Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Childrens Blog

Submitted by: Emily S on 06/15/2021 - 11:53am
It's that time again - a new Great Stone Face list is here! New Hampshire students in grades 4 through 6 are invited to read books from the list and then vote on their favorite in the spring. Clicking on any of the cover images will bring you to our catalog where you can place a hold on the title. The 2021 winner is Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick!...
Submitted by: Emily S on 06/09/2021 - 6:08pm
Are you ready to craft this summer? We'll be offering take and make crafts starting next week on June 14! Each craft will be indivdually packaged for you to take home and complete. Instructions will be included with the craft and a video demonstation will be available on our Youtube page. We'll offer a different craft every week through Summer Reading until...
Submitted by: Circulation on 06/09/2021 - 1:10pm
Next week is the first week of summer reading and we are looking forward to meeting some real live Tails and Tales ambassadors with Wildlife Encounters! There will be 2 virtual shows - one on Monday and one on Thursday - with opportunities to meet live animals with expert handlers. This program will be on Zoom where everyone gets a front row seat and get see the animals up close. Both programs will be the same, so please choose one when...
Submitted by: Emily S on 06/01/2021 - 12:45pm
  Summer Reading is approaching! This summer’s theme is Tails and Tales and we’re so excited for an animal-filled summer! There’s always something happening in the Children’s Room, but this summer it’s really going to be a jungle in here!   We are using Beanstack to track reading this summer, so if you haven’t created your account yet click here. If you used Beanstack...
Submitted by: Emily S on 05/13/2021 - 4:57pm
  Another storytime break week is coming up, but we have plenty to keep your little ones busy! All of our break week programs are live on Zoom. A link to join will be sent out an hour before the program begins. Please click on the links to register.       Miss Emily will kick us off on Monday morning at 10:00 with stories, songs, and movements in...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/23/2021 - 2:31pm
  Spring is back and so is the Storywalk at Bedford Village Common! Enjoy the nice weather by taking a walk on the Common and reading Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman at the same time. 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 gazebo, and back over the bridge to end...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/09/2021 - 2:44pm
Voting for the 2021 Great Stone Face Award is now open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in New Hampshire! The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state.  In April, N.H. children vote for their favorite book from a list of 20 recently-published titles that are chosen by the Great Stone Face (GSF) Committee, which is made up of librarians throughout...
Submitted by: Emily S on 02/12/2021 - 4:33pm
We are very excited to announce that our Teen Collection will soon be getting a new look! We will be renaming it Middle Grade. The Teen collection has always been meant for the upper end of the age range that we serve here in the Children’s Room, however the name ‘Teen’ can be misleading. The books, audiobooks, and graphic novels in our Teen collection have always been intended for kids ages 9-12. Renaming the collection to...
Submitted by: Emily S on 02/10/2021 - 1:29pm
We have lots to do for ages 0-12 over February vacation from February 22 to 26 and we would love for you to join us! All of our vacation events will be held virtually over Zoom. The link to join each event will be emailed an hour prior to start time to all registered participants. We’ll start on Monday morning with Bubbly...
Submitted by: Emily S on 01/29/2021 - 12:37pm
2021 Youth Media Awards Every year, the American Library Association announces the Youth Media Award winners at their midwinter conference. This year’s conference was held virtually last week and an impressive slate of winners and honors were announced. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! We are big fans of previous winners here in the children's room and those of us that haven't read this year's winners are really looking forward to...

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