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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

2017-09-25 Messy Art: Meet & Play

For parents/caregivers with children ages birth - 5 years old. Drop-In, play and meet other families with young children. Each week in the Youth Department Story Room, there will be special fun-filled activities and age-appropriate art activities that will stimulate their senses. And there will be toys and other learning materials in the picture book area of the Youth Department.

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2017-09-26 Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 5 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 an eight-week series, which ends the week of Nov.  3. When you sign up for one class, you will automatically be registered for each class in the series.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs, which may be taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. Photos may be used in print, broadcast, and web publicity. Please check the box on the sign-up form and inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

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2017-09-26 Teen Talk Tuesday: Banned Book Week

Calling all teens - we want to hear from you! Hangout with Jay, the Teen Services Librarian, every other Tuesday to share your ideas on what the library can do better to meet your needs and interests. Each week we'll provide different crafting projects, activities, snacks, and topics to discuss. 


This week we celebrate Banned Book Week and we'll discuss issues related to censorship. We'll also discuss the upcoming renovation project, including the redesign of the YA department, and upcoming programs including Teen Read Week from October 8th - 14th. 

Join us to hear from others and make your voice heard.

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2017-09-26 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 us

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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2017-09-27 Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 5 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 an eight-week series, which ends the week of Nov.  3. When you sign up for one class, you will automatically be registered for each class in the series.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs, which may be taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. Photos may be used in print, broadcast, and web publicity. Please check the box on the sign-up form and inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

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