Friday, April 21, 2017

Kimball Library News 4/17/17

APRIL VACATION WEEK EVENTS CONCLUDED:  Join us for a Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, April 29th from 11:30am-12:30pm, as we conclude our vacation week events. Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal, a bagged lunch, a picnic blanket, parents or grandparents, and eat lunch with a big Teddy Bear! You will have opportunity to take a picture with the bear and dance with him to his favorite teddy bear songs. Read a book about teddy bears and decorate your bear with ribbons, ties, and more.
If it is rainy or cold, the picnic will be held inside the library. Please register adults and children so we can have an accurate anticipated head count.  Do this online or give us a call.  The Teddy Bear can’t wait to meet you!  Save him a dance!

If you missed a staycation event in the articles from prior weeks, all the information is on the website.  Please look us up and then sign up.  There is something for everyone.

SPRING BOOK SALE: In conjunction with the Town-wide Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, May 20th, the Kimball Library in Atkinson will be holding the Spring Book Sale starting at 8:00am.  There will be more than 3500 clean and sorted volumes available for children and adults.  Rumor has it that the early birds DO get the best selection.

This year’s offerings include a large collection of literary criticism, poetry, literary biographies, short stories, classics and older science fiction. A valuable donation of railroad history books was given to the sale and all of those books will be sorted in a separate collection.

Our regular book sale collections include hard cover and paperback fiction, cookbooks, history, memoirs, biographies, gardening and many self-help volumes.  We will also offer DVDs, music CDs, and miscellaneous puzzles and games.  Our prices range from $ .10 to 2.00 for the regular stock. Some “special” books are priced individually. 

There will be a “Bag Day” on Monday, May 22nd.  Remaining stock will be sold in either $3.00 or $5.00 bags – as much as you can fit!  Don’t you just love a bargain?

Donations will be accepted until May 17th.  Please make sure your items are in good condition.  As always, we do not accept text books, magazine, or Reader’s Digest condensed novels.  If you have any questions, please contact Marnie Finn at 603-489-1380.

BIG TREES OF NH: Author Kevin Martin will present: ‘Big Trees Of New Hampshire: Short Hikes to the Biggest Trees in New Hampshire from the Seacoast to the North Country’ on Thursday, May 4th, at 6:30pm.  Kevin shares stories of big trees around the state, along with information about their history, management, and caretaking.  His presentation brings you through the woods and into some cities all over New Hampshire to find these impressive living parts of our landscape.

His book features 28 hikes across the state to the largest trees and some interesting facts such as: the state's largest northern white cedars in Clarksville that have been marked by bears for generations, and the horse chestnut in Portsmouth that was planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  

Did you know that New Hampshire has several national champion big trees?  Kevin will show and discuss the state’s biggest trees and also discuss one of his earliest big tree finds right here in Atkinson.  (*Come back on Saturday, May 6th when we meet up with Kevin who will take us on a hike to see his big tree find on our own town conservation land.)

Registration is required for this event and the 10am walk on May 6th. Books will be available after the presentation for those interested in purchase.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library and the Atkinson Recreation Commission.

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