Author Archives: Alix Townley

YA Summer Reading With Friends

Tuesday, August 10 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Grades 6 & Up Do your summer reading and discuss books with friends. Registration required. Register here More Information Register here More Inform      

Italian Language and Culture Class

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm August 3, 10, 17 September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 Via ZOOM THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN SPEAKERS. NOT FOR BEGINNERS! Mara De Matteo was born and raised in Italy and is very passionate about her native language. Mara combines lively conversation with grammatical instruction

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

For Kids entering K-5 Summer Reading game is open for registration! Use READsquared 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 Brochure 2021 For kids entering 6th Grade and older Summer Reading Game, 6/17 – 8/20

Countdown to Kindergarten

Monday, August 2 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Entering Kindergarten Fall 2021 On the Village Green Join us on the Village Green for stories and decorate your “Countdown to Kindergarten” flip calendar. Bring a Blanket- Wear a Mask- Social Distance Registration is necessary, please register online.  Register Here More Information  

YA Summer Kickoff Event

Tuesday, June 15 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm On the Village Green Entering 6th Grade and Up Learn about Summer 2021 at the Library Sign up for programs Talk with friends Play games Eat snacks Bring a Towel- Wear a Mask- Social Distance Registration is necessary,  please register online. Register Here More Information YA Summer

Summer Kickoff Event: Animal Bingo

Wednesday, June 16 Village Green 5:00 pm Family Event Come join us for this fun family event!  We will: Play Animal Bingo Learn about READsquared (Our online Summer reading game) Preview our summer programs Registration is required, please register online. Register Here More Information Summer Programs Brochure

Trails and Tales

NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 Due to rain in the forecast, this event has been changed to Wednesday. Call the Library with any questions. 10:30 am – 11:30 am Family Event, Ages 3 and older Bedford Free Library and the BRLA are partnering to bring you a short kid-friendly trail hike and storytime in the

Lego® Club With Gus, Summer 2021

Grades K- 5 via ZOOM 4-week Session: July 5, 12, 19, 26 Come to one or all Supply your own Legos® and we will ZOOM together. Learn, Create and Share! Registration is necessary,  please register online.  Register Here More Information Summer Programs Brochure  

We Are Open!

Hours: 10-6 weekdays, 10-2 Saturdays Our doors are open,  no need to make an appointment Masks are required and social distancing a must! See you soon!

Baby Bounce & Rhyme and Musical Mother Goose Summer 2021

On the Village Green Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Wednesdays at 9:30am Babies 4-12 months accompanied by an adult Musical Mother Goose: Wednesdays at 10:15 am Babies 12-30 months accompanied by an adult Session 1: July 7, 14, 21 Session 2: July 28, August 4, 11 With Angeline of Musical Munchkins. (In case of inclement weather,

Storytime on the Village Green

Thursdays at 11:15 am This Week’s Theme: Ladybugs Looks like a rainy Thursday “Ladybug” Storytime with Mrs. Crummy will be on Zoom. Time: Apr 29, 2021 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 890 0155 2707 Passcode: 283830 More Information  

Create With Christa: Animal Sand Art

Thursday, July 29 Grab & Go Craft Grades 3 – 5 We will supply materials and directions for you to make colorful sand art creations. Registration is necessary,  please register online.  Register Here More Information Summer Programs Brochure              

Local Author Talk

Thursday, May 20 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm We are thrilled to welcome Bedford native Carola Lovering to discuss her just published second novel, “Too Good to Be True.” Online registration required, you will be sent a Zoom code. Register Here More Information      

Bedford Babies Spring 2021

Tuesdays May 4, 11, 18 & June 1 at 10:00am For Babies 11 months and younger and their parents This 4 week program, with Certified Parent Coach Adrian Kalikow, is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to: Discuss parenting concerns Meet other parents Meetings will be held on the Village Green.  Bring

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

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.

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  

New Hours for Browsing by Appointment

Mondays – Fridays, 10am-4:30 pm Saturdays, 10am-12:30pm 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

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 will close on September 1 Adult Book Bingo 2021 Signup for our  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. 3. The more bingo combinations you get the

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

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