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Library Renovation Project

The Library/Annex renovation project will transform Keene Public Library into a model library for the twenty-first century: a center of learning, creativity, collaboration, and community.  During the project the Annex will be renovated, some improvements to the existing library building will be made, and a connector will be built to join the two buildings.


  • Construction Updates

    Work on the existing library building has been completed, though some of the collection is still in transition. Everything should be in its final place soon!  Landscaping is well underway, a lot of the fencing has been removed, and furniture is arriving for the new spaces. And we are now accepting book donations for the Friends again!  See further information about that below.

    Grand Opening Scheduled for June 23
    Committees are busily planning festivities to celebrate the newly-refurbished and expanded library. Please join us on Sunday afternoon, June 23, from 2-6 pm at 60 Winter St. for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony, tours of the new spaces, entertainment, demonstrations, and exhibits.

  • Book Donations

    The Friends are now accepting book donations! The donation bin is back in its place in the main lobby. Thank you for your patience as the Friends awaited clearance to use their new space for storage and sorting.

    The Friends cannot accept the following materials:

    • damaged or moldy/mildewed books
    • encyclopedias
    • magazines
    • Reader's Digest condensed books
    • travel guides older than 3 years
    • health or self-help books older than 3 years
    • business/finance books older than 3 years
    • library discards
    • VHS tapes or audio cassettes

    A book sale has been scheduled for October 18-20, in Heberton Hall.  More information about the Friends of the Keene Public Library book sale.

  • Parking Information and the Book Drop

    Fencing has been removed so that the parking spots in front of Heberton Hall are now available again and the book drop has been returned to its original spot, with drive-up access!

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