Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Childrens Blog

Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/24/2017 - 12:47pm
Great news! Sweet Lilly, our library reading dog, has decided she can squeeze us in for 2 visits a month, beginning in May! Lilly sits by patiently listening while young readers practice their skills on her...this has proved to be of tremendous benefit in helping kids gain confidence to read aloud in class. Lilly has also been known to transform some dog-shy young patrons into dog lovers!Lilly will be at the library on Thursday, May 18 and...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/11/2017 - 12:59pm
Calling all kids in grades 4-6...it's that time again! You've had a year to read books from the Great Stone Face list, and now it's time to make your choices known! You have until April 28th to do some last-minute reading and come to the library and cast your vote. Remember: You don't have to read them all...just pick your favorite from the ones you have read. The winner will be announced in May. The Great Stone Face Award is sponsored by the...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/11/2017 - 12:50pm
Everyone loves to wiggle and giggle! Come build a robot that can scribble, race, and dance! The BHS Robotics team will be here during April Vacation week to build WIGGLEBOTS with your kids! This STEM program will be offered on Monday, April 24th from 1-2:30 for ages 5-7 and again on Tuesday, April 25th from 1-2:30 for ages 8-12.Space is limited, so register online today!
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 02/10/2017 - 12:10pm
The American Library Association has announced its Book Awards for 2017.The Newbery Award is for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, while the Caldecott honors the most distinguished American picture book for children. John Newbery Medal Winner: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill.An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 02/10/2017 - 11:47am
  Hang in there, kids! Winter Break will be here before you know it! Your teachers may be looking forward to resting up, but here at the library, we’re going full STEM ahead (pun intended). Here’s a preview of what we have in store for school vacation week, along with our regularly scheduled storytimes…on-line registration is open.  Monday, February 27…1:00 -2:30pm Fun with STEM for ages 5-7… The BHS Robotics Team has graciously agreed to come...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 01/20/2017 - 11:03am
Good news for dog lovers...We have a new dog for our kids' reading program! We all miss Maddy, but you're guaranteed to fall in love with Lilly, a yellow lab owned and trained by Sue Bradford of Bedford. Lilly was originally destined to be a guide dog for the blind, but it turned out that she loved people so, so much that she couldn't stay focused on one master. Lilly will be at the library on the (usually) third Thursday of every month, from 4:...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 01/11/2017 - 9:56am
Hang in there...Winter Break is on its way! We'll be breaking the ice in the Children's Library with some special vacation activities. For starters, members of the Bedford High Robotics Team have graciously offered to come over and present a couple of workshops, one for ages 5-7, and one for the older crowd, aged 8-12. Then, Subzero Ice Cream will be coming in with a scientific demo and frosty treats for all. In addition, for the little guys, we...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 01/11/2017 - 9:36am
The next meeting will be held on Monday, Februrary 13...Athlete vs. Mathlete, by W.C. Mack will be up for discussion. How can two twins be wired so entriely differently? Will ever the twain meet? Come on by and pick up a copy of this very entertaining novel, if you'd like to read ahead and be able to add to the discussion. Otherwise, just come and enjoy chatting, snacking, and any related activities. The Terrible Two Get Worse...is it even...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/20/2016 - 9:25am
They're back! MakerSpaces are all the rage, and the Bedford Library is on it! Due to popular demand, we are going to make our Magformers availble periodiacally for you to drop by and enjoy. Youngsters (and oldsters), you can try your hand at making something special with our magnetic construction set. Suggestions are available to get you started, or you can just dream something up on your own… see where your imagination takes you! The Magformers...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/06/2016 - 9:47am
  Book Buzz members...the next meeting will be held on Monday, January 9 from 5:00-6:00pm. Next up for discussion is Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt…how long can Ally pull the wool over everyone’s eyes about her inability to read at the age of 12? Is any help to be found? This story is so well-told, it won second place for Great Stone Face Award in 2016. Copies are available at the library, so you can read ahead and get ready to add your...

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