Monday, May 19, 2014

Kimball Library News 5/12/14

Are you trapped at home by circumstances?  Do you love to read and wish you had a way to get to get your hands on some books?  There is a way to have books, audio books, etc. brought to your door from the library, thanks to the helpful volunteers from Elder Services.

If you are homebound for a long period of time, or even a shorter one, just a call to the Kimball Library (603 362-5234) will put you on a delivery list.  Someone at the library will talk to you about your reading likes and dislikes and take requests for books, audio books, or magazines and arrange a time for a delivery to be made. When you have finished with the items another call will exchange them for other materials you may agree upon.  We hope this will be of assistance and pleasure for you.  If this will serve you, please give us a call today!

Inquiring minds want to know of the progress of The Kimball Library Courtyard.  Have you heard about our courtyard project? We are embarking on a major fundraising project to add some permanent sitting walls with stairs, expanded walkways, and a patio/performing area.   Low voltage lighting will be added as well as a sprinkler system.  The work has already begun but we are still waiting for more funds to accrue.  With your help, we can better our outdoor programming to make it more enjoyable for all of you!  You can donate online at our website by clicking the donate button on the right-hand side or you can make a check payable to “Friends of Kimball Library – Courtyard Project.”  All donations are highly appreciated.  The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Performance will be held on Thursday evening, June 19, 2014.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Meanwhile, stop by to peek at the progress.

We have a book discussion the fourth Monday morning at 10:15 of each month, and we welcome new faces even if you didn't read the book! Come to listen, or join in the conversation!  Coffee and goodies are available and it's a great way to meet new friends. Books are available at the main desk.

Our book for May is ‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ by Robin Sloan, which combines elements of fantasy, mystery, friendship and adventure as a way of looking at the modern conflict and transition between new technology (electronic) and old (print books). The main protagonist is a laid-off Silicon Valley tech worker who begins working at a dusty bookstore with very few customers, only to start discovering one secret after another. The mysterious old books, along with the store's owner, lead to a 500 year old secret society.  Intrigued?  Make sure you stop in to pick up  a book or to just listen.

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and May 24-26 is not a time to stop in as we will be closed. This is one of the two Saturdays a year that we will not be open.  Plan to stock up on those 2 day movies!  Take them on the 22nd or 23rd and you get to keep them until the 28th!

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

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