2013 pumpkin fest


10 for 10 Picture Books

This August 10th, 2010, librarians, educators, and fans of children's books came together virtually to share and celebrate picture books. The event developed by Cathy Mere and Masdy Robek is August 10 for 10 Picture Books.

Storytimes at the Keene Public Library

Hunger Games Wins Both The NH Isinglass and Flume Awards

Congratulations to author Suzanne Collins.  The Hunger Games has won two NH Readers' Choice Awards: the Isinglass Award for readers in the 7th through 8th grades and the Flume Award for high school readers. Get ready for reading; the 20 Isinglass Nominees have been announced. How many of the nominees have you read? We have all but four of the books; but don't worry, those are on order now too.

Happy Children's Book Week!

It's Children's Book Week (May 10-16, 2010). Here are eight ways to celebrate.  How are you celebrating?

Need Some Advice?

Author John Green gives Nerdfighters advice on going away to college, dumb boyfriends, rewriting novels, how to cure the hiccups, & more. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbIKtuAZrvc]

From John Green: The Mountain Goats Will cure Your Bieber Fever

It’s April and Voting Time for NH Youth Readers!

Did you know that New Hampshire has four separate Readers' Choice Awards for young people? And voting for three of the four awards takes place across New Hampshire every April.

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.