Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kimball Library News 3/3/14

Library buddies, library buddies!  Don’t miss out on six weeks of undivided attention from a middle or high school student paired up with your child (kindergarten through grade 3).  Each week the younger and older pairs will read to each other and get to know one another.  Half of the time spent will be on predetermined projects or crafts, as well as board games or card games.  You’d be surprised how much your little ones like the attention of the ‘big kids’ and may be willing to participate in activities or reading that they may not typically like to do on their own.

The library buddy program lasts six weeks on consecutive Wednesdays from 4-5pm starting March 19th.  Buddies are expected to commit to all six weeks unless otherwise prearranged.  Non residents may register starting March 14 if the program isn’t full.  Registration for all is required on the library website calendar of events.  Please speak with a librarian in the youth department if you have any questions.

Our second week of buddies (March 26th) will have a special guest and you’ll get some experience with a musical instrument and play some musical instrument games.  No more hints.  Okay, just one.  Think woodwinds.

Big buddies must be in middle or high school and may receive community service hours for their commitment.  Register online, but if you haven’t ever participated in the program before then talk to Kathy Watson directly before March 19th so you’ll know the ropes ahead of time.

Get a dose of culture on Tuesday, March 25th, from 6:30-8:00pm right at your local library.  “The Life and Times of Norman Rockwell” will be the topic and this presentation will be featuring local historian Gus Reusch.  Learn about America's most beloved artist.  Many Rockwell prints will be on display.

Mr. Reusch was a Haverhill middle school teacher for over 40 years teaching the early history of Haverhill, John Greenleaf Whittier, Robert Frost, and Norman Rockwell.  He teaches Life-Long Learning classes at Northern Essex Community College and gives presentations throughout the Merrimack Valley.  He was named curator of the Whittier Birthplace six years ago.  He gives tours of Whittier's Birthplace (Haverhill, MA) to local visitors and from many parts of the world.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library.  Refreshments will be served.
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.  Our latest additions are ‘Pancakes Galore 2014’ and ‘Frosty’s Magic B-day Party’.

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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