Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Story Times

Story times run year-round for several 6-week and 4-week sessions, depending on school vacations. 

Please note that we operate story times and programs independent of any school delays or closings. If the library is open for normal hours, we will hold story times as scheduled. If we are delayed in opening, or closed entirely, we will cancel the story times affected by the library schedule.

Check our calendar for current options and register through the calendar events list

Mother Goose
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Babies must be 0-24 months of age at the start of the session. Caregivers must be fully engaged with child.
  • Specifically geared for the little ones from infancy to 24 months, the Mother Goose Storytime is an age appropriate program designed to strengthen early literacy and social skills using nursery rhymes, picture books, songs, simple rhythm instruments and movement.
  • This program is open to Bedford Public Library cardholders.
  • Registration is required for this session. 
Toddler 2's
  • Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler 2’s is designed for children who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver.
  • This adult/child storytime incorporates a variety of stories, songs, and related crafts and occasional STEAM programs to support the theme of the week.
  • This program is open to Bedford Public Library cardholders.
  • Registration is required for this session. 
Bubbly Babies Drop in Story Time
  • Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Babies must be 0-18 months of age at the start of the session. Caregivers must be fully engaged with child.
  • This group will sing rhymes and songs together, intertwining early literacy with music, play and bonding time.
  • This program is open to Bedford Public Library cardholders. No registration required.

Little Listeners Drop in Story Time for Ages 2-4

  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Children should be ages 2-4 at the start of the session. Caregivers must be fully engaged with child.
  • We’ll be singing, dancing, wiggling and reading stories as well as enjoying crafts and other activities at the end of our story time.
  • This program is open to Bedford Public Library cardholders. No registration required.
Storytime Lunch Bunch Drop in sessions for ages 3 & 4
  • Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
  • Pack your lunch and come join us in the Children’s Room Castle for a lunch time storytime!
  • The Lunch Bunch is geared to children ages 3 & 4 and their caregiver.
  • We will enjoy lunch together, stories, songs and related crafts and STEAM programs to support the theme of the week.
  • This program is open to Bedford Public Library cardholders. No registration required.
Kindergarten Club
  • Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Only for those aged 4-6, this group will enjoy stories, songs, activities, and crafts!
  • This program is open to Bedford Public Library cardholders. Registration is required.