Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kimball Library News 2/17/14

During the month of March we ‘compete’ with music in our schools month and the opening of spring sports.  With that in mind, we have combined the tween and teen book discussion to take place on Wednesday, March 5th, at 6:30pm and it will include grades 5-12.  We’ll be discussing the book ‘The Maze Runner’ by James Dashner which is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.  ‘The Maze Runner’ is a modern classic, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.  We have a number of copies of this available at the front desk for those interested in joining the discussion.  Please register online or in person and come pick up your copy.

Have you ever heard of our infamous ‘library buddy’ program that has always ‘sold out’ the past 6 years?  If you have children that match the grade, you should definitely sign them up soon.  This series of classes will be running from March 19 to April 23 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).  We have online registration for each of the age groups.  Please be careful choosing the correct icon -- little buddies (k-3) or t/ween buddies (grades 6-12).  The little buddy portion of program is for Kimball card holders only, please.  Registration is mandatory for both age groups.  

Just a reminder-- If you own an e-reader or tablet, you can have a lesson here on your tech toy (Kindle, iPad, Nook or other device compatible with Overdrive) and learn how to put a free e-book on it.  This is a private basic tutorial designed for novices and is limited to 30 minutes.  If you have questions you can ask for Kathy Watson at 603.362.5234.   Please do not come unannounced with your gadget hoping we can jump off the desk and help you.  This usually takes more than a few minutes, and we want to give you the time that you need to learn it well.  Tutorials are for Atkinson residents only, please.

Please check out our facebook page, please ‘like’, tag, and share our photos or events.  It’s also terrific when you upload photos of your own to our page when you participate in our events or classes.  We love the positive press from social networking!  If you haven’t already, do visit us at www.facebook.com/KimballLibrary.Atkinson.NH and peruse our many albums and see if you can find yourself or family members.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com. 

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