Author Archives: Alix Townley

Community Read: Just Mercy

January 15 – March 15 Books are available at the library. Both the audiobook and eBook can be downloaded  from Overdrive/Libby.  Save the date Tuesday, March 23 @ 7:00. Details to follow. Click the button below to get an alert about the event. More Information         Register Here More Information    

13th Annual High School Writing Contest

Bedford Free Library 13th Annual High School Writing Contest For high school students who attend school or reside in the Bedford Central School District Deadline: Wednesday, February 24th @ 5PM All entries must be submitted by email to Zoom Awards Ceremony Thursday, March 11th @3:30 CATEGORIES: FICTION A Creative piece limited only by your

Closed for Upcoming Holidays

The Library will be closed Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 24, 25 & 26 and Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 31, January 1 & 2 for Christmas and New Year holidays. Have a safe and happy holiday! Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive

Lego® Club With Gus, Winter 2021

Mondays 4:00-5:00 via ZOOM January 25, February 1, 8, 22 & March 1st 5 week session-come to one or all Ages K-5 We will ZOOM together, Learn, Create and Share! Legos® will be supplied by the Library. Registration is required, please register online. Registration is full.  Please contact Kelly Crummy, Children’s Librarian, to be put

Menorah Lighting in Bedford Village

Thursday, December 10 5:00 p.m. Bedford Village Green Family Event Come celebrate the first night of  Hanukkah with the lighting of the Menorah at the Bedford Village Green. Doughnuts, Dreidels, and Latkes in To Go boxes.  

Thanksgiving Closings

The Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 25, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 26,  Closed Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28, Open Regular Hours Remember you can always download books to read or listen to using Overdrive/Libby. Sign into your account here.

Create With Christa: Paper Lanterns

Grab & Go Crafts Thursday, February 11 Grades 3-5 We will have pick-up for supplies & directions at the Library for you to make some paper lanterns to decorate your room. Registration is required, please register online. Register Here More Information            

Halloween Activities in our Area

Friday, October 30 Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Club’s Bedford Blaze: C&M Bedford Blaze Information Saturday, October 31 Town of Bedford Recreation and Parks Department’s Bedford BooFest: Bedford BooFest Information  

Choo Choo Train Storytime and Grab & Go Craft

Thursday, December 3 11:15 am on the Village Green This Week’s Theme: Choo Choo Trains Please join us for storytime on the Village Green.  Remember to bring a blanket or towel to sit on and wear masks.  We will set up mats 6 feet apart.  There will be a CHOO CHOO TRAIN  grab and go craft for the

Storytime on the Village Green

Thursdays at 11:15 am Weekly  Storytime with Mrs. Crummy will be outside on the Village Green. Socially distanced and masks required. If there is inclement weather, Storytime will be via ZOOM. Link will be provided. Join in for this weekly themed storytime.  

Library is Open for Browsing by Appointment

Mondays – Fridays, 10am – 3 pm Make an appointment to come into the Library and browse the shelves! 20 minute appointments (with 10 minutes in between appointments for cleaning) Limit 2 individual patrons at a time or one family (children must stay with parents) Patrons will be greeted and asked to use hand sanitizer

What to Expect in Middle School via Zoom

Wednesday, August 19 – Girls Thursday, August 20 – Boys 5:00pm For rising Fox Lane 6th graders.  A panel of current and past Fox Lane students will discuss navigating the middle school. There are two sessions – one for girls and one for boys.  More Information Registration for Girls Registration for Boys

Create With Christa in November

Grab & Go Crafts Leaf Suncatchers Thursday, November 12 Grades PreK – 2 We will have pick-up for supplies & directions at the Library for you to make a fall suncatcher to brighten up your home. Registration is required, please register online. Suncatchers: Register Here More Information LLama Weaving Thursday, November 19 Grades 3 –

Adult Book Bingo-Win a Kindle!

