Friday, September 11, 2015

Kimball Library News 9/7/15

FRIDAY STORY TIMES: We have quite an imbalance of registrants in our Tuesday vs. Friday story times.  If you child is 2.9 or older, consider enrolling him/her in the Friday at 10:15am class.  If your child is 4 or older, consider the 11:30am Friday class.  Your children will benefit from a smaller class size and we hope to equalize the number of students in each section.  If you have already enrolled on Tuesdays it’s easy to switch!  Just call us at 603.362.5234 and ask to talk to Kathy, Celeste, or Carolyn in the children’s room.  We can make that change for you.  All preschool story times start after Labor Day.  Children may be registered at any time online or over the phone.

NEW HAMPSHIRE'S ONE-ROOM RURAL SCHOOLS: THE ROMANCE AND THE REALITY (ATKINSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY):  A presentation on 'New Hampshire's one-room rural schools: The romance and the reality' by Steve Taylor, who for 25 years was New Hampshire's commissioner of agriculture.  Steve will talk about the hundreds of one-room schools that filled New Hampshire's landscape many years ago. Steve will also talk about the lasting legacies of these schools, both good and bad, the romance and the reality.   He’ll share specifically on how these schools were financed, teacher preparation, the quality of the curriculum and the goal of student achievement.

The presentation is on free and open to the public on Thursday, October 8th, from 6:30-8pm and is sponsored by the Atkinson Historical Society.  Light refreshments will be served.

TECH TUTORIALS:  Tech THIS out!  If you have an e-reader or gadget that you want to learn how to use with free downloadable books, then we can help you.  You can have a brief lesson here called “Turn it On!” on your tech toy (Kindle, iPad, tablet, cell phone or other device compatible with Overdrive) and learn how to put a free library e-book on it.  This is a basic 30 minute tutorial for newbies. 

Please register for an appointment.   Available time slots are on the online calendar link right on our website at  Got questions regarding what you should bring?  Ask for Kathy Watson (tech toy technician) at (603) 362-5234.  (These tutorials are for resident card holders in good standing only, please.) 

Brief tutorials are also available for basic computer instructions such as setting up email, social media uses, etc.  When you register for a lesson please indicate your need.  If you can't find a slot that suits you then email and Kathy will attempt to give you a unique appointment time.

MORE INFO: Our event calendar found on our 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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