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
 August, September


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 BOOK
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)
 

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.

DIGITAL MEDIA FOR CHILDREN

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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

SPRING & SUMMER 2014

Summer Programs

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.

BEDFORD RECREATION PROGRAMS
Fall brochure is now available.
Also check out Sizzling Sundays at the Pool.

SUMMER IN THE CHILDREN’S ROOM

Annual “Where Did You Do Your Summer Reading?” Photo Contest

photo (2)Patrons of all ages are invited to send a favorite photo of themselves or family members as they enjoy their summer reading. View them on our website and in the Library, where patrons can vote for their favorite photo. The winner will appear in the Fall Newsletter. Submit online to bedfordfreelibrary@wlsmail.org by Sept. 20. Entries.

SUMMER PHOTOS

 Photos from several of the summer events have been posted, or check the highlighted links on the
Summer Programs page

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer programs in the Children’s Room have concluded. Check back for programs coming in the fall.

SUMMER READING GAME

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Reading game has concluded and all winners have been notified. Hope to see you in the Library soon.

ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

MUSICAL MOTHER GOOSE
Wednesdays at 10:15 for
12 - 30 months
Fall program - two 5 week sessions
Session I

September 9 - October 15
Session II
October 22 - November 19
Registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 10:00
Due to the popularity of this program you may register for one session and join a waiting list for the other.

BEDFORD BABIES
Parent(s) with their babies up to 11 months
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30
Fall session
September 30 to November 25 
Call to register

KNITWITS
Grades 4 and up
Session I - Fall
Wednesdays at 3:30 - 4:30
Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3
Participants must commit to the full session.
Registration is required. Beginners welcome.
Questions - contact Margaret

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 August, September

POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

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