Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/19/2014 - 10:45am
12-year-old Carley Connors is angry! She doesn't trust anybody...and with good reason! She has been placed in foster care after being beaten severely by her stepfather, along with her mother, who wound up in the hospital. Sure, Mrs. Murphy seems nice enough, even loving; and the kids and their dad are gradually accepting her into the family... but Carley is still on the defensive. Then something happens that changes everything...will Carley...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/16/2014 - 10:16am
And the winner is...If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen! Kids from all over New Hampshire chose this title overwhelmingly... Bedford kids included! This book won by a landslide 10,231 votes out of the 23,093 ballots cast statewide. The second most popular title was The Very Inappropriate Word, with 2801 votes, followed closely by Outfoxed, with 2670. All 10 books received a respectable number of votes. Next year's list will be posted in March...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/02/2014 - 10:19am
  “Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’….” It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are really here! You’ll be listening to more than just sleigh bells if you come to our special Holiday Storytime on Wednesday, December 17th in the Children’s Library. Patricia Kline-Millard, one of our newest library staff members, is an accomplished harpist! She will be teaming up with Miss Luci to present some...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm
Naughty or nice? The holidays are coming, and we'll soon have a new addition in the Children's Room! Brary the Elf has been adopted by the Bedford Public Library as its own official "Elf on the Shelf". She'll be watching for kids who treat our library books with care, share iPad time and show nice library manners, so she'll have a good report for Santa. She's full of mischief, too...you never know where she'll show up next, so keep your eyes...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Maddy, our sweet, patient golden retriever, will be joining us on Thursday, November 20, for Paws to Read. She loves to hear kids read her stories!This is a great opportunity to practice reading to a very appreciative audience of one...it helps you to gain confidence for reading aloud in school.Maddy will be at the library from 4:00 - 5:30pm...private sessions last for 15 minutes. Please sign up on-line if you get a chance, so we'll be expecting...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/07/2014 - 1:39pm
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, let us be mindful of our troops overseas, who can't be home with their families for the holidays. During the month of November, the Children's Library will have a work station set up, so that you can make holiday cards to send to our soldiers. A word of cheer and an assurance that they haven't been forgotten can mean a lot. Come on by before December 1st and help us let our military members know how much we all...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/03/2014 - 12:08pm
  Read any good picture books lately? Were any of them on the candidate list for the Ladybug Picture Book Award? November isn’t just for political polling…it’s for library voting, as well! Instituted in 2003 by New Hampshire’s Center for the Book, the Ladybug Picture Book Award is uniquely New Hampshire. Each year, kids from age 3 to grade 3 throughout the state are invited to vote for their favorite title, guided by a list of ten recently...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/31/2014 - 10:40am
We had some very creative entries in our pumpkin contest on October 28...first prize was shared by  Angelina Ballerina and Olivia, with Pippi Longstocking coming in a close second. Zog, an adorable little dragon, placed third. Other excellent entries included Coraline, Jasmine, the witch from the Wizard of Oz, Dumbledore and more.  If you missed the first meeting of the midgrade (grades 4-6) Book Club, never fear! You can join at any time!...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/17/2014 - 10:36am
Boo! Halloween is just arond the corner...have you signed up for the Library Pumpkin Contest yet? It's time for your family to get creative and decorate some pumpkins to represent favorite characters from kids' books. You can use real or artificial pumpkins, and enter as many as you wish, using any materials you can conjure up. We will have a big party on Tuesday, October 28th at 4:00pm. Prizes will be awarded, and there'll be lots of cider and...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/14/2014 - 1:30pm
Donovan Curtis, widely acknowledged to be the biggest troublemaker in his school, has just pulled the wildest stunt ever, and it's really run amok. This time things have gotten out of hand, and have caused colossal damage to the school doors and the new gym. He knows he's going to be in an amazing amount of trouble, but the dreaded axe never falls. Instead, his parents receive a letter informing them that Donovan has been selected for entrance...

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