Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: miriam on 08/07/2015 - 3:25pm
Founded in 1916 by Annie E. Woodman, the Woodman Museum in Dover, NH is dedicated to history, science and the arts. Its collections are housed in four buildings: Woodman House - houses the Natural History and War Memorial museums and contains extensive and well preserved collections of local area interest such as minerals, Native American artifacts and Civil War artifacts & memorabilia. Keefe House Gallery - contains fine art exhibits. Hale...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 08/03/2015 - 10:42am
Something new for kids from birth to 5 years of age...Our library will be joining with dozens of libraries around the state to begin a new initiative. Experts agree that the most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that kids need to hear 1000 books before they learn to read independently...this will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. 1000 books...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 08/03/2015 - 10:28am
  The tally is complete, and the winner is…the “Spiderman” team, logging in with 7409 books! The “Batman” team came in a close second, reading 7047 books. “Dewey the Superdog”, representing our youngest readers, made a good showing with 5178 books, for a grand total of 19,634 books read & logged by Bedford kids…congratulations! Another successful Summer Reading Program...and we couldn't have done it without the heroic support of our sponsors...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 07/30/2015 - 4:32pm
We've had over 140 adults register for our 7 Book Summer and over 65 teens register for the Teen 8 Book Challenge! Many people have earned their halfway prize (either a certificate for our book sale or for a 3D printed prize on our new 3D printer) by reading three books for adults or four books for teens. Some have even completed the challenge already! There's still time to sign up! Just stop by the circulation desk at the library. While you're...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 07/24/2015 - 4:50pm
Have you registered for our 7 Book Summer for adults or our Teen 8 Book Challenge yet? Stop by the circulation desk to sign up and get your reading journal! While you're here, check our whiteboard to see what people are reading and to add your own current read!   What is Bedford reading? Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Nietzsche Paper Towns by John Green The Wizard...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/24/2015 - 10:12am
Something new and exciting has been added to the Children's Library collection! Playaway Launchpads are handheld tablets preloaded with fun, educational games for kids to play. They cover many topics and address three different age levels: 3-5, 7-9 & 10+. The good news is, you can check them out and play at home! Our initial collection is small, so for the time being, we are limiting check-outs to one per child, Bedford patrons only. The...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/24/2015 - 9:30am
  Who doesn’t watch in amazement when a screaming fire truck streaks by, or wonder what it would be like to drive a police car, with lights flashing, on the way to a crime scene? Or, how about those giant dump trucks and loaders at the construction site! You are invited to join us for an up-close inspection of some of the awesome vehicles we see around us every day. You can even climb on some of them! Then you can be refreshed with some...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 07/20/2015 - 4:04pm
Have you registered for our 7 Book Summer for adults or our Teen 8 Book Challenge yet? Stop by the circulation desk to sign up and get your reading journal! While you're here, check our whiteboard to see what people are reading and to add your own current read!   What is Bedford reading?   Crossed by Ally Condie The Dagger Quick by Brian Eames Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Hobbit by J.R.R....
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/16/2015 - 4:25pm
  It's time to get started! The topic for our contest this year is heroes…write a story about your favorite superhero (or one you make up) or a person that you admire in real life. Something new this year… you can write your own Graphic Novel (comic book)! We’ll help by providing pages with the blank boxes all set up, for those of you who’d like a head start. Try your hand at being a cartoonist! Of course, you may still write & illustrate a...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/14/2015 - 4:30pm
  Tuesday, July 21…2:00pm…Visit with a Guide Dog. The owner will bring in one of her guide dogs who is retired from the field, and show photos of her service dogs that are still working with the blind. She will be happy to answer all your questions. There is no need to register for this...just come on over!

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