Monday, September 19, 2016

Kimball Library News 9/19/16

You already know that you should read to your child every night, but sometimes there is not enough time in the day.  What to do?
Turn to TumbleBooks.  Did you know that Kimball Library is a TumbleBook library? What are TumbleBooks? How do you access them? Why is this AWESOME? Don’t worry, we have you covered.

TumbleBooks are interactive online books that your child can read or have read to them. There are chapter books, language based books, story books, non-fiction books, puzzles and games, videos and even playlists! No matter what your child enjoys, TumbleBooks has you covered.  There also are books in foreign languages that are helpful at any age because the reader pronounces the words so you can practice along.

TumbleBooks says, “The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class.”

Why is this AWESOME?
Technology is important in the world around us.  We embrace it to allow computer time to be educational for children.

Okay, you’ve sold me.  How do I access it?
It’s easy!  Go to our website ( All the way on the right is an icon for the TumbleBook Library.  Click there and begin your interactive journey!  You can always access TumbleBooks through the website with a valid Kimball Library card number.

CREATIVE WORDS: Due to the overwhelming response to this new class, we are offering an additional session at 1:30pm on Thursdays.  Want your child to express their creativity through art without all the mess in your house? Are you interested in your child practicing their reading skills in unique and engaging ways? Sign up for Creative Words!

From the same instructor who brought you the popular Wiggle Words class, Creative Words will reinforce key reading skills through arts and crafts. Your student will be introduced to a variety of art mediums in three stations; wall, floor and table. Children aged 3 to 6 will love the fun themes each week and enjoy the ability to explore on their own pace with a child-directed format.

Limited spots available. Register your 3-6 year old by visiting the online calendar or giving us a call at 603-362-5234!

OCTOBER BOOK DISCUSSIONS: We have something for everyone!  Books are available for checking out at the main desk, and for the youth we also have copies in the Children’s Room.
  • Tween book discussion (Register grades 5-7): Weds, Oct 5, @6:30pm—‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman
  • Teen book discussion (Register grades 8-12): Weds, Oct 12, @6:30pm-‘Incantation’ by Alice Hoffman
  • Evening book discussion (adults): Tue, Oct 18, @ 6pm—‘Still Fool ‘Em’ by Billy Crystal
  • Community Reads (adults): Mon, Oct 24, @6:30pm—‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien
  • Morning book discussion (adults): Wed, Oct 26, @10:15 am—‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien
  • Magic Tree House (Register grades 1-2): Thu, Oct 27, @4:30pm—‘Midnight on the Moon’ by Mary Pope Osborn
  • Brown Bag Book Club (Register grades 3-4): Mon, Oct 17 @6:30pm--The Vanishing Coin
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