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.
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.
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.
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?
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.