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)
A Town-wide Summer Program!
How many books can a town read in one summer? We want to know!!
Every book read adds a mosaic piece to our mural.
When you finish a book, let us know:
» Email us: email@example.com
» Stop in and tell us
» Post it on our Facebook page (BethlehemLibraryNH)
»Post it on our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKMZC7M
No sign up required! No library card necessary!
Bethlehem residents only, please
Program runs through Labor Day
Summer Reading Program for kids PreK-4th
June 26th 11am - Kickoff at the Colonial!
Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley: “Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll & READ!”
Steve Blunt and children's author Marty Kelley team up to offer
sing-along, read-aloud, laugh-a-lot musical entertainment!
Fun for the whole family!
Tuesdays in July 11am - Libraries Rock programming
July 3rd - White Mountain Science - making music with technology
July 10th - Mary Sturtevant - making music together with flutes
July 17th - Marsha Dickerman - sing along
July 24th - Jillian Reed - concert
July 31st - Barbara Treadway - Introduction to Rock Climbing
Thursday, July 19th 10am
CLiF Summer Readers Program
Storyteller Simon Brooks
Every child goes home with a new book!
Co-hosted by Bethlehem Elementary School
Tuesday, August 7th 11am - Finale at the Town Gazebo!
Grammy-nominated singer Judy Pancoast Performs
Singer/songwriter Judy Pancoast performance
Friends of the Library serve up ice cream sundaes for everyone
Prizes will be awarded to those children who turned in reading logs
Summer Reading Program for Tweens/Teens Grades 5-12
Pick up a 9-square Bingo card. Complete the card, get a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize.
Complete multiple cards for more chances to win!
Friday, June 29th 2pm
For Tweens/Teens only
Snacks will be served
Friday, August 3rd
Everyone who completed a bingo card is invited, and may bring a friend
Grand Prize winner will be announced
Preschool Story Time
Stories and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
2 Times Each Week!
Tuesdays 10:30am (until 6/19; will resume in the fall)
Thursdays 6pm (continuing through the summer)
Thursdays 2:30-4pm (until 6/21; will resume in the fall)
An after school program for kids 5-12. Something different each week: crafts, STEM, Legos and more.
Join us to relax, imagine, and create!
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
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