Greetings!
UPDATE ON LIBRARY SERVICE
TAKE OUT AT YOUR LIBRARY!
STARTING MONDAY, MAY 18

With the Governor’s recent easing of the stay at home order for certain businesses, we are able to offer access to the library’s collections again as of May 18th. Welcome to take out at your library! 

If you are interested in particular titles, call us with your library card in hand. If they are available here at Kimball, we will retrieve them and check them out to you. Tell us when you’re on your way between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM and we’ll have the titles ready and waiting for you. Open the front door and you’ll find a table immediately adjacent to it with your materials on it. You won’t enter the building and there will be no physical contact with the staff. 

You are also welcome to place reserves yourself 24/7 through the catalog for Kimball items only. We will pull them the next morning and every hour after that. All you need to do is call us with your library card and let us know when you are on your way. 

It’s also time to begin to return items you may have had out when the Library closed. Please return Kimball materials via the book drops at the side of the building; we cannot accept returns at the front door. After checking them in, they will be quarantined for 4 days. Fines will not be charged during the month of May.
IT'S BEEN A WHILE!
HOW DO I PLACE A LIBRARY HOLD?

The first thing you will need is your library card number.
Next log into the Kimball Library website and click on the black library book icon labeled Library Catalog.

Now you are in the OPAC ( Online Public Access Catalog ), where you log in using your library card number and your password. Your Login is your library barcode number and your password is your last name (first letter capitalized).

Keep in mind you might have changed your password in the past and just can't remember. No problem just give us a call and we will reset it OR click forgot your password.

Ready - try searching for the title you want to read in the search bar. Make sure you choose to search Kimball Library in the drop down menu. We can only offer Kimball Library items right now.

See it? Okay we have it and it is in the format you want ( audiobook, film, print etc.) ~ Just click place a hold and then confirm that hold. For more instructions on how to place a hold please check out this tutorial .

Wait! But perhaps you have never had to search the library catalog on line before. It is easy to use the OPAC for a tutorial just click here.

Don't forget, we are just a phone call or email away to help you out if you get stuck.

STAYING CONNECTED AND SHARING!
10 ESSENTIALS FOR A 
PRODUCTIVE HOME OFFICE
Tuesday, May 12 at 1:00 PM

J oin us on ZOOM to meet DIY Decorator, Kerri Durkee. Many people are working at home during these uncertain times. It's important to have a space where you can work productively and efficiently. Kerri will talk about 10 of the most important things to keep in mind as you set up your home work space.

Kerri Durkee loves to help homeowners connect the dots between their vision and their dream space. Through her company, Better Than Before Home Furnishings & Design, she pulls together beautiful and functional designs while at the same time educating her clients. She lives in Atkinson with her husband, two children, two cats and a rabbit. 

An email to the link will be sent to all registrants one hour before the event. Please feel free to contact Lois at lpowers@kimballlibrary.com with any questions.

MINI MOTHER GOOSE

Miss Kathy invites you to join Mini Mother Goose, a virtual "mini" edition of Mother Goose on the Loose. As always it is a fun-filled program with rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more geared to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. 

THURSDAY CRAFTERNOON

What is Miss Daniele up to next? Join her each week for a fun craft project that can be made at home. 


And there is plenty more fun for all ages. Videos can be found on our new youtube channel  HERE .
BREWING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE:
AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF BEER IN THE GRANITE STATE

Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs.

This special online presentation will premiere on May 8th through the NH Humanities Facebook page. After the presentation it will be archived and available to view.


Upcoming: May 15th Jo Radner presents “Yankee Ingenuity: Stories of Headstrong and Resourceful People”
SAGA OF THE SUBMARINE SQUALUS
(DOCUMENTARY FILM)

Disappointed that you missed the documentary program we had scheduled? No worries, New Hampshire Historian Karen Raynes and filmmaker Mike Garland promise to visit in the future. 

In the meantime here is a link to the film that tells the story of the USS Squalus which sank off the Isles of Shoals resulting in one of the most famous submarine rescues in history. Learn of the sub’s sinking, rescue, salvage and rebirth and hear from the locals that witnessed the May 23, 1939 event.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
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TOWN WIDE BEAUTIFICATION WEEK
Friday, May 15 to Saturday, May 23

Let's clean up our streets? Pick a day and time your family can participate. Join in and clean up your neighborhood streets, parks, and main roads of Atkinson (East Road, Maple Avenue, Sawyer Avenue ...)

There will be: Free gloves and garbage bags outside the Kimball Library building entrance from 9 - 5 on May 15 and May 18th - May 22nd. There will be no supplies outside on Saturday or Sunday.

Leave all the garbage bags on the curbside then contact Atkinson Recreation at commrec@atkinson-nh.gov or 603-362-5531 for the location that you completed. The Atkinson Highway Department will be picking up the trash bags during the week.

The Town asks that people follow COVID-19 guidelines: Please stay home if you are sick. While you are participating, wear cloth mask, wear gloves and keep social distancing. Don't forget to wash your hands?? Also, cover up to avoid poison ivy and ticks!

Sponsored by: Atkinson Departments of Recreation, Kimball Library and Atkinson Highway Department.
24/7 RESOURCES AVAILABLE FROM HOME
FIND A BOOK ~ VIDEO ~ MUSIC ~ OR COURSES
Click on the NH Downloadable Books button to go right to electronic offerings.

Click on the Hoopla icon to access electronic audio books, ebooks, movies & more.

Click on the *Kanopy icon to access documentaries, movies, educational videos and more.

Click on the Universal Class or the Transparent Language Icons to take some courses.

* You will be required to enter your library card number and library catalog password. Email us if you don't know your password.
BONUS BORROWS COLLECTION WITH hoopla
Now through May 31!

Hoopla Digital is proud to announce the  Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,000 top titles and hoopla favorites. This is an effort to provide more content to Patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home. Patrons who borrow from this collection of more than 1,000 titles will be debited zero borrows from their monthly hoopla borrows. Basically they are a bonus to your current borrowing allotment. 

You can then search within the collection by format, release date, date added, patron rating, language, children’s titles only, exclude abridged titles, and exclude PA music titles etc. !
A FRIENDLY REMINDER
FINISHED AND WANT TO RETURN?

The library book drop is open. Feel free to return any movies or books that belong to Kimball Library. For those who are wondering, the book drop is located on the side of the library.

A friendly reminder to not bring us donations. Thank you!
STAY SOCIALLY CONNECTED ONLINE! 
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