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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

 LABOR DAY
Saturday, August 31
Monday, September 2

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

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Summer in the Children's Room

Bedford Free Library-Summer 2013
Summer Programs in the Children’s Room

Summer Kickoff - Create a Terrarium

Wednesday June 12, 7:00 in Historical Hall

terrarium with leprechaunFamilies with children to grade 5 - registration required
Photos from the event
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS BEGAN AT THE KICKOFF
Dr. Michele Miller
, from Westmoreland Sanctuary, will guide you as you create your own little terrarium worlds in this hands-on, fun activity for families. We will provide the container, soil, plants. You bring the “decorations” to make it unique: stones, sticks, little people, the list is endless. No fee. Refreshments served. Bring a calendar to register for summer programs
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Registration is required for all programs unless indicated & all programs are free of charge. Finishing times are approximate.
 Parents are asked to take siblings, who are not registered for programs, to a different area of the library. Children of all
abilities are welcome. Call (914) 234-3570 for information or check the website www.bedfordfreelibrary.org

Summer Reading Game

Ages 5 & older from Wednesday, June 12-Monday, August 12
AGAIN THIS YEAR-you have the option to track your reading online here or keep your own reading log which we provide. Read or be read to for 1 hour to earn a sticker and 2 hours to earn a raffle ticket. The game ends with a celebration on Tuesday, August 13 at 4:00 - the winners will be announced & prizes awarded. Full reading game instructions here.
Raffle tickets must be in by Monday, August 12 at 6:00. Do not need to be present to win.

Book Buddies

Ages 3 & up, Mondays through Thursdays, July 1-August 8 at 3:30-5:30
Read with or be read to by a Book Buddy. Sign up for 30 minute sessions.
Adult must stay in the Library with young children.

Musical Mother Goose Storytimes

Photos from the event

Ages 12-30 months, Wednesdays at 10:15-11:00
 Session I: July 10, 17, 24
 Session II: July 31, August 7, 14
You may sign up for one session only and then join a waiting list.
Registration began Monday, June 3 at 10:00

Drop In Preschool Storytimes

Tuesdays in August at 2:00
Thursdays in July & August at 11:15
Preschoolers with adult, no registration

Book Swap
During July & August bring in your used paperbacks (good condition only) to swap for “new-to-you” books. Children of all ages are invited to participate.

Storytimes at the
Bedford Village Pool

IMG_0204Tuesdays at 2:00
July 9, 16, 23, 30
Ages 3-5
Pool pass necessary
No registration

Event for Families

Truck Day
Saturday, June 15, 10:00-1:00
Photos from the event
Parking lot of the Bedford Presbyterian Churchtruck day

Climb on & sit in trucks, diggers, fire engines etc.
No registration


Thanks to Bedford Village Chowder & Marching, the Friends of the Library, Bedford Village Historical Society, Bedford Recreation Department, and many local businesses for their continued support of our summer programs.
 

Annual “Where Did You Do Your Summer Reading?”
look at this baby girlPhoto Contest
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 September 18.

Dig into Fun Programs
Photos from various programs

Ages 2-7
Tues. July 16, 3:30: Music with Suzanne

Ages 3-5
Tues. July 2, 3:30: Dig into Dinosaurs story & craft

Ages 3 & older
Tues. July 16, 4:30: Stuffed animal sleepover
Photos

Entering kindergarten
Mon. Aug. 5, 3:30: Your first book report

Entering grades K-2
Tues. July 9, 3:30: Decorate flowerpot cupcakes

Entering grades 1-3
Thurs. July 11, 3:30: Make a fairy house
Photos

Entering grades 1-5
Wed. July 17, 3:30: Burrowing animals from the New Canaan Nature Center
Wed. July 24 & 31, 3:30: Dig deep with Legos
®
The Lego programs will be run by Nicole Levy

Entering grades 3-5
Thurs. July 18, 3:30: Dig into Creative Writing with local author, Kim Kovach

Book & Movie Groups

Girls entering grade 2
Wednesday July 24, 4:45
Adventures of Little Bear by Minarik

Boys & Girls entering grade 3
Thursday July 11, 4:45
Nim’s Island by Orr

Girls entering grade 4
Thursday July 18, 4:45
Borrowers by Norton

Girls entering grade 5
Thursday August 1, 4:45
Hoot by Hiaasen

Book discussed at 4:45 & movie aired at 5:15.
Participants’ families are invited to the movie.

Family Fun

Best in Bedford - Dog Show
Thursday, July 25 at 4:00- 5:00
Children entering Grades 2-6
can “show” their dogs. Judged by local expert, Sarah Hodgson. On the Village Green.
Rules & registration form for download.
Photos from the event
Photos by Richard Ten Dyke

Friends & Family Scrabble
Entering grades 4 to adult
Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 at 4:30-5:30
Learn & play school scrabble with Cornelia Guest.
There will also be other fun word games.

Tour Seedswell Vegetable Farm
Entering grades K-2 Tuesday, July 23 at 4:00
Entering grades 3-5 Tuesday, July 30 at 4:00
See flier for details. 

Dig into Local History
Entering grades K-3 Wednesday, July 10 at 3:30
Visit the School House, play games on the green & more

We hope that families will participate in all of the Family Fun events, while being mindful of age appropriateness.
 

Dig Knitting this Summer
Entering grades 4-8
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 at 4:30-5:30
Total beginners to those with experience.
Supplies provided if necessary. Make something fun.

Raffle for Hand Sewn Quilt
Come in to buy tickets for a beautiful hand sewn quilt of TRUCKS made by Suzanne Sunday. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 14 for $10. Proceeds to benefit the Children’s Room. 
Drawing to take place early September.
The quilt

Summer Reading Lists
for area schools are available in the Library
and several are available online
 


Registration is required for all programs unless indicated & all programs are free of charge. Finishing times are approximate.
 Parents are asked to take siblings, who are not registered for programs, to a different area of the library. Children of all
abilities are welcome. Call (914) 234-3570 for information or check the website
 www.bedfordfreelibrary.org
 

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