Teen Space

Keene Public Library

Teen Page

The Keene Public Library is committed to providing materials, resources, and programs specific to the needs and interests of our teen community. 

Browse below for recommended reading lists, online databases, weekly and upcoming events, and other tools the library provides for both the enrichment and enjoyment of our young adult population.

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YA New Book Shelf

Download eBooks and eAudio from New Hampshire Downloadable Books

Want to learn a new language? Visit Mango.com.

Design something amazing using Tinkercad.com

  • Design challenge for the Spring - design a sign of Spring
    • If you're new to 3D modeling, visit  Tinkercad.com, create an account, and use the tutorials found under the LEARN tab on the top toolbar to learn how to place, view, move, rotate, and group objects
    • Think of signs you've seen that Spring is coming. Have you see geese or robins? Have you noticed early flowers or frogs? What does the coming of Spring mean to you?
    • Choose a sign of Spring you would like to design and think about how you can create it as a 3D model
    • Begin creating your design in Tinkercad.com
    • When your design is complete, email it to jfee@ci.keene.nh.us and Jay, the Teen Services Librarian will print it for you

Make a craft - there are many crafts that can be made with household supplies

  • Kumihimo Round Braids - Cut a small piece of cardboard or a cereal box into an octagon and find a few pieces of string to make a braid into a bracelet, necklace, bookmark, etc...

  • How to Make a Paper Airplane - try out these different paper airplane designs. Which worked best? What was the farthest you flew one? Let us know.

More to come....


Teen Space Spring 2019

Check out the new Teen Space located on the West St. side of the main Adult Room. This area provides furniture, computers, and programming for middle and high schoolers between the ages of 11 and 19. The Young Adult collection is available for everyone to browse and borrow, including material shelved within the Teen Space.

Looking for something to do after school or for a cool place away from the summer heat? Come hang out, use the computers (all loaded with Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite), color, or play games like Superfight, Flux, or Betrayal in the House on the Hill.

And we'd love to hear from you. Visit the Teen Services desk and tell us what you think of the new look, make suggestions for the space, collection, and programming, and invite your friends to meet you at the new Teen Space.

  • Book Suggestions

    Don't know what to read next? Are you a romantic? Or more inclined toward the dystopian? Or maybe you prefer a good sports novel. Click a genre heading below to view a printable reading suggestion list where we hope you will find your next great read. If you're looking for the next book in a series, use your library card to access NoveList Plus or visit FantasticFiction to look up book titles, authors, or series by name.


    Keene Middle School Suggested Summer Reading Lists 

    Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

    Teen Scene

    Genre Lists



    Contemporary Realistic Fiction



    Ghost Stories



    Graphic Novels

    Historical Fiction

    Local YA Authors





    Science Fiction

    Short Stories




  • Homework Help / Digital Resources

    Need some help with your homework? Check out these databases offering homework tutoring, access to research articles, and tech training.

    EBSCO Host

    EBSCO Host

    EBSCO Host provides access to a number of databases, including MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Premier, and Middle Search Plus, which provides access to articles from over 140 middle school magazines, each of which is assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is "a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7." Includes sources in medicine, law, environment, business, history, literature, science, and more.

    Mango Languages

    Mango Languages

    Interested in learning a new language or practicing a second language you already speak? Mango Languages offers online courses in 72 languages, including French and Spanish, Farsi and Biblical Hebrew, Shakespeare English, and even Pirate. Once you've signed up for a free account, download the Mango Languages app for your mobile device!

    Looking forward to some freedom and adventure? Check out the database below to begin preparing for your NH driver's test.



    Driving-tests.org offers 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 commercial driver's license practice test, 2 online drivers' manuals (car & motorcycle), and an FAQ section with DMV-related questions and answers specific to New Hampshire.

  • eBooks and eAudio

    Interested in downloading audiobooks and ebooks, or joining an online book club? Check out the links below to gain access to these digital resources for your reading (and listening) pleasure.

    New Hampshire Downloadable Books

    New Hampshire Downloadable Books

    You can also use your KPL card to access thousands of downloadable audiobooks, as well as eBooks for Kindles, Nooks, iPads, PCs, Macs, Sony Readers, and other reading devices. Use this link to browse over 2,000 young adult audiobooks and eBooks and download them to your device for your enjoyment anywhere, anytime. Available 24/7. Now includes magazines! 



    Hoopla offers thousands of music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics, all available for mobile and online access. Keene Public Library cardholders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles — from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers — available to borrow 24/7 for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, and computers.

  • Programs and Events


    Teen Gaming Drop-In 3:30pm - 5:30pm ~ Teens ages 11-19 are welcome to game together every Thursday after school in the Teen Space! Check out our Nintendo Switch and play Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart, or a variety of other games. You’re also welcome to break out one of our many board games, or you can even bring one of your own games to share (must be rated Teen or below)! 


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