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Schedule a Group Visit to the Keene Public Library

Groups of Kids can visit the library for tours, presentations, and programs.What better way to introduce young children to the Library than to bring them in for a tour! The library can be a fun and educational place to visit, and we welcome child care centers, preschools, clubs, and classrooms to bring groups of children to the library.

The librarians at the Keene Public Library are happy to include a storytime, orientation, computer training session or booktalks in a scheduled tour to the library. If you are interested in visiting the library with a group, we suggest that you call and schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance. All groups must be properly chaperoned and supervised.

With enough notice, teachers from Keene schools can arrange to distribute free cards to students during the visit.  To do this, teachers will have to send home Keene Public Library card applications to their students.  The complete and signed applications will need to be turned into the library one week before the class visit.

All group visits are individually tailored to your group’s interests and needs, but a group visit may include the following:

Toddlers

A typical visit would include 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and simple book sharing. Small groups of toddlers are welcome to visit the library, but we feel you will enjoy your visit more if you can bring several adults with you. Ideally, there would be no more than two toddlers per adult. Toddlers can also explore the Little Peoples Area of the library where they will find puppets, puzzles, and other fun toys to discover.

Preschool Visitors

A typical visit would be 1/2 hour to 40 minutes long and could include:
blue bullet    A quick tour of the Youth Room with an emphasis on the Picture Book area.
blue bullet    A storytime with books, fingerplays, and songs.
blue bullet    A short explanation of how to get a library card, how to check out, choose, and take care of library materials, and expected behavior while in the building.
blue bullet    Free exploration of the youth department.
blue bullet    Let us know if there is a special focus that you would like us to address. 

Kindergarten Visitors

A typical visit would be 1/2 hour to 40 minutes long and could include:
blue bullet    A tour of the Youth Department.
blue bullet    A puppet show with additional booktalks and fingerplays.
blue bullet    A short explanation of how to get a library card, how to check out, choose, and take care of library materials, and expected behavior while in the building.
blue bullet    Free exploration of the youth department.
blue bullet    Let us know if there is a special focus that you would like us to address. 

1st Grade Through 3rd Grade

A typical visit would be 1/2 hour to 45 minutes and could include:
blue bullet    A tour of the Youth Department.
blue bullet    A storytime with books, fingerplays, and songs.
blue bullet    A short explanation of how to get a library card, how to check out, choose, and take care of library materials, and expected behavior while in the building.
blue bullet    Free exploration of the youth department.
blue bullet    Let us know if there is a special focus that you would like us to address.  

Grades 4th through 8th Grade

A typical group visit might last 45 minutes to an hour and could include:
blue bullet    Brief tour of all public service areas in the building, including the Adult, Youth, Magazine, and Audio-Visual Departments.
blue bullet    An explanation of basic library policies including behavior, how to obtain a library card, loan periods, and material limits.
blue bullet    More detailed instruction in how to use Keene-Link, the library’s online reference and magazine databases, and print reference materials. Tips on how to search for report materials in specific subject areas.
blue bullet    Book talks on a specific subject geared to your group’s interests and needs. Please let us know what you would like and we will try to present a variety of good books for your group.

Call the library at (603) 757-1856 to schedule a visit.  Let us know if you have difficulty visiting the library because of funding or transportation issues.  We might be able to help you with transportation to the library.

 

books Extend your library visit with these recommended stories about libraries, books, and reading:

Prepare your class for a library visit by reading one or two of these suggested books about libraries and reading.

 

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