Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire


Our New StoryWalk is Installed!

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 3:27pm -- Emily S

We are so excited to invite you to try our new StoryWalk at the Bedford Village Common!

Pick a nice day, pack a picnic, and head over to the common to take a stroll and enjoy Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litman and James Dean.
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 so you’ll know where to head next.

Book Recommendations for Fans of the Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 6:14pm -- Patricia

Looking for something new to read while you're biding your time waiting for Lee Child's next Jack Reacher book to arrive this October?  Click the links below to find browsable collections of other books filled with fast-paced action and just deserts that we think you'll enjoy.  All of these books are available from the Bedford Public Library and can be requested for in-person or contact-free pickup or downloaded for free using Libby or CloudLibrary.


Short Story Collection to Browse at the Bedford Public Library

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 6:17pm -- Patricia

Whether you're interested in sampling a new genre or author, you're short on time or attention or maybe you just love a good quick tale, sometime a short story is the perfect fit for your reading mood!  At the Bedford Public Library, we have a lot of short story collections on the shelves - not only in our Story Collection, but on the Fiction and Nonfiction shelves too.  Interested in checking some out?  Click the links below to find themed browsable lists of story collections you can request with your Bedford Library card.

What to Read Next If You Love Books by Mary Higgins Clark

Sun, 08/16/2020 - 12:40pm -- Reference

With over 50 bestsellers to her name, it's easy to see how Mary Higgins Clark earned the title Queen of Suspense.  Even though she passed away earlier this year, Mary Higgins Clark left behind a rich literary legacy of fast-paced suspense novels with relatable heroines.  If you've already read them all and are looking for more, please click the links below to find a list of suggested reading we think you'll enjoy as well!

Try our new Book Bundle Request Form!

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 3:00pm -- Emily S

There's no doubt about it, helping patrons pick out books is one of our favorite parts of the job. Couple that with the notion that library services are changing with the times and our new Book Bundle Request Form was born. You fill out the form with information to let us know what you're looking for and we'll pull 5 books for you within 2 business days and place them on hold to be picked up via our Lower Level contact-free pickup.

Cookbook Collections to Browse

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 1:54pm -- Patricia

Looking for the perfect cookbook?  The Bedford Public Library has an extensive cookbook collection covering a wide variety of cuisines, methods and cooking styles.  Clink the links below to browse curated collections for some ideas.  (All of these books can be requested for contact-free pickup!)

Not finding what you're looking for?  Interested in more?  (Yes - there's more!)  The Reference Desk is here to help!  Call 472-2300 or email and we'll be happy to give you some personalized recommendations!

More Books to Read for Fans of the Inspector Gamache Mysteries by Louise Penny

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 9:21am -- Patricia

Have you fallen in love with Inspector Armand Gamache, the quirky residents of Three Pines and the intriguing mysteries that have made Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series a bestseller?  Click the links to find some other books we think you might enjoy as well!


Print Books

Summer Beach Read Collections to Browse Online

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 6:03pm -- Patricia

Even though a beach vacation may be harder to come by this year, summer is still the right time for the perfect beach read.  Whether you make it to the sandy shore or are just imagining the surf from a sunny spot in your own back yard, we hope these themed browsable lists will help you pick out the perfect beach read for 2020.


Vacation Locations

Books for Readers Who Loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 5:17pm -- Patricia

The Nightingale, written by Kristin Hannah, was published in 2015 and has been a local favorite in addition to spending 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.  In other words, if you loved this story of two sisters caught up in the turmoil of occupied France during WWII, you're not alone!  Click the links to view lists of other books we think you may enjoy - all available to request from the Bedford Public Library!



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