Monday, September 8, 2014

Kimball Library News 9/1/14

WIGGLE WORDS:  Make letters with your bodies, learn some alphabet sign language, run and jump to rhyming words, and dance, dance, DANCE!
Join Michelle Collins--former teacher, curriculum designer, Zumba instructor, and homeschooling mom to combine letters and movement to jump start your children into literacy. 
We had a trial class of this in August, and the kids had so much fun making letters with their bodies, dancing with balloons, and tracing the alphabet in a myriad of ways that we decided to try this once a month for ages 2-5.  We’ll be meeting on third Thursdays from 10:30-11:00am.  The next four sessions are as follows: 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18.  Each class needs a separate registration.  Come to one, or come to them all!

GREAT STONE FACE BOOK CLUB:  Join us every THIRD Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm to discuss a nominated Great Stone Face book. Thoughtful discussion and snacks will be provided. This book group is for children in grades 3-5 only. Please register in advance.
Once registered, you will be kept on the list until June. Please ask for a copy of the current book at the children’s desk.  In September, the book of the month is ‘Fortunately, the Milk’.  Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

Cost-effective, versatile back-to-school item: THE LIBRARY CARD (Shelly Angers, NH Department of Cultural Resources)

Electronic tablets and smartphones can be important learning tools for today’s students, but the most versatile item available to them is the same one their parents and grandparents used: the library card.
The American Library Association has named September “Library Card Sign-up Month” and is encouraging students of all ages to make sure they are able to take advantage of the many resources libraries offer.

Having a library card from a New Hampshire library allows students access to the more 2 million items in our state’s libraries’ collections, including magazines, movies and music as well as books. If a student’s library does not own a particular item, it can often be requested from another library in the state.
“While electronic devices offer internet access and study apps, they’re not a substitute for the amazing amount of information that’s available at New Hampshire’s public libraries,” said Michael York, New Hampshire state librarian. “For students, a library card is the single most cost-effective tool they can get to enhance their education.”

The New Hampshire State Library promotes excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents, by assisting libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system; by meeting the informational needs of New Hampshire’s state, county and municipal governments and its libraries; and by serving as a resource for New Hampshire. For more information, visit

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at  We also have some great pictures on our facebook page!

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