Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: Miss Luci on 05/24/2016 - 9:24am
  We're kicking off the summer in style with juggling comedian, Bryson Lang! He uses ball-spinning, object-manipulation and his tremendous sense of humor in this highly professional family friendly routine. Audience participation is included. Come and see why Bryson has been called "The Cure for the Common Show"! Please note: Due to construction work at Town Hall, our kick-off venue this year will be the McKelvie School Cafe, on Friday, June...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 05/17/2016 - 10:19am
This year's summer reading theme is: "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" We need some coaches to encourage kids by checking off their reading charts and giving them incentives prizes.They will also need assistance in the Batting Cage (craft area). How old do you have to be? If you will be entering 5th grade in the fall, you are old enough. If you are 16 and have some spare time to help out, we welcome you! How much time will it take out of your...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 05/17/2016 - 9:37am
And the winner is... EL DEAFO, by Cece Bell. New Hampshire students in grades 4-6 have spoken: they chose this graphic novel out of a field of 20 superb books for this age group, with 786 votes. The second place winner was FISH IN A TREE, by Lynda Mullay Hunt, with 635 votes. Both of these titles center on young people facing disabilities...their popularity speaks well for the compassionate nature of our youth. The third place finisher was THE...
Submitted by: Mary Ann on 05/16/2016 - 5:09pm
What’s Going on at the Library? No doubt you have noticed all of the activity going on at the library. The new geothermal heating system installation for the library is underway. So, you might ask, what does this mean? I am not an engineer but a geothermal exchange system uses the heat from the earth to heat and cool the building and save us money in the long run. A series of wells or borings have been drilled in the land parallel to the library...
Submitted by: Caity on 04/18/2016 - 11:40am
    Just in time for April vacation, the library has a new addition to our collection: board games! The display of games that are available to check out is located in the Young Adult section on the main floor. Bedford cardholders are able to bring home a tabletop game for two weeks to play with friends and family. Games currently in the collection are: Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin Pathfinder, Pandemic, Tsuro, Zombie Dice, and...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/14/2016 - 4:26pm
The Ladybug books for the new year are in and on display in the Children's Library! This award is decided by the children of New Hampshire, ranging in age from 3 years old to Grade 3. A committee of children's librarians from all over the state convenes to compile a list of 10 of the  best new picture books...then kids get to vote for their favorite one in November, during Children's Library Week. This initiative is sponsored by New Hampshier's...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/14/2016 - 4:08pm
The votes are in...soon we'll know who won this year's Great Stone Face Award! NH youngsters in Grades 4-6  cast have their ballots for their favorite title on the list. These books have been on display for almost a year now, and will soon be replaced by the books on the new selection list for 2016-17. A committee of children's librarians from around the state preview the newest literature for kids, and they work diligently to create a list...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/14/2016 - 4:05pm
Monday, May 9th will mark the last meeting of Bedford Book Buzz until the fall. The club is designed for students age 9-12 who enjoy reading and sharing opinions on what they've read. Meetings are held once a month during the school year, on the 2nd or 3rd Monday from 5:00-6:00pm. The book currently up for disussion is One & Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate...you'll never look at gorillas the same way again! Copies are available for club...
Submitted by: Mary Ann on 04/14/2016 - 11:49am
The construction of this project is made possible through the combined financial support of the Governor and Executive Council’s award of a $387,842 New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Renewable Energy Fund Grant and a $50,000 Energy Efficiency Services Rebate from Eversource Energy. In combination with Town funds previously appropriated for an in‐kind oil fired HVAC replacement system, this funding has made it possible to instead install...
Submitted by: Emily on 03/31/2016 - 12:49pm
In honor of Money Smart Week, we'd like to highlight two excellent investing resources: Value Line and Morningstar.  Did you know that your library card entitles you to access both of these resources 24/7 via the Library's website? Savvy investors know that Value Line, which contains reviews of over 1,700 stocks, is a great resource to use when...

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