By Kathy Watson
Youth Services Director
---- — ATKINSON —Ready, set …Summer reading registration is on as of June 17! This year’s theme is underground for all age groups. The preschool and elementary children will be participating in ‘DIG into Reading’ and t/weens entering grades 6 and up will be able to join ‘Beneath the Surface’. The younger kids will have a slew of activities to choose from and rewards to obtain, and the older youth will have activities as well as opportunities to win prizes from the weekly raffle. There is a link on the calendar starting June 17. Be sure to come in and get the rest of the registration jazz.
Once your elementary-aged children have registered, they will receive a summer reading bag with the logo that will have inside a reading log to keep track of their minutes and a calendar listing all the amazing programs we will be having this summer at the Kimball Library! They will also receive a mini newspaper and a coupon for a free kid’s breakfast at Eggie’s, free pretzels at Annie’s, and a free kids’ meal at UNOs.
After they tally the minutes they read each week, come into the library to record them with us. We will enter your reading minutes once each week starting on July 2. On week one, they will receive a shovel to put on our walls. When they have completed the required 100 minutes, they can pick a prize and put a sticker on their shovel to show their progress each week. Please check in with us at times other than immediately before or after a program to avoid lines and waiting.
Please remember to register for the specific events you want to attend. On Thurs., June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. we will ‘Dig’ The Toe Jam Puppet Band (all ages) SRP Kick-Off! Bring your family and friends and join us on the patio lawn for live entertainment. This particular show does not demand registration. In case of inclement weather, we’ll go to Atkinson Academy.
We’ll be featuring at least one summer reading activity per article. Last week we mentioned that on Mon., July 1, will be hosting ‘We DIG Big Trucks Night’ starting at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. Next in the queue is ‘We DIG Ice Cream’ on Wed., July 3. Search for scoops in the flavor hunt and race to the finish in the dessert dash. Top it off with an amazing ice cream treat! Register ages 3-8.
New to the library is a pass for Wenham Museum. The museum exhibits and collections are brought to life through a full schedule of programs and special events. All ages are engaged, entertained, and enlightened by special family programs, such as craft making, art, colonial life activities, musical performances, and more. From pre-school to adult, there is something for everyone.
Also regarding museums, please note the Museum of Science is featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dead Sea Scrolls requires a separate ticket purchase. For library pass holders, tickets for this special exhibit will be $15.00 for adults, $14.00 for seniors and $13.00 for children 3-11 yrs. old, with a maximum purchase of four tickets per library pass. This special library pass is available to the pass holder only for the date shown on the library pass and is based on the availability of tickets. Tickets must be purchased in-person only at the Museum box office Red Line and patrons must have their library pass in hand at the time of purchase. It is recommended to arrive early in the day on weekends, school vacations and holidays, as entry times sell out 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.