Program has been extended! Monday, June 15 – August 31 Adult Book Bingo 2020 June 15-August 14 Signup for our first Adult Book Bingo! 1.Read a book in the categories on the board and mark your progress online. 2.Completing a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, or each of the four corner squares is a Bingo.

READsquared Summer Reading Game for K-5 & 6-12

For Kids entering K-5 Summer Reading game is open for registration! Use READsqaured to track your reading online and a chance to win a weekly raffle prize! This year there is an app for your phone! READsquared Registration Summer Programs 2020 For kids entering 6th Grade and older Summer Reading Game, 6/16 – 8/21 FUN

Library closed until further notice

As a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Library will be temporarily closed until further notice: All late fees will be waived Please hold onto your materials and DO NOT place them in the drop box All Holds will be frozen in their current status (you will not lose your place) All

Knit In For A Cause

Wednesday, February 12 3:30-6:00 Hats for Paradise, CA (a community hard hit by wildfires) For anyone with knitting or crocheting experience. We will provide the yarn and basic pattern but not the needles. If you can’t attend and want to make a hat at home, you may come in and get yarn. Watch Video

Books With Bailey

Thursdays: February 27 & March 19 Tuesdays: March 10 & March 24 3:15-4:00 Sign up to read with Bailey, a 7 year old Golden Retriever and her owner Marcy.   Sign up in the Library and parents must sign a permission slip. More Information

Fiona Davis Author Talk

Wednesday, October 21 7:00 – 8:00 pm Via Zoom Fiona Davis’ latest novel is set in one of the most iconic structures in the city-the New York Public Library. A New York Times bestselling novel and chosen for the Good Morning America Book Pick for August, “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” does not disappoint! Join

Book Clubs For Kids

Grades 2 – 5 Do you want to join a Book Club? Bedford Free Library is looking for children Grades 2 – 5 Read new and fun books Make new friends Interested? Questions? Contact Children’s Librarian Kelly Crummy at More Information      

Fall Newsletter & Annual Appeal

Did you receive the Library’s Fall Newsletter in the mail?  The Newsletter is full of library events and information.  Fall 2020 Newsletter Donate to the 2020-2021 Bedford Free Library Annual Appeal and thank you for your support!Donate Now

Canasta for Beginners

Tuesdays, October 22,29 & November 5,12 10am-noon Must commit to all three sessions You will learn the basics of the game and continue learning through supervised games. Register Here More Information      

Life Sketches-A Writing Workshop on ZOOM

Fridays, October 2 – October 30 10:30 am-12:00 pm Thinking about writing a memoir or family stories? Or maybe you have always wanted to turn a real-life experience into a fiction story. Join us for this five week adult writing program via Zoom. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to get

Bedford Babies Fall 2020 via ZOOM

Tuesdays, 10:00 am- 11:30 am via ZOOM 8-Week Session: October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 17, 24 Babies 11 months or younger with their parents Bedford Babies is the perfect place to: Meet other parents Discuss parenting concerns Adrian Kalikow is a Certified Parent Coach who will facilitate discussions on everything that is

The Underground Railroad in Bedford

Thursday, May 23, 10:30 This presentation covers Moses Pierce and Esther Carpenter Pierce and their role in the underground railroad.  One track of this secret network of homes ready to help fugitives flee slavery stopped in Bedford before finding freedom in Canada. Register Online More Information

Truck Day

Come to the Presbyterian Church lot and climb trucks & emergency vehicles and meet their operators. Free of charge no registration required. In case of inclement weather please check our website. More Information

Bedford Babies

For babies 11 months or younger and their parents Tuesdays, October 9 – December 4 (No session 10/23) This 8 week program is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to: Meet other parents Discuss parenting concerns Have a cup of coffee and a snack without having to make it yourself Feel safe

Track Summer Reading with READSquared

Entering Grades K-5 We will be using READSquared again this summer. You will be able to use the same login information as last year, or register for a new account.  We will also be offering a Preschool Reading Challenge. Call the Library for more information. Summer Reading for Children Grades K-5