Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/03/2014 - 12:08pm
  Read any good picture books lately? Were any of them on the candidate list for the Ladybug Picture Book Award? November isn’t just for political polling…it’s for library voting, as well! Instituted in 2003 by New Hampshire’s Center for the Book, the Ladybug Picture Book Award is uniquely New Hampshire. Each year, kids from age 3 to grade 3 throughout the state are invited to vote for their favorite title, guided by a list of ten recently...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/31/2014 - 10:40am
We had some very creative entries in our pumpkin contest on October 28...first prize was shared by  Angelina Ballerina and Olivia, with Pippi Longstocking coming in a close second. Zog, an adorable little dragon, placed third. Other excellent entries included Coraline, Jasmine, the witch from the Wizard of Oz, Dumbledore and more.  If you missed the first meeting of the midgrade (grades 4-6) Book Club, never fear! You can join at any time!...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/17/2014 - 10:36am
Boo! Halloween is just arond the corner...have you signed up for the Library Pumpkin Contest yet? It's time for your family to get creative and decorate some pumpkins to represent favorite characters from kids' books. You can use real or artificial pumpkins, and enter as many as you wish, using any materials you can conjure up. We will have a big party on Tuesday, October 28th at 4:00pm. Prizes will be awarded, and there'll be lots of cider and...
Submitted by: Caity on 10/15/2014 - 4:40pm
New books are constantly being added to our Young Adult collection and we have a wide variety of genres to choose from. You can now also find a selection of magazines on the YA display shelf- check them out! Here is a selection of our newest additions:                       
Submitted by: Emily on 10/15/2014 - 11:56am
Fall isn't just about pumpkins, raking leaves, and apple cider.  If you're a book lover, this is the season for book awards.  The National Book Award finalists were announced this morning.  Bedford favorite All the Light We Cannot See is a fiction finalist.  Yesterday, the Man...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/14/2014 - 1:30pm
Donovan Curtis, widely acknowledged to be the biggest troublemaker in his school, has just pulled the wildest stunt ever, and it's really run amok. This time things have gotten out of hand, and have caused colossal damage to the school doors and the new gym. He knows he's going to be in an amazing amount of trouble, but the dreaded axe never falls. Instead, his parents receive a letter informing them that Donovan has been selected for entrance...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/03/2014 - 10:16am
Maddy’s back in town! Our favorite reading retriever will be with us again this fall, every third Thursday of the month. If you enjoy reading, but still feel you need practice to gain confidence reading in class, Paws to Read is the perfect program for you! Gentle Maddy sits by patiently while you read to her…she never passes judgment or makes corrections…she just loves the attention, and the sound of your voice. The first session will be...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 09/18/2014 - 3:59pm
 We're excited about some of the new fall programs that are coming up! Here's one for Halloween...Do you have a favorite story character from a kids' book, like Harry Potter, Pete the Cat or Fly Guy? Why not bring that character to life in the form of a pumpkin in costume, then enter it in our Library Pumpkins Contest? How about Skippyjohn Jones, Captain Underpants or Olivia...the possibilities are endless! This is a family contest, so everyone...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 09/02/2014 - 4:41pm
Well, the Summer Reading Program is finally at an end...but what a summer we had! There are so many people and organizations  that contributed to our success, we have more people to thank than the recipients of the Academy Awards! A full listing will be posted shortly on our closed circuit TV...please take note, and be as generous in supporting our local merchants as they have been in supporting us! Now that fall is upon us, there are new...
Submitted by: Diane on 08/27/2014 - 12:03pm
We have recently added Playaways to our collection and thus far they have  received much praise from parents and children alike. And now that summer is ending Playaways are great for siblings who may be sitting and waiting at a dance studio, sporting event, or a meeting their adult is attending. They are also wonderful for long car rides; each child can listen to his or her own story. From picture books to teens, we have a varied selection. An...

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