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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,

Closed for the Holiday Weekend

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 29 -Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day Weekend.  We will be open on Tuesday with regular hours. Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive

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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89001552707?pwd=WW1paFFCeERuVkxINjdJUEphRmhFZz09 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      

Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning

Starting Wed April 14 @ 9 am, WLS will begin migrating patrons from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. The migration is expected to complete in a few days. There will be no access during this process. After the migration is complete, you will be able to login using your library card number and PIN without needing

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 mmcmanus@wlsmail.org 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.  

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.

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

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