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.
While schools and the Keene Public Library are closed you can still enjoy great reads, activities, games, apps, etc... right in your own home.
Download eBooks and eAudio from New Hampshire Downloadable Books
Read of listen to eBooks and eAudio at TeenBookCloud Library
Need homework help? Wanna study for the SAT or ACT? Visit Tutor.com
Want to learn a new language? Visit Mango.com.
Design something amazing using Tinkercad.com
- Design challenge for the Week of March 16 - design a sign of Spring
- If you're new to 3D modelling, visit Tinkercad.com, create an account, and use the tutorials found under the LEARN tab on the top toolbar to learn how to place, view, move, rotate, and group objects
- Think of signs you've seen that Spring is coming. Have you see geese or robins? Have you noticed early flowers or frogs? What does the coming of Spring mean to you?
- Choose a sign of Spring you would like to design and think about how you can create it as a 3D model
- Begin creating your design in Tinkercad.com
- When your design is complete, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and Jay, the Teen Services Librarian will print it for you
Make a craft - there are many crafts that can be made with household supplies
Kumihimo Round Braids - Cut a small piece of cardboard or a cereal box into an octagon and find a few pieces of string to make a braid into a bracelet, necklace, bookmark, etc...
How to Make a Paper Airplane - try out these different paper airplane designs. Which worked best? What was the farthest you flew one? Let us know.
More to come....
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 hear 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.