Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Reference Blog

Submitted by: Emily on 11/30/2016 - 3:39pm
A carefully selected book is a very special gift, but it can be tricky to choose just the right one.  Fortunately, there are many places to find help.  For a sure bet, take a look at this list of the books that have appeared on the...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 10/31/2016 - 5:00pm
On Wednesday, October 26th we held our second Reader's Tea of the year. This time the focus was Take Time to Read! I (Caitlin) offered some tips on how to squeeze more reading time into your life, and several staff members gave book talks about excellent books they've read recently.   Here are some tips from my presentation:     Listen to audiobooks! CDs are great for commutes, Playaways can work for commutes (if your car has a cable jack) or...
Submitted by: Emily on 08/01/2016 - 8:23pm
Recently, you may have seen one of our new read-alike bookmarks, offering recommendations for your next great read, tucked inside of a book.  These bookmarks are designed to suggest books that you may enjoy because of similar themes, writing styles, characters, settings and more.  They now cover more than 60 of our most popular titles, from...
Submitted by: Emily on 07/08/2016 - 5:00pm
  Thanks to the generosity of the Bedford Library Foundation, the Canterbury Shaker Village Museum pass is now available. This pass admits any combination of two adults or children to the museum and exhibits.  The admission co-pay is $6 per adult and $3 per child.  The pass can be used for most special events, except Village Rising, Ghost Encounters, and Christmas at Canterbury. If you haven't visited the Village yet, you should definitely check...
Submitted by: Emily on 06/01/2016 - 2:04pm
During the upper level closure, we’re providing as many services and items as possible in the lower level gallery, but we know that our mini-library can’t replicate the experience of getting lost in the stacks and serendipitously finding your next great read.  We’ve already heard from several of you who miss browsing. As an alternative, we'd like to offer a couple ways for you to get lost in the virtual stacks.  Need a good book to read?  Spend...
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: 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...

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