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Youth Librarian's blog

Keene Public Library Awarded for Tutoring Service

The Keene Public Library is the runner-up in the 2015 Keene Sentinel's Readers Choice Awards in the Best Local Tutoring category. This is the second year that we have been honored with this award. Our tutoring program uses volunteer youth and adult tutors to help students. We also have a virtual tutoring service which connects anyone in the library and library cards holders from home with a professional tutoring to assist with school work, test preparation, and career coaching.

Painting the Sky: The Northern Lights with Alexa Halford, Dartmouth College

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

The Northern lights have fascinated humanity from our beginnings inspiring everything from literature to architecture and scientific pursuits. These lights are perhaps the most visible and beautiful displays of space weather described by fellow guest lecture Dr. Sarah McGregor. We’ll look into the lore of the aurora and how it how it has been scientifically studied.

What do you want the Keene Public Library to look like?

The Keene Public Library has a lot of plans and we need your input!

Engage! Teens, Art and Civic Participation

Mondays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 17 (There is no meeting on Oct. 13)

This is a six-part program is dedicated to helping teens discover themselves through discussion of the visual arts. Select pieces of great American art provide a centerpiece for participants to talk about who they are and where they belong in their community. Engage! Teens, Art and Civic Participation, a pilot project based on the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Picturing America” program.

There's a Dance Party at the Library every Month!

Dancing is a great way to bond with your child and burn a little energy at the same time. Join us once a month on the second Monday at 4:00 p.m. for a Song and Dance Party!

Not only are you having fun but you are developing helpful skills. Here are just a few skills children develop while dancing: 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2014

Last night the library hosted a memorable Valentine's Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Take a look at the crazy things these animals did after their friends dropped them off at the library.

Connect with Your Kids: Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

– Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream,” 1963

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Did you know:

-- King's first civil rights action began with a protest of the segregated bus system in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955.

Library's LEGO® Club Fosters Creativity and Logical Thinking

The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce the next meeting of their LEGO® Club is Monday, May 20 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Interested parties should register by calling 603-352-0157.

Favorite Youth Books

Favorite Books from 2012 by Keene Public Library

More Gingerbread House Pictures

Here are some photos from our recent Family Gingerbread House Workshop.