Events

Children's Summer Reading Program

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Thursday, June 13 - August 7

All Day

For children entering K – 5

Children’s ReadSquared Summer Reading Program – Here’s how it works:

  • Read for one hour and earn a sticker to put on your reading log
  • Read for two hours and earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift certificate
  • We will have weekly raffle drawings throughout the summer on Fridays

READsquared Registration

Summer Brochure 2024

YA Summer Read With Friends

YA Summer Read With Friends

Thursday, June 13 - August 22

All Day

You have to do your summer reading assignments, why not do it with friends?

  • Read books with friends
  • Discuss summer reading assignments as a group
  • Meet new friends in your grade & share book ideas
  • All books from your school Summer reading lists will be available at the Library

For more information, contact Young Adult Librarian Maureen McManus at mmcmanus@bedfordfreelibrary.org or 914-234-3570

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YA Summer Reading Game

YA Summer Reading Game

Thursday, June 13 - August 22

All Day

For Kids entering 6th Grade and older
Summer Reading Game, 6/13 – 8/22

FUN and EASY to do!  Here’s How it works:
1. Read any book of your choice, 50 pages = 1 point
2. Log # of pages and write a quick review
At the end of the Game, points will be transformed into gift certificates!

READsquared Registration

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YA Summer Programs 2024 

Stories, Songs & Surprises

Stories, Songs & Surprises

Thursday, June 27

11:15 am

This Week’s Theme: Pout Pout Fish

Join us for weekly Storytime in the Library with Mrs. Crummy.

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Tech Thursdays

Tech Thursdays

Thursday, June 27

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

30 minute appointment can be made @bedfordfreelibrary.org

Need basic technology help? Why not set up an appointment with our Student Technology Expert Charlie. He will help you with any technology questions you might have. Please bring your device and any passwords you may need. Charlie can also help you access our digital collections to download materials to your devices.

Sessions are in the Reading Room on the first floor.

Schedule an Appointment

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Battle of the Books 2024 Information Meeting

Battle of the Books 2024 Information Meeting

Thursday, June 27

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in joining Team Bedford for the Battle of the Book? Come to this informational meeting for all the details.

Register here

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Team Nikhil Inclusive Children's Event

Team Nikhil Inclusive Children’s Event

Saturday, June 29

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at Bedford Village Memorial Park for this very special event.

Register Here

More information about Team Nikhil

Tech Thursdays

Tech Thursdays

Thursday, July 4

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

30 minute appointment can be made @bedfordfreelibrary.org

Need basic technology help? Why not set up an appointment with our Student Technology Expert Charlie. He will help you with any technology questions you might have. Please bring your device and any passwords you may need. Charlie can also help you access our digital collections to download materials to your devices.

Sessions are in the Reading Room on the first floor.

Schedule an Appointment

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Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Monday, July 8

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

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Back Porch Drop-in Craft

Back Porch Drop-in Craft

Tuesday, July 9

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For Ages 3 – 5

Tuesdays in July we will supply materials and directions for you to make a craft. This event will be on the back porch between 3:00-5:00 PM

  • July 9: Rock Painting
  • July 16: Firefly Sun Catcher
  • July 23: Paper Plate Shark
  • July 30: 3-D Pyramid

This is geared for preschoolers ages 3-5. Families are welcome.

No Registration required, supplies on a first come basis.

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Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 9

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

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Baby Bounce & Rhyme Summer 2024

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 10

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Wednesdays 9:30- 10:00 AM
Babies ages 4 – 12 months accompanied by an adult

Session 1: July 10, 17, 24
Session 2: July 31, August 7 & 14

With Angeline of Musical Munchkins

As space is limited, please only register for one session.

Session 1 is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please contact children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org.

Session 2

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Musical Mother Goose Summer 2024

Musical Mother Goose Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 10

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Babies ages 12 – 30 months accompanied by an adult

Session 1: July 10, 17, 24
Session 2: July 31, August 7 & 14

With Angeline of Musical Munchkins

As space is limited, please only register for one session.

Session 1 is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please contact children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org.

Session 2

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Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 10

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

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YA Summer: Creative Mending

YA Summer: Creative Mending

Wednesday, July 10

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30
July 10, 17, & 24
Library Garden

Join Maureen to stitch and sew. This mending workshop will show you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features. Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible designs that add personality and fun.

Refreshments served & supplies will be provided.

Come to one session or all!

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

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Sip & Stitch with Loop de Loop

Sip & Stitch with Loop de Loop

Wednesday, July 10

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring a crochet project you are working on or something you need assistance with. Jen & Cassie will provide support
and their expert crochet skills. If you are a beginner basic materials will be supplied.

REGISTER HERE

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Stories, Songs & Surprises

Stories, Songs & Surprises

Thursday, July 11

11:15 am

This Week’s Theme: At the Beach

Join us for weekly Storytime in the Library with Mrs. Crummy.

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Tech Thursdays

Tech Thursdays

Thursday, July 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

30 minute appointment can be made @bedfordfreelibrary.org

Need basic technology help? Why not set up an appointment with our Student Technology Expert Charlie. He will help you with any technology questions you might have. Please bring your device and any passwords you may need. Charlie can also help you access our digital collections to download materials to your devices.

Sessions are in the Reading Room on the first floor.

Schedule an Appointment

More Information

Create With Christa: Archeological Dig

Create With Christa: Archeological Dig

Thursday, July 11

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Grades K- 2

What does an Archeologist do? Learn and use skills for an archeological dig.

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here 

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Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Monday, July 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

More Information

Back Porch Drop-in Craft

Back Porch Drop-in Craft

Tuesday, July 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For Ages 3 – 5

Tuesdays in July we will supply materials and directions for you to make a craft. This event will be on the back porch between 3:00-5:00 PM

  • July 16: Firefly Sun Catcher
  • July 23: Paper Plate Shark
  • July 30: 3-D Pyramid

This is geared for preschoolers ages 3-5. Families are welcome.

