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May 29, 2014

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON - Summer is just around the corner, and we are busily preparing all our exciting summer reading events! Please note that if your children are in a preschool story time (Kiddie Lit or Bitty Books), we will have a two week hiatus before instituting our preschool summer IGNITE classes. There will be no Kiddie Lit or Bitty Books classes the last two weeks in June. INGITE will start the first full week of July.

People always have questions about how Kimball Library’s Summer Reading Program works. We’ve anticipated a few of your questions below and are taking the initiative to answer them in advance.

What is the Summer Reading Program? The Summer Reading Program is a program designed to promote reading through the summer months with fun events and activities around a main theme decided by CSLP. The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens, and adults at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.

When does this start and end? Registration begins early this year on June 6th. This will give everyone a chance to start reading early and often before ‘summer-it is’ sets in. The Summer Reading FINALE will take place on August 7th. The last day to redeem prizes for the program will be on August 9th.

What about everything in between? We have so many unique events for you to sign up for we will trickle them out to you here little by little each week. There will be many different activities for all ages and we have a unique summer reading challenge for the tweens and teens. For now, we’ll keep you in suspense about that!

When is the Kick-Off? We are pumped to start the summer on Wed., June 25, at 6:30 p.m., with “Mousetrap Science” with Jungle Jim in our new Kimball Library Courtyard. (Cross your fingers for good weather!) Registration for the kick-off for all ages will be available on June 6th. See below for more details.

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    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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