Monday, November 24, 2014

Kimball Library News 11/24/14

MUSEUM PASSES: Did you know we have a new feature for access to the Currier Gallery of Art? Quite simply, anyone can print his or her own pass now from home, after reserving a specific date.  Of course, we still can print one out for you, but the ease of doing it from your very own computer is now available. This feature is currently only for the Currier, but it may become available for other museums in the future.

Please note that we have the following passes available for Kimball patrons on a regular basis: Currier Museum of Art, Museum of Fine History, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Peabody Essex Museum, Seacoast Science Center, Zoo New England, and Imajine That!  You can also borrow certain passes from Plaistow and Sandown libraries on the day of the pass use starting at 10am if they are still available.  Check each library website for a list of available passes.  Don’t hesitate to call with your queries.

DROP N’ SHOPS CONTINUED:  Also back by popular demand, Kimball Library once again will be hosting three Saturdays in a row of our ever popular ‘Holiday Drop ‘n Shop’.  Mark your calendar now for the following dates and times so you can register your children for December 6, 13, and 20 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  We are definitely “Santa’s Elves” for your **kids ages 6 and up.  We’ll occupy them with fun activities while you shop or wrap gifts.  Each Saturday will host a different teacher and unique projects.  Please send them with simple snacks and spill-proof beverages.  You’ll fa la la la la all the way home! 

**All 'Drop 'n Shop' participants must be at least 6 years of age to be left in the building without an adult.  Ages 6-9 must have an adult fill out a waiver on that morning to be left here in our care.  Children under 6 must be supervised by the attending caretaker.  Children ages 10 and up are allowed to stay without an adult or waiver according to library policy.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Residents only, please, for this very popular event.

Details for the second ‘Holiday Drop ‘n Shop’ on December 13 from 10:30am-12:30pm are as follows:  On the second day of ‘Drop ‘n Shop’ my true love suggested to me...  ‘Let’s get FROZEN’!  Join us to watch the film and do crafts based on it.  Hint: Do you want to build a snowman?

If you or your child would like to see a sample of the Saturday crafts, please drop by the library and see the projects for each week displayed in advance.  Stay tuned here each week as we keep you informed as to each Saturday event’s details. 

TIME FOR TEENS TO VOTE:  It’s time to ask teens in grades 9-12 to consider nominating a title for the 2016 Flume Award list (even as they are now reading books on the 2015 list!).

Titles can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to teens in grades 9-12. They must have a publication date within the last two years (no older than 2012). If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn't have to read the other books in the series to understand what's going on.

Teens can submit their suggestions online by visiting the Flume page:  We will be accepting nominations until January 23, 2015.  Thank you for promoting the Flume Award!

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 our facebook page.

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