Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Reference Blog

Submitted by: Patricia on 09/29/2021 - 1:56pm
According to the American Library Association, "Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the...
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/23/2021 - 1:57pm
There are soooo many great books coming out this October!  Browse the covers below to see what's on order and click on the cover to visit our online catalog and place your hold requests in advance. Not finding a particular title that you're interested in?  Email and we'll be happy to help you track it down!  
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/16/2021 - 3:58pm
Are you finished reading Emily Henry's People We Meet on Vacation and looking for more romance books with a sense of humor, fun travel and opposites attracting?  Scroll through the carousels below to see more titles we recommend.  If you find something you like, click on the cover image to view it in our online catalog or place a request. Looking for more reading recommendations?  Try filling out our...
Submitted by: Patricia on 09/05/2021 - 2:11pm
Were you too busy last month to come in and browse our books displays?  Or maybe you borrowed a book from a display that you loved and want to find more like it?  Scroll through the carousels below to see what books were featured at the Bedford Public Library in August.  If you find something you like, click on the cover image or format icon to find it in the catalog and place a hold for in-person or curbside pickup! Looking for more...
Submitted by: Patricia on 08/12/2021 - 2:59pm
The sequel to Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club - the story of four unlikely friends who meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room of their retirement village to discuss unsolved crimes - comes out this September.  If you're eagerly awaiting the second installment in this witty series, browse the carousels below for some suggestions of what to read while you wait.  (Just clcik the cover image to request a copy in our online catalog!)...
Submitted by: Patricia on 08/04/2021 - 1:42pm
Curious to see what new books are coming out in August?  Browse the covers below to see some of the new books for adults and young adults on order at the Bedford Public Library with August release dates!  Just hover over the cover and click on the icons to view the titles in our online catalog, where you can read reveiws, look up series information or place a request. Can't find what your looking for?  Need help placing a hold request?  Please...
Submitted by: Patricia on 07/30/2021 - 12:39pm
The 2020 Olympics are in full swing!  Browse the carousels below to find all kinds of books about the Olympics, the host country and more! Looking for more titles or need a book in a different format?  Please call the library at (603) 472-2300 or email   The Games The Athletes The Sports Explore Tokyo and Japan...
Submitted by: Patricia on 07/26/2021 - 4:08pm
Did you enjoy the intricately plotted and emotionally charged summer story, That Summer by Jennifer Weiner?  If so, browse the carousels below and click on the cover images to find more books we think you'll also enjoy. Looking for more books to add to your reading list?  Try filling out our BookMatch form to recieve customized reading recommendations from the Bedford...
Submitted by: Patricia on 07/08/2021 - 2:21pm
Do you love reading historical fiction?  Browse the covers below to find some of the new titles coming to the Bedford Public Library this summer - just in time for your summer reading!  To learn more about a title or reserve a copy, just click on the cover the visit our online catalog!  Need help finding a book in another format?  Please call 472-2300 or email    
Submitted by: Patricia on 06/28/2021 - 6:47pm
Thinking of reading a poem to complete an additional activity as part of the Adult or Teen Summer Reading?  Browse the carousels below to find a few poetry books to choose from! Works by US Poet Laureates Audiobooks Novels in Verse Contemporary Poets Classics