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2010 Ladybug Award Nominations Announced

Recently, a committee of children's librarians from around the state met and selected the 10 picture book titles that will make up the 2010 Ladbybug Picture Book Award Short List. The award, sponsored by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library, is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books.  Look for these books in the Keene Public Library's Youth Department.

25 ways for eveyone to celebrate Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is a celebration of the technology that teens (and people of all ages) love to use @ your library. 

This list offers 25 ways that teens, kids, and even adults can use technolgoy at the Keene Public Library.  How many have you tried? 

Learn Create Share @ Your Library® during Teen Tech Week

[caption id="attachment_480" align="alignleft" width="265" caption="Teen Tech Week 2010"]Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Keene Public Library[/caption] Teen Tech Week is a celebration of the technology you love to use @ your library ®

Enter "The Struggle for Freedom" Poster and Essay Contest

I'd like to encourage all young people to celebrate Black History Month this February. One great way to recognize the month is to participate in the city-wide Martin Luther King, Jr.  / Jonathan Daniels Poster and Essay Contest.

Michael Rocks Out at the American Library Association

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Recently, Michael Soldati attended the Young Adult Library Services event "Games, Gadgets, & Gurus." Librarians from all across th

Top Teen Book Awards Announced

[caption id="attachment_458" align="alignright" width="196" caption="Going Bovine by Libba Bray 2010 Prinz Award Winner "]Going Bovine by Libba Bray 2010 Prinz Award Winner[/caption] Recently, the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA) announced
a number of awards given to the best teen books of 2009.
The Prin

Youth Book Awards Announced

Rebecca Stead, author of “When You Reach Me” and Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of “The Lion & the Mouse,” are the 2010 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Enter the Morris/Nonfiction book trailer contest!

2010 Morris Award Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s 2010 Morris Award finalists for Debut Authors:

“Ash” by Malinda Lo, by published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers • “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, published by Little, Brown Books for Yo

Get Ready to Enter the StoryTubes 2010 Contest

StoryTubes 2010

TELL>TUBE>VOTE> for fun and prizes

StoryTubes is the public library sponsored "two-minute or shorter" my favorite book online video contest. Entries will be accepted from January 20 through February 28, 2010. The contest is open to all, with prize awards available to young people entering kindergarten through high school.