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.
HINT: Children IN kindergarten currently still have plenty of time to enroll!
We want to boast that one child has recently completed her 1000 books and she isn’t even three years old! We’ll be honoring her and other graduates a bit later in the fall.
NEW ADDITIONAL MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB: Due to the overwhelming response to this popular club, we are offering an additional session at 4:30pm on Wednesdays once a month. The upcoming book is ‘Midnight on the Moon’ on October 19th. Children currently in the Thursday class may make a permanent switch if desired. Please notify the library if you choose to do so.
Limited spots available. Register grades one and two by visiting the online calendar or giving us a call at 603-362-5234.
MILITARY SUPPORT COLLECTION: As part of the Community Stories Home & Away project, Kimball Library is doing a collection for the Air Force Combat Search and Rescue, until Friday, October 28th. The Air Force Combat Search and Rescue is an elite group of airmen. They are pilots, special mission aviators, and their support personnel such as intelligence. They deploy five months at a time often more than once a year. They fly helicopter combat missions to recover injured, fallen and captured members of our armed service regardless of branch.
Their motto is " These thing we do so others may live" Paired with them to complete a deployed squadron are Pararescuemen, comprised of medics, skydivers, mountain climbers and parajumpers. At present, squadrons are in Bagram, Turkey, Iraq , and Djibouti. Each squadron has approximately 40 men and women.
Ideas of items they are looking for include: Coffee, Hot sauce/BBQ sauces, Beef jerky, Protein Bars - Cliff, Luna, Almonds, Dried Fruit, Drink Mix - Mio, Propel, G2, Trail Mix, Protein Powder, Hand and Feet Warmers, Instant Back Pads, Emergen C, Men's Deodorant and Toothpaste. These items can be dropped into the collection box in the lobby. They are also in need of: I-tunes cards and Post Office gift cards to help with shipping. Each package cost $16.75 to mail. The gift cards can be purchased at the larger post offices. * These items should be handed in at the circulation desk and not placed in the collection box.
HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note we are closed on Monday, October 10th, observing Columbus Day. Please plan accordingly. (Hint: Downloadable books and the TumbleBook Library are open 24/7!)
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