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)
Monday, August 21st 1pm
Solar Eclipse Party
Watch the solar eclipse with your library friends!
We have proper glasses for viewing on the patio, or watch the total eclipse on the big screen.
Eclipse-themed treats too! Fun for the whole family!
SUMMER READING FOR GRADES
WEEKLY WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS
August 16th 2-3pm - Mixed Media Construction
August 23rd 2-4pm - Lego Batman Movie & Wrap-Up
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
Tuesday morning Story Time will take a break for the summer and will resume September 12th. Join Thursday night
Story Time which will continue as scheduled.
Preschool Story Time
Stories and crafts for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
2 Times Each Week!
Tuesdays 10:30am **see note above**
Note: this program will take a break for the summer and will resume September 14th
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