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.
Check out the new Teen Space located on the West St. side of the main Adult Room. It's not completely finished - we're still waiting for some furniture to arrive - but everyone is invited to check out the space and browse the collection.
If you're a teen aged 12 - 19, 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.
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.
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 ***
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Local YA Authors
Homework Help / Digital Resources
Need some help with your homework? Check out these databases offering homework tutoring, access to research articles, and tech training.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.