Bedford Library Foundation

The Bedford Public Library Foundation was founded in 1993 to support the Bedford Public Library. It is a non-profit organization created by a group of Bedford citizens as a way to raise money from within our community to support non-budget items for the Library. This extra funding enriches our Library and enables it to continue to be a vital, vibrant, up-to-date community center for all ages.

The Bedford Library Foundation was instrumental in raising the funds to move forward with building a new library. Our current, beautiful library building was completed in June of 1996.

Each year, The Foundation sponsors a festive wine and cheese Gala in the fall featuring a New England author. In the spring, we conduct a town-wide Annual Fund appeal.

In the spring, the Bedford Library Foundation hosts a lecture that is free and open to the public in memory of Russell Ian Leen. The series was established in 2002 by his brother, Todd, and features speakers on topics such as the visual arts and their history (photography, painting, etc.), culture, architecture, linguistics and industrial design.


If you would prefer to mail a donation, it can be sent to the Bedford Library Foundation c/o the library at 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford, NH 03110

For more information on the Bedford Library Foundation or if you have questions, please email

Through generous contributions from residents like you, the Foundation has been able to enhance our Library with the purchase of the following special items:

  • Upgrades to the McAllaster Room: new LCD projector, Blu Ray player, lighting controls, microphones, and podium
  • Playaway audiobooks in mp3 format
  • Updated seating in the young adult area, the children's room, and the adult reading area
  • Additional shelving and display furniture
  • Museum passes to more than 15 museums in New Hampshire and the Boston area
  • Supplemental funding for the tent and sidewalls for outside programs
  • Library of Things gadget lending library


Officers and Directors: 


Katy Cutshall, Chair

Catherin Weeks, Vice-Chair 

Nancy Glennan, Secretary

Jerry Hanauer, Treasurer

Amy Jenkins

Robert MacPherson

Rachel McDonnell


Pamela Van Arsdale, Trustee, Chair

Miriam Johnson, Library Director