Submitted by: Miss Luci on 08/03/2015 - 10:42am
Something new for kids from birth to 5 years of age...Our library will be joining with dozens of libraries around the state to begin a new initiative. Experts agree that the most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that kids need to hear 1000 books before they learn to read independently...this will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. 1000 books...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 08/03/2015 - 10:28am
The tally is complete, and the winner is…the “Spiderman” team, logging in with 7409 books! The “Batman” team came in a close second, reading 7047 books. “Dewey the Superdog”, representing our youngest readers, made a good showing with 5178 books, for a grand total of 19,634 books read & logged by Bedford kids…congratulations! Another successful Summer Reading Program...and we couldn't have done it without the heroic support of our sponsors...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/24/2015 - 10:12am
Something new and exciting has been added to the Children's Library collection! Playaway Launchpads are handheld tablets preloaded with fun, educational games for kids to play. They cover many topics and address three different age levels: 3-5, 7-9 & 10+. The good news is, you can check them out and play at home! Our initial collection is small, so for the time being, we are limiting check-outs to one per child, Bedford patrons only. The...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/24/2015 - 9:30am
Who doesn’t watch in amazement when a screaming fire truck streaks by, or wonder what it would be like to drive a police car, with lights flashing, on the way to a crime scene? Or, how about those giant dump trucks and loaders at the construction site! You are invited to join us for an up-close inspection of some of the awesome vehicles we see around us every day. You can even climb on some of them! Then you can be refreshed with some...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/16/2015 - 4:25pm
It's time to get started! The topic for our contest this year is heroes…write a story about your favorite superhero (or one you make up) or a person that you admire in real life. Something new this year… you can write your own Graphic Novel (comic book)! We’ll help by providing pages with the blank boxes all set up, for those of you who’d like a head start. Try your hand at being a cartoonist! Of course, you may still write & illustrate a...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/14/2015 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 21…2:00pm…Visit with a Guide Dog. The owner will bring in one of her guide dogs who is retired from the field, and show photos of her service dogs that are still working with the blind. She will be happy to answer all your questions. There is no need to register for this...just come on over!
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/09/2015 - 9:57am
Some heroes are found in books! Midgrade Book Club members (and those who are curious), listen up! Instead of the normal year-round schedule, we are offering one general summer session on Monday, July 20 at 4:00pm. Come prepared to share what you’ve been reading (yay or yuck) and what you would like the club to read in the future. Miss Kim will have some ideas, as well. She will have some activities prepared, and, of course, some snacks! Come...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/07/2015 - 1:36pm
On Thursday, July 16th at 10:00am, members of our own heroic Bedford Fire Department will be here to give an interesting and informative demonstration. Afterwards, you will be able to go out to the tanker truck and try squirting the hose! We appreciate our firefighters and what they do to keep us safe from harm.
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/07/2015 - 1:26pm
Would you like to meet some amazing creatures with superpowers? Every time Mona Headen brings us her fun and informative wild animal show, we have to ask her to repeat it...so, there will be 2 presentations, back-to-back, on Tuesday, July 14. The morning show is filling quite rapidly, but there is still plenty of room in the afternoon. There will be a petting session at the end of each presentation, as time allows.
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 06/30/2015 - 3:48pm
Change of plans...On Wednesday, July 8, we expected to have some members of the US Navy pay a visit to the library...unfortunately, they have had a change in command and cannot make it at this time. We are trying to establish a new time for their visit....we'll keep you informed.