We are excited to announce that we have a new story on our Storywalk at Bedford Village Common! Come read We Are Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger while you walk around the common. Can you find maple, birch, and hickory leaves like the kids in the book do?
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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.
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.
The 4th-6th graders of New Hampshire have chosen New Kid by Jerry Craft as the winner for the 2020 Great Stone Face Award! New Kid is available digitally on Hoopla and Overdrive if you haven't read it yet.
Here is the list of the 2020-2021 Nominees. Click on the cover to place a hold in the catalog.
Allies by Alan Gratz
Here is another round of staff picks from our Children's Librarians!
You can find these books by visiting our ebooks page here: https://www.bedfordnhlibrary.org/ebooks-audiobooks
MIss Carla's Reviews:
While we've been working from home, Miss Lee Ann has taken the opportunity to find the best of the best stories available on Storyline Online!
If you haven't yet discovered Storyline Online, it's an entirely free website (and has a free app) that houses a collection of classic and contemporary picture books read by members of the Screen Actors Guild. The books are also animated, so each book is an excellent audio and visual experience.
Read-Along Books for Kids
Looking for an audio picture book for your kids to read from home? The Bedford Library has you covered with 3 easy-to-use reading services that parents and children can use on a home computer or smart phone.
Here are some book reviews from our Children's Staff!
From Miss Kate:
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Available on Overdrive and Cloud Library.