Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Childrens Blog

Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/13/2015 - 3:20pm
We're excited to announce the first week's winners in our April Poem in Your Pocket Contest! In the younger age category, Melody McCarthy won with her poem on a paint chip about the color called "Candy Mix". The honors in the Age 8 & up category went to Claire Kraemer, with a wonderful original poem in free verse, entitled "Swimming". Both winners received gift certificates to Toadstool Book Shop. Why not try your hand at it? You may be next...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 04/06/2015 - 4:33pm
  Well, the snow is finally melting, and Spring Break is just around the corner! If you’re looking for something fun to occupy your days of leisure, we may have something for you! Are LEGOs your thing? On Wednesday, April 29, Bedford Recreation Director Jane O’Brien will be presenting a program on LEGO building here at the library, from 1:00-3:30pm. Miss Jane will post a project to inspire kids to express their creativity and individuality, as...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 03/31/2015 - 2:21pm
  April is the month for voting on your favorite Great Stone Face book! All youngsters in Grades 4-6 are invited and encouraged to cast their ballots for their favorite title on the list. These books have been on display for almost a year now, but there are still a few weeks remaining to catch up on your reading…no need to read every one! Polls will be open from Wednesday, April 1st to Tuesday, April 28th. Let your voice be heard…every vote...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 03/31/2015 - 1:50pm
In honor of National Poetry Month, we're having a "Pocket Poem Contest" in the Children's Library. You could win a gift certificate to Toadstool Bookshop! Simply bring in your poems and put them in the pockets on the bulletin board. There will be 2 levels for judging: Age 7 and under & Age 8-13. Every Friday during the month of April, the staff will evaluate the poems and pick the winners. Be sure to attach the slip provided, indicating your...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 03/20/2015 - 12:04pm
Do you have a poem in your pocket? April is National Poetry Month, and we'll be celebrating with special displays and activities. There will be an ongoing Poetry Contest throughout April, with weekly prizes. Thursday, April 30th is Poem in Your Pocket Day...drop by the Children's Library for something special!
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 02/27/2015 - 3:38pm
As most school kids know, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday! It is hard to think of a children's author who has brought so much delight to people of all ages. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Ted entertained us with silly rhymes, witty and wise stories and his fabulous signature cartoons, right up until his death at age 87. The library has a comprehensive collection of Dr. Seuss books, from The 500 Hats of...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 02/17/2015 - 11:30am
News Flash...Maddy is in Philadelphia, and she won't make it back for Paws to Read this week (February 19).She says to tell you she's looking forward to reading with you on March 19!
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 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: 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.