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)
Babysitting class is November 4th - see information below
Friday, October 13th 2:30pm
Bingo for Books
Kids age 5 and up
Drop in for a game or two. Play Bingo - win books!
Thursday, October 19th 1pm
School's out early! Join us for a Halloween favorite!
Monday, October 23rd 2:30pm
It's Popcorn Poppin' Month. We'll be tasting different varieties of popcorn. Vote for your favorite!
Thursday, October 26th 6pm
storyteller Odds Bodkin tells child-safe spooky tales with voices,
sound effects and music on guitar and harp. Great program for the
Saturday, November 4th 8am-3pm
American Red Cross Babysitting Course
Boys & Girls age 11 and up
Includes pediatric CPR and First Aid training.
Registration fee $85 (includes book and certificate)
Bethlehem residents: $20*
*Bethlehem residents are sponsored by a gift from the Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library*
Space is limited; Registration is required - call the library 869-2409 to reserve a spot
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
Preschool Story Time
Stories and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
2 Times Each Week!
An after school program for kids 5-12. Something different each week: crafts, STEM, Legos and more.
Join us to relax, imagine, and create!
Click for the 2017 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 2016-17 list
The Great Stone Face Book Award
is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS)
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 2016-17 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.
Click for complete 2016 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
Youth & Family