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Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Submitted by: Reference on 03/26/2020 - 2:38pm
While most museums are closed to the public these days, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all that these amazing institutions have to offer.  Here’s a peek at some of the ways museums are reaching out while their communities are stuck at home. Virtual Tours and Online Exhibits If you can’t get to a museum during quarantine closures, many museums will come to you!  Virtual tours can be a fun way to explore from home and...
Submitted by: Miriam on 03/24/2020 - 10:36am
The library is currently closed. If you need assistance with electronic resources, please call 603-472-2300 and leave a message, or email us at reference@bedfordnh.org We are working remotely to assist you.
Submitted by: Emily S on 03/13/2020 - 4:53pm
Dear Patrons, Today we have made the decision to suspend all programs and meetings in the library until April 13 in order to make our building a safe and healthy space for our community. We have also pulled our toys, including puzzles, feltboards, and Kindles, from use in the Children’s Room for the time being. So you may be asking, how can you use your library right now? Our building is currently still open. You are welcome to come in during...
Submitted by: Reference on 03/07/2020 - 11:42am
In times like these, accurate information is your best friend.  The following resources provide useful, reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19 (coronavirus). NH Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm Centers for Disease Control: ...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 03/05/2020 - 9:11am
Same child, same book, different night. Sound familiar?  Kids love repetition and it is good! Repeat picture books provide many benefits.  1.       Boost a child’s vocabulary. We need to remember that kids are learning their language. Immersion through repetition is critical. The key to learning new words is being familiar with them. 2.      Boost Comprehension. As you read the same book, different aspects of the story will come to life. Kids...
Submitted by: Reference on 02/20/2020 - 12:18pm
The Bedford Public Library is pleased to have Kathy Stoughton, M. Ed., joining us on March 17 for a program for parents all about affordable education options.  (Visit the registration page to learn more.) In the meantime, did you know that there’s a section in...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 02/07/2020 - 11:04am
In December Miss Lee Ann and Miss Carla attended the Mother Goose on the Loose workshop and returned with some extraordinary early literacy tips we’re excited to share in our story times. Mother Goose on the Loose is a nationwide, research-based early literacy program facilitated by a presenter that uses nursery rhymes to create positive connections between children and their caregivers. Caregivers learn about their child’s...
Submitted by: Emily S on 01/30/2020 - 1:38pm
If you have a child between the ages of 5-15, you probably know how popular graphic novels are right now. Middle schoolers are swimming in Dog Man, Raina Telgemeier, Big Nate, and more. Here in the library we are big fans of graphic novels as well. When your job is to foster a love of reading, it’s hard not to! Our first meeting of our new monthly Graphic Novel Club was last week and we had a full house of 8-12 year olds thrilled to talk about...
Submitted by: Reference on 01/19/2020 - 2:23pm
Did you just finish a book from a series and want to read more, but don’t know where to start?  Or maybe you’ve found a new author and want to make sure you start at the beginning and read the books in order?  Or are you just looking for the most recent book featuring your favorite detective?  Reading series can be challenging sometimes, but here at the Bedford Public Library we have tools to help keep your reading on track! For those who like...
Submitted by: Reference on 01/13/2020 - 12:06pm
Did you know that most New Year’s resolutions are broken on January 17th? The library has many resources to help you keep your resolutions well into 2020; free with your library membership! Did you resolve to diversify your reading habits? Join one of our book groups and enjoy a stimulating conversation with fellow readers, focusing on a variety of book selections. The daytime book group meets the second Monday of the month at 10am, while the...

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