Category: Tweens & Teens

Did You Know? You can become a fan on FACEBOOK? Go ahead and ‘friend’ the teen librarian!

Did You Know? You can follow us on TWITTER?

Did You Know? You can earn COMMUNITY SERVICE hours.

Contact the youth services director for a volunteer application and availability of hours. You can earn hours by helping at children’s events or by preparing questions and co-leading one of the teen book discussions. Call Kathy Watson at (603) 362-5234 or send her an email at kwatson@kimballlibrary.com.

MAGICAL Kick-Off Event with Peter Boie (All Ages) June 17, 2020 @5:00 PM

The summer reading kick-off show will be magical and virtual! Be ready to be wowed by Peter Boie on Wednesday, June 17th, at 5 PM. Peter has been performing magic for 26 years and has undertaken a new challenge: bringing a magic show to you without ever leaving home, office or school. He has performed in person at Kimball Library in recent years, and this year will be a unique… 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

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

Kimball Library is on Youtube!

Kimball Library staff presents: our very own Youtube channel! We’ll be uploading regular videos to keep you all connected to your regular programming like StoryTime, Steam Team science projects, Pop-Up Poetry and more on the horizon.… 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

Lip Sync Battle: At Home Edition

As a part of our April Staycation, Kimball Library is hosting a Lip Sync Battle! Get your groove on, grab your costumes, props, siblings, family members or pets and film your own Lip Sync music video. Everyone is invited to enter. Starting Wednesday (4/29) post your entry to the Lip Sync Battle on Kimball Library’s Facebook page. You can access our Facebook page HERE. Share your video from this page… Read more

April StayCation 2020

April Vacation 2020 is unlike any we’ve ever experienced, but we’re going to make it awesome anyway! We have lots of virtual and IRL events for families to enjoy from home every day of the week. Stay tuned to our events calendar to sign up for these events. For all live Zoom calls, chat room links and passwords will be sent out to members on the event sign up list.… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 @6:30pm

unwindThe book of the month is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. After the Second Civil War, the Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. However, a loophole allows parents to retroactively get rid of a teenager through a process called ‘unwinding.”Three teens defy the system and run away from their unwinding: Connor, a rebel… 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

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