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

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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

Friends of the Library

  Friends of the Bedford Free Library

The Friends of the Library is a not-for profit group that promotes the Bedford Free Library through its fundraising and advocacy efforts. The group runs the Book Sales, the Ice Cream Social, and the Annual Poetry Contest. They also support the purchase of various library materials, host author lectures, and maintain a presence within the Westchester Library community. 
Your support of the Friends is greatly appreciated.

Lynn Bayuk

Treasurer

Mary Duncan

Author Talks

Carla Hawryluk

Sustainer

Molly Lemon

Sustainer

Leila Longo

President

Robyn Mc Cree

Ice Cream Social, Poetry Contest

Sue McMahon

Sustainer

Maureen McManus

Poetry Contest

Silvia Ohler

Newsletter


 NEWSLETTER
 
The Friends publish a newsletter bi-annually.
It is mailed to all 10506 addresses
Fall 2013    Spring 2014


BOOK SALE

Next sale will be Saturday, June 7 at 10:00 - 4:00
(Raindate, June 14)

Donations will be gratefully received
Saturday, May 3 at 9:00 - 1:00 outside the Library

Meanwhile, check the well stocked cart which is always available

The Friends have changed their donation drop off policy to a specific date when everyone can drop off and things are sorted on the spot. However, if you have children’s books in good condition, please contact Shodie Alcorn in the Children’s Room.
 Please adhere to the guidelines below when bringing in items for donation.
 Do not leave donations outside.

If you would like an email alert about the next drop off date click here

All donations are tax deductible – ask for a receipt. Determination of quantity and value are the responsibility of the donor alone.


BOOK DONATION GUIDELINES

 We accept in good condition: 

We cannot accept:

 Hardcovers

Textbooks

 Paperbacks

Encyclopedias

 Books on CD or cassette

Magazines

 Music CDs

Underlined or highlighted books

 DVDs

Condensed books

 Cookbooks

Anything musty or mildewed

Travel, health, technical, financial, business, computer – 2 years old or less

Videos

 

RECYLING OLD BOOKS

Due to the expense involved in disposing of large quantities of unsuitable material, we ask that you examine your material carefully following the above guidelines. Bedford residents can recycle their books at the Town of Bedford Recycling Center on Adams Street – remove the front and back of the hardcovers. Alternatively use your trash carrier..

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2013

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Thank you Friends of the Bedford Free Library
 Friday, May 31 at 3:00
 

 Ice Cream Social Photo Album

ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
2014
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

WINNING POEMS FOR 2013

Ages 6 - 9
1st: “Fall Is...”
Christina Gregory
2nd: “Hawk”
Alexa Madrid
3rd: “Carnival”
Olivia Tino
All entries for ages 6-9

Ages 10 - 12
1st: “The Two O’s of Eyes”
Warren Kennedy-Nolle
2nd: “The Meadow”
Sydney Stoller
3rd: “The Barn”
Izzy Lavinksy
All entries for ages 10-12

Ages 13 - 18
1st: “Perfect”
Lindsay West
2nd: “Forever Young”
Anna-Sophia Boguraev
All entries for ages 13-18

 

DONATING BOOKS

The Friends love your donations, however, as storage is limited, and they may not be able to accept your offerings when you need to donate, there are many other opportunities to put your unwanted books to good use. These are just a few suggestions:

BEDFORD HILLS PRISON, CHILDREN’S CENTER
Call first (914) 241-3100

CARVER CENTER, PORTCHESTER
(914) 939-4464

BETTER WORLD BOOKS
Donate, sell, buy - this site does it all.

HOUSING WORKS THRIFTSHOP BOOKSTORE & CAFE, NEW YORK
Several drop-off centers in Manhattan
Smart to call first (212) 334-3324

BOOKS FOR SOLDIERS
Registration required. Send soldiers specific books.

BOOK4CAUSE
Support many causes with your donations.

BOOKS THROUGH BARS NYC
This organization sends thousands of books to prisoners throughout the US.

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