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It's April and Voting Time for NH Teen Readers!

Stand up and be counted!  Vote for your favorite book. Each April, middle school and high school students across New Hampshire can vote for their favorite nominated titles. How many have you read?  What's your favorite? Stay tuned, next's years nominations will be announced in May 2010. Did you know that you could nominate titles for these awards?   Remember to  ask one of the youth librarians at the Keene Public Library for a nomination in the fall.

It's Time for a Poem

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by enjoying poetry with the kids in your life. We are doing all we can to bring kids and poetry together.

We've highlighted some of our favorite books in a special display in the Youth Department. We have a poetry tree that you can add to by either writing a poem of your own or transcribing a favorite poem.

On Thursday, April 29, 2010 we will be doing a special activity for Poem in Your Pocket Day. And we are sponsoring a Visual Poetry Photo Contest for teens.

Read Books in your email!

Did you know that you can join our online book club and get your reading delivered every day to your email account?  Its fun because . .

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.
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