Tag: Children’s Fiction

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Open Registration

Register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and log your reading through our new ReadSquared subscription. http://kimballlibrary.readsquared.com/ If you’ve used ReadSquared to log any reading during the Summer Reading Program, you can log into the same account and start a program under “1000 Books”. If you prefer the paper and pencil way of operations, you can print out coloring sheets to log your child’s reading (they can color the little books)… Read more

Choose Your Own Adventure Club: Mondays @ 5pm (Gr 1-5)

This is not your regular story time. Because in this story time, YOU decide what happens! We’ll meet the abominable snowman, get launched into space, and face off against deadly ninjas, and YOU will get to decide if we ever make it out. Each week, Miss Daniele will read a chapter over Zoom and each page or so, the group will get a chance to decide between two options that… Read more

Book Bundles and Adventure Packs Now Available

  There are some exciting new items in the Children’s Room! Book Bundles are tote bags full of 6 picture books, a craft, and activity ideas to do at home all around a theme. Our themes include Music, Shapes, Froggies, Clothing, Pets, and more! Book Bundles are intended for children in Pre-K but anyone can enjoy them. Adventure Packs are BRAND NEW drawstring packs themed around the beloved Magic Tree… Read more

Unicorn Storytime on Facebook LIVE Every Friday @ 10:30am

Join us for a little storytime every Friday at 10:30am. You can find the video by visiting our Facebook Page HERE. The video will automatically start streaming live at 10:31am. I can’t hear or see you, but I love reading comments and saying hello! If you’re watching and want a shout out, type your name in the comments, or send us a picture of how YOU do storytime at… Read more

Book Genie: Reading Recommendations from our own Youth Librarian

Not sure what to read next? Are you struggling with a reluctant reader at home? Our youth librarian is offering reading recommendations for kids and teens (Grades K-12) tailored to each individual reader. FIND THE BOOK GENIE HERE. And just in time, we are offering Take-Out at the library! If you want physical copies of the titles, you can call the library or put the books on hold online.… Read more

Banned Book Raffle for Kids and Teens RAFFLE DEADLINE OCT 9th

BANNED BOOKS WEEK HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Check out a banned book anytime this week up until 3pm Friday Oct 9th.The final raffle will be drawn at 3pm on Friday.   Celebrate Banned Book Week by stopping by the library and picking up one of the titles that they don’t want you to have.¬†From Sept 28 – Oct 9th, libraries are celebrating books that have been shredded, burned, and removed… Read more

1000 Books Reading Log

There are two options to log your reading for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten that allow participants to join in the program whether you’re staying at home or visiting the library in person. To log your reading digitally, log onto our ReadSquared account and log your books as you go. Log into ReadSquared HERE.¬† Email kwatson@kimballlibrary.com or dguest@kimballlibrary.com to share when you hit the 500 book mark so that we can… Read more

Summer Reading 2020: AUGUST Calendar

We’ve extended our programming through the month of August! Register for any and all of the events below. And don’t forget to sign up for our finale: A VIRTUAL LIVE ANIMAL SHOW with WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS! Mondays: Mini Mother Goose is available to watch anytime on Kimball’s Youtube Channel. Board Bop (on ZOOM @ 5:00pm) is our new virtual hangout for kids in Grades 1-5. Tuesdays: Reader’s Theater (on ZOOM @… Read more

Imagine That Book Club: (Gr 3-5) Thursday July 23rd @ 6:30pm

Meet up on Zoom to hang out and chat about this awesome book: Isle of the Lost by Melissa deLa Cruz, but you may know it better as “the first Descendants book”. Meet up with Mal, Evie, and all their friends as they find their way off the Isle of the Lost. We highly recommend reading this book on our digital app HOOPLA! It is available as an e-book and… Read more

Homeschool Help

Everyone may be feeling a little stuck right now. These are difficult times to navigate, and even harder to take on a role that you may have not been expecting, like a caregiver, teacher, or solo online explorer. Here are some resources that can help boost your homeschool curriculum, or expand your horizons while you’re stuck at home.   Homeschool Tools: Storyline Online (All your favorite celebrities read all your… Read more