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
 July, August


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)
 

DIGITAL MEDIA FOR CHILDREN

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

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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

SPRING & SUMMER 2014

Ice Cream Social & Poetry Winners

Summer Kick Off

Truck Day

EVENTS IN 2013

Candy Houses 2013

Dog Show - Photos by Richard Tendyke

Dig into Local History

Fairy Houses

Happenings in the Children’s Room

Musical Mother Goose in the Summer

Storybook Trees 2013

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

LOCAL RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

NURSERY SCHOOLS & DAYCARE CENTERS
List of local centers available here or in the Library

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

SUMMER IN THE CHILDREN’S ROOM

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Check the brochure for upcoming programs
Details of all of the programs here.
Programs for all ages, all free of charge, space is limited. Registration has begun. Call to register.
(914) 234 3570

summer programs

 

SUMMER READING GAME

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Register in the Library or online - track your reading and earn chances for raffle prizes.
Or you can use the log to track your reading.
Rules of the Reading Game.

ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

BEDFORD BABIES
Parent(s) with their babies up to 11 months
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30

Next 8 week session will be in the fall

KNITWITS
Grades 4 and up
Summer Program
Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 at 3:45 - 4:45

All abilities welcome - supplies provided for beginners only.

MUSICAL MOTHER GOOSE
Wednesdays at 10:15 for
12 - 30 months
Next Sessions - July & August

SCHOOL SCRABBLE
Grades 4-8
Mondays at 4:30 - 5:30
Begins in the fall.
Check out the Summer Programs for
Monday Word Games with Cornelia Guest

STORIES, SONGS AND SURPRISES
storytime with little people cartoon'Fun for preschoolers
ages 2-5 with an adult.
Different theme each time.
Tuesdays at 2:00 and
Thursdays at 11:15
No registration
Themes in July, August

BOOK GROUPS
Many children’s book groups meet under the direction
 of Shodie Alcorn, the Children’s Librarian. Check the calendar for dates & times. If you are interested in a group not currently represented, contact Shodie.

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