Join us in creating a new chapter in the history of the Keene Public Library.

Explore this site for information about the need, planned enhancements, renovations and more. We invite you to become a part of this important project by supporting the $5 million campaign with a donation – every contribution helps us reach our goal together.


Affordable Art Sale: Saturday, September 30 

10 am – 4 pm Heberton Hall

  • Framed reproductions and photographs by well-known artists
  • Posters and mounted prints of all sizes donated by Indian King Framery
  • Nothing priced over $20, with many pieces priced at $5 and under

All proceeds benefit the library’s expansion and renovation campaign.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library.


Update:  August 2017

We are closing in on our goal!  We have raised $4,866,851.77 in cash and pledges or 97% of our $5 million goal!

Update – March 2017

More than $90,000 has been contributed since the challenge began and all will be matched dollar for dollar by our generous matching challenge donor.  Thank you to all who have responded to our requests and appeals. Please encourage your family members, friends and neighbors to join you in your support of the KPL!

As of 3/1/17 we have received $4,253,421 in contributions from community members! Thank you! We are 85% of the way there in just 14 months! We are so grateful!

Big News – January 2017
An anonymous donor has issued a $400,000 matching challenge for all new gifts, new pledges and increased pledges already committed to the campaign! Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $400,000!

As of 1/12/17 community members have donated or pledged $4,079, 456! We are 81% towards our goal of $5 million. Let’s make this happen!