By Kathy Watson
Youth Services Director
---- — ATKINSON —As summer reading begins to wind down, it’s noteworthy to mention that raffle prizes for t/weens are still being distributed. Get all your tickets in the jar ASAP for prize redemption. The final day to submit tickets for the jar is August 2. Remember the reading challenge? If at least 100 teens registered and got 1000 tickets in the jar by August 2, the Youth Services Director (Kathy Watson) is going to have crazy hair from August 8-31. Get reading and submitting tickets—you still have time to win!
For children in grades K-5, most should be finished collecting prizes by August 12. If you are away on vacation you may redeem for prizes when you return. All summer reading prizes, dig into reading shovels, etc will be put away by August 19. Please redeem your minutes and collect your loot.
Wed., August 14, at 6:30 p.m. is the final combination t/ween reading discussion for this summer. In the fall we’ll be back to our usual routine of tweens (grades 5-8) meeting the first Wednesday of the month and the teens (grades 9-12) meeting the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. In August we (grades 5-12) are discussing ‘The One and Only Ivan’ and, as usual, eating candy. Nom nom! Ivan (a gorilla) is an unforgettable first-person narration story of friendship, art, and hope. Newcomers are encouraged! We have books available at the main desk. Bring a friend and make a friend.
All summer reading participants get a chance to celebrate their successes by participating in the finale that is being hosted on Thurs., August 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. Music will be performed by The Squeezebox Stompers in the courtyard, and when you’re not smiling or dancing you can be eating an ice cream sundae from our famous buffet. You’ll be able to choose from our many toppings. Pack up the family and come on down! We’d appreciate registrations from SRP participants so we’ll know how much ice cream and candy to buy. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website www.kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234, or email us at email@example.com.