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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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Libraries ROCK!

WHAT IS A SUMMER READING and LEARNING PROGRAM?

A FREE fun reading promotion and incentive program at your public library! This summer the theme is "Libraries Rock!" We invite you to crank up the volumes with some bookish beats while you ROCK & READ with the Keene Public Library.

WHO IS IT FOR?

We have a program for everyone no matter their age! Everyone can join in on the fun!

WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

Our summer reading program starts on Friday, June 15 but you can sign up now. Then on June 15, you can start reading and counting your time spent reading or books to win special prizes all summer long!

HOW DO WE PARTICIPATE?

Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool KidsSchool Age Kids, and Teens will keep track of the amount of time they spend reading. Adults will keep track of the books that they read. You can either do this online or you can come to the library and report your time or books. While you are at the library, you can enter our weekly raffle for readers. Our Summer Reading Programs will end on August 18. 

WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU OFFER?

Check our calendar of events and/or sign up for a weekly email announcing our upcoming programs.

 

JUNE 23, 2018 ~ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Teen 3D Selfie Creation Lab

It's exciting to print 3D objects like cars and characters, but wouldn't it be cool to have a 3D print of yourself? Well, that's what this workshop is all about - printing a 3D version of YOU! This program is intended for teens between the ages of 12 and 19.

Using an Xbox Kinect, we'll work on scanning each other to get the best digital replica possible and then set our Replicator 2 up to print them. No prior experience is required to take part in this program; however, feel free to register for a Tuesday night 3D Makerlab to learn more about 3D printing in the library so you can use the printer on your own.

 

JUNE 30, 2018 ~ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hamilton Sing-Along 

"And? If we win our independence? 'Zat a guarantee of freedom for our descendants?"

What better way to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 than singing along to the music of Hamilton. Since 2015, Hamilton: An American Musical has been telling the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton through a combination of hip hop and rap musical arrangements.

We now invite lovers of this broadway score to come together to sing along to the original, uncensored Hamilton score. We'll provide lyric sheets as well as project the lyrics on a screen, so you don't have to know the songs by heart, though familiarity will help you keep up with this fast-paced musical. Colonial attire is welcome and encouraged.

All ages are welcome and the event will run for about 2 hours 30 min.

 

All of our programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, with generous support from local businesses.

 

 

  • 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.

    *** Check back soon - still under construction ***

    Adventure

    Awards

    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

    YALSA's Ultimate Teen Book Shelf

  • 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.

    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

    Board in the Library ~ Over the course of 6 weeks, we'll play a specific game, which changes each time we play either by adding expansion packs or advancing through different missions/scenarios. During November and December 2017 we'll be playing Betrayal at the House on the HillIn this fun and suspenseful game, 3 to 6 explorers work cooperatively to reveal rooms, collect items, and encounter events. That is, until The Haunt turns one player against the others. With 50 fiendish scenarios and a different board lay-out with each game, players encounter a new experience every time they play.

    Tuesdays

    Otaku Guild (Anime Club) ~ Watch streaming anime through Crunchyroll with fellow anime enthusiasts every other Tuesday from 3-5 pm in our auditorium. Shows will not exceed a PG-13/ TV-14 rating. Teens aged 12-19 welcome!

    Teen Talk Tuesday ~ The Teen Services Librarian wants to hear from you. Eat snacks every other Tuesday from 3-5 pm and share your ideas on what the library can do better to meet your needs and interests. Help us plan programing, design the new young adult area, and engage in conversation related to library services for teens.

    Wednesdays

    Afterschool Movie Matinee ~ Eat popcorn and watch movies with your friends every Wednesday after school beginning at 3:30 pm. Movies will not exceed a PG-13 rating.

    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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