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Kimball Public Library offering programs July 21, 23, 25, 26

Mummies, Mysteries and More – July 21

Children in grades 2 to 5 are invited to “Mummies, Mysteries and More,” a program at the Kimball Public Library 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Monday, July 21. Join instructors from Science Explorers to learn about mummification and dig for artifacts. Be prepared to dig in and explore the past through archaeology. The attendance limit is 20 and registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Kimball Friends of the Library.


Gavin Hill at Eden Valley Area Library


Gavin Hill is a diverse, inspiring and captivating speaker/writer/author. He motivates all ages with his life story of survival, W-Author-Gavin-Hill-library-event-2012anti-bullying issues, his novels plus children’s musical presentations. He will be presenting his children’s story-musical, William Gray and the Family Next Door at the Eden Valley Area Library’s Summer Reading Program, Wednesday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m. ​His production is an educational tool teaching there is no room for bullying in this world!

Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m. the Eden Valley Library will hold a meet and greet with British author Gavin Hill. Gavin along with Rosie Hartwig will hold a  motivational speaking engagement on discovering a positive approach to life’s struggles combined with artistic style on the wings of photo and verse. Their book, Reflections Upon the Waters of Life, allows you to pause and reflect on the wonders of the world … peacefully sliding away from reality.

Gavin is a well established author with a diverse collection of published books, The Maze, The Blood Tree, The Changling, The Watchman, and The Power of the Zycon. His publisher Jan-Carol Publishing is located in Tennessee.

Don’t miss out on this uplifting opportunity to enhance your day within the realms of positivity.

Gavin’s author web site:

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Upcoming July programs at Kimball Library

The Kimball Public Library is offering the following programs

Sunshine Storytime – July 9

Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to Sunshine Storytime at the
Kimball Public Library 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. Come to storytime to experience stories, songs and a fun craft. The attendance limit is 24 and registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Kimball Friends of the Library.



Eden Valley Area Library June 2014 Book Notes


A column about your Eden Valley Area Library 

Summer has many glorious aspects, but a special one for readers of all ages is that it offers a unique chance to read. Escaping routine through books has long been a special summertime pleasure and it’s still a good time to catch up on some classic literature. So, grab a good book, stretch out on that hammock and enjoy.

Transporting you from the ocean to the wild West to the outer limits of the galaxy are Life of Pi by Yann Martel; the biography, Will Pickett, Wild West Cowboy; and Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card. Check out American Poems: A Passion for Books for a treasury of poetry, stories and essays. And if you’re just searching for a good mystery from a local author, try The Taking of Libbie, SD by David Housewright, three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Awards.

For the sports enthusiasts, there’s Hiking & Backpacking by Victoria Logue. If golf is your game, improve it by reading My 55 Ways to Lower Your Golf Score by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. And especially important for area anglers, find out how to catch a whopper with River Smallmouth Bass by Dan D. Gapen, Sr. or Fishing: Details for Locating and Catching Fish by Jerry Carlson.

Enjoy your downtime this summer with a list of some of our favorite reads. For our littlest patrons, we have Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose or “Buzz,” said the Bee by Wendy Cheyette Lewison. For younger readers there is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney or Junie B., First Grader. Aloha-Ha-Ha by Barbara Park. Both offer a glimpse of summer vacation hijinks.

Older readers might enjoy By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder with Laura going from Plum Creek, Minn. to De Smet, South Dakota or the classic, Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and travel to dark planet of Camazotz. Just looking for a great dog story? Try Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

Terry Pratchett will transport young adult readers to a magical place in A Hat Full of Sky. It’s a rip roaring adventure with 11-year-old Tiffany Aching, a young witch-in-training, battling a disembodied monster with assistance from the Wee Free Men and Mistress Weatherwax. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II offer inspiring stories to help master the game called life.

If you find you’re unable to go off on your dream vacation, you can at least enjoy a good movie. How about a set of eight B-grade horror films including Haunted From Within, Doll Graveyard and Zombie Dearest? That should be good for a laugh.

Those of you familiar with our library know that we are a library of donated books and an all-volunteer staff. If you’d care to volunteer, or just stop in, the hours are:

Tuesdays – 3 to 6 p.m.;

Wednesdays – 12 noon to 3 p.m.;

Thursdays – 3 to 6 p.m.;

Fridays – 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Saturdays – 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Visit, to see what else we have to offer.

“Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year — It brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.”

Author Unknown 



Eden Valley Area Library’s Valley Daze schedule

Thursday, June 26

Family Fun Night – Valley Daze Kick Off – 5-8 p.m. Water Tower Park

Friday, June 27

Library open - 5-9 p.m.

Used Book Sale – 5-9 p.m.

Ice Cream Bar sale (Dilly Bars/Orange Push-Ups) – 5-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 28

Library open – 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rolls, coffee & water for sale (while supplies last)

Bake Sale – 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Book Sale – 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ice Cream Bar sale (Dilly Bars/Orange Push-Ups) 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Raffle Tickets for sale - 8 a.m.-2 p.m.