commitment. 

As a bonus, we also offer a Friday night simple story time for ages 4-8 known as PJ Peeps.  Pajama clad children may drop in for stories and a snack.  Friends are always welcome.

What about the exploring Wenham Musuem that is a new pass to the library just this past year? Bring the entire family to discover the treasures of childhood and explore how New Englanders have lived, worked, dressed and played from the 17th century to today at the Wenham Museum. Enjoy the world-famous doll and toy collection and delightful model train gallery. Learn from the historic costume, textile, and photograph collections. Step back in time on a guided tour of the circa 1690 Claflin-Richards House…then experience hands-on history in the Family Discovery Gallery. Changing special exhibitions mean there is always something new to see!  These passes are available for Kimball patrons in good standing and can be reserved online, over the phone, or in person.

As always, TEENS, we NEED YOU!  Nominate FLUME nominee titles today!  The Flume Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Flume Award.  We welcome suggestions from teens in grades 9-12 of fiction and nonfiction books with teen appeal, with publication dates from 2011-2013. 

Your nominations must have a publication date within the last two years. If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.

All of the information is at  Please submit your titles!  The deadline to submit nominations is January 24, 2014.

Teens may also volunteer for service hours at our upcoming Jack Frost Jamboree on January 25.  Teens (not parents, please) may contact Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director, at the library or email her at
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