Library News: Kimball

The Saukkola family knew Hunter, 5, enjoyed paging through books. They just didn’t know how much. This fact became evident when the upcoming Kimball school kindergartner stunned his family and library staff by doing something highly unusual – reading 1,000 books between March 7 and June 17. “Once we started reading, we never stopped,” Hunter’s mom Erin said with a grin. Hunter is a recent graduate of Kimball Library’s newly created 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The...
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus there are prizes!  The goal of the program is to have parents and caregivers read to their children from the time they are born until they begin school and beyond. This will help their child develop a love for reading and help their child enter school ready to learn. Brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,...
Kindermusik at the Kimball Library - Monday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. Come Experience what Kindermusik is all about at the Kimball library on Monday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.  In this action-packed story time, participants will use their imaginations to visit the farm and dance with the chickens! Children will practice their fine-gross motor skills as they gallop like horses, drive pretend cars and create pretend peanut butter sandwiches. Singing, instrument play, and movement all...
Don’t miss the hilarity and magic of Nathan Stockwell as he performs his Family Comedy Magic Show with a “knock your socks off ending" at the Kimball Public Library on Monday, July 13 at 2:30 p.m. Nathan's show is a big hit for all ages as it allows the children to be the main focus while providing entertainment the adults won't want to miss.  No registration is necessary. This program is funded in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
For six weeks beginning Feb. 1, the Kimball Public Library will be participating in a statewide one-book program called Once Upon a Reader. The book selected for the inaugural 2014-2015 Once Upon a Reader program is ‘Moo!’ The book was written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, both Minnesota residents. ‘Moo!’ is the winner of the 2014 Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature. Each week the library will have self-guided programs available for parents and their...
The Steampunk Jewelry Program at Kimball was filled to capacity with eager library patrons who had come to learn about this innovative, creative style of jewelry making. On Saturday, Feb. 8, attendees braved the cold to come to the Kimball library to learn how to assemble unique pieces of jewelry made from recycled pieces and parts from items such as watches, clocks, chains and necklaces. Guided by Paynesville artist Jen Anfinson, attendees created unique, personalized jewelry. Based on...
Author and 1998 Kimball High School graduate Gwen Anderson will visit the Kimball Library on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10:00 a.m. Gwen was a normal teacher, married for just over two years, when her personal storm broke. Gwen was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced an unexpected divorce. She found herself dealing with cancer treatments and divorce while struggling to keep her home, job, and sanity. A longtime keeper of journals, she shares her quiet inner struggles in her book titled, My...
Ice Cream, a magician, face painting and books! What a great way to kick off the Summer Reading Program at the Kimball Library! On June 3 the Willow Creek Park Shelter in Kimball was bustling with activity as the Summer Reading Program was set to get underway. To kick off the event, attendees were offered ice cream cups donated by Kemps Dairy and handed out by the Stearns County Dairy Princess. Volunteers were also on hand to paint children's faces and hands. In addition, the Kimball...
Kimball National Honor Society (NHS) recently returned to the Kimball Public Library for some serious spring cleaning. The NHS first cleaned the library in 2011-12 school year, and they have since adopted it as an annual service project. Students arrived on a Friday morning during their spring break to wipe down every shelf in the library. The process included removing the materials, washing and drying the shelves then returning the materials in the correct order. No flat surface was...
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 16 children and parents were entertained by a lively, fast-paced puppet show presented by puppeteer Anne Sawyer-Aitch at the Kimball Library. Attendees were entertained by Anne’s unique program which is a high quality shadow puppet presentation. To add to the fun, the program also includes lively music which helps to keep the attention of even the youngest audience member. The story of Nalah and the Pink Tiger is based on a very imaginative little girl who ends up...