, Kingston, NH


February 28, 2013

Gale Library News

By Theresa Caswell, Director

NEWTON — If you are looking for activities and reading resources, look no further than your local library. We offer free internet access, the latest bestsellers, audiobooks, music, movies, and much more. Do you enjoy portable audio or e-book technology? The library subscribes to OverDrive, a NH Downloadable Books consortium for both audiobooks and e-books. ( From there you can download to the many compatible devices and enjoy your books on the go! A prefix number is required before you enter your library card number. Please contact the library for this unique log-in information.

Congratulations to our many prize winners who participated in this year’s Winter Reading Programs! Lots of books read and enjoyed. It is wonderful to see the many enthusiastic readers that are enjoying the programs!

School’s winter break is upon us and the library offers a variety of activities to help you engage in some great times! A Game Day Drop-In event will be held on Mon., February 25, all day long. Stop by and play a board game, card game, Wii, and more. Bring along a friend or two, we will be happy to greet you!

Storyhour with Mrs. Mears will be held on Tues., February 26 at 10:00 a.m. Children are invited to hear stories, songs, and make themed-crafts. Always educational and entertaining, sure to bring some smiles to everyone!

A Movie Matinee will be held on Wed., February 27 at 1:00 p.m. “The Brave Little Toaster” film will be shown along with some tasty popcorn.

Teens and Tweens are invited to attend Wii Game Night on Wed., February 27 starting at 6:00 p.m. The games continue through 7:30 p.m.

A second Movie Matinee will be held on Fri., March 1 at 1:00 p.m. The newly-released title, “Hotel Transylvania” will be the featured film and is rated PG.

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  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

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