Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

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...
Submitted by: Emily on 08/01/2016 - 8:23pm
Recently, you may have seen one of our new read-alike bookmarks, offering recommendations for your next great read, tucked inside of a book.  These bookmarks are designed to suggest books that you may enjoy because of similar themes, writing styles, characters, settings and more.  They now cover more than 60 of our most popular titles, from...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/25/2016 - 10:45am
STEVE BLUNT & FRIENDS...Family Event Friday, August 5 – 2:00pm...Bedford Gazebo & Library McAllaster Room This isn’t the first time we’ve welcomed Steve and his friends to our SRP Finale. They bring us a high-energy show with catchy tunes and lively rhythms for singing and dancing…and lots of silliness! Music is always more fun when friends come out to play…and this rockin’ show invites library patrons of all ages to join in and get...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/13/2016 - 10:36am
Calling all bakers (okay, and shoppers)... The Cake Walk has been a prominent feature of our Fun Faire every year. The children march around the circle until the music stops... Whoever is standing on the lucky footprint gets to choose a whole cake or special batch of goodies to take home to share with his/her family. The Cake Walk is an old tradition, dating back to the 1800's, sometimes incorporating a dance form, as well. There is only one...

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