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Start your summer reading adventure!  Pre-sign up begins June 1. Our program officially begins June 10. That's when you can start logging your reading and come to the library for a free book for registering, and start reading!  

To sign up online, you will need the email of a parent or guardian. 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 & they will earn bonus points for attending library programs & completing games & tasks online & in the community. Any & all kinds of reading counts! 

In this program, parents & caregivers will read with babies, toddlers, and others. The prizes in this program will appeal to young children. School age kids that are not reading independently should join the Kids Summer Learning Game.
We also have a program for teens and a program for adults. Parents are encouraged to join. When your kids see you taking the time to read, they can learn that reading is enjoyable.

REGISTERING TIPS
If you registered last summer, you can use the same username and password. If you are a new user or do not recall last summer’s info, create a new username and password!  Passwords require at least 5 characters and are case sensitive. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email. SAVE IT!   
Please enter your school and the grade that you will be in during the fall of 2017. If you aren't in school or preschool yet, choose "Not in school yet" from the drop down list.  

NEW THIS YEAR: 
Parents/guardians can access all of their children's accounts from a single log-in using the Family Registration function.

CHALLENGES:
Summer challenges will be found under the CHALLENGES tab or at the Keene Library.  Each challenge has a description and completion instructions!

PRIZES:
By logging minutes read, events attended, and challenges/activities completed, you earn chances to win library and Bruins prizes, digital badges and certificates, and special invitations from local organizations. All prizes and free books are available as supplies last. 

Our programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library, & other community sponsors.  If you need help or you have questions, please call the Youth Department at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157.

Events

2017-09-20 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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2017-09-22 Book Time with Babies and Toddlers

We'll share books, rhymes, music, fun finger plays, puppets, and get-up-and-move activities specially designed for infants and toddlers. At the end of the program, there will be a playtime when parents and caregivers share books, puzzles, or other early literacy activities with their toddlers.

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 taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.

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2017-09-23 Saturday Stories and More

This drop-in storytime takes place each Saturday that the library is open. The storytime will include stories, songs, finger plays, and sometimes simple crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.

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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2017-09-25 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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