No Registration required, supplies on a first come basis.

More Information

2024 Summer Brochure

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

More Information

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Summer 2024

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 17

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Wednesdays 9:30- 10:00 AM
Babies ages 4 – 12 months accompanied by an adult

Session 1: July 10, 17, 24
Session 2: July 31, August 7 & 14

With Angeline of Musical Munchkins

As space is limited, please only register for one session.

Session 1 is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please contact children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org.

Session 2

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Musical Mother Goose Summer 2024

Musical Mother Goose Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 17

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Babies ages 12 – 30 months accompanied by an adult

Session 1: July 10, 17, 24
Session 2: July 31, August 7 & 14

With Angeline of Musical Munchkins

As space is limited, please only register for one session.

Session 1 is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please contact children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org.

Session 2

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Women & Money

Women & Money

Wednesday, July 17

1:00 pm

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom

July 17
August 14
September 18
October 16
November 13
December 11

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 July 17

Register for August 14

Register for September 18

Register for October 16

Register for November 13

Register for December 11

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Bios:

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.


Liz Maccarone, CRPC, SE-AWMA

Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.

Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures.

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, July 17

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 3 and older

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: 
Wednesday, July 17, 3:15 – 4:00pm

Drop-in Breakfast:
Thursday, July 18, 8:15 – 9:00 am
Breakfast is for participants of sleepover!

Join us for stories, fun, and then tuck your stuffed animal or doll in for a sleepover.

Return for breakfast and animal pick up the next morning anytime between 8:15 and 9:00 AM.

Photos of their overnight adventures will be available after 2 PM on Thursday.

Space is limited: one stuffed animal per child.

This event is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please email children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org

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2024 Summer Brochure

YA Summer: Creative Mending

YA Summer: Creative Mending

Wednesday, July 17

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30
July 10, 17, & 24
Library Garden

Join Maureen to stitch and sew. This mending workshop will show you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features. Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible designs that add personality and fun.

Refreshments served & supplies will be provided.

Come to one session or all!

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

More Information

 

 

Sip & Stitch with Loop de Loop

Sip & Stitch with Loop de Loop

Wednesday, July 17

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring a crochet project you are working on or something you need assistance with. Jen & Cassie will provide support
and their expert crochet skills. If you are a beginner basic materials will be supplied.

REGISTER HERE

MORE INFORMATION

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-in Breakfast

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-in Breakfast

Thursday, July 18

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Ages 3 and older

Breakfast is for participants of sleepover!

The morning after the sleepover, return for breakfast and animal pick up anytime between 8:15 and 9:00 AM.

Photos of their overnight adventures will be available after 2 PM on Thursday.

Space is limited: one stuffed animal per child.
See Wednesday 7/17 event to register.
This event is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please email children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org

More Information

2024 Summer Brochure

Stories, Songs & Surprises

Stories, Songs & Surprises

Thursday, July 18

11:15 am

This Week’s Theme: Duck Duck Goose

Join us for weekly Storytime in the Library with Mrs. Crummy.

More Information

Tech Thursdays

Tech Thursdays

Thursday, July 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

30 minute appointment can be made @bedfordfreelibrary.org

Need basic technology help? Why not set up an appointment with our Student Technology Expert Charlie. He will help you with any technology questions you might have. Please bring your device and any passwords you may need. Charlie can also help you access our digital collections to download materials to your devices.

Sessions are in the Reading Room on the first floor.

Schedule an Appointment

More Information

Create with Christa: Melting Bead Creations

Create with Christa: Melting Bead Creations

Thursday, July 18

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Grades 3- 5

Come create whimsical designs and watch the beads melt together to make a decoration for you to take home and enjoy.

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here 

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2024 Summer Brochure

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Monday, July 22

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

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Shark Week 2024: Ocean Flashlight

Shark Week 2024: Ocean Flashlight

Monday, July 22

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Grades K – 2

We will create an under water scene and use a Magic Flashlight to see it all!

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here 

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Shark Week 2024

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Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

More Information

Shark Week 2024: Back Porch Drop-in Craft

Shark Week 2024: Back Porch Drop-in Craft

Tuesday, July 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For Ages 3 – 5

Tuesdays in July we will supply materials and directions for you to make a craft. This event will be on the back porch between 3:00-5:00 PM

  • July 23: Paper Plate Shark
  • July 30: 3-D Pyramid

This is geared for preschoolers ages 3-5. Families are welcome.

No Registration required, supplies on a first come basis.

More Information

Shark Week 2024

2024 Summer Brochure

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Summer 2024

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 24

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Wednesdays 9:30- 10:00 AM
Babies ages 4 – 12 months accompanied by an adult

Session 1: July 10, 17, 24
Session 2: July 31, August 7 & 14

With Angeline of Musical Munchkins

As space is limited, please only register for one session.

Session 1 is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please contact children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org.

Session 2

More Information

Musical Mother Goose Summer 2024

Musical Mother Goose Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 24

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Babies ages 12 – 30 months accompanied by an adult

Session 1: July 10, 17, 24
Session 2: July 31, August 7 & 14

With Angeline of Musical Munchkins

As space is limited, please only register for one session.

Session 1 is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please contact children’s librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org.

Session 2

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Book Buddies Summer 2024

Book Buddies Summer 2024

Wednesday, July 24

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
July 8 – August 7
3:00-5:00 PM
For ages 3 and up

Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy!

  • This program is similar to Book Buddies at BVES
  • 20 minute sessions
  • Parents must stay in the Library with younger children

Registration is required. Please register online.

Register Here

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