Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kimball Library News 5/23/16

We continue to bring you the best in summer reading activities!  Keep reading and keep *registering! 

‘GET IN THE GAME READ’ registration is open to Atkinson youth entering grade 6 to age 19 (as of Fall 2016).

Register as early as Monday, June 1, by coming into the Kimball Library to receive your $5 fine credit. Use it to pay down your library fines or receive future fine credit.  Registration is open until the end of July.

Each time you visit the library after you have registered and check something out or participate in an event you may put a participation ticket in a raffle jar.  Be sure that your name is on the front and your phone number is on the back.  You can scan your library card into your smartphone or iPod in the RedLaser or Keychain app so you always have it available to check items out.

Drop your ticket in a raffle jar near the main desk to be eligible for random prize drawings held weekly.  Additional tickets (which means more chances to win) will be given to any GET IN THE GAME tweens or teens that register and participate in any of our events. 

Prizes may include snacks, books, sports paraphernalia, gift cards, Launch & Canobie Lake passes and more! You need not be present to win. Prizes will be drawn randomly throughout the summer after the kick-off (June 15) up until August 4.

Our goal is to have you in the game.  IF youth collectively get at least 500 tickets in the raffle jar(s), by July 30, Kathy Watson will be the moving target of water squirt toys from 6-8 on August 4 from all summer reading participants.  GET IN THE GAME to win prizes and soak her!

*Summer reading events have a required registration.  Register early to avoid disappointment.*

KIDS IN ACTION: Littles (ages 2-6) should join us on Thursday, June 23rd, at 4:30pm to GET IN THE GAME! It's time to get moving and exercise! We'll play parachute games & have fun with punch balls. Movement is our top priority. Join in and get ready to get physical.  Registration is required.

POPCORN OLYMPICS: Can this be true? THERE WILL BE POPCORN ALL OVER THE PLACE! Compete with the best in our ‘Popcorn Olympics’ on Monday, June 27th, at 6:30pm.
Mouth Toss it! Toothpick Swap it! Popcorn Straw Blowing! Popcorn Cup Drop! Popcorn Toss up! And don't forget a Popcorn Distance Throw! There's even a Popcorn Cup catch! Will we have enough time to do it all?

This is summer reading activity is for children entering K thru Grade 5. Registration is required. (How much popcorn do you think we'll use?) YIKES!

NATIONAL PARK DISPLAY: Please play along and be part of our interactive display celebrating the national park service centennial.  Three options—1. Bring in a family photo from a national park visit.  2. Bring in a souvenir from your visit or share a token that reminds you of your visit. 3. Share a memory and tell us which was a favorite national park you visited and why. We will supply the post-it for you to post and put it in our display.  (Include the name of park, and your name and phone on what you leave here so we call you when we take our display down and return your items).  

Help us see how many of the 58 national parks have been visited.  *there is no limit to how many parks you list as long has you supply a picture, item or memory for each one!

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