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)
Library Card Sign Up Month!
Kids age 6 and up can come in with a parent to get a card.
Profile students (any home town) can also get a card.
Get your collector Toy Story library card all month!
Tuesday, September 10th & 17th 3pm
Folktales from Various Lands
Donna Kirshbaum of Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation will be our featured
storyteller, sharing folktales with universal appeal.
This program is most appropriate for children K-3rd grade, but all are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays 10:30-11am (begins 9/10)
Stories and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm (begins 9/11)
varied program for kids grades 3 and up. Homework help is available too.
Sept. 11th Board games
Sept. 18th Play-doh
Sept. 25th Graphic novels & comics
Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm (begins 9/12)
An after school program for kids grades K-6. Join us to relax, imagine, and create!
Sept. 12th Fall crafts
Sept. 19th Painting
Sept. 26th Legos
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
Click for the 2019 nominees!
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
complete 2019-2020 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
complete 2020 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.
complete 2020 list
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