The library is closed. Staff are working from home to provide support for online services. Please email reference@bedfordnh.org, or leave a message at 472-2300.

Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: Emily on 03/31/2020 - 3:27pm
Dear Patrons, Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we continue to evaluate and adjust our library operations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We strive to be a reliable source of information and assistance as always. Even though we are not seeing you face to face the library staff is working to offer as many virtual services as we can and to help you feel comfortable accessing them. We are posting reading recommendations on...
Submitted by: Emily S on 03/31/2020 - 2:31pm
  Here are some book reviews from our Children's Staff! From Miss Kate: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Available on Overdrive and Cloud Library.  When twelve kids participate in a library lock-in at the grand opening of their new public library, they learn they must use their wits-and the library’s resources- to escape and earn the creator’s ultimate prize-the chance to star in all of his company’s...
Submitted by: Reference on 03/31/2020 - 12:45pm
  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...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 03/31/2020 - 12:17pm
Although our physical building is closed, Bedford Public Library staff are still excited to share their favorite recent reads with you! All of these titles are available through CloudLibrary, Hoopla, or Overdrive--I've noted where you can find each one at the end of the review. The easiest way to get them is to download the free apps for each (Overdrive's app is called Libby). You'll need your library card and password to log in. If your library...
Submitted by: Emily S on 03/31/2020 - 12:13pm
If you've been missing storytimes while you're at home, we are pleased to present our Storytime Take Out Menu! These are options for a storytime you can do at home using videos chosen by the Children's Room staff. Today's Menu Starter Songs - Hello Song from Jbray. Sing along here! Main Read - Hair...
Submitted by: Reference on 03/26/2020 - 2:38pm
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 If you can’t get to a museum during quarantine closures, many museums will come to you!  Virtual tours can be a fun way to explore from home and...
Submitted by: Miriam on 03/24/2020 - 10:36am
The library is currently closed. If you need assistance with electronic resources, please call 603-472-2300 and leave a message, or email us at reference@bedfordnh.org We are working remotely to assist you.
Submitted by: Emily S on 03/13/2020 - 4:53pm
Dear Patrons, Today we have made the decision to suspend all programs and meetings in the library until April 13 in order to make our building a safe and healthy space for our community. We have also pulled our toys, including puzzles, feltboards, and Kindles, from use in the Children’s Room for the time being. So you may be asking, how can you use your library right now? Our building is currently still open. You are welcome to come in during...
Submitted by: Reference on 03/07/2020 - 11:42am
In times like these, accurate information is your best friend.  The following resources provide useful, reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19 (coronavirus). NH Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm Centers for Disease Control: ...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 03/05/2020 - 9:11am
Same child, same book, different night. Sound familiar?  Kids love repetition and it is good! Repeat picture books provide many benefits.  1.       Boost a child’s vocabulary. We need to remember that kids are learning their language. Immersion through repetition is critical. The key to learning new words is being familiar with them. 2.      Boost Comprehension. As you read the same book, different aspects of the story will come to life. Kids...

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