Category: Children’s Services

Personalized Recommendations

The library is temporarily closed but we have plenty of materials that can be accessed online! Hoopla, Overdrive and Kanopy are all excellent sources for ebooks, audiobooks, and even movies! So many titles can be overwhelming though, particularly when you’re used to browsing in person. To help, our staff here at Kimball Library would like to offer personalized recommendations to anyone who’d like them, from ages 3-103! Fill out this… Read more

STEAM Team (Register Grades 1-5)

STEAM_LOGO_redraw4Join us for this new after school club where you can ‘blow off some steam’ and explore S.T.E.A.M! Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to join us on Monday afternoons to have some fun with our many STEM toys and materials. A different STEM toy and challenge will be featured each week. Kids will be encouraged to work collaboratively to develop both their STEAM knowledge and teamwork skills. Youth may… Read more

Sensory Story Time (Ages 2 and 3) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Creative Words May 25 017 Join us for an exceptional exploratory class: Sensory Story Time! Some story times are too long! Some classes are too easy. Sensory Story Time is just right for your two or three year old who is almost ready for full story time but may still be challenged by so much structure. Join us for one story, followed by an opportunity to play with sensory and art activities that reinforce what… Read more

Register for Preschool Classes

Register your preschool children for classes.  We offer Mother Goose on the Loose for infants to age 3 on Mondays at 10:30am, Bitty Books for ages 2 and 3+ on Tuesdays at 10:15am,  Sensory Storytime for ages 2 & 3 on Thursdays at 10:30am, and Kiddie Lit for ages 3-6 on Tuesdays at 11:30am and Fridays at  11:30am. Registration is EASY on the event calendar icon, or just give us… Read more

CODING Jam w/Osmo (Gr 3-5) Tuesdays, March 10-April 21, 2020 @ 3:30

Future engineers in grades 3-5 are invited to try out hands on coding with Gail Ramsay (Code & Circuit, Amesbury) and Kathy Watson (Kimball Library) with generously donated Blue-bots (robots designed for kids) and NEW coding with OSMO including Coding with Awbie, Coding Duo and Coding Jam.   Class will take place at the library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 from March 10 to April 21. Children may take… Read more

Brown Bag Book Club (Grades 3 & 4) Thursday, 3/19/2020 @6:30 PM

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month. Hope you’ll join in the fun reading at home, then coming to discuss the book with your friends! Registration is required and you’re welcome to bring a lunch in a bag. We always provide sweets and drinks. Why not give us a try? Register now! Our book for March is Nory Ryan’s Song by Patricia Reilly Giff.… Read more

Library Buddies starts March 12th! Register Now (Grades K-3 and Grades 6-12)

libbuddies “Library Buddies” is one of the events that has been bursting at the seams for over 15 years.  This crowd-pleasing event will be happening for 7 consecutive weeks on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm beginning March 12th and ending on April 23rd. Each week teens (youth in grades 6-12) will be assigned to little buddies (kindergarten age through grade 3).  Library buddies will read or be read to for the first 30… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @6:30pm

restartThe book of the month is Restart by Gordon Korman. Chase’s memory just went out the window.Chase doesn’t remember falling off the roof. He doesn’t remember hitting his head. He doesn’t, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.He knows he’s Chase. But who is Chase? When he… Read more

February Staycation Events! Register Now!

Join us during the last week of February for a fun staycation! Come to the Kimball Library for crafts, games, snacks and lots of fun for all ages! Bring a friend with you! *Each program requires separate registration. Non-residents welcome! Click the name of the event to sign up!*   Monday 2/24/2020 Dog Man K-9 Comic Workshop @ 3-4:30 PM (Grades 1-5) Anime Club @ 6:30-7:30 (Grades 6-12) Tuesday 2/25/2020… Read more

Chill Out and Paint (Grades 5-12) Friday Feb 28 @ 2:30 PM

Give yourself some time to unwind, kick back,  and see where your paintbrush takes you. We’ll be watching a few classic tutorials while we work, so everyone can follow along or go their own way. Come for the full two hours or drop in for a minute to paint some happy clouds; it’s all up to you. Paints, brushes, and canvas will be provided. To attend this event, please register… Read more