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Keene Public Library

Meeting Rooms & Event Spaces

The Keene Public Library provides meeting rooms and event spaces available to the public, 18 years and older, for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and informational programs or meetings.  Persons and groups are welcome to use Library space regardless of beliefs or affiliations in accordance with Article VI of the Library Bill of Rights. 

Use of Library Space policy

Meeting Room Reservation Form  To book larger event spaces (Heberton Hall or Cohen Hall), please contact Colleen Swider at 603-352-0157. 

Use of spaces is free for public meetings.  A public meeting is defined as one that is non-commercial, non-soliciting in nature, and open to any person who wishes to attend free of charge. Admission fees, requests for donations, and sales of materials or services are not permitted.
A Library sponsored event, such as an author talk or performance, may include a fee for a book, DVD or CD related to the event.  Any fees must be approved by the Director or Assistant Library Director.

Private meetings or events are permitted as space is available and are charged a fee as described in the Keene Public Library Space Fee Schedule.  Private meetings are defined as those where an invitation, membership, ticket, or fee is required. Examples include but are not limited to;
• private social gatherings
• club meetings
• play rehearsals
• home owners’ association meetings
• for-profit classes
• fundraisers


Auditorium (fixed seats 76) Built-in projector; large screen


Miller-Vincent Room (seating capacity: 16) Mounted televisionTrustees Room

Eppes Room (seating capacity: 8) Wall-mounted monitorEppes Room

Booras Room (seating capacity: 8) Wall-mounted monitorBooras Room

Masiello Classroom (capacity: 12)
Masiello Classroom

Heberton Hall  Includes built-in projector; large screen.  Theater lighting available.

Hall capacity
Chairs only: 240
Tables and chairs: 149 Heberton


Stage capacity
Chairs only: 40
Tables and chairs: 21 Heberton

Use of the kitchen is limited to counters, sinks, and warming oven. The applicant must provide all plates, utensils, etc. There is a refrigerator and freezer for temporary food storage. There are electrical outlets, and a group may bring its own coffee/teapot, etc.

Heberton kitchen

Cohen Hall (seating capacity: chairs only; 240)  Built-in projector, large screen, baby grand piano Cohen Hall

Henkel Collaboration Room (seating capacity: 8)  Use requires Keene Public Library card. May be reserved for one 2-hour period per day; may be reserved up to one week in advance.  

Henkel room

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