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

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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 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

Vickie Hall

New Member

Carla Hawryluk

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 2014  Spring 2015


BOOK SALE

Sorry - no donations currently - our basement is overflowing

However, if you have children’s books in good condition, please contact Shodie Alcorn in the Children’s Room.

NEW - POP-UP BOOK SALES
This spring and summer the Friends will be running smaller, more frequent
pop-up book sales. The following have been scheduled:
Truck Day - Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 - 1:00
C&M Movie Night at Bedford Town Park - Friday, July 17 before dark


 If you have books which you need to donate immediately
 here are some options that are available.

 We will post on the website when we will be able to take donations again. 
In the meantime, please consider the following guidelines
 when deciding which items to donate. Do not leave donations outside.

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

 

POETRY CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to:
Ages 6-8
1st: Ava Shuster - “Spring”
2nd: Eleanor Oden - “What If”
3rd: Mia McCormack - “Nature”
Hon. Mention: Joely D’Eletto - “My Everything”
Ages 9-11
1st: Shelby Felix - “Dear Bully”
2nd: Emer Kilgallon - “Walk”
3rd: Laura Williams - “Paths of Life”
Ages 12-14
1st: Warren Kennedy-Nolle - “The Tobacco Untouchables”
2nd: Sara Bonnem - “Red, White & Blue”
3rd: Audrey Palmeri - “Normal of Abnormality”
Hon. Mention: Nina Lenin - “Sunset”
Ages 15-17
1st: Emily Politi - “She”
2nd: Harry Rose - “Hair Spike Man”
3rd: Mairead Kilgallon - “Universe of You”

Click the links for each age group for all entries and winners.

Photos from the Ice Cream Social and
 Poetry Winners’ Awards Ceremony

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.

GOODWILL
Drop off center in Bedford Hills - Route 117 opposite Shoprite

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.

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. More recycling information also available on the Bedford 2020 website.

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