While you're visiting with us this month, you might like to stop and make a holiday craft to take home. Did you know that the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons directly coincide this year, for the first time since 1959? And while you're at it, why not grab a paper star or two and write down the names of some of your favorite books? Lets see if we can cover our tree with stars!
How about some 3-D brain training? MakerSpaces are all the rage, and the Bedford Library is on it! We’ll begin with an evening of Magformers on Thursday, December 1st. Drop by between 4:00 and 7:00pm and try your hand at making something 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! Note: Magformers are not recommended for children under the age of 3.
Whoooo! Halloween is right around the corner, and it's time to get creative! Our annual Literary Pumpkin Contest is coming right up! Think about a favorite children's character from a BOO-k or movie...then translate that into a design for your pumpkin(s). Adult assistance is not only allowed, but very much encouraged...this is a family affair! When you're finished, bring your entries to the Children's Library to be put on display.
Fall is here, and readers are beginning to ask about our tween book club, for ages 9-12. Good news: The first meeting will be held on Monday, November 21, from 5:00 - 6:00pm. (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE) There will be a meet and greet, where members old and new can get acquainted. Everyone is encouraged to bring along a favorite book for show & tell. THE WILLOUGHBYS, by Lois Lowry, is up for discussion in November...this one is sure to tickle your funny bone! You need not have read the book to attend. Copies of BUDDY, by M.H.
The team competition for most books read this summer couldn't have been much closer ! In the end, only 4 titles separated the Tortoises and the Hares! In the final lap, the Tortoises squeaked out a victory, logging 7734 books, with the Hares close behind at 7730. The pre-reading Frogs made an excellent showing, with 6227. Doing the math, you will see that the 976 Bedford youngsters enrolled in the Summer Reading Program read and reported on a grand total of 21,691 books!
School's back in session, and autumn is upon us! We're looking forward to starting up our fall programming...
Storytime sessions will begin the week of October 3rd. Registration is required only for infants and toddlers...this will open up on-line September 19th.
It is well to sign up early, as space is limited. Adult participation is mandatory in these programs for our littlest patrons...it is encouraged, but optional, for ages three and up.
Responsible adults must remain in the Children's Library while storytime is in session, so as to be available in case of need.