We have recently added Playaways to our collection and thus far they have received much praise from parents and children alike. And now that summer is ending Playaways are great for siblings who may be sitting and waiting at a dance studio, sporting event, or a meeting their adult is attending. They are also wonderful for long car rides; each child can listen to his or her own story. From picture books to teens, we have a varied selection. An added bonus is that they come with a book of the same title for reading along. Look for them in our audio book section.
Well, the Reporting and Craft Labs are closed for the season, but the Sumjmer Reading Program doesn't officially wrap up until August 31st. You can keep on reading and garnering points for your team right up until then. When you decide you are finished, bring your reading chart to the Children's Desk for one final prize and one final gift coupon. Any books you have added will be credited to your team. Only those who turn in a reading log by the deadline will receive Summer Reading Certificates.
The Summer Reading Program is fast drawing to a close...our Grand Finale is coming up on Friday! Are you working on your entry for the Writing and Illustrating Contest? The deadline is Wednesday, but truth to tell, we'll accept them up until early Friday morning. There are only a few entries thus far, so the odds of winning are in your favor!
Boy, what a sizzling summer we've had! I hope you've been enjoying your reading, not to mention all the special events we've had this year...the performers, the Fun Faire, the Touch-a-Truck... If you missed seeing the L. L. Bean Bootmobile, you may get another chance within a year or two. Keith and A.J. really enjoyed spendng time with us and showing off their cool ride. And the Bedford firefighters, police and public works crew also loved being part of the show & tell...they were just awesome!
Lions & tigers & bears, oh noooooooooooo! Those aren't the animals that are coming to visit next week! But Rick Roth, from Creature Teachers, assures me that he will be bringing us some very unique critters, with their own stories to tell! Since kids are crazy for critters, we are offering two shows, back to back, so we can fit everybody in! We still need you to sign up on-line, since there are space limitations for use of the room. Please note that there are two shows in the event list...one at 11:00am and one at 1:00pm.
Hey, kids! Guess what? The number of visits to the Reporting Lab this summer just topped the1000 mark! Was yours one of them? So far, over 7000 books have been logged in...but there's lots of time left to bring the number up to our annual average of 20,000. The Mad Scientists are still in the lead, but the Robots are narrowing the gap...keep up the good work! The Lab Rats are not that far behind...thanks to all the parents and siblings who've been reading to the little guys.
Hey, Robots! You've got some reading to do! For the second straight week, the Mad Scientists have leaped up the scale to an impressive lead! There's still plenty of time to catch up, though. Haven't joined the Summer Reading Program yet? What are you waiting for? Come on down to the library and sign up for fun and prizes. Team competition is just for fun...no pressure on anybody.
In July and August, the library will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be closed on Sundays.
We are happy to offer a new pass to the Worcester Art Museum. Each pass admits 2 adults & 2 children.
The collections at the Worcester Art Museum include American & European art as well as Ancient, Chinese, Indian, Islamic, Japanese, Korean, and Precolumbian art. The Museum recently acquired the John Woodman Higgins Armory collection. The Knights! arms and armor exhibition opened in March, 2014.
Many thanks to the Bedford Library Foundation for providing the funding for this new museum pass.
Fizz, Boom, Read! Things are really bubbling in the Children's Library already! Hundreds of Bedford youngsters have joined the Summer Reading Club, but there's always room for more! Come on down and get placed on a reading team...will you be a Mad Scientist or a Robot? All the preschoolers will be our Lab Rats...it is understood that they will have books read to them. Once you sign up, you'll receive a folder filled with info about all the special events going on this summer. It will contain a reading log, as well.