, Kingston, NH

September 5, 2013

Kimball Library News

By Kathy Watson
Youth Services Director

---- — ATKINSON — Many of our fall story times and events are starting to fall into place; some require registration. Please don’t hesitate and miss out on opportunities for you or your child.

This week’s blip is for a particular story hour that will enhance your child’s knowledge of children’s literature and get them comfortable in a literary setting with other young ones. We offer a class titled ‘Bitty Books’ for children ages 2-3 with their caregivers. You are invited to join us for itty bitty stories, rhymes, finger plays or songs and a simple craft. We offer this each Tuesday from 10:15-11:00 a.m. Registration is now open.

It’s back! When the museum underwent construction we took a year off, but now you may once again sign out a pass for the New England Aquarium. Please thank the Friends of the Kimball Library for the generous donation of this pass! Take a look below at the details. Each pass admits up to four people per visit. The reduced rate is $10.00 per person for all ages. Children under the age of 3 are not included in the admission count and are always admitted free. (Regular admission rates are $22.95 for age 12+, and $15.95 for ages 3-11. Seniors, age 60+ are $20.95) Passes and payments will be collected at the ticket booth. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Passes may not be used with school group visits scheduled with the Group Sales Office, or be applied toward Aquarium boat programs or IMAX shows. Visitors using wheelchairs and visitors with visual impairments are welcome at the Aquarium free of charge. Guide dogs and service dogs are also welcome. Please thank the Friends of the Kimball Library for the generous donation of this pass!

Teens and tween gather each month to eat candy and discuss the book of the month. This is an open meeting and as long as you fit the age criteria you are welcome to join us. Tweens meet the first Wednesday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss the book selected. All interested mature fifth graders and middle school students are welcome. (Not young adults, not children -- hence, TWEENagers in grades 5-8.) Teens meet the second Wednesday and are in grades 9-12. Please ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk. In September, the teens will be discussing “The Heist Society” by Ally Carter on September 11.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website, call 603-362-5234, or email us at