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Welcome! Our programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library, & other community sponsors. Research shows that reading during the summer helps to maintain & improve students' reading abilities while out of school, & even better – it's fun! There are 4 programs to choose from. All of the programs start on June 20 & run through August 16. If you have questions or need assistance, call the library at 603-352-0157.


To signup for this program, you will need the email of a parent or guardian who will give permission for you to participate by replying to an email. If your parent or guardian does not have an email address, you will need to signup in the library. Once signed up, kids will keep track of the time they read or listen to books & earn bonus points for attending library programs & completing games & tasks online & in the community. Any & all kinds of reading counts! These are are other programs:

Kids that aren't yet reading on their own can still participate - listening to an audiobook or read-along & being read to all count as reading!

This works much like the Kids Game. Participants track time & have challenges but prizes have teen appeal.

Keep track of the books you read. This program has 3 special challenges for participants.

Events

2018-02-20 Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages three to five who can sit and listen to short stories and participate in simple songs and rhymes. Storytime will always include read-aloud stories and fingerplays and may include poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts. 

This is a seven-week series, which begins the week of January 8 and ends the week of Feb 23, 2018. If you have more than one child, please click on the "Group Registration" button and indicate the total number that will be attending storytime. When you sign up for one class, you will automatically be registered for each class in the storytime series.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they indicate during registration or specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.

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2018-02-20 Crazy 8's Math Club for K - 2nd Grade Students - YOUTH DEPT.

We are sorry but this session is full.  Please consider registering for the waiting list and we will give you a call if we have a cancellation.  

Crazy 8's is an eight-week math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids who will build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. Registration is limited to 12 attendees, so please register early to reserve your spot.

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2018-02-20 3D Makerlab

Curious about what a 3D printer is? Stop by one of our MakerLabs, see it in action and ask one of our Makers in Residence questions about the process. She can show you how the basics of operating our MakerBot Replicator 2 and how to use the library's computers and free CAD software to design, modify or download a 3-D model for printing. Participants will progress through the labs at their own pace. Once you can demonstrate an independent understanding of the printing process, you're welcome to sign up to use our 3D printer anytime it's not in use.

Space is limited. To participate in the MakerLab, you should be between 10-18 years old. If you want to use the 3D printer or the CAD software, please sign up in advance. If you cannot make it, please call the Youth Department at  603-352-0157 or cancel your reservation online.


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2018-02-20 Craft-tastic Drop-In Family Art Studio

Drop in arts and crafts group. Come in and see what we're making tonight!

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2018-02-21 Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages three to five who can sit and listen to short stories and participate in simple songs and rhymes. Storytime will always include read-aloud stories and fingerplays and may include poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts. 

This is a seven-week series, which begins the week of January 8 and ends the week of Feb 23, 2018. If you have more than one child, please click on the "Group Registration" button and indicate the total number that will be attending storytime. When you sign up for one class, you will automatically be registered for each class in the storytime series.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they indicate during registration or specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.

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