Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Reference Blog

Submitted by: Caitlin on 03/31/2020 - 12:17pm
Although our physical building is closed, Bedford Public Library staff are still excited to share their favorite recent reads with you! All of these titles are available through CloudLibrary, Hoopla, or Overdrive--I've noted where you can find each one at the end of the review. The easiest way to get them is to download the free apps for each (Overdrive's app is called Libby). You'll need your library card and password to log in. If your library...
Submitted by: Reference on 03/26/2020 - 2:38pm
While most museums are closed to the public these days, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all that these amazing institutions have to offer.  Here’s a peek at some of the ways museums are reaching out while their communities are stuck at home. Virtual Tours and Online Exhibits If you can’t get to a museum during quarantine closures, many museums will come to you!  Virtual tours can be a fun way to explore from home and...
Submitted by: Reference on 03/07/2020 - 11:42am
In times like these, accurate information is your best friend.  The following resources provide useful, reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19 (coronavirus). NH Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm Centers for Disease Control: ...
Submitted by: Reference on 02/20/2020 - 12:18pm
The Bedford Public Library is pleased to have Kathy Stoughton, M. Ed., joining us on March 17 for a program for parents all about affordable education options.  (Visit the registration page to learn more.) In the meantime, did you know that there’s a section in...
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...

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