Junior Librarians Summer 2024

Junior Librarian Program 2024

2024 Jr Librarian Program



Registration opens on May 20 for the Junior Librarian Program.

The Junior Librarian program runs from Monday June 17 through Friday August 2.

Sign up for Junior Librarian program here.




Sign up this summer to be part of our super squad of Junior Librarians! One half of a 2 hour Junior Librarian block is spent greeting Summer Reading Program participants, handing out summer reading giveaways, and writing book reviews; the other half of a block is spent assisting young library patrons complete pre-prepared crafts in the craft castle. The Junior Librarian program is run by our summer interns and Children's Room library staff.

Junior Librarian FAQs


Who can register?
Junior Librarians is for rising 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. This program is open to Bedford cardholders only.

Will there be an orientation?

Instead of an orientation, we will offer 4 Junior Librarian Info Sessions this spring. Register for an info session here:

Monday June 10 at 6:30pm

Wednesday June 12 at 6:30pm

Attendance at the Info Sessions is not mandatory to participate in the Junior Librarian program.

Junior Librarians will be trained by the summer interns when they arrive for the program.

Can I leave my child for this program?
Caregivers for junior librarians may leave their child at the library during the program but must arrive promptly when the program ends to pick them up. Caregivers are required to walk their children into and out of the building - children may not be dropped off in the parking lot. The safety of any child in the library ultimately rests with that child’s parent or caregiver. Junior Librarians must have caregiver contact information. Caregivers may be contacted if a Junior Librarian participant is disruptive and unreceptive to library staff guidance, or if a caregiver fails to pick them up at the end of the program. Caregivers are encouraged to review the library Child Safety Policy here.

How does registration work?
Access the Junior Librarian calendar here. Registration for Junior Librarians works just like our program registration does – choose a time on our calendar that works for you and register using your Bedford library card. If you have questions, please give us a call at 603-792-1389.

Each time slot has two spaces and one wait list spot.

Will I get a reminder?
Yes! You will get a confirmation email for any blocks you register for, as well as a reminder email 48 hours in advance of the program.

If I have to cancel, how should I let you know?
The best way is to use the cancellation link in the confirmation or reminder email you received. You can also call the Children’s Room at 603-792-1389. We appreciate you letting us know of any cancellations so we can offer spots to others on our waitlist.

How many blocks can I sign up for?
This summer, we do not have a limit for the number of blocks you can sign up for. If we see that you are confirmed for several blocks that have waitlists, we may waitlist you for some blocks so that others may have a chance to participate in the program. You will receive a notification if you are waitlisted.

Can I have my phone and snacks on me for my Junior Librarian block?
We ask that all patrons eat any snacks and food outside of the library. Phones are expected to be put away and looked at in case of emergencies only.

Can Junior Librarians also participate in the Summer Reading Program?
Absolutely! We would love the Junior Librarians to also sign up for Summer Reading. Please keep an eye on our website for forthcoming Summer Reading information.


Have a question that wasn't addressed? Give us a call in the Children's Room at 603-792-1389.