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Keene Public Library's Summer Reading and Learning Program Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!

The program encourages readers of all ages to dig below the surface and discover everything from the science of everyday things to the envisioning of the future, discovering other cultures, peering into nature and the environment, delving into the unknown and exploring a treasury of knowledge. Join us for an exciting array of online programs for children, teens, and adults. Dig Deeper this summer with KPL! 

All are invited to join June 15 through August 10. It's free and fun for all ages!
 
Participants will look forward to:
  • Attending virtual programs for kids, teens, and adults, including fun performers, book clubs, and local presenters.
  • Earning virtual badges throughout the summer by logging your reading and activities online.
  • Earning a prize for reading at least 15 hours and completing some fun discovery and investigation activities this summer!
To sign up online, you will need the email of a parent or guardian. 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! 

REGISTERING TIPS
  1. If you registered last summer, you could use the same username and password. 
  2. If you are a new user or do not recall your previous summer's info, create a new username and password! Usernames are must be unique to all participants throughout the country, so your personal username may have been used, and you may need to adjust it. Passwords require at least five characters and are case sensitive. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email. SAVE IT!   
  3. Please enter your school and the grade that you will be in during the fall of 2020. Remember, the lucky school with the most registrants will their name engraved on our traveling trophy.
  4. The online game allows you to create and equip an avatar as you read. The Game Difficulty question relates to how fast the game progresses. It only affects online gameplay.

NEW THIS YEAR: 
  • Parents/guardians can access all of their children's accounts from a single log-in using the Family Management Portal.
  • Group registration is available for summer groups and daycares.
  • You can choose a personal reading goal. You do that once you log your reading.
  • This year, we added a community goal. If together we read 4,000 hours, then we will donate $100 to the Keene Community Kitchen.

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 and participating in challenges, you can earn web badges and prizes, which we will mail  to you in August.

If you need help or you have questions, please call the Youth Department at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157.


Events

2021-03-08 Virtual LEGO® Builders Club

We are calling all LEGO® builders! We are meeting via Zoom. Build something, anything, or many things, with Lego bricks. Test your imagination and building skills and share your creations virtually. 

Please register here and make sure that you provide and verify your email address, then we'll send you a meeting reminder.

This event is for everyone! The event will be captioned. If you require another access service to participate or have any questions about accessibility fully, please contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 or gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your earliest convenience.






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2021-03-09 Tuesday Trivia Night

Join us for virtual trivia every Tuesday night. You can play on a computer or a mobile device.

To participate, visit https://crowd.live/MR7AD a few minutes before 6:00 PM to sign in with your name and email address.

Trivia questions begin at 6:00 PM sharp so you want to be ready!

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2021-03-15 Virtual LEGO® Builders Club

We are calling all LEGO® builders! We are meeting via Zoom. Build something, anything, or many things, with Lego bricks. Test your imagination and building skills and share your creations virtually. 

Please register here and make sure that you provide and verify your email address, then we'll send you a meeting reminder.

This event is for everyone! The event will be captioned. If you require another access service to participate or have any questions about accessibility fully, please contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 or gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your earliest convenience.






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2021-03-16 Tuesday Trivia Night

Join us for virtual trivia every Tuesday night. You can play on a computer or a mobile device.

To participate, visit https://crowd.live/MR7AD a few minutes before 6:00 PM to sign in with your name and email address.

Trivia questions begin at 6:00 PM sharp so you want to be ready!

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2021-03-18 STEAMStudio - Cranky Contraptions

Let's make some Cranky Contraptions! Join Jennifer and Amy on Thursday, March 18th, and 25th to have some fun making moveable toys out of wood and wire. This program is designed for children ages 10 - 13. We will provide materials and necessary tools. 

Cranky contraptions are kinetic sculptures that can be whimsical animated creatures or small scenes that come to life by a simple turn of a crank.

Questions? Call Amy Kraemer or Jennifer Momaney at (603) 352-0157. The program is limited to 12 participants ages 10 - 13.  We ask that you commit to attending both of the virtual sessions, be prepared to share ideas, ask questions, and share what you make with others.

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