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)

Strega Nona cover artMarch Madness at the Library!

Join in the madness, library-style.  Vote for your favorite Tomie dePaola book.

Will your book make it to the finals?

Voting begins Tuesday, March 13th

Thursday, March 15th 1:30pm

 Gears! Gears! Gears!

gears toy

School's out early.  Join us for a building and engineering afternoon.

Peeps Diorama Contest!


Be a part of the Library's First ever Peep Diorama Contest!

Create a diorama of Peeps based on a book of your choice

Submit your diorama and entry form by Monday, March 26th

Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 31st and will receive a book store gift certificate

Get all the details here check mark


Preschool Story Time

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

2 Times Each Week!

Tuesdays 10:30am

Thursdays 6pm

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!

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 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  

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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

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