Bethlehem Public Library
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Children and Young Adults

All Bethlehem Public Library events are free and open to all residents and visitors of the North Country!


Children age 6 and up can get their own card
Bring a parent to the library and sign up!
(Proof of residency required)





February Vacation Fun!
Tuesday, February 26th 2pm

Craft Day - drop in and get creative

Wednesday, February 27th 3pm

Game Day - choose from board or card games

Thursday, February 28th 3pm

Movie Day - RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET





History of Hershey Chocolate

Hershey chocolates

Photo Credit: Robert Kaplafka 

Saturday, March 2nd 11am

Laura F. Keyes, historic researcher and speaker, will tell the behind the scenes story of the Hershey Chocolate Company.  Milton Hershey made his fortune, and then...he gave it all away to help children.  This illustrated lecture on the beloved American company is suitable for all ages.

Chocolate will be served!






March Madness - begins March 4th!

Welcome to the world of Jan Brett

Get a head start by reading some Jan Brett books before voting begins in March.  We have a great selection of her children's books!

Then vote for your favorite each week to advance it to the finals!



The Mitten book cover  The Turnip book cover  Daisy Comes Home book cover  Town Mouse Country Mouse book cover 



Mardi Gras Fun!

children in mardi gras masks 

Tuesday, March 5th 3-4pm

Celebrate Mardi Gras with crafts and snacks after school.  For ages 5-12.







Henna Workshop

hand with henna 

Friday, March 29th 3pm

Learn the history of this ancient body art, and try it yourself!
This program is for children grade 5 and up, and adults

Registration is required - call the Library 869-2409 to reserve your spot!


ONGOING PROGRAMS


Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays 10:30am

Stories and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  



Messy paint girl

Whatever Wednesdays!

Wednesdays 2:30-4pm

A varied program for kids grades 4 and up.  Lots of activities planned:  STEM projects, crafts, movies and more! 

Homework help is available too.

                                                                       





Lego tower

Creative Kids

Thursdays 2:30-4pm

An after school program for kids 5-12.  Something different each week: Legos, STEM, and more. 

Join us to relax, imagine, and create!







parent and child


Saturday Stories

10:30-11am



Weekly program of stories for youngsters of all ages

Make the Library part of your Saturday morning routine!






1000 Books logo

NH 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten follows a nationwide early literacy initiative that encourages families to read to their young children and to use the resources available to them at their public libraries. It is a fun, exciting,  and free way to start your child on the path to reading! 

For children age birth to 5 years old

Ask any staff for more information



 

 

 






Ladybug Award


Click for the 2019 nominees!

Sponsored by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library, the Ladybug Picture Book Award was established in 2003 to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books. NH children from preschool through 3rd grade are invited to vote for their favorite in November of each year.

 

Great Stone Face Award Nominees

 Click for complete 2018-19 list

The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH) and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state. Each year a committee chooses 25 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite author.

Isinglass Award Nominees  

Click for complete 2018-19 list
 

The Isinglass is a book award contest for kids in 7th and 8th grade. Middle school kids nominate fiction and nonfiction works, and a committee chooses 20 of the suggested books. Voting for the favorite book on the list takes place in the spring. Like the Great Stone Face Award, the Isinglass Award winner is announced in May.

Flume Award Nominees

Click for complete 2018-19 list

The Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award was created in 2005 in response to a New Hampshire teens' request to have a book award geared towards high school students. This award is a state-wide venture led by a collaborative effort from school and public librarians. Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians then narrow the group of titles to a list of 13. Teens then vote for the winning title from the list of 13. 


Youth & Family Magazines

Glamour

Parents

Sports Illustrated


 

 







 









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