Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Bedford Library Foundation

The Bedford Public Library Foundation was founded in 1993 to support the Bedford Public Library. It is a non-profit organization created by a group of Bedford citizens as a way to raise money from within our community to support non-budget items for the Library. This extra funding enriches our Library and enables it to continue to be a vital, vibrant, up-to-date community center for all ages.

The Bedford Library Foundation was instrumental in raising the funds to move forward with building a new library. Our current, beautiful library building was completed in June of 1996.

Each year, The Foundation sponsors a festive wine and cheese Gala in the fall featuring a New England author. In the spring, we conduct a town-wide Annual Fund appeal.

Through generous contributions from residents like you, in the past year alone we have been able to enhance our Library with the purchase of the following special items:

  • Two brand new patron self check-out units
  • DVD’s to supplement the collection
  • A new color photocopier for the Children’s Room
  • Additional shelving for the New and Express Book area
  • Modern Scholar Series courses on CDs
  • Museum passes
  • A new staff laptop

The Library Foundation, through it’s fundraising, sponsors:

  • The Friends of the Library Sunday Concert Series
  • The Children’s Summer Reading Program

Please call or email Pam VanArsdale, chair, with any questions you have with regard to the Foundation (472.9877 or

Officers and Directors: 

Jerry Hanauer, Chair 

Pamela VanArsdale, Vice-chair

Kay Klein, Secretary

Stephanie Willer, Treasurer

Barbara Pitsch 

Happy Beale

Fran Wiggin

John Wood


Walter Gallo, Library Trustee

Anthony Frederick, Library Trustee

Mary Ann Senatro, Library Director