‘SPARK A REACTION’ is the summer reading theme for teens and tweens at Kimball Library this year. This program is open to Atkinson youth entering grade 6 through age 19 (as of Fall 2014).
Register starting Friday, June 6th, by coming into the Kimball Library to receive your tickets and your $5 reading bucks credit. Use it to pay down your library fines or receive future fine credit.
For each grade-appropriate item you read, turn in your ticket(s) with your name, phone number, and title of the item you read. There is no required amount of reading and you can include graphic novels, manga, magazines, novels, audio books, ebooks – any literature counts. You may ask for extra tickets if you run out. The last day to enter tickets for the raffle is July 30th.
If you read an item that exceeds 200 pages, you may enter two tickets for the same book. Two participation raffle tickets are available for t/weens that have registered for and attend teen programs. Any Stoneface, Isinglass or Flume title you read is worth 3 tickets. All ‘T/ween’ events on the calendar are eligible for earning tickets. The more you read and participate, the better your odds of winning prizes.
When each raffle ticket is completed, drop it off at the main desk to be eligible for random prize drawings held weekly. Prizes may include snacks, books, gift cards, Water Country and Canobie Lake Park passes and more! You need not be present to win. This year’s group challenge is to have the t/weens submit at least 800 tickets! If they do, the Youth Services Director (Kathy Watson) will likely have quite a REACTION on July 31st at 7:30pm by having a ball python, millipedes, and hissing cockroaches placed on her following the Critters & Creatures show. A video will capture the moment! Encourage your friends to play along so you all can win!
*Most summer reading events have a required registration, and registration can close 24 –48 hours in advance of the event start. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Photographs of our National Parks are on display through June 29th. Come and prepare to be delighted over Ron Wybranowski’s inspiring work.
As a photographer, Ron wants to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the beauty and magic of the world around us. And it is all around us, not just in the iconic scenes of national parks, seashores and mountains. It is in the brooks and swamps in our neighborhoods and parks, there for the seeing. We just have to stop, look around and let the scenery envelope us. His goal is to help others do that by photographing nature’s beauty and presenting it in a unique way which emotionally moves and inspires us.
Ron is a resident of North Andover, MA and a member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, a by-invitation-only organization dedicated to the appreciation of nature and the natural environment. He is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association. He is also a member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club (MVCC) in North Andover, MA, and has won over 250 medals and ribbons at MVCC and in competitions sponsored by the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).
In 2002 he received the NECCC Annual Conference Competition Best of Show, B&W Prints and Best B&W Landscape awards for his print entitled “Walk in the Scary Woods.” In 2012 Ron’s image of “Aspen in Fog” won Best Landscape in Show at the NECCC. He won a Bronze Medal in the 2009 Ocean State International Exhibit of Photography for his image entitled “Waterfall in the Subway” in Zion National Park.
Ron has traveled extensively to the National Parks, particularly those in the West. His favorites are the Grand Tetons in the fall, Arches and Canyonlands in the spring, and Zion and Grand Staircase-Escalante anytime he can get there.