The animals are coming! Several kinds of exotic wildlife from around the globe will be featured in this year's presentation! Join us for one of the two shows we have scheduled. It is sure to be wild! Online registration is open. Show times are 11:00 am and 1 pm.
Are you ready to rock? Jason Tardy, the juggling artist, will be here to kick off the Summer Reading Program - LIBRARIES ROCK!
The Kick-Off is Tuesday, June 26th at 1:30 pm at the Bedford Village Common Gazebo. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Jason Tardy's fast paced juggling routines, off-the-cuff comedy, dangerous props, escape wizardry and insane stunts. This show is non-stop entertainment from start to finish and great for all ages.
ONLINE REGISTRATION begins JUNE 11.
(Rain date is June 27 - same time and place)
Calling all moms, aunts, grandmothers! Start your morning with storytime, music and movement, a fun craft and of course delicious munchkins and coffee!!
Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00-11:00am in Children's Castle.
Spring Break is upon us....what's up at the library?
For starters, our STEM program: Grossology!
Friday, April 27...Morning Session (Age 5-7) from 10:00-11:30...
Afternoon Session (Age 8-12) from 1:00-2:30.
"Grossology" has been defined as: the (impolite) science of the human body.
Have fun exploring some of the mushy, stinky, oozy gunk produced by our bodies.
On-line registration begins Monday, April 9.
Vote, vote, vote! The deadline for selecting your favorite Great Stone Face title is drawing nigh. Ballots cast after April 27 cannot be counted. The 20 books in contention have been on display since last May, but for all you procrastinators out there, you still have a chance to read one or two more. It is not necessary to read every title in order to vote...just pick one that you read and really enjoyed! The winner will be announced in May, and the new books listed for 2018-2019 will be put out on the GSF table.
They're here! The list of contenders for this year's Ladybug Picture Book Award has been released, and all the books have been put out on display. Our young patrons ranging in age from Age 3 to Grade 3 are invited and encouraged to come in and check them out. The New Hampshire Center for the Book sponsors this contest every year. Voting takes place in November, so you have plenty of time to start reading and selecting your favorites. See if you can read all ten!
Spring is just around the corner, and that means Storytime is commencing a fun new season! Did you know that these classes serve all youngsters from birth through age 6? For drop-in sessions, geared to children 3 years of age and older, no registration is needed...just come on by and join us on Wednesday afternoons or Thursday mornings. Programs for infants and toddlers do, however, require on-line registration on our library's website, due to high demand and limited resources. Sign-ups will be opening up on March 12 at 9:00am.
Book Buzzers will find a lot to like in April's club selection: Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan. Even though published over 8 years ago, when it won many awards, the topic is in the current headlines almost daily. When Esperanza's wealthy father is killed in Mexico, she and her mother must immigrate to the U.S. to find work in the agricultural labor camps. She is in no way prepared for the poor living conditions and demanding work now expected of her.
Our lovable Lilly continues to make a hit on her monthly visits to the library. She loves to meet and greet the kids, and she loves having them read to her even more! Each child gets a 15-minute private session to practice his or her reading skills, with Lilly sitting by to encourage...she never mocks or scolds! Some kids prefer to have other family members sit in...that's okay! Statistics show that reading to a dog can significantly boost a child's confidence when called upon to read aloud in class.