Category: News

PSST–Summer Reading Registration Start-Up (June 5, 2020)

Wow, where has the time gone?  It’s hard to believe that school is out and registration for this year’s ‘Imagine Your Story’ at Kimball Library starts June 5, 2020. As you can imagine, there will be changes this year, but we are keeping those a secret as of this website release. Just know that registration will be available online and we will have exciting programs and magical things up our… Read more

Census Response Rate Challenge

Please join us in the Census Response Rate Challenge.  This is a friendly challenge between the libraries in Atkinson, Hampstead, Plaistow, and Sandown. As of April 22nd, Atkinson had a 63.7% rate and increase of 2.0 in a week. Atkinson continues to lead the challenge. Share these links with your neighbors and help out the Census. You can actually go online and check out the current response rate by state… Read more

Great Stone Face Voting Is Here

Calling all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! Check out the list of books nominated for this year’s Great Stone Face Award. Did you read any of them yet? The title with the most votes will be the winner, so make your voice heard! VOTE HERE! … Read more

Town Beautification Week (5/15 to 5/23)

Town of Atkinson Departments of Recreation, Kimball Library and Highway sponsored TOWN WIDE BEAUTIFICATION WEEK . Let’s clean up our streets! Friday, May 15 ~ Saturday, May 23, 2020 . Pick the day and time your family can participate. Pick up free gloves and garbage bags from Kimball Library outside the library building entrance. 9 AM ~ 5 PM – Fri., May 15 and Mon., May 18th thru Fri., May… Read more

Celebrate National Library Week with Us!

FIND THE LIBRARY AT YOUR PLACE is the theme for National Library Week April 19-25, 2020. This week, the Kimball Library invites all community members to find the library at their place by visiting our website to access virtual services and resources.  In times of crisis, libraries respond to their community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, libraries continue to make a difference in people’s lives… Read more

COVID-19 UPDATE (3/17/2020)

TRUSTEES OF THE KIMBALL LIBRARY 5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, NH 03811 The Kimball Library Trustees have determined that the Library will close at 8 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and remain closed through Monday, April 6, 2020 in response to the Covid19 virus. The Trustees wish to protect patrons and staff from contracting the pandemic virus. The Trustees will work with local and state advisory services to determine when… Read more

T/ween Book Voting is Here!

  Teens and tweens: Make your voice heard! Check out the nominated titles for this year’s Great Stone Face, Flume and Isinglass awards. Nomination and voting is all t/ween-run. So seize your moment and pick your winner!       The Isinglass Award (Gr 7-8)  Check out the nominees and vote HERE. ISINGLASS nominees that can be found online through Overdrive: Saints and Misfits Gunslinger Girl Refugee Librarian of Auschwitz… Read more

Kimball Library HotSpots (Available to loan!)

They are hot! They are Hotspots! You may not know that we currently own two that are available for lending. The Wi-Fi Hotspot is about the size of a deck of cards and can link up to 15 devices to the internet at the same time. The Wi-Fi Hotspot is portable and simple to use. The Hotspot connects to T-Mobile’s cellular network. By connecting your phone, tablet, or other wireless-enabled… Read more

Children’s Room iPads

We have loaded them up with book and early literacy apps, and you will be able to check them out to a designated area by the Children’s Information Desk and use them for one hour.  Most of the apps are appropriate for preschool age children as well as there are some that you can use with toddlers.  There are some apps that are geared for elementary age as well.  This… Read more


weatheralertWhen it’s snowing, icing, mixing and miserable, we get a LOT of calls wondering if we’re open or if programs are running. Just because school is closed does NOT mean that the library is closed. However, we do sometimes close early/ open late or cancel programs. If we modify our hours you can check on WMUR, our website, and Facebook. On the website will be specific details regarding program cancellations. … Read more