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)
The Library building is currently closed.
This includes all meetings and programs, both by the library and by outside groups.
Contactless curbside service will begin Tuesday, May 19th. See 5/14 letter for details.
Letter to patrons re. Curbside Pickup 5/14/2020
How to request materials for curbside pickup
Free Children's eBooks from Tumblebooks!
TumbleBooks, a world leader in online
children’s books, has announced it will make its family of online
libraries available for free to all libraries until August 31!
is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, books,
quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games. Their databases are easy
to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many
books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no
check-outs, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly. Click
on the logos below to get started.
K-6 children's ebook database
K-6 math ebook database
Grade 7-12 ebook database
All ages audiobook database
Free Children's eBooks from MidAmerica Books!
Free access from Abdo Publishing to THOUSANDS of eBooks with unlimited, simultaneous user access!
Abdo Zoom Research
Want more eBooks? Overdrive (nh.overdrive.com) has Always Available Children's ebooks too! Click here:
Fun Children's Science Videos!
Projects to try at home!
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
Why not start now, while you're at home?
To Sign Up: email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and library card number,
your child's name and child's age.
Then download a coloring log and start reading!
Already signed up? Awesome! Keep reading!
Click on the Owl to download
General information on the program and how it works
How to help your child get ready to read
Coloring Page to keep track of reading
Preschool Story Time
Stories and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
Stay after for Open Play: social play for kids, socializing for adults
varied program for kids grades 3 and up. Homework help is available too.
3/18 Tinker Toys
3/25 Board Games & Snacks
An after school program for kids grades K-6. Join us to relax, imagine, and create! 3/5 Stained glass art
3/12 St. Patrick’s Day craft
3/19 Spring Art
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
Click for past winners and current nominees
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.
NomineesClick for past winners and current nominees
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