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Tuesday Preschool Crafts

Tuesday, May 7 Drop-In Craft 3:30 – 5:00pm Ages 3 -5 , Family May 7: Butterfly hands for Mother’s Day Once a month on Tuesdays this Spring we will supply materials and directions for preschoolers and caregivers to make a craft together. No Registration required, supplies on a first come basis. More Information    

Women and Money Series

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom May 15 June 12 The Women and Money series is back by popular demand!  How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets hosted by Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® and Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Register for May 15 Register for June 12 More Information            

18th Annual Poetry Contest for Children and Young Adults

Deadline: April 30th at 5:00 pm For ages 6 – 18 Celebrate National Poetry Month! Showcase your creativity through Poetry! Poems will be judged and prizes will be awarded in several different age groups. Pick up an entry form from the Library or download the entry form our website. Entry Form More Information    

Tales on the Trails

Tuesday, May 14 & Tuesday, June 11 10:30 AM Family event for children ages 2 and older Bedford Free Library and the BRLA are partnering to bring you a short kid-friendly trail hike + storytime in the woods with Kelly Crummy. Registration is required. Please register online. Register Here More Information        

Create With Christa: Money Matters

Thursday, May 16 3:15 – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5 We will be talking money and testing various liquids to see which will clean our pennies best! Registration is required. Please register online. Register Here More Information                                  

Storytime at Rochambeau Farm

Saturday, May 18 11am Family Event Rochambeau Farm 214 W Patent Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549 rochambeaufarmny.com Join us for storytime with Mrs. Crummy at Rochambeau Farm Pizza is available for purchase Bring a blanket No registration required – space is limited In case of inclement weather, check the Library website for rain date information

The Many Pleasures of Poems with Dr. DiYanni

Wednesdays: April 3, 10 & 17 4:00 – 5:00pm Some of poetry’s pleasures are verbal, some intellectual, others emotional. We respond to the words in poems, to the ideas they spark, and to the feelings they evoke. Poems can make our skin tingle, our feet tap, and our fingers snap in time to a rhythmic

Ice Cream Social & Poetry Contest Awards

Wednesday, May 23 @3:00pm Fellowship Hall at Bedford Presbyterian Church Parking in center of back lot Family Event Winners of the Poetry Contest will be announced at 3:30pm Make your own sundae M&M guessing game Free of charge, no registration necessary Ice cream provided by Bedford Candy Bar! Many thanks to Bedford Presbyterian Church for

Stories, Songs and Surprises

Thursday, April 4 11:15 – 11:45 am This Week’s Theme: Pete the Cat Join us for weekly Storytime in the Library with Mrs. Crummy. More Information                                                          

High School Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 16th Annual High School Writing Contest! Fiction 1st place-The Fault in Our April by Elissa Leka 2nd place-The Dinner Table by Rachel Agnello 3rd place-The Apology by Diya Bino Nonfiction 1st place-Why Participation Awards Should Be Given to Children Who Play Sports by Ella Brown 2nd place-Of Mice and

Silvia’s Hot Book Picks – Spring 2024

Silvia is out with her latest list of the most anticipated books of the season. Click below to see what’s hot this spring and use the links to our catalog to place your orders or print the list. 2024 SPRING MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS        

Canned Food Drive thru March 2nd

The Bedford Free Library will have a bin for the United Way Canned Food Drive. Please bring your non perishable donation and put in the donation bin by the Adult Desk. Any questions see attached flyer. More information

High School Writing Contest 2024

For high school students who attend school or reside in the Bedford Central School District Deadline Tuesday, February 27 @ 5PM All entries must be submitted by email as a PDF to mmcmanus@bedfordfreelibrary.org Rules & More Information        

Library is Closed

The Library is closed today, February 13.  Enjoy the snow and stay safe! Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Libby/Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Libby/Overdrive

Jen and Lulu’s Crochet Circle

Six-week session on Wednesdays February 7, 14, 28 & March 6, 13, 20 (Must attend each session) 3:15 – 4:00 pm Grade 3 and older All experience levels welcome Join Jen and Lulu in learning the art of crocheting. You will learn basic stitches and create a beautiful project to wear. *Supplies will be provided!

Crafts for the Community

Drop-in Craft Wednesday, January 31 and Thursday, February 1 Grades 5 and up 3:00pm – 5:00pm *Community Service hours will be given The Library will have supplies to make Valentine cards and decorate treat bags for Health Care Providers in our community. *Please bring 1 bag of candy to donate for the treat bags* More

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Winter 2024

Wednesdays 9:30- 10:00 AM Babies ages 4 – 12 months accompanied by an adult Session 1: February 28 & March 6, 13, 20, 27 Session 2: April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 8 With Angeline of Musical Munchkins As space is limited, please only register for one session. Baby Bounce & Rhyme Session 1

Holiday Hours

The Library will be CLOSED Saturday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 26 and Saturday, December 30 – Monday, January 1 Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive/Libby and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive/Libby Happy Holidays!

Westchester Breathes

Mondays 9:30 – 10:30am via Zoom This wellness program offers instruction in simple, effective breathing and movement exercises and is suitable for all ages.  It has been especially valuable for those experiencing stress and anxiety. Register Here                                    

Thanksgiving Closings

The Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 22, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 23,  Closed Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, Open Regular Hours Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive/Libby and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive/Libby

Narcan Training

Wednesday, November 8 6:00 pm – 7:30pm Learn about how the crisis is effecting our communities and how you can be prepared.  Register here More information    

Elf Yourself, Sounds of the Season, and Candy Houses

Elf Yourself: Thursday, December 14 Grades Pre K- 5 Come to the Library and create you own special elf family. Elf Yourself is full and no longer taking registration. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Children’s Librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org More Information Sounds of the Season: Wednesday, December 20 Family Event Come

Fox Read 2023 Book Discussion with Bedford Free Library

Thursday, September 28 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm For students 5th – 8th grade & their parents Join a librarian and Bedford Schools teachers for a program engaging the Fox Read selection When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller. Participants will engage in a creative writing or artmaking experience to explore folktales.  Register Here

Adult Summer Reading Challenge-Win a Kindle!

Ends Today! July 14 – Sept 15 Adult Summer Reading Challenge rules: Read and log your books Each book= 1 raffle entry The more you read the better your chances of winning Challenge starts July 14 and ends Sept 15 Click the link on our website http://bedfordfreelibrary.org to start logging Good Luck! CLICK HERE TO LOG