Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

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...
Submitted by: Emily on 02/03/2016 - 12:03pm
If you're curious to learn more about your family history, several excellent library resources can help you get started.  The Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online databases contain census and military records, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records, plus much more.  Both may be accessed via the Library's...
Submitted by: Emily on 12/31/2015 - 11:57am
Another new year, another chance to make (and break) resolutions.  This year, resolve to take time to read, even if it's just a few minutes a day.  We're here to help you choose the perfect book and go beyond the bestseller list. As you can imagine, we read a lot of books.  Check the staff picks list for some of the best books we read in 2015.  Want more recommendations...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 12/30/2015 - 8:31pm
  Here are my top picks for books published in 2015! The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. I adore The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate) and everything British, so this fictionalized account of their courtship (if Kate was American and not nearly so well put-together) was very relevant to my interests. I thought it would be very light and fluffy, and it is, but it's also a moving story of family and...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/14/2015 - 6:23pm
April is a great time to join the Book Buzz, open to all kids aged 9-12!  The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, from 5:00-6:00pm.The  book up for discussion is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein...winner of last year's Great Stone Face Award. Library lock-in! Kids have to really use their smarts to solve all sorts of puzzles in order to finally escape from this amazing place, created by a famous game maker....
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/25/2015 - 12:41pm
 It's April, and time to vote for your favorite Great Stone Face book! All youngsters in Grades 4-6 are invited and encouraged to cast their ballots for their favorite title on the list. These books have been on display for almost a year now, but there is still a little time remaining to catch up on your reading…no need to read them all! Polls will be open from  April 1st to  April 28th. Let your voice be heard…every vote counts!
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/25/2015 - 12:37pm
Good news...Maddy's coming back! Everyone's favorite golden retriever can't wait to come back to the library, now that she's recovered from some surgery on her leg. Maddy loves to lie close-by and listen to kids read to her. This will be her third year of helping kids gain confidence with their reading skills, especially reading out loud in class. She will be visiting on the third Thursday of every month from 4:00-5:30pm. Each child gets 15-...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/25/2015 - 12:27pm
  The deadline for Ladybug voting is upon us! Students from age 3 to grade 3 are encouraged to come by and cast their ballots for their favorite picture book from the titles that have been on display since last spring. If you want your vote to count, you’ll need to do it soon...the deadline is December 10th!

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