Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Submitted by: Miss Luci on 02/04/2015 - 10:00am
Our Maddy has developed quite a following! Everyone loves to practice reading with her...she is so sweet and lovable. She will continue to visit on the third Thursday of every month, from 4:00-5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you want to be sure to have your own 15-minute private time with Maddy, it is advised that you sign up on-line. You will then be called to...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 01/30/2015 - 10:42am
Midgrade Book Club members... Please note: The next meeting date has been moved to March 16th. We are skipping February because of Presidents' Day and school vacation. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict , by Trenton Lee Stewart, will be the book under discussion...contact the library to pick up a reserve copy.  In case you missed the last meeting (what's a couple feet of snow?), members voted for Kate DiCamillo's Flora and...
Submitted by: Caity on 01/28/2015 - 7:14pm
Here is a sneak peek of books that will be arriving soon to the Young Adult collection!                           
Submitted by: Emily on 01/26/2015 - 8:00pm
While it might be too late to stock up on groceries, you still have time to stock up on information before the storm.  ReadyNH.gov is a clearinghouse of emergency preparedness information.  PSNH's website contains information about preparing for power outages and an outage map.  The USDA has...
Submitted by: Emily on 01/13/2015 - 5:41pm
Did you make a resolution to improve your health in 2015? The Internet can be a good place to help with those goals, but how do you know which sites or resources to trust? This page from MedlinePlus offers links to a variety of websites, ranging from general advice to more specific topics, all of which can help you find reliable health information...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 01/13/2015 - 9:09am
Good news! Maddy will be here again on Thursday, Januay 15 from 4:00 to 5:30pm to read with kids. She is a trained serv ice dog, and a real sweetheart. You can sign up for a 15-minute time slot on-line if you want to be sure to get a time slot. Walk-ins are always welcome, but there can be no guarantee that you'll get a turn to read to Maddy.
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 01/05/2015 - 5:04pm
Welcome to 2015! Bob Rotier's students have been at it again! This year's creation represents hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio and Paris Hotels were assembled by Mr. Rotier's physics class at Souhegan High School in Amherst. Sue Downer's chemistry students built the Luxor Hotel. Both teachers are Bedford residents, teaching at Souhegan. The entire exhibit is built with a gingerbread base, then thoroughly embellished with candy, gum...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/19/2014 - 10:45am
12-year-old Carley Connors is angry! She doesn't trust anybody...and with good reason! She has been placed in foster care after being beaten severely by her stepfather, along with her mother, who wound up in the hospital. Sure, Mrs. Murphy seems nice enough, even loving; and the kids and their dad are gradually accepting her into the family... but Carley is still on the defensive. Then something happens that changes everything...will Carley...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/16/2014 - 10:16am
And the winner is...If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen! Kids from all over New Hampshire chose this title overwhelmingly... Bedford kids included! This book won by a landslide 10,231 votes out of the 23,093 ballots cast statewide. The second most popular title was The Very Inappropriate Word, with 2801 votes, followed closely by Outfoxed, with 2670. All 10 books received a respectable number of votes. Next year's list will be posted in March...
Submitted by: Emily on 12/09/2014 - 5:42pm
Did you have a chance to listen to The Exchange's Holiday Book Show on NHPR this morning?   If you missed it, click here to view the booksellers' and listeners' list of recommended reads.  This is just one of the many best books lists that are now available....

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