Bedford Free Library

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HOURS OF OPERATION

 Monday - Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
 Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

 CLOSINGS

DETAILS HERE

WEEKLY STORYTIMES



Tuesday, 2:00 pm
(Not in July)
Thursday, 11:15 am

 Preschoolers with adult
No registration required
 

 

32 Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506   914.234.3570

Children

CHILDREN’S ROOM

One of the first people to greet you as you enter the Library is the Children’s Librarian, Shodie Alcorn. This wonderful space occupies half of the lower level of the Library. The front section is home to the non fiction collection and Shodie’s desk which is full of materials for her extensive programs and other community information. The back half of the children’s room has picture books, easy and young readers, foreign language books, board books, puzzles and a comfortable area to sit and read. There are also two computers for games; a computer with internet access, word processing and a printer; and a color copier. This is the most active and delightful area of the building.
Please be aware that, as we consider safety to be of paramount importance, the Library has a Policy Regarding the Behavior and Supervision of Children which we ask all parents, guardians and caregivers to follow.

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED
Call (914) 234 3570

 

CHILDREN’S ROOM CALENDAR
March, 2014
April, 2014


RESOURCE LISTS
Comprehensive lists of books available in the Children’s Room on a wide variety of topics.

RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE
 CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

BOARD & PICTURE BOOKS

EASY READERS & YOUNG READERS

FICTION

NONFICTION

BIOGRAPHIES


NEXT IN THE SERIES
Need to find the next title in Children or
Young Adult series?
You can find the answer here.
 

AWARD WINNERS

Caldecott Medal Winners
 (artists of picture book)
Coretta Scott King Awards
(African American authors & illustrators)
Ezra Jack Keats Awards
(authors & illustrators new to children’s books)
Giverny Award
(science picture book)
Golden Kite Award
(children’s literature judged by peers)
Indie Next:
 Ages 4-8 Ages 9-12
(Independent booksellers’ choices)
Mildred A. Batchelder Award
(children’s books translated into English)
Newbery Medal Winners
(distinguished American literature)
Orbis Pictus Award
(nonfiction)
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
(distinguished informational book)
Scott O’Dell Award
(historical fiction)
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
(beginning readers)
 

YOUTH SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
List of local organizations for sports and activities for children. Includes contact information.

NURSERY SCHOOLS
List of local Nursery Schools &
Day Care Centers with contact information

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

STORIES, SONGS AND SURPRISES
Fun for preschoolers with an adult.
Different theme each time.storytime with little people cartoon'
This is a fun activity for children ages 2 to 5
Tuesdays at 2:00
Thursdays at 11:15
No registration
Themes in March, April

BOOK GROUPS
There are many children’s book groups which meet under the direction of Shodie Alcorn.
Check the calendar for when groups meet.
Contact Shodie if your child’s age group is not currently represented.

 DOWNLOAD CHILDREN’S BOOKS
TO AN EBOOK READER 

ereading room kids & teens logo

This is a collection of downloadable ebooks suitable for kids and teens.

one click digital
This is a collection of teen and children’s audiobooks that are available for unlimited and instant download to your MP3 player or iPod.

CPLE Standard LogoComicsPlus: Library Edition: thousands of graphic novels & comics to download to any wireless device.
More information here.

Tumblebook

Tumble Downloadable Books
Visit the Tumble Book Library and discover a delightful online collection of talking, animated picture books.

 PHOTO ALBUMS OF RECENT EVENTS
 IN THE CHILDREN’S ROOM

Annual Dog Show

Candy Houses 2013

Dog Show - Photos by Richard Tendyke

Dig into Local History

Fairy Houses

Happenings in the Children’s Room

Ice Cream Social & Poetry Contest Winners

Kickoff for the Summer Reading Game

Musical Mother Goose in the Summer

Storybook Trees 2013

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Truck Day 2013

MORE CRAFTS WITH CHRISTA

FRIENDSHIP CUPCAKES
Make cupcake mix, one to take home
 & one to give as a gift
Grades 3-5, Wednesday April 30 at 3:15

cupcakes in a jar

POEM IN YOUR POCKET
Create a pocket and a poem to keep it in and share with your friends on “Poem in Your Pocket Day which is April 26
Ages 4-7
Wednesday, April 16 at 3:30

poetry book

2014 ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
Entry form here

All entries due by Wednesday, April 30 at 6:00
Winners announced at the Ice Cream Social
Friday, May 30 at 3:30

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, May 30 at 3:00

BEDFORD BABIES
For parent(s) and their new babies -11 months
8 week session began February 4
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30

Call to register - limited space

new infant

MUSICAL MOTHER GOOSE
Ages 12 - 30 months
Wednesdays at 10:15
Session II
March 26 - April 30

SCHOOL SCRABBLE
Grades 4-8
Session II
January 27 through end May
Mondays at 4:30 - 5:30
Call to register for Session II

KNITWITS
Wednesdays at 3:30 - 4:30
Upcoming Schedule
April 2 & 23 & May 7 & 21
Grades 4-8 combined

Beginners and new members always welcome

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