Author Archives: Alix Townley

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

Closed for Presidents’ Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents’ Day. We will be open on Tuesday with normal hours. Don’t want to wait for a book to read? Check out OverDrive and download books to your device. Click Here for OverDrive Falls Most Anticipated Books Have a great holiday!    

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

Build With Legos Winter 2020

Mondays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Grades K-5 6-week series on Mondays January 27, February 3, 10, 24 and March 2, 9 (Come to one or all) Bring your imagination and your camera, but not your Legos®, which will be supplied by the Library. Your creations can not be taken home. Register Here More Information  

Closed for Upcoming Holidays

The Library will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 & 25, and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, December 31 & January 1.  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

Create With Christa: Snowman Flurries

Thursday, January 16 3:30-4:30 Grades K-2 We will use a variety of supplies to make some very festive snowmen who won’t melt in your house! Register online or call the Library.  Please alert us of any allergies. Register Here More Information  

Create With Christa: Invisible Ink

Thursday, January 30 3:30-4:30 Grades 3-5 Using special ingredients, we will make invisible ink and have fun making secret messages. Register online or call the Library.  Please alert of us any allergies. Register Here More Information      

An Evening With Author Laura Schroff

This event has been postponed Thursday, November 7 7:00-8:00 Laura Schroff, a #1 New York Times and international bestselling author and keynote speaker, is a passionate and compelling voice on the power of small acts of kindness and mentorship. Laura has fully committed herself to advocating and inspiring others through her books, “An Invisible Thread,”

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-Writing Workshop

Fridays, 10:00-11:30 am October 4 – November 1 Life Sketches use life experiences as inspiration for short stories and personal essays in this five-week writing program.  Channel your thoughts in a new direction by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards!) as a positive outlet for self-expression.  New and experienced writers will be inspired

Community Read

The school district and the Bedford Teachers’ Association, in conjunction with the high school English Department, would like to invite you to participate in our Fox Read. You can participate by reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. There will be opportunities to join community members in discussions led by BCSD faculty

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 Summer 2020

Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am June 2-July 21 For babies 11 months or younger with a parent This is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to: Meet other parents Discuss Parenting concerns Safely connect via ZOOM Register Here More Information…

Adult Book Bingo-Win a Kindle!

Monday, June 15 – August 14 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. 3. The more bingo

Music of the Season

Tuesday, December 11, 4:00-5:00 Families and Children up to Age 7 Join Suzanne from Bedford Arts & Music! Enjoy seasonal songs! Great family event. Register Here More Information…

Create With Christa: Invisible Ink

Thursday, January 30 3:30-4:30 Grades 3-5 Using special ingredients, we will make invisible ink and have fun making secret messages. Register online or call the Library.  Please alert of us any allergies. Register Here More Information

Genealogy Program

Saturday, October 20 3:00-5:00 Every family has a story. What’s yours?  This workshop will guide you through the basics of genealogy research. Participants will learn how to document their own lineage and how to share that information with family and friends. The workshop is open to the public and is free. Space is limited! Click

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  

Friends Ice Cream Social

Thursday, May 23rd @3:00pm All are welcome to come and enjoy this annual Spring Event hosted by the Friends of the Bedford Free Library. Make your own ice cream sundae and listen to the winners of the Poetry Contest read their poems. There will also be a M&M guessing contest. Event is held in Fellowship


Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers more creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New and experienced writers are invited to sharpen fiction writing skills and banish writer’s block through in-class writing and homework assignments. Fridays, 9:30-10:45. April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 Space is limited, call to register. flyer

Library is Closed

The Bedford Free Library will be closed today,Wednesday, March 21st, due to inclement weather.  Stay safe! You can download books, audiobooks, music and movies from our website. Click here to get started.

Closed Today

ClOSED DUE TO WEATHER, SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Due to the weather forecast, the Library will be closed today, Saturday, March 2.  Stay safe and enjoy the snow! Remember you have access 24/7 to our digital materials. Relax by the fire and download an ebook, audiobook or movie.  Click here to get started

Library Will Be Closed

Thanksgiving Closings: Wednesday, November 21, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 22,  Closed Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, Open Regular Hours Remember you can always download books to read or listen to using Overdrive. Sign into your account here.

Labor Day Weekend

The Bedford Free Library will be closed on Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 4th. We will be open for our regular hours on Tuesday, September 5th. Enjoy your Labor Day!