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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 pick up a log sheet at the library. All of the programs start on June 10 & run through August 12. If you have questions or need assistance, call the library at 603-352-0157.

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! 

We have four separate programs (Very Young KidsSchool Age KidsTeens, and Adults). You can choose the one that fits you best. 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.

  1. 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!   
  2. Please enter your school and the grade that you will be in during the fall of 2017. Remember, the lucky school with the most registrants will their name engraved on our traveling trophy.

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

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

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. 


2018-01-19 Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you're new to knitting or an old pro, this club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on or one that you would like help with.  Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 



2018-01-20 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.



2018-01-20 Universal Class Sampler

Did you know the library offers online classes in creative writing, HTML, test prep, wedding planning and more?  Learn something new today! You can choose from 500 free online continuing education classes through Universal ClassT. These self-paced non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. 

Come to our introductory workshop on Saturday, January 20th to learn all about it!


2018-01-22 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.


2018-01-22 Library Build-a-Rama!

Calling all builders! Come build with LEGO® bricks, KEVA planks, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, marble runs, Magna-Tiles, K'NEX, Squigz, and much more! A variety of materials will be provided for young architects to test their creativity through play and construction. Our Build-a-Rama club is open to kids of all ages.