Friday, May 22, 2015

Kimball Library News 5/18/15

SUMMER READING REGISTRATION: Rolling registration for both age groups (grades K-5) and (grades 6 and up) starts June 8th and you may register in person then up until the end of July.  This week we’ll highlight the elementary age group, next week we’ll tackle the teens.

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY: Welcome to the Kimball Library 2015 Summer Reading Program for youth in kindergarten to grade 5!  This summer we’re having fun getting to know all of the HEROES around us. There are heroes in our community, at home, and heroes we read about in comic books or see at the movies. Even you can be a hero!

 Our rules are simple: Come to the library! Have fun reading your books but most of all, enjoy the summer with us!   

1. Rolling registration begins June 8 and ends July 31. You MUST come to the library to register, pick up your packet, get a mask and star, and you’re ready to begin!         

2. This year we’re counting each time you check out materials when you visit. Put your first name and telephone number on the receipt, and drop it in the big jar. Names will be picked at random for weekly prizes. 
3. You will get a star to put on your mask that will be displayed in the library. For every 5 stars (checkouts) you are able to pick a prize from our big bucket OR pick a book to keep for yourself. YOU are responsible for keeping track of your stars.    
4. Kids going into the 5th grade, MUST register for this program but can also attend any events listed for their age in the teen program ‘UNMASKED’.   
5. Please check your events brochure for all the exciting projects and programs we have planned for you!

RAMBLIN’ RICHARD~ Join us for a ‘Concert in the Courtyard’ on Tuesday, June 16th, from 6:30-8pm: Richard Kruppa, known musically as 'Ramblin ’Richard,” performs songs senior groups and communities love to hear and fondly remember. 

Along with these memorable songs, he tells interesting stories. The songs span many years and include familiar American popular songs from the 1930s into the 1960s, along with music from Broadway and motion pictures, and some traditional folk, old-time, Gospel, and patriotic tunes, as well. Along with singing, he accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, banjo, and ukulele. His stories relate to the songs- how they came to be, what was happening in the world when they were popular, and what they dealt with that may not be apparent. The stories are told in an interesting, '…the rest of the story” manner. 

A retired professor, Ramblin’ Richard establishes an especially relaxed, comfortable and casual rapport with his audiences. A seasoned musician and member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, he studied American folk music as a graduate student and was in a group that opened for the Beach Boys and the Lettermen. Recently, the Seacoast, New Hampshire musician provided music for the sound track of a motion picture. Several of his songs are found on CD, and some of his music is included on a 2012 Christmas CD.

MORE INFO: Our calendar on the website has detailed information on these events and many others you may have missed reading about.  Go to and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  You may call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.

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