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April 17, 2014

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — The last week of April will be the start of the spring vacation week activities which runs into the month of May. Stay tuned for future articles on the details of each event. This is our ongoing saga. Read on!

Midweek fun begins on Wed., April 30, at 6:30 p.m. Come join us for a spooky good time in a spring time‘ Monster Mash’! We will celebrate with music, games and will create our very own monsters. This event is for grades K-5 and registration is required.

Thursday will be an opportunity for kids to show their creative side. First register so we will have ample supplies, and then drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to make a very simple May basket. Fill it at home with flowers or candy and then hang it on your neighbor’s doorknob! Ring the bell and say ‘Happy May Day!

On Friday we have “The Great Scavenger Hunt Adventure” scheduled from 12:00-7:00 p.m. Bring children in for a simple, fun scavenger hunt around the library or they can choose a more difficult adventure. Tiny trinkets will be given out for each adventurer who completes the hunt. See Miss Emily at the Children’s Desk between to start your adventure.

Got book donations? Come to us.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com.

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