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)

March Madness at the Library!

March Madness board

It's Seuss March Madness!  Vote each week for your favorite Dr. Seuss book and see which ones advance to the finals!


Shape poem

Wednesday, April 12th

Young People's Poetry Readings

Read your own poem, or one from your favorite poet.  You'll be reading to a small audience, seated at a table

*Call the Library to sign up for a spot after school 3-4pm or evening 6-7pm*

Don't want to read?  Join us in the listening audience!

Bingo cardsWednesday, April 19th 3pm

Book Bingo for Kids

Play Bingo, Win Books!


Spring Vacation Programs

Saturday, April 22nd 9am-1pm

Earth Day drop-in craft

Wednesday, April 26th 2pm

Kids Movie (with snacks!)

Thursday, April 27th 2:30-4pm

Lego Building competition!




Preschool Story Time

Stories and crafts for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  

2 Times Each Week!

Tuesdays 10:30am **Note new time**

Thursdays 6pm

Children will be creating an ABC book, learning a new letter each week.  Weekly participation is encouraged, but not necessary

Kids creating

Creative Kids

Thursdays 2:30-4pm

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

Join us to relax, imagine, and create!



Ladybug Award

Click for the 2017 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 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 author.

Isinglass Award Nominees  

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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 2016 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

Family Fun



Sports Illustrated




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