Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Childrens Blog

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...
Submitted by: Emily S on 03/31/2020 - 12:13pm
If you've been missing storytimes while you're at home, we are pleased to present our Storytime Take Out Menu! These are options for a storytime you can do at home using videos chosen by the Children's Room staff. Today's Menu Starter Songs - Hello Song from Jbray. Sing along here! Main Read - Hair...
Submitted by: Miriam on 03/24/2020 - 10:36am
The library is currently closed. If you need assistance with electronic resources, please call 603-472-2300 and leave a message, or email us at reference@bedfordnh.org We are working remotely to assist you.
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...

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