Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

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...
Submitted by: Emily on 03/30/2016 - 5:57pm
This month, make sure to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the few existing copies of Shakespeare's First Folio when it is on display at the Currier Museum from April 9 to May 1.  The First Folio is the first printed collection of Shakespeare's plays.  Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616 (...
Submitted by: Emily on 03/02/2016 - 4:06pm
What We've Been Reading Lately Every now and then, library staff get together to trade recommendations and talk about what we've been reading.  We'd like to share some of these suggestions with you. Thanks to the Library Reads program, librarians sometimes have a chance to read books before they are published.  We'd like to recommend several upcoming books that we had the opportunity to preview.  Emily and...
Submitted by: Emily on 03/02/2016 - 2:34pm
With your library card (and password), you can access a comprehesive, authoritative database that covers all American history topics.  American History Online is an excellent resource for middle and high school students and anyone who wants to delve deeper into American history.  You can access primary sources, encyclopedia...

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