Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: Caity on 12/05/2014 - 12:54pm
  Let your voice be heard and nominate your new favorite book for the 2016 Flume Teen Readers’ Choice Award! If you are between the grades of 9-12, you can nominate your favorite book published within the last 2 years for the Flume award. The Flume is awarded annually to one Young Adult title, which is chosen and voted on by New Hampshire teens. Each nominated book must meet the following criteria: it must have been published within the past 2...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 12/02/2014 - 10:19am
  “Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’….” It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are really here! You’ll be listening to more than just sleigh bells if you come to our special Holiday Storytime on Wednesday, December 17th in the Children’s Library. Patricia Kline-Millard, one of our newest library staff members, is an accomplished harpist! She will be teaming up with Miss Luci to present some...
Submitted by: Emily on 11/25/2014 - 5:55pm
Do you need help choosing movies the whole family can watch and enjoy together?  Check out this list, which was compiled by our reference librarians.  There's something for everyone!
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm
Naughty or nice? The holidays are coming, and we'll soon have a new addition in the Children's Room! Brary the Elf has been adopted by the Bedford Public Library as its own official "Elf on the Shelf". She'll be watching for kids who treat our library books with care, share iPad time and show nice library manners, so she'll have a good report for Santa. She's full of mischief, too...you never know where she'll show up next, so keep your eyes...
Submitted by: Emily on 11/17/2014 - 2:41pm
Turkey Day is approaching!  Let us help you get ready for the big day.  These books will inspire you as you plan your feast.  Our selected Cooking &...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Maddy, our sweet, patient golden retriever, will be joining us on Thursday, November 20, for Paws to Read. She loves to hear kids read her stories!This is a great opportunity to practice reading to a very appreciative audience of one...it helps you to gain confidence for reading aloud in school.Maddy will be at the library from 4:00 - 5:30pm...private sessions last for 15 minutes. Please sign up on-line if you get a chance, so we'll be expecting...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/07/2014 - 1:39pm
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, let us be mindful of our troops overseas, who can't be home with their families for the holidays. During the month of November, the Children's Library will have a work station set up, so that you can make holiday cards to send to our soldiers. A word of cheer and an assurance that they haven't been forgotten can mean a lot. Come on by before December 1st and help us let our military members know how much we all...
Submitted by: Caity on 11/05/2014 - 6:58pm
  On Saturday, November 15th the Bedford Public Library will host a teen tabletop gaming event from 11am-2pm. Teens are encouraged to stop by with some friends and play one of the Bedford Public Library’s new tabletop games. This is not your typical “Candyland”; with these games you will fight to cure a deadly outbreak, claim railway routes cross-country, or destroy the city of Tokyo, Godzilla-style! We will offer seven board games for use:...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 11/03/2014 - 12:08pm
  Read any good picture books lately? Were any of them on the candidate list for the Ladybug Picture Book Award? November isn’t just for political polling…it’s for library voting, as well! Instituted in 2003 by New Hampshire’s Center for the Book, the Ladybug Picture Book Award is uniquely New Hampshire. Each year, kids from age 3 to grade 3 throughout the state are invited to vote for their favorite title, guided by a list of ten recently...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 10/31/2014 - 10:40am
We had some very creative entries in our pumpkin contest on October 28...first prize was shared by  Angelina Ballerina and Olivia, with Pippi Longstocking coming in a close second. Zog, an adorable little dragon, placed third. Other excellent entries included Coraline, Jasmine, the witch from the Wizard of Oz, Dumbledore and more.  If you missed the first meeting of the midgrade (grades 4-6) Book Club, never fear! You can join at any time!...

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