Literature and Books
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Contains essays and scholarly criticism examining great authors—from William Shakespeare to J. K. Rowling—and their works, 800 full-length videos of great literary works, a Literary Classics eBook shelf of more than 1,000 classic works of literature, and guidance on how to write good essays on literature.
Read book reviews and find out which books are being published.
Great Courses has moved to the Libby app and Libbyapp.com. If you are using a tablet or smartphone, download the Libby app, then login with your library card and look for Great Courses in the Extras section of the NH State Library collection. If you are unfamiliar with Libby, you can find instructions for downloading the app and setting up your account here. The app is free to download, but you will need your Bedford Public Library card number to sign in. If you are using a computer's web browser, you may use libbyapp.com to access Great Courses (You must login with your Bedford Public Library card to see the Extras). Binge on knowledge! Checkout a 7 day pass for unlimited access to video based immersive classes on a variety of topics taught by the world's most engaging professors. When your access expires, you can always checkout another 7 day pass.
A comprehensive source of information about books and audiobooks that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, book discussion guides, and more.
A database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
Narrated picture books for kids.