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For the Armchair Traveller

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 9:58am -- Reference


We may all be getting a little cabin fever from being stuck at home right now, so why not try  some armchair travel?  In this blog entry, we’ll share some ideas and resources to help you travel to far off places, without leaving the comfort of your favorite reading nook.


Read a Travel Memoir or Guide as an eBook

Recycled Crafts for Adults and Kids

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 10:40am -- Reference

Earth Day is a perfect time to think of new ways to use old materials around the house, and with social distancing keeping everyone at home, many people now have the time to learn some new crafts or start a science project. If you need Earth-friendly inspiration for your next project, the Bedford Library has you covered with some of our online resources.

Vote for the Flume Award!

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 1:44pm -- Reference

Teens, did you know there is a New Hampshire book award just for Young Adult titles? The Flume Award, created in 2005, is presented every year to a YA book chosen by high school students in New Hampshire. Teens across the state nominate their favorite, recently released titles with their public and school libraries. Students then select their favorite from the final list of ten young adult books. Nominated books include fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, and audiobooks published in the last two years. 

Staying Healthy While Staying Home: Online Fitness Resources

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 4:07pm -- Reference

We’ve had a lot of queries at the Library from people looking for ways to keep healthy and fit while social distancing.  Exercise can be a great way to stay in shape, both physically and mentally.  While we’re not able to recommend or vet fitness routines for your individual needs, here’s a few resources to help you find something that works for you.

Online Databases: Great Courses and Hoopla

Safety Tips for Zoom

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 3:33pm -- Reference


As we all stay home to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, more and more meetings and even social events are migrating online.  One popular platform for hosting these online group events is Zoom.  However, a variety of news sources have been highlighting concerns about privacy and safety.  Here are a few simple and practical tips to help enhance your security when using Zoom.


Digital Resources for Teens

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:45pm -- Reference


The Bedford Public Library is here to virutally support the academic and recreational needs of Bedford teens during this period of social distancing. The library's selection of databases provide valuable content for the papers and projects students are assigned during this time of remote learning.  Are you looking to access full-text articles for your research papers? Check out Academic Search Premier; a renowned scholarly resource that contains full text for more than 4,770 academic journals.

A (Virtual) Visit to the Museum

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 2:38pm -- Reference

While most museums are closed to the public these days, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all that these amazing institutions have to offer.  Here’s a peek at some of the ways museums are reaching out while their communities are stuck at home.

Virtual Tours and Online Exhibits


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