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July 4, 2013

Kimball Library News

By Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —It’s not too late to register for summer reading. Please sign up for the program as a whole and then for each individual event your child or t/ween wants to attend. Raffle tickets for the t/weens may be submitted now. Recording minutes for prizes for the Dig into Reading program may be submitted weekly starting July 1. If you don’t play, you can’t win. Play!

The saga of presenting an activity or two each week for your attention continues. Before we talk about what’s on the horizon, once again let’s recap a few you don’t want to miss. Please register and come down on Mon., July 8, 6:30 p.m. as ‘We Dig Big Potatoes’ with kids (grades K-5) and also register for Wed., July 11, 6:30 p.m. (grades 5-12) for the ‘Liar & Spy’ t/ween book event.

We ‘DIG’ toad abodes! Dig into designing your own container garden for the mythical creature of your choice. Pixies, toads, or fairies will be welcome after you’ve created a home for them using natural and store bought materials. (Think dish garden but much more creative.) Each of the class times on Thurs., July 11 are offering the same exact module. Please select only one class at either 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. Register children in kindergarten to grade 5 in person, online, or over the phone.

We are ‘Mad’ about dinosaurs and we ‘Dig’ dinosaurs, too! Mad Science is back in town and they are offering a special class for kids entering grades 1-4. This hands-on science workshop allows children ages 6-9 to see how scientists learn about dinosaurs.

Your readers will dig for fossils, identify our extinct friends, and even get a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home! Register to attend on Mon., July 15, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This class is limited to 25 children maximum and is geared for the suggested ages. Please only sign up children who can definitely come and fit in the grade/age perimeters. Residents only, please, for this module.

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