Are you ready to craft this summer? We'll be offering take and make crafts starting next week on June 14! Each craft will be indivdually packaged for you to take home and complete. Instructions will be included with the craft and a video demonstation will be available on our Youtube page. We'll offer a different craft every week through Summer Reading until July 30. Please be sure to take one craft per child. Feel free to ask for crafts when you pick up your books curbside! Happy Crafting!
Next week is the first week of summer reading and we are looking forward to meeting some real live Tails and Tales ambassadors with Wildlife Encounters! There will be 2 virtual shows - one on Monday and one on Thursday - with opportunities to meet live animals with expert handlers. This program will be on Zoom where everyone gets a front row seat and get see the animals up close. Both programs will be the same, so please choose one when registering. The Zoom link will be emailed out one hour before the program begins.
Summer Reading is approaching! This summer’s theme is Tails and Tales and we’re so excited for an animal-filled summer! There’s always something happening in the Children’s Room, but this summer it’s really going to be a jungle in here!
Another storytime break week is coming up, but we have plenty to keep your little ones busy! All of our break week programs are live on Zoom. A link to join will be sent out an hour before the program begins. Please click on the links to register.
Spring is back and so is the Storywalk at Bedford Village Common!
Enjoy the nice weather by taking a walk on the Common and reading Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman at the same time.
As you stroll through the common, you’ll see pages of the story installed next to the path. Page 1 is right after the arch where you enter the common and the story will take you over the bridge, around the gazebo, and back over the bridge to end back near the arch. All pages are numbered and within sight so you’ll know where to head next.
Voting for the 2021 Great Stone Face Award is now open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in New Hampshire!
We are very excited to announce that our Teen Collection will soon be getting a new look! We will be renaming it Middle Grade.
The Teen collection has always been meant for the upper end of the age range that we serve here in the Children’s Room, however the name ‘Teen’ can be misleading. The books, audiobooks, and graphic novels in our Teen collection have always been intended for kids ages 9-12. Renaming the collection to Middle Grade helps clarify the intended audience for these materials.
Let us answer some questions you might have about the renaming!
We have lots to do for ages 0-12 over February vacation from February 22 to 26 and we would love for you to join us! All of our vacation events will be held virtually over Zoom. The link to join each event will be emailed an hour prior to start time to all registered participants.
We’ll start on Monday morning with Bubbly Babies at 10:00. Join Miss Emily for songs, movement, and books that build early literacy skills.
2021 Youth Media Awards
Every year, the American Library Association announces the Youth Media Award winners at their midwinter conference. This year’s conference was held virtually last week and an impressive slate of winners and honors were announced. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
We are big fans of previous winners here in the children's room and those of us that haven't read this year's winners are really looking forward to it! Have you read these titles? Let us know what you think!
This year’s winner of the Ladybug Picture Book Award is There are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach!
Each year, New Hampshire students in preschool through third grade vote on their favorite picture book from a list of 10 titles curated by NH librarians.