1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN: The State of New Hampshire has initiated a “1000 Books before Kindergarten’ incentive and Kimball Library is along for the ride. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program encourages parents and caregivers to provide positive, nurturing early experiences by reading aloud to their children regularly. We have designed posters, bookmarks, reading records, and incentives that help parents commit to reading 1000 books before kindergarten to their infant children through age 5.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood. The brain develops more rapidly during the first three years of a child’s life than at any other time during the lifespan. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most important, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
Resident library card holders may register and then submit a photo of their child at the onset. We have special bags for completing the first 100 books. After that we will cheer you on each time you read 100 more and come in for another reading log. You can sign up as early (in person) as today or anytime as long as your child is between 0 and 5 and hasn’t completed kindergarten.
DROP N’ SHOP on DEC 12: Continue the holiday season with lots of fun for the young ones!
We’ll be getting prepared for RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR! You guessed it - noise makers, zany glasses, party hats & poppers! It’s a midnight countdown! Join us in preparing everything you’ll need to ring in 2016. After we make the crafts, we’ll get in the spirit by watching 'Happy New Year Charlie Brown”. The hard part will be waiting until December 31st to open all the fun!
You must register for this event. Residents have priority.
**All 'Drop 'n Shop' participants must be at least 6 years of age to be left 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 a parent or adult. Children ages 10 and up are allowed to stay without an adult or waiver according to library policy. Thank you for your cooperation. We just want everyone to be safe.
HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note that we are closed on Friday, December 25th. We are closed EARLY (2pm) on December 24th. Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season in advance!
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 www.kimballlibrary.com 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.