Tag: Technology

Alone Together: Curated Content for Staying at Home

Home quarantining and social distancing are the right things to do at this time. However, that does not mean they’re easy. Attached is a curated list of high quality tools, tours, classes, and connections to artists and teachers that can be accessed for free over the web. Explore the list to keep yourself and your family entertained, and maybe even learn something new! Click the link: Alone Together Ideas to… Read more

Turn it On! (Tech Tutorials)

***COVID-19 ALERT***  We are closed until at least May 4, 2020. You can still get help by emailing kwatson@kimballlibrary.com or calling 603 362-5234 and leaving a message between the hours of 9-5 Monday through Friday.  We’ll call you back and try to coach you over the phone. Tech THIS out!  If you have an e-reader or gadget that you want to learn how to use with free downloadable books, then… 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

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

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

Home with Chrome: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 PM (Ages 10+)

Home with Cchromeplughrome Starting Monday September 9th 2:30-4:30 PM Take the bus on Mondays and plan to spend time doing homework using either your own Chromebook or one of ours. Ages 10+ under library policy do not need a parent to accompany them so youth in that category may come and hang out in the Teen Room to use *Chromebooks and get homework done Supervision will be intermittent. We… Read more

Stop Motion Animation Movie Workshop (Grades 5-12) Tuesday Feb 25, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

We’ll be using library iPads and StopMotion Studio to make our very own stop motion movies. StopMotion animation has been used to create classics like Wallace and Gromit and new hits like Lego Movie. Small toys, characters, and props will be provided, but you are welcome to bring one or two of your own. Bring a friend too, but be sure to register for the event online. Space is limited.… Read more

Turn it On! (Tech Tutorials)

Tech THIS out!  If you have an e-reader or gadget that you want to learn how to use with free downloadable books, then we can help you.  You can have a brief lesson here called “Turn it On!” on your tech toy (Kindle, iPad, iPod, cell phone or other device compatible with Overdrive/Libby App) and learn how to put a free library e-book on it.  This is a basic tutorial… 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