By Kathy Watson
Youth Services Director
---- — ATKINSON —We are in the gathering stages for the fall book sale that will take place on September 28. We accept book donations year round, but twice a year we urge you to clear out what you no longer want and bring them in to us. The Town-wide Yard Sale is coming up and we’d like to have a large selection for folks to peruse and purchase. These items take some time to be sorted through which is why we are asking for them now. We accept books, music, and DVDs in good condition. Please be sure books are not moldy or damaged and that music and movies are playable the entire way through. We do not accept any magazines, text books, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest condensed books. When we receive your donation, we first sort through to see if we’d like to add any of the items to our collection. If we don’t add the item(s) to our collection, we then decide if it is to be sold or to be transferred to “Got Books” or some other worthy organization. Please take care to recycle your unwanted items by helping the environment and your local library. Donations can be received during open hours from Mon.-Fri., (10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.) and Saturday (10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). If you have large amounts of materials, please call ahead so we can be sure to assist you. Please, do not leave them on our front bench or in the book drops.
Fall story times are now on the calendar and are available for registration. All classes begin at the start of September. We have three different opportunities for three different age groups and we have five available time slots. If none of the time slots fit your schedule, please let us know. If we have a minimum of five interested families we are willing to open up another class if it is agreeable with our schedules. Take a look below at what is available. Register early—we do have a space restriction for each class.
Fall for ‘Mother Goose on the Loose’ every Monday at 10:30 a.m. for infants through age 2. Tiny tots with their caregivers are invited to Miss Kathy for simple stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs. It’s not only good for the child, but it’s good for the adults to meet others with young children. It’s common to remain after the session to allow for playtime and socializing for all ages. Playgroups and friendships are formed. Register now—in person, on the phone, or online.
Fall for ‘Bitty Books’ every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. for children ages 2-3. Toddlers with their caregivers are invited to join Mrs. Birr for itty bitty stories, rhymes, finger plays or songs and a simple craft. Socialization and education are all part of this class for little ones. Registration is now available.
Fall for ‘Kiddie Lit’ either on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., Thursdays at 10:15 a.m., or Fridays at 10:15 a.m. Children are invited to join either Mrs. Birr (Tuesday/Thursday) or Miss Celeste (Fridays) for rhymes, reading, and activities to stimulate your child’s interest in and love of reading. Caretakers may stay and listen or relax elsewhere in the library. Registration is currently available for all sections—space does fill up quickly.
For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website www.kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.