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.
The summer reading program for teens is well underway!
If you haven’t already signed up for the 6 Book Challenge, stop by the front desk to register for our Adult/Teen summer reading program. Keep track of the books you read this summer; if you read 3 by July 11th, bring in your journal and you will receive a raffle ticket for the midway prize raffle drawing. Complete 6 books and if you are one of the first 50 people to do so, you will receive a ‘Wake Up and Read’ thermos!
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.
Start your journey at the Library! Vist the Travel section for guidebooks, travel DVDs, and language learning CDs from Pimsleur and Living Language. If you're looking for a guidebook for a particular locale, check the catalog. Type in the name of the location and travel to pull up a list of guidebooks.
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.
This summer, take the Summer 6 Book Challenge! Read 6 books to get a great prize. More details coming soon!