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.
SAT Prep signup begins on January 2, 2018. Registration is limited to High School Juniors until February 1, 2018. Sessions will be held on Saturday March 3, March 10, March 17, and March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and participants should plan on attending all four sessions. Click here to learn more!
You can also prepare for the SATs with the LearningExpress Library. Click here to access important information and practice tests.
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.
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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
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 Hill: In 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.
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.
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.
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.