Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Submitted by: Circulation on 10/01/2021 - 1:16pm
Join us for a spooky poetry contest! Write a poem using spooky words and bring it to the Children's Room desk by Friday October 22. Poems will be displayed from October 22 through November 1. Entries will be separated into two age categories: 5-7 and 8-12. Children's Room staff will choose a winner from each category to be the lucky recipient of a very tasty prize! Your poem can be eerie, ghoulish, hair-raising, or chilling - it's up to you! A...
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/30/2021 - 2:58pm
Sometimes fall can be the perfect time for a spine-tingling, pulse-pounding suspense or thriller book!  There are some exciting books coming out in fall 2021.  Just scroll through the grid below to get a sneak peek! See something you like?  Click on the cover to visit our online catalog and place your hold requests ahead of time.  
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/29/2021 - 1:56pm
According to the American Library Association, "Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the...
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/23/2021 - 1:57pm
There are soooo many great books coming out this October!  Browse the covers below to see what's on order and click on the cover to visit our online catalog and place your hold requests in advance. Not finding a particular title that you're interested in?  Email and we'll be happy to help you track it down!  
Submitted by: Emily S on 09/20/2021 - 9:26am
Stop by the Children's Room September 20-25 to pick up this month's take and make craft! Here's Miss Carla to show you how to put your cupcake liner octopus together:
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/16/2021 - 3:58pm
Are you finished reading Emily Henry's People We Meet on Vacation and looking for more romance books with a sense of humor, fun travel and opposites attracting?  Scroll through the carousels below to see more titles we recommend.  If you find something you like, click on the cover image to view it in our online catalog or place a request. Looking for more reading recommendations?  Try filling out our...
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/05/2021 - 2:11pm
Were you too busy last month to come in and browse our books displays?  Or maybe you borrowed a book from a display that you loved and want to find more like it?  Scroll through the carousels below to see what books were featured at the Bedford Public Library in August.  If you find something you like, click on the cover image or format icon to find it in the catalog and place a hold for in-person or curbside pickup! Looking for more...
Submitted by: Emily S on 08/20/2021 - 2:14pm
This fall we strongly encourage face masks in the library for everyone over 2 years old, regardless of vaccination status. The Library Board of Trustees agreed at their August 20th meeting that face coverings should be strongly encouraged when the spread of Covid-19 is at substantial transmission levels in Hillsborough County as identified by the CDC. In the Children’s Room, we will be offering programs outside under the tent whenever possible...
Submitted by: Patricia on 08/12/2021 - 2:59pm
The sequel to Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club - the story of four unlikely friends who meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room of their retirement village to discuss unsolved crimes - comes out this September.  If you're eagerly awaiting the second installment in this witty series, browse the carousels below for some suggestions of what to read while you wait.  (Just clcik the cover image to request a copy in our online catalog!)...
Submitted by: Emily S on 08/05/2021 - 4:55pm
  There’s no doubt about it – the Summer Reading Program wouldn’t happen without the support of our community here in Bedford. This year we had several sponsors and donors who helped to make our program a great success. Jo-Anne Johnson Family Dentistry generously supported our Popsicle Thursdays as well as our Ice Cream Truck Finale Party. The Bedford Rotary Club helped to fund our fabulous prize baskets and sponsored our three Cooks and Books...