Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Childrens Blog

Submitted by: Emily S on 04/23/2021 - 2:31pm
  Spring is back and so is the Storywalk at Bedford Village Common! Enjoy the nice weather by taking a walk on the Common and reading Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman at the same time. As you stroll through the common, you’ll see pages of the story installed next to the path. Page 1 is right after the arch where you enter the common and the story will take you over the bridge, around the gazebo, and back over the bridge to end...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/09/2021 - 2:44pm
Voting for the 2021 Great Stone Face Award is now open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in New Hampshire! The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state.  In April, N.H. children vote for their favorite book from a list of 20 recently-published titles that are chosen by the Great Stone Face (GSF) Committee, which is made up of librarians throughout...
Submitted by: Emily S on 02/12/2021 - 4:33pm
We are very excited to announce that our Teen Collection will soon be getting a new look! We will be renaming it Middle Grade. The Teen collection has always been meant for the upper end of the age range that we serve here in the Children’s Room, however the name ‘Teen’ can be misleading. The books, audiobooks, and graphic novels in our Teen collection have always been intended for kids ages 9-12. Renaming the collection to...
Submitted by: Emily S on 02/10/2021 - 1:29pm
We have lots to do for ages 0-12 over February vacation from February 22 to 26 and we would love for you to join us! All of our vacation events will be held virtually over Zoom. The link to join each event will be emailed an hour prior to start time to all registered participants. We’ll start on Monday morning with Bubbly...
Submitted by: Emily S on 01/29/2021 - 12:37pm
2021 Youth Media Awards Every year, the American Library Association announces the Youth Media Award winners at their midwinter conference. This year’s conference was held virtually last week and an impressive slate of winners and honors were announced. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! We are big fans of previous winners here in the children's room and those of us that haven't read this year's winners are really looking forward to...
Submitted by: Emily S on 12/21/2020 - 4:11pm
  This year’s winner of the Ladybug Picture Book Award is There are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach! Each year, New Hampshire students in preschool through third grade vote on their favorite picture book from a list of 10 titles curated by NH librarians. This year saw a wonderful slate of diverse titles including Native voices, historical stories, turtles, family stories,and even bashful dinosaurs. All have been published within...
Submitted by: Emily S on 12/18/2020 - 4:00pm
Join us for Virtual Winter Break Programs Dec 29-30! Looking for something to do between the holidays? We’ve got you covered! We’ll have virtual programming for children from ages 0-12. For our littlest patrons, join Miss Emily for a session of Bubbly Babies full of movement, singing, and early literacy. For ages 3-5, cozy up and join Miss Carla in Crayons and Cocoa to practice letters and colors while sipping hot cocoa. For ages 5-7, Miss Kate...
Submitted by: Emily S on 11/17/2020 - 11:06am
This is the final week of our Storywalk- it will be coming down on Monday, November 23. We wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Storywalk and enjoyed spending time at the Bedford Village Commons this fall. We received so many wonderful emails from our patrons who participated that we are planning on bringing it back in the spring! But the fact that the Storywalk will be gone for winter doesn't mean that you can't still take a stroll...
Submitted by: Emily S on 10/19/2020 - 1:59pm
We are excited to announce that we have a new story on our Storywalk at Bedford Village Common! Come read We Are Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger while you walk around the common. Can you find maple, birch, and hickory leaves like the kids in the book do? As you stroll through the common, you’ll see pages of the story installed next to the path. Page 1 is right after the arch where you enter the common and the story will take you over the...
Submitted by: Emily S on 09/10/2020 - 3:27pm
We are so excited to invite you to try our new StoryWalk at the Bedford Village Common! Pick a nice day, pack a picnic, and head over to the common to take a stroll and enjoy Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litman and James Dean.As you stroll through the common, you’ll see pages of the story installed next to the path. Page 1 is right after the arch where you enter the common and the story will take you over the bridge, around the...

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