Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Bedford teens 11 and up- sign up today for the Teen Summer Reading Program! Sign up online or in person, then stop by the library and pick up your reading log. After you complete 2 hours of reading time, bring your reading log to the library and receive a raffle ticket to enter into the weekly drawing. Every 2 hours read will also earn you a puzzle piece to add to our community puzzle. Raffle winners are selected every Friday through August 9th, and will choose from a variety of gift cards.

Sign up today!

This summer, we challenge you to read for 24 hours!  (Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be all at once and listening to audiobooks counts, too).  If you achieve this goal, you’ll receive a gift certificate to Inside Scoop.  Sign up online or at the circulation desk to receive your Take Time to Read bookmark, which you will use to track your reading or listening time.  Every time you read or listen for 2 hours, you will also have the chance to add a piece our community puzzle.  Readers or listen who read for more than 24 hours and/or write a book review will have a chance to enter the grand prize raffles for gift cards to The Copper Door, Purple Finch, or Trader Joe's.  Please note that you must have a Bedford Public Library card in order to participate.

Are you ready to blast off with reading? The 2019 Children's Summer Reading Program, Summer Space Mission will kick off on Saturday, June 22nd here at the Bedford Library with a lively performance from Toe Jam Puppet Band! Join us at the gazebo behind the library to sign up and enjoy the performance!

More details about the summer-long program can be found here

Your Bedford Library card provides complimentary access to is an online resource that includes thousands of expert led, professionally produced video tutorials on topics including computer skills, management techniques, photography, music, design and much more.  You can learn at your own pace at any time of day or night. 

Spend a few minutes to brush up on a skill or spend 30 hours immersing yourself in a complete course.  It’s up to you!

To get started, visit and click  You will be prompted to enter your library card number and password.  If you don’t remember your password, give us a call or stop by to reset it.  You will then create a username for Lynda, so that you may track your progress, download course materials, create playlists, and receive certificates of completion.

Turn on, log in, and get smart today!

Take time to read, listen, and watch.  Use the Library's digital content services to download books, audiobooks, music, and movies to your device for free.  When you download the Cloud Library, Libby, and hoopla apps, you'll be able to choose from thousands of titles.  Visit the eBooks and Audiobooks page for more information.

If you're curious to learn more about your family history, several excellent library resources can help you get started.  The Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online databases contain census and military records, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records, plus much more.  Both may be accessed via the Library's Databases A-Z page.  Read more

Bedford card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. More information can be found here.

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