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)

Babysitting class is November 4th - see information below

bingo cardsFriday, October 13th 2:30pm

Bingo for Books

Kids age 5 and up

Drop in for a game or two.  Play Bingo - win books!

Movie reel

Thursday, October 19th 1pm 

Kids' Movie

School's out early!  Join us for a Halloween favorite!

Monday, October 23rd 2:30pm

Celebrate Popcorn!

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It's Popcorn Poppin' Month.  We'll be tasting different varieties of popcorn.  Vote for your favorite!

Thursday, October 26th 6pm 

Fun Spooky Tales 

Master storyteller Odds Bodkin tells child-safe spooky tales with voices, sound effects and music on guitar and harp.  Great program for the entire family!

Saturday, November 4th 8am-3pm

American Red Cross Babysitting Course

children with dolls

Boys & Girls age 11 and up

Includes pediatric CPR and First Aid training.

Registration fee $85 (includes book and certificate)

Bethlehem residents:  $20*
    *Bethlehem residents are sponsored by a gift from the Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library*

Space is limited; Registration is required - call the library 869-2409 to reserve a spot


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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


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!



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  

Click for 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.

Flume Award Nominees  

Click for complete 2016 list

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. 

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