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Teen Page

The Keene Public Library is committed to providing materials, resources, and programs specific to the needs and interests of our teen community. 

Browse below for recommended reading lists, online databases, weekly and upcoming events, and other tools the library provides for both the enrichment and enjoyment of our young adult population.

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Teen Space Spring 2019

Check out the new Teen Space located on the West St. side of the main Adult Room. This area provides furniture, computers, and programming for middle and high schoolers between the ages of 11 and 19. The Young Adult collection is available for everyone to browse and borrow, including material shelved within the Teen Space.

Looking for something to do after school or for a cool place away from the summer heat? Come hang out, use the computers (all loaded with Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite), color, or play games like Superfight, Flux, or Betrayal in the House on the Hill.

And we'd love to here from you. Visit the Teen Services desk and tell us what you think of the new look, make suggestions for the space, collection, and programming, and invite your friends to meet you at the new Teen Space.

  • Book Suggestions

    Don't know what to read next? Are you a romantic? Or more inclined toward the dystopian? Or maybe you prefer a good sports novel. Click a genre heading below to view a printable reading suggestion list where we hope you will find your next great read. If you're looking for the next book in a series, use your library card to access NoveList Plus or visit FantasticFiction to look up book titles, authors, or series by name.

    Awards

    Keene Middle School Suggested Summer Reading Lists 2019 

    Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

    Teen Scene

    Genre Lists

    Adventure

    Biography

    Contemporary Realistic Fiction

    Dystopian

    Fantasy

    Ghost Stories

    Horror

    Humor

    Graphic Novels

    Historical Fiction

    Local YA Authors

    Magazines

    Mystery

    Nonfiction

    Poetry

    Science Fiction

    Short Stories

    Sports

    Steampunk

    Supernatural

  • Homework Help / Digital Resources

    Need some help with your homework? Check out these databases offering homework tutoring, access to research articles, and tech training.

    Tutor.com

    Tutor.com

    Connect with a free online academic tutor or career coach to help you study, prepare for tests, write a paper or resume, find and apply for a job, and more. 

    EBSCO Host

    EBSCO Host

    EBSCO Host provides access to a number of databases, including MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Premier, and Middle Search Plus, which provides access to articles from over 140 middle school magazines, each of which is assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is "a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7." Includes sources in medicine, law, environment, business, history, literature, science, and more.

    LearningExpress Library

    LearningExpress Library

    Practice tests and tutorials for GED, SAT, Citizenship, Nursing, Civil Service, and other exams as well as reading and math improvement tutorials. (You will be asked to register at the site in order to access the practice tests.)

    Mango Languages

    Mango Languages

    Interested in learning a new language or practicing a second language you already speak? Mango Languages offers online courses in 72 languages, including French and Spanish, Farsi and Biblical Hebrew, Shakespeare English, and even Pirate. Once you've signed up for a free account, download the Mango Languages app for your mobile device!

    Safari Tech Books Online

    Safari Tech Books Online

    Safari Select offers the latest content in popular technology featuring books on digital photography, home audio/video, computing and home networking, and video gaming. Search across hundreds of titles simultaneously, browse the collection book by book, or pinpoint exactly the chapter, section and example you need in seconds. Available on public Internet stations in the library; to log in from home, call the Reference desk at (603)757-1855 for the username and password.

    TeenBookCloud Library

    TeenBookCloud Library

    TBC is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books.

    Looking forward to some freedom and adventure? Check out the database below to begin preparing for your NH driver's test.

    driving-tests.org

    driving-tests.org

    Driving-tests.org offers 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 commercial driver's license practice test, 2 online drivers' manuals (car & motorcycle), and an FAQ section with DMV-related questions and answers specific to New Hampshire.

  • eBooks and eAudio

    Interested in downloading audiobooks and ebooks, or joining an online book club? Check out the links below to gain access to these digital resources for your reading (and listening) pleasure.

    New Hampshire Downloadable Books

    New Hampshire Downloadable Books

    You can also use your KPL card to access thousands of downloadable audiobooks, as well as eBooks for Kindles, Nooks, iPads, PCs, Macs, Sony Readers, and other reading devices. Use this link to browse over 2,000 young adult audiobooks and eBooks and download them to your device for your enjoyment anywhere, anytime. Available 24/7. Now includes magazines! 

    Dear Reader Online Book Clubs

    Dear Reader Online Book Clubs

    Interested in joining a book club but can't find the time to attend in person? Then try the Dear Reader Online Book Club. Each day you are emailed a 5-minute portion of a book. During the week, you can read 2-3 chapters and then decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday starts a new book. Sign up and start reading!

  • Programs and Events

    Weekly Events

    Mondays

     

    Tuesdays

    Teen Open Hack ~ From 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, teens ages 12-19 are invited to visit the Teen Space to learn about and gain experience using maker equipment, from Arduino microcontrollers and Microbits to 3D design programs and printing. Each program will teach skills teens can use during our upcoming Youth Civic Hackathons, where participants will work with skilled coaches and mentors to develop and prototype solutions to civic problems.

    Wednesdays

     

    Thursdays

    Open Play: Games @ your library! ~ Wanna unwind after a long day at school? Meet your friends from 3-5 pm each Thursday and play video games on our Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Playstation 2 and 3, Xbox 360, and Sega Genesis. Or if you prefer a tabletop experience, cooperate or compete playing one of our many strategy games.

    Strategy Game Night ~ It’s 6 pm on Thursday night – time to put your gaming skills to the test during our strategy game night. Compete against one another playing games like Munchkin or Carcassonne or cooperate with each other playing games like Pandemic or Flashpoint. We have a wide variety of tabletop games to choose from including: Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Boggle, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Coup, and Fluxx, many of which can also be checked out for some home practice! We also invite you to bring in your own games from home to share with others.

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