Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kimball Library News 2/27/17

Our renowned “Library Buddies” program is back for the 10th consecutive year! This popular six week series will be running from March 15 to April 19 on Wednesdays from 4-5pm.  Little buddies in grades K-3 will be paired with an older buddy in grades 6-12 to read with, create projects with, play games with, and have one-on-one attention.  Registration is a commitment to all six weeks, barring sickness, unless you make arrangements in advance.

We are looking for capable teens and tweens (middle school and older only, please) to play the part of the big buddy.  Please note the six week commitment and ask to talk to Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director, if you are interested.   Buddies are expected to commit to all six weeks unless pre-arranged.  Generally, half of the time will be devoted to reading while the other half will be spent jointly doing puzzles, games, crafts or coloring. Crafts will be pre-selected for you.  All readers’ hours will be recorded. Your time spent with us may also be used toward community service hours (older buddies) and is great leadership and mentoring experience!  

We have separate online registration for each of the age groups.  Please be careful to click on little buddies (K-3) OR big buddies (grades 6-12). Registration is mandatory.  Non-resident big buddy applicants will be considered.

GIRLS WHO CODE: Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17.  This is why Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that teaches girls computer science and programming concepts, was born. Kimball’s Girls Who Code Club is being run by certified Girls Who Code instructor Pam Livingston and is being assisted by Kathy Watson.

Girls Who Code is a club that takes places at the library Thursday afternoons 2:30-4:30. It does not cost anything to participate, but you are asked to bring a laptop to use. If this is a problem please let us know as the library has a limited amount of laptops that we can loan during club time.  The club will take place weekly until June 13th.  The expectation is that you will come unless you are ill or out of town.  The lessons build weekly and to ‘pass’ you need to attend 80% of the meetings.

Questions? Contact Kathy Watson at or call the library and ask to talk to her.  Be prepared to bring a laptop or have it dropped off for you.  Please note that the middle school and high school buses (Bus 126) do drop off here at 2:30.  Check with the bus policy and school regarding this arrangement.  This event is for girls in grades 6-12 only.

We currently have a very small amount of girls and are still taking newcomers.  Don’t let your daughter miss out on this awesome opportunity! Register on the online calendar or call us at 603.362.5234.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: Coming up---Jackie (March 7), Allied (March 14), Fences (March 21), & Patriots Day (March 28).  Movies start at 1pm and free popcorn is served.  Hint: Early arrivers get the best seats!  We were recently brimming with 49 enthusiastic movie watchers!

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