Looking for a book to help you get into the holiday spirit, but don't have a lot of time to read while you're getting ready for visitors, decorating and cooking up a storm? Check out the titles below to find short story collections, novellas and novels under 250 pages, all available to check out from the Bedford Public Library.
Write down your dreams before you forget them in the morning or declare your hopes and aspirations for the future in this dream journal craft. The kits have everything you need to complete the journal. Pick up your kit in the YA section above the new books shelf..
Browse the carousels below to find nonfiction books that explore Indigenous history and culture as well as outstanding fiction and poetry by Native authors. If you find a book that interests you, click on the cover images below to read more or place a hold in our online catalog.
It’s that time of year! Now through November 30 voting is now open for the Ladybug Book Award! Kids up to 3rd grade can vote on their favorite picture books from this year’s nominees. Our display of nominees is located just outside the Children’s Room and our Ladybug ballot box is located by the Children’s Room desk. Stop by to see which books are on the list and to cast your vote for your favorite!
Whether you loved the beautifully drawn character of Count Rostov, were intrigued by the setting of 1920's Moscow or enjoyed the lyrical writing style, there are more great books like A Gentleman in Moscow waiting for you to pick them up. Browse the carousels below to see more titles that we think you'll also enjoy. Just click on the cover image to be taken to our online catalog, where you can read more about the book or place a hold request.
It’s that time of year—whether you have a plethora of apples from an apple-picking extravaganza or you’re getting ready to wow friends and family at the holidays, pie season is upon us. Chill your butter, chop your fruit, and check out some of these excellent books to help hone your skills.
We also have several seasons of The Great British Baking Show on DVD to inspire you.
To request any of the items in the carousels below, just click on the cover image to be taken to our onlline catalog or call the Bedford Public Library at (603) 472-2300.
Pick up a kit from the Children's Room to make an adorable bat craft at home! Here's Miss Carla to show you how to do it:
Join us for a spooky poetry contest! Write a poem using spooky words and bring it to the Children's Room desk by Friday October 22. Poems will be displayed from October 22 through November 1. Entries will be separated into two age categories: 5-7 and 8-12. Children's Room staff will choose a winner from each category to be the lucky recipient of a very tasty prize!
Sometimes fall can be the perfect time for a spine-tingling, pulse-pounding suspense or thriller book! There are some exciting books coming out in fall 2021. Just scroll through the grid below to get a sneak peek!
See something you like? Click on the cover to visit our online catalog and place your hold requests ahead of time.
According to the American Library Association, "Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."