Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/09/2016 - 9:25am
  Can you do the Turkey Trot? Probably not…this was the name given to a fun dance popular in the Roaring Twenties. But surely you can do the Turkey Trot in the Children’s Library! All it involves is gobbling up some very simple facts about Thanksgiving and fulfilling some very easy tasks, just for fun. As an example, you will need to spot Wattles, our library turkey, lurking somewhere in plain sight…this is one turkey who hopes to avoid getting...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/09/2016 - 9:19am
  Vote, vote, vote! The presidential election is not all there is…it’s time to cast your ballot for your favorite candidate for the Ladybug Picture Book Award! This award is unique to our state, and is sponsored by New Hampshire’s Center for the Book. Each year, children from age 3 to Grade 3 are invited to choose from a guided list of new picture books selected by a panel of children’s librarians and educators. The books have been available on...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 10/31/2016 - 5:00pm
On Wednesday, October 26th we held our second Reader's Tea of the year. This time the focus was Take Time to Read! I (Caitlin) offered some tips on how to squeeze more reading time into your life, and several staff members gave book talks about excellent books they've read recently.   Here are some tips from my presentation:     Listen to audiobooks! CDs are great for commutes, Playaways can work for commutes (if your car has a cable jack) or...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/28/2016 - 3:27pm
  How about some 3-D brain training? MakerSpaces are all the rage, and the Bedford Library is on it! We’ll begin with an evening of Magformers on Thursday, December 1st. Drop by between 4:00 and 7:00pm and try your hand at making something with our magnetic construction set. Suggestions are available to get you started, or you can just dream something up on your own… see where your imagination takes you! Note: Magformers are not recommended for...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 09/27/2016 - 12:03pm
Whoooo! Halloween is right around the corner, and it's time to get creative! Our annual Literary Pumpkin Contest is coming right up! Think about a favorite children's character from a BOO-k or movie...then translate that into a design for your pumpkin(s). Adult assistance is not only allowed, but very much encouraged...this is a family affair! When you're finished, bring your entries to the Children's Library to be put on display.We will begin...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 09/20/2016 - 9:20am
Fall is here, and readers are beginning to ask about our tween book club, for ages 9-12. Good news: The first meeting will be held on Monday, November 21, from 5:00 - 6:00pm. (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE) There will be a meet and greet, where members old and new can get acquainted. Everyone is encouraged to bring along a favorite book for show & tell. THE WILLOUGHBYS, by Lois Lowry, is up for discussion in November...this one is sure to tickle your...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 09/09/2016 - 1:14pm
The team competition for most books read this summer couldn't have been much closer ! In the end, only 4 titles separated the Tortoises and the Hares! In the final lap, the Tortoises squeaked out a victory, logging 7734 books, with the Hares close behind at 7730. The pre-reading Frogs made an excellent showing, with 6227. Doing the math, you will see that the 976 Bedford youngsters enrolled in the Summer Reading Program read and reported on a...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 08/26/2016 - 10:25am
School's back in session, and autumn is upon us! We're looking forward to starting up our fall programming...Storytime sessions will begin the week of October 3rd. Registration is required only for infants and toddlers...this will open up on-line September 19th. It is well to sign up early, as space is limited. Adult participation is mandatory in these programs for our littlest patrons...it is encouraged, but optional, for ages three and up....
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 08/12/2016 - 10:42am
It’s been an awesome summer at the Bedford Library, with almost 1000 youngsters participating in the Summer Reading Program. We couldn’t have done it without the following area businesses, who have contributed greatly to our success, donating weekly reading incentive prizes and door prizes, as well as sponsoring special events…  Charter Trust                                                                  Purple Finch Chick-Fil-A (Nashua...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 08/08/2016 - 3:39pm
  It’s not over till it’s over, as Yogi Berra used to say… We have come to the end of another successful Summer Reading Program, but don’t stop reading yet! You can still add points to your team’s score! You have until the end of August to turn in a reading chart and collect a final prize and gift coupon. Not only that, but you’ll get to choose a free book! Everyone who turns in a reading log here at the library will also receive a summer...

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