After over 20 years working for the East Kingston Public Library, Diane is retiring!
Diane started at the East Kingston Public Library in 1999 working in the Pound School with Tracy. She worked her library job alongside her art teaching job at the Barnard School in South Hampton.
Over the years, Diane has put together amazing programs focused around art for all ages. Zoe remembers when they made t-shirts with leaves and bleach in the driveway of the Pound School fro summer reading in the early 2000's. She still has the shirt! Heather said one of her favorite memories of the Pound School was when Diane and Tracy greeted her behind the desk ready to help with whatever she needed.
Diane created the most beautiful displays. Try as all the rest of the staff might, they could never make as beautiful as Diane did. Diane has hosted programs like Shibori tie dye, barn quilt paintings, and sewing classes. She has taught both children and adults quilting techniques for all levels. Over the years, she created her beautiful quilts for the Friend's Quilt Raffle. She was also adept at finding amazing artists to display their art collections. Since COVID-19 struck, Diane has been working on an East Kingston history project, talking to homeowners and writing histories of the oldest buildings in town, as well as cataloging and categorizing all of our oldest documents.
Diane has been instrumental in the function and growth of our town library. She will be greatly missed and we wish her the best in her future endeavors! Happy retirement, Diane!
Due to the inclement weather, both the East Kingston Public Library and the Pound School Used Book Store will be closed today. Please stay safe out there!
We will open back up tomorrow for normal hours.
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Starting December 6th, the Library will be sporting brand new hours! We hope these hours make it more accessible for all. See you soon!
Craft kids will be available for pickup starting on December 6th.
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Our annual giving tree is up! We have tags from Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels for home-bound senior citizens, as well as 5 families in East Kingston who need a little extra help for the holidays this year.
Meals on Wheels tags are due December 10th.
EK Family tags are due on December 17th.
If you'd like to grab a tag, you can stop by at any point when the library is open. Please make sure you check out the tag at the front desk!
We also have an extra wishlist from Meals on Wheels, if you'd rather do that. Santa's Wish List is below.
Thanks for making christmas a little brighter for someone this year!
Suggestions for Santa Wish List
Every Friday morning at 10am, we have virtual Story Hour!
We meet via Zoom, read 3-4 books and do a craft together. Craft kits are sent home at the beginning of each month with the entire months crafts inside the bag, so everyone has what they need to have the most fun!
If you'd like to join, just give us a call or send us an email. We hope you'll join us!
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