Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Reference Blog

Submitted by: Reference on 01/19/2020 - 2:23pm
Did you just finish a book from a series and want to read more, but don’t know where to start?  Or maybe you’ve found a new author and want to make sure you start at the beginning and read the books in order?  Or are you just looking for the most recent book featuring your favorite detective?  Reading series can be challenging sometimes, but here at the Bedford Public Library we have tools to help keep your reading on track! For those who like...
Submitted by: Reference on 01/13/2020 - 12:06pm
Did you know that most New Year’s resolutions are broken on January 17th? The library has many resources to help you keep your resolutions well into 2020; free with your library membership! Did you resolve to diversify your reading habits? Join one of our book groups and enjoy a stimulating conversation with fellow readers, focusing on a variety of book selections. The daytime book group meets the second Monday of the month at 10am, while the...
Submitted by: Emily on 01/03/2020 - 11:37am
As the 2010s concluded, staff at many magazines, websites, and libraries took a look back and chose the best books of the decade.  It's fascinating to review the variety of new stories that emerged during the 2010s and to see which ones we're still talking about.  Reviewing these lists is also a wonderful way to add to your TBR list.  Time Magazine, the...
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: Emily on 11/30/2016 - 3:39pm
A carefully selected book is a very special gift, but it can be tricky to choose just the right one.  Fortunately, there are many places to find help.  For a sure bet, take a look at this list of the books that have appeared on the...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 10/31/2016 - 5:00pm
On Wednesday, October 26th we held our second Reader's Tea of the year. This time the focus was Take Time to Read! I (Caitlin) offered some tips on how to squeeze more reading time into your life, and several staff members gave book talks about excellent books they've read recently.   Here are some tips from my presentation:     Listen to audiobooks! CDs are great for commutes, Playaways can work for commutes (if your car has a cable jack) or...
Submitted by: Emily on 08/01/2016 - 8:23pm
Recently, you may have seen one of our new read-alike bookmarks, offering recommendations for your next great read, tucked inside of a book.  These bookmarks are designed to suggest books that you may enjoy because of similar themes, writing styles, characters, settings and more.  They now cover more than 60 of our most popular titles, from...
Submitted by: Emily on 07/08/2016 - 5:00pm
  Thanks to the generosity of the Bedford Library Foundation, the Canterbury Shaker Village Museum pass is now available. This pass admits any combination of two adults or children to the museum and exhibits.  The admission co-pay is $6 per adult and $3 per child.  The pass can be used for most special events, except Village Rising, Ghost Encounters, and Christmas at Canterbury. If you haven't visited the Village yet, you should definitely check...
Submitted by: Emily on 06/01/2016 - 2:04pm
During the upper level closure, we’re providing as many services and items as possible in the lower level gallery, but we know that our mini-library can’t replicate the experience of getting lost in the stacks and serendipitously finding your next great read.  We’ve already heard from several of you who miss browsing. As an alternative, we'd like to offer a couple ways for you to get lost in the virtual stacks.  Need a good book to read?  Spend...
Submitted by: Mary Ann on 05/16/2016 - 5:09pm
What’s Going on at the Library? No doubt you have noticed all of the activity going on at the library. The new geothermal heating system installation for the library is underway. So, you might ask, what does this mean? I am not an engineer but a geothermal exchange system uses the heat from the earth to heat and cool the building and save us money in the long run. A series of wells or borings have been drilled in the land parallel to the library...

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