Archive for October, 2010

The library will be hosting a coffee hour from 10:00 to 11:00 on Monday and Wednesday mornings beginning November 1st.  Please join us and others for a visit.  Also, the library board will be sponsoring a bake sale to provide funds for the Microfilm Reader Printer machine.  Please sign up at the library if you are willing to make a baked item for the sale.

Statistics show that a majority of people in other countries learn 2-3 or more different languages.  In the U.S. only 9% of the population knows a second language.  The library is willing to offer the community access to an online language learning site if there is any community interest.  The Mango Learning Company provides online access to 33 different languages plus 15 English as a second language programs.  The languages offered include Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, German, and more.  There is unlimited access in the library or from your home as long as you are a library patron.  The lessons are shown with sounds, grammar, repetition and feedback.  There are also cultural notes that help understand how their language works in different situations.  Their goal is getting you to conversational language quickly, not just words and their meanings.  I did a trial on Japanese and German and was impressed.  Please let the library know if you are interested in this offering.

Yes, it’s that time of year again: Halloween!

And there is no better way to celebrate it then with a parade featuring all of Kimball’s youngsters dressed as ghouls, goblins and who knows what else!

The Halloween Parade will be on October 28th and everyone is to meet in front of the Library at 4:00p.m.

Also, don’t forget to ask the Great Pumpkin for good weather this year!

                Wow! I can hardly believe it is October already. The months seem to fly by faster and faster every year, but it’s nice to see that our patrons still take time out of their busy schedules to curl up with a book or listen to one of our audio books.

                October has a lot of fun holidays and events including Columbus Day, which we will be closed for, and Halloween, which is another post all on its own! But a little known fact about October is that from the 17th to the 23rd it is Friends of the Library Week.

                The Kimball Friends of the Library do so much for our library that it’s nice to take a week just to honor them. Every year they raise money through book sales and donations. This year in particular they have used the money they raised to help pay for new large print books and a new shelf some of you might have noticed!

                So the staff of the library would like to give a big thank you to the Friends of the Library for everything they have done and will continue to do!