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May 22, 2014

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — Are you trapped at home by circumstances? Do you love to read and wish you had a way to get to get your hands on some books? There is a way to have books, audio books, etc. brought to your door from the library, thanks to the helpful volunteers from Elder Services.

If you are homebound for a long period of time, or even a shorter one, just a call to the Kimball Library (603 362-5234) will put you on a delivery list. Someone at the library will talk to you about your reading likes and dislikes and take requests for books, audio books, or magazines and arrange a time for a delivery to be made. When you have finished with the items, another call will exchange them for other materials you may agree upon. We hope this will be of assistance and pleasure for you. If this will serve you, please give us a call today!

Inquiring minds want to know of the progress of The Kimball Library Courtyard. Have you heard about our courtyard project? We are embarking on a major fundraising project to add some permanent sitting walls with stairs, expanded walkways, and a patio/performing area. Low voltage lighting will be added as well as a sprinkler system. The work has already begun but we are still waiting for more funds to accrue. With your help, we can better our outdoor programming to make it more enjoyable for all of you! You can donate online at our website www.kimballlibrary.com by clicking the donate button on the right-hand side or you can make a check payable to “Friends of Kimball Library – Courtyard Project.” All donations are highly appreciated

We have a book discussion the fourth Monday morning at 10:15 a.m., of each month, and we welcome new faces even if you didn’t read the book. Come to listen, or join in the conversation. Books are available at the main desk.

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Obituaries
  • 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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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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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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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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