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)
Home School Spelling Bee - HERE Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Click here to download an application
Gingerbread House Contest
Drop off entries: Wednesday, December 5th 1-7pm
Judging/Voting: Thursday December 6th through Wednesday December 12th
Winners Notified: Thursday, December 13th
Contest Age Categories
o Children 7 and under
o Youth 8 to 12
o Teens 13 to 18
o Adults 19+
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each age category.
Prizes provided by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library
o 1st Place: $50
o 2nd Place: $25
o 3rd Place: $15
o People’s Choice Winner: Gingerbread How-To book
Saturday, December 1st 11am-1pm
Mrs. Claus' Workshop
Part of Christmas in Bethlehem
Stories with Mrs. Claus, crafts, and cookie decorating
Presented by the Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library
Thursday, December 13th 2:30-4pm
Part of our Creative Kids program
Spend the afternoon making gifts for your family at this drop-in craft extravaganza!
Preschool Story Time
Stories and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
2 Times Each Week!
Tuesdays 10:30am AND Thursdays 6pm
An after school program for kids 5-12. Something different each week: crafts, STEM, Legos and more.
Join us to relax, imagine, and create!
new program just for kids grades 4 and up. Lots of activities
planned: STEM projects, crafts, movies and more!
Homework help is available too.
Don't be bored. Join us on
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
Click for the 2018 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 2017-18 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
complete 2018-19 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.
complete 2018-19 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