Bedford Free Library

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 Monday - Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 2:00 pm




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

Support the Library

2014- 2015

The Annual Appeal for 2014-2015 has been mailed. If you did not receive the mailing and would like to be added to the list, please call the Library.
If you have changed address recently, please contact the Library by phone or email.
Thank you most sincerely for supporting the Library through the Appeal. Your generosity enables the Library to do so much for our community.

If you would like to support the Library you can:

  • download the card and mail with your check to the address below
  • use PayPal
  • or use the Network for Good Giving System
    (which is powered by GuideStar

The Bedford Free Library
P.O. Box 375
32 Village Green
Bedford, NY 10506


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 Letter for 2014-2015 and
donor list from 2013-2014

If you did not receive the mailing and would like to be added to the list, please call or email the Library and ask for Margaret or Ann.

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Register at or and select the Bedford Free Library as your charity of choice and each time that you make a purchase through their websites a contribution will be made to the Library. There is no charge to you. If you install their toolbar it will remind you each time you visit a member site.


Gift-a-Book Program
Sometimes a patron likes to donate a book for a special occasion. Commemorate a birthday, new baby or anything that is significant to you with a book donation. A book plate will be placed in front of the book with the details of the donation. It is a wonderful way to remember someone or just let someone else enjoy a book you love.

Do you have a special talent or skill that you feel the library could use? Supporting the library does not only mean monetarily. Our community is filled with lots of creative and talented people that have added to the fabric and programming of the library. We’ve had story tellers, computer, financial and digital photography classes, a gingerbread house workshop, a quilting demonstration and of course author talks. Many of these special programs or events are done by patrons that love the library and wish to support us by sharing their expertise. If you have a skill and would like to contribute some time at the library we always love to hear ideas.

Community Service
The Library is happy to provide community service opportunities to the youth of our community. These are, however, limited and many of them are seasonal such as working at book sales, collating the Annual Appeal, weeding and snow removal. It is suggested that if you wish to sign up for service that you call and discuss the opportunities that are available throughout the year. Those waiting for the last minute to complete their service will not necessarily be able to do so at the library.
Please call Ann Cloonan at (914) 234-3570.



More than just books. . .
The Bedford Free Library prides itself on providing a wide-range of programs and services that go beyond “just books.” These days a patron is just as likely to come into the Library for internet access, to participate in one of the many free programs or activities, or simply to find a quiet corner to enjoy reading the newspaper. Each contribution the Library receives better enables us to continue to offer and to develop new ways to meet the needs and expectations of its patrons. The Annual Appeal starts in October and closes on June 30th. Remember matching gifts can increase the value of your contribution and all donations are tax deductible. Here are a few examples of how your donations help to support the Library at several levels:


  1 DVD


  1 book on CD


  5 current hardcover best sellers


  1 year subscription to the New York Times


  1 five week Musical Mother Goose Series


  Update Library’s travel section annually


  Annual cost to lease photocopier


  All magazine subscriptions for 1 year

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