, Kingston, NH


December 6, 2012

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — There’s still time to sign up for the ‘Holiday Drop ‘n Shop’ on Sat., December 8 as well as Sat., December 15. For two hours we will entertain your children with a movie, craft, and some stories. Registration is limited so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Details for the third ‘Holiday Drop ‘n Shop’ on Sat., December 15, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., are as follows: On the second day of Shop and Drop the elves have whispered to me... “Let’s make a holiday themed tile decoration!” Santa’s elves will be helping your children make this beautiful item. The Elves will bring all the supplies to make a holiday scene on tile then seal it with some sparkling modge podge. If you or your child would like to see a sample, please drop by the library and see the craft on display in our lobby.

The movie selected for the December 15 “Drop ‘n Shop” is “Annabelle’s Wish”. This heart-gladdening holiday story tells of a calf and a troubled young boy who exchange their most impassioned Christmas wishes. “Annabelle’s Wish” is narrated by Randy Travis, and carries a holiday message of grace, goodness, and hope. The assortment of characters will appeal to preschoolers, but the message of decency and friendship is ideal for grade-schoolers. This movie runs for approximately 53 minutes.

Did you know? We have cool library links on our website featuring the library calendar of events, NH Downloadable Books (including audio and e-books), museum passes (Currier Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Science, Peabody Essex Museum, Seacoast Science Center, Imagine That!, and Zoo New England), Gale Virtual Reference Library, the NH Union Public Access Catalog (see what the rest of NH has to offer), Transparent Languages, helpful databases, and access to the library catalog that gives you the ability to renew materials online at the touch of a button? These links give you the freedom to accomplish much in the privacy of your home and at your convenience. Do take time to explore the links and the entire webpage ( to keep up with what’s happening at Kimball Library.

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