Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Childrens Blog

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...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 02/07/2020 - 11:04am
In December Miss Lee Ann and Miss Carla attended the Mother Goose on the Loose workshop and returned with some extraordinary early literacy tips we’re excited to share in our story times. Mother Goose on the Loose is a nationwide, research-based early literacy program facilitated by a presenter that uses nursery rhymes to create positive connections between children and their caregivers. Caregivers learn about their child’s...
Submitted by: Emily S on 01/30/2020 - 1:38pm
If you have a child between the ages of 5-15, you probably know how popular graphic novels are right now. Middle schoolers are swimming in Dog Man, Raina Telgemeier, Big Nate, and more. Here in the library we are big fans of graphic novels as well. When your job is to foster a love of reading, it’s hard not to! Our first meeting of our new monthly Graphic Novel Club was last week and we had a full house of 8-12 year olds thrilled to talk about...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 01/03/2020 - 9:46am
Happy New Year! Welcome Emily Sennott as the new Head of Children’s Services at the Bedford Public Library. Emily has worked in children’s services for 8 years, serving as the Head of Youth Services at the Merrimack Public Library for the past 2 ½ years. One of her greatest joys is “working with young children to provide them with fun learning opportunities and connecting them with books that resonate in their lives.” Emily, along with Miss...
Submitted by: Reference on 12/30/2019 - 2:42pm
We wish all of you a very happy 2020!  We will be open until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31 and will be closed on New Year's Day.  Remember, you can always access the eLibrary 24/7.
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 10/31/2019 - 3:51pm
November is a great time to play! Come explore the fun we have scheduled for the kids this November: Story Times (see our calendar for a list of age appropriate story times and dates). November 2 - Fall Fiber Fun Crafts in the Castle from 11am-2pm November 4 - Book Buzz (Register online) November 6 & 18- Read to Lucy (Call to register for a private 15 minute time) November 7 - Read to Lilly (Call to register for a private 15 minute time)...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 09/27/2019 - 1:08pm
Come join us for a special kind of Story Time - Kamishibai!! It is pronounced Ka-me-she-by and means “Paper Theater.” Popular in Japan in the early 1900’s as a means of entertainment and commerce, Kamishibai employs  the use of a small theater, large illustrated cards, and theatrical voice. The teller of the stories would arrive on bicycle and clap his wooden clappers to alert the children in the village to come for a story!...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 09/20/2019 - 1:28pm
A new session of Fall Story Times and Programs will begin on October 28th and registration begins Tuesday, October 15.  Call us at 603-472-2300 to sign up or visit our website to sign up online. Bedford cardholders only may attend programs at the Bedford Public Library...
Submitted by: Emily S on 08/13/2019 - 9:53am
Fall Story Times begin the week of September 9th and registration begins Monday, August 26th. Call us at 472-2300 to...
Submitted by: Emily S on 08/12/2019 - 3:28pm
We did it! All of our young Bedford readers worked together for the past 7 weeks to read over 10,200 hours! Great job, summer readers! Our pizza party on Saturday, August 10th was a big hit with a fun performance from Mr. Aaron and his band and pizza for all who attended, generously donated by 1750 Taphouse, Pizza Bella and Pizza Mia! If you missed out on our end party, don't worry! You can still come in and pick up your beads for your necklace...

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