Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: Emily on 04/20/2020 - 2:54pm
  Hanks. Not Brady. UNCOMMON TYPE is a collection of short stories written by Tom Hanks.  While some may have a familiar ring:  the story about space (Apollo 13), the war story (Saving Private Ryan), an immigrant arriving in America (The Terminal) there is plenty of new material.  Not a fan of short stories typically, many of these characters were relatable and the...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/17/2020 - 1:44pm
Teens, did you know there is a New Hampshire book award just for Young Adult titles? The Flume Award, created in 2005, is presented every year to a YA book chosen by high school students in New Hampshire. Teens across the state nominate their favorite, recently released titles with their public and school libraries. Students then select their favorite from the final list of ten young adult books. Nominated books include fiction, graphic novels,...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/17/2020 - 11:16am
Read-Along Books for Kids Looking for an audio picture book for your kids to read from home? The Bedford Library has you covered with 3 easy-to-use reading services that parents and children can use on a home computer or smart phone. Do you live with a tiny Disney fanatic? As part of their collection Hoopla Digital provides Disney Read-Along books with stories from fan-favorite movies like Frozen 2, Avengers, and Toy Story. The narrator (and...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/16/2020 - 4:07pm
We’ve had a lot of queries at the Library from people looking for ways to keep healthy and fit while social distancing.  Exercise can be a great way to stay in shape, both physically and mentally.  While we’re not able to recommend or vet fitness routines for your individual needs, here’s a few resources to help you find something that works for you. Online Databases: Great Courses and Hoopla Two of our online databases include...
Submitted by: Emily on 04/14/2020 - 1:33pm
  The Library staff’s genre study book group meets bi-monthly to learn about different genres.  We’ve covered mystery, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, young adult literature, horror, and the top-selling books of the 2010s.  Usually, we meet at 8 am before the library opens.  Staff members read the assigned books on their own time.  Meetings begin with a presentation about the characteristics and appeal of the genre, then we discuss...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/06/2020 - 3:33pm
  As we all stay home to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, more and more meetings and even social events are migrating online.  One popular platform for hosting these online group events is Zoom.  However, a variety of news sources have been highlighting concerns about privacy and safety.  Here are a few simple and practical tips to help enhance your security when using Zoom.   Don’t share...
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...

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