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Read Alike Bookmarks at Bedford Library (For the books you like, love and want more of!)

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:23pm -- Emily

Recently, you may have seen one of our new read-alike bookmarks, offering recommendations for your next great read, tucked inside of a book.  These bookmarks are designed to suggest books that you may enjoy because of similar themes, writing styles, characters, settings and more.  They now cover more than 60 of our most popular titles, from

New museum pass: Canterbury Shaker Village

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 5:00pm -- Emily


Thanks to the generosity of the Bedford Library Foundation, the Canterbury Shaker Village Museum pass is now available.

This pass admits any combination of two adults or children to the museum and exhibits.  The admission co-pay is $6 per adult and $3 per child.  The pass can be used for most special events, except Village Rising, Ghost Encounters, and Christmas at Canterbury.

Shakespeare's in town

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 5:57pm -- Emily

This month, make sure to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the few existing copies of Shakespeare's First Folio when it is on display at the Currier Museum from April 9 to May 1.  The First Folio is the first printed collection of Shakespeare's plays.  Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616 (his 52nd birthday). Seven years later, in 1623, the First Folio was printed.

Database of the Month: American History Online

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 2:34pm -- Emily

With your library card (and password), you can access a comprehesive, authoritative database that covers all American history topics.  American History Online is an excellent resource for middle and high school students and anyone who wants to delve deeper into American history.  You can access primary sources, encyclopedia articles, ebooks, and multimedia.

Resolve to Read

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 11:57am -- Emily

Another new year, another chance to make (and break) resolutions.  This year, resolve to take time to read, even if it's just a few minutes a day.  We're here to help you choose the perfect book and go beyond the bestseller list.

As you can imagine, we read a lot of books.  Check the staff picks list for some of the best books we read in 2015.  Want more recommendations?  Take a look at NPR's Book Concierge


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