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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.  

Shine Bright Bedford

Friday, December 11 At Dusk on Village Green Family Event Holiday light display on the Village Green! The Bedford Village Business Association & Friends invite you to come together in spirit to celebrate the holidays and our community. Bags will be available for pick up at local businesses and the Library beginning Friday, December 4th.

Bedford Village Tree Lighting & Jingle Pass Weekend

Tree Lighting Friday, December 4th @ 7pm Gather on the Village Green and count down to the tree lighting. Please wear a mask and Socially distance. Jingle Pass Holiday Shopping Friday, December 4th — Sunday, December 6th The shops of Bedford Village would like you to shop locally this holiday season. Participating merchants will be offering

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.  

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

2020 Poetry Contest Winners

The winners of the 2020 Poetry Contest have been announced. We had delayed the outcome because we hoped to have a socially distanced ceremony in the fall. It looks like that will not be possible at this time. Thank you all poets for your work and hope to hear from you again in 2021. 2020

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.

5 Ways to Prevent Learning Loss & Prepare your Student for Fall

A free Webinar for Parents of Elementary, Middle, and High School Students In a 30-minute highly dynamic, action-specific, and interactive seminar, parents are invited to learn best-practice, tools and strategies to support their student over the summer, so they can be ready for school this fall. When: Monday, June 15, 2020, 10:00 am -or- 4:00 pm How: You

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

Fox Read 2020: Author Talk

Tuesday, December 1 7:00-7:45 p.m. Grades 5-7 An  evening with Wendy Maas, author of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. All 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, their families, and all community members are invited to enjoy an evening in conversation with the author of this year’s Fox Read. Link for 12/1 Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nhm-fytc-ixk

State of New York Shelter in Place

  Beginning Sunday March 22, all unessential business in the state are closed.  Below is a link to a resource document from the town of Bedford. It has important links about what is open, the corona virus and other important information. Below is also a link to sign up for Supervisor Burdick’s newsletter. More details

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 kcrummy@wlsmail.org 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

Mahjong for Beginners

Mondays, October 21,28 & November 4  10:00-noon This this 3 week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and strategy to playing Mahjong.  You will learn the basics of the game and continue learning through supervised games. At the end of the series you will feel confident enough to play with friends and organize

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      

American Short Stories: a ZOOM Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

Wednesdays, October 7 – 28 4:00 pm Please join us for conversations about short stories by American writers. The first two sessions, sponsored by the Pound Ridge Library, will be devoted to 19th-century authors, with stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. Two additional sessions sponsored by the Bedford Free Library will be on