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.
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 Kids, School 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
"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.