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!
It's Seuss March Madness! Vote each week for your favorite Dr. Seuss book and see which ones advance to the finals!
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!
Wednesday, 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**
will be creating an ABC book, learning a new letter each week.
Weekly participation is encouraged, but not necessary
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