Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Childrens Blog

Submitted by: Emily S on 09/10/2020 - 3:27pm
We are so excited to invite you to try our new StoryWalk at the Bedford Village Common! Pick a nice day, pack a picnic, and head over to the common to take a stroll and enjoy Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litman and James Dean.As you stroll through the common, you’ll see pages of the story installed next to the path. Page 1 is right after the arch where you enter the common and the story will take you over the bridge, around the...
Submitted by: Emily S on 08/14/2020 - 3:00pm
There's no doubt about it, helping patrons pick out books is one of our favorite parts of the job. Couple that with the notion that library services are changing with the times and our new Book Bundle Request Form was born. You fill out the form with information to let us know what you're looking for and we'll pull 5 books for you within 2 business days and place them on hold to be picked up via our Lower Level contact-free pickup. You can be as...
Submitted by: Emily S on 06/26/2020 - 11:22am
Time for another round of Children's Staff Picks! You can find these books by clicking on the cover to place a hold through our catalog. Miss Kate's Picks The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly...
Submitted by: Emily S on 06/01/2020 - 2:21pm
  The 4th-6th graders of New Hampshire have chosen New Kid by Jerry Craft as the winner for the 2020 Great Stone Face Award! New Kid is available digitally on Hoopla and Overdrive if you haven't read it yet. Here is the list of the 2020-2021 Nominees. Click on the cover to place a hold in the catalog. Allies by Alan Gratz ...
Submitted by: Emily S on 05/08/2020 - 11:54am
  It's time to vote for the Great Stone Face Award! Voting takes place from May 1-May 31 2020. The 2020 winner will be announced on June 1st. Click here to cast your vote! What is it? This award is given annually,...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/30/2020 - 4:58pm
Here is another round of staff picks from our Children's Librarians! You can find these books by visiting our ebooks page here: https://www.bedfordnhlibrary.org/ebooks-audiobooks MIss Carla's Reviews: 24 Hours In Nowhere by Dusti Bowling Gus is small. He is thirteen and much smarter than his classmates. Gus lives in Nowhere, AZ...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/24/2020 - 12:46pm
While we've been working from home, Miss Lee Ann has taken the opportunity to find the best of the best stories available on Storyline Online! If you haven't yet discovered Storyline Online, it's an entirely free website (and has a free app) that houses a collection of classic and contemporary picture books read by members of the Screen Actors Guild. The books are also animated, so each book is an excellent audio and visual experience. Clicking...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/22/2020 - 10:40am
Earth Day is a perfect time to think of new ways to use old materials around the house, and with social distancing keeping everyone at home, many people now have the time to learn some new crafts or start a science project. If you need Earth-friendly inspiration for your next project, the Bedford Library has you covered with some of our online resources. Creative Bug is an excellent source for hands-on creative hobbies, and it’s a perfect place...
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: 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...

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