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September 25, 2016 - October 8, 2016

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Visit your local BPLS branch and sign up for a card. Signing up for a library card is free, and gives you access to your favorite novels (including books on CD!), movies, and reference materials. It’s also a great hub for connecting with your community.

Celebrate Banned Books Week during the week of September 25-October 1. Exercise your freedom to choose what you read by checking out a banned or challenged book at your local library branch!

All BPLS branches will be closed on Monday, October 10th for professional training.

Bedford Business

Books 4 Fun and Rock-A-Bye Reader are back for the fall! Books 4 Fun occurs every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and Rock-A-Bye Reader takes place on Wednesdays at the same time. B4F is a fun and engaging story and craft time for children aged 3-6. RBR provides equivalent stimulation for infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age. Jumpstart your child’s language and literacy skills with these great programs!

Join us at the Bedford Library for a LEGO® building challenge on Wednesday, September 28th. Come in between 3:30 and 5:30 PM to build a robot or a spaceship for your chance to win a cool prize. Put your imagination to work! Ages 5+

Are you a coloring maniac? Enter our October coloring contest! Starting on October 1st, you can visit the Youth Services desk to get your own age-appropriate Halloween-themed coloring sheet, then use the month of October to give it your own personal flair. Return it to a YS librarian before Halloween for your chance to win a super cool prize. Age groups: 3-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17.

Ghost story fans rejoice—the Bedford Library is showing The Others (PG-13) for Teen Tuesday on October 4th! Bring your friends and enjoy this spooky film at 4PM. The movie’s running time is 1 hour 44 minutes.

A new program is starting on Wednesday, October 5th! Between 4 and 5:30 PM, teens and tweens between the ages of 11-19 are invited to participate in Fashion Club. Learn about the world of fashion, how to create your own designs and do cool Do It Yourself projects to make or repurpose your own clothing. Materials are provided, but you may also bring your own. Everything you create, you can keep! Join us to make clothing and accessories that are worthy of walking down any runway. This program is scheduled to repeat on the first Wednesday of every month.

Coming up on October 11th and 12th is a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program sure to pull you in like a magnet! Come to the Bedford Library at 4:15 PM on either of two days to make magnetic slime and explore the phenomenon of magnetism for National Science Month. Make a mess—for science!

Forest Fun

Books 4 Fun and Rock-A-Bye Reader are back for the fall! Children aged 3-6 are welcome to enjoy Books 4 Fun on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Forest Library holds one session at 10:30 AM on Tuesdays, and repeats the session at the same time on Wednesdays. These sessions repeat weekly.

Rock-A-Bye Reader has also returned for another season. Forest holds its session for infants up to 21 months old at 10:15 AM on Mondays, followed by a session for toddlers between 21 and 36 months at 11:15 AM. Forest holds an additional two sessions for 21-36-month-old toddlers on Thursdays at 10:15 and 11:15 AM. These sessions repeat weekly.

Coming up on Thursday, September 29th is Teen Club! Stop by the library between 4-5PM to spend time with your friends and enjoy free snacks. Afterwards, LEGO® Club begins at 5:30 and continues until 7PM.

Are you a dinosaur fan? Then you should drop by the Forest Library for our exclusive Dinosaur Club between 4:30-5:30 PM on Thursday, October 6th! Kids ages 6+ can learn fascinating facts about these prehistoric creatures from a real dinosaur expert in this monthly club. Visit the library or call (540) 425-7002 to register.

Moneta Merriment

Rock-A-Bye Reader and Books 4 Fun are back for the fall. Children aged 3-6 can participate in Books 4 Fun every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Crafts, stories, and music will keep your child engaged and entertained! Rock-A-Bye Reader occurs every Monday at 10:30 AM. Infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age can enjoy stories and music at this early literacy program.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 29th; the Moneta/SML Library is showing The Jungle Book (PG). Bring your family and join us for this fresh adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel. Arrive at 5:30 PM for crafts, and enjoy snacks and the movie at 6:00 PM. The running time is 1 hour 51 minutes.

Coming on Thursday, October 13th is a cool event for fans of computer games! The Moneta/SML Library is offering Hour of Code, a great introduction to computer coding for kids 6+. Choose from popular themes like Star Wars, Minecraft, or Disney’s Frozen… then use code to control your favorite characters. No coding experience is necessary to have a good time! It’s free! Call (540) 425-7004 to register.

Big Island Antics 

Rock-A-Bye Reader is back for the fall. For those new to the program, Rock-A-Bye Reader is a fun and educational story time for infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age. This program repeats every Monday at 10:30 AM. Older children between 3 and 6 years do not have to miss out; Books 4 Fun takes place at 10:30 AM every Thursday. Children can enjoy rhymes, stories, music, and crafts!

Join us at the Big Island Library on the 1st Friday of the month from 3-4:30 PM for a Friday Film! On October 7th we are watching Goosebumps (PG). The running time is 1 hour 43 minutes. We hope to see you there! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Big Island Library.

Montvale Marvels

Books 4 Fun and Montvale’s exclusive early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose, are back for the fall. Books 4 Fun takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Children aged 3-6 can have a fine time with music, stories, and crafts in this weekly program. Mother Goose on the Loose is a story time designed to prepare your infant or toddler for a successful future of reading and writing. This program repeats every Thursday at 10:30 AM.

First Fridays are Teen Nights at the Montvale Library! Drop by on October 7th between 5-7PM for Kinect gaming, board games, and snacks!

Stewartsville Spectaculars

Books 4 Fun and Rock-A-Bye Reader are back for the fall. Books 4 Fun takes place on Mondays at 10:30 AM. Children aged 3-6 are invited to enjoy stories, rhythm, crafts, and music with their peers. Infants and toddlers up to the age of 3 are welcome to enjoy similar activities at the Rock-A-Bye Reader program, which occurs every Friday at 10:30 AM.

October is National Science Month, so come to the Stewartsville Library for an exclusive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program on Tuesday, October 11th. From 3-4PM we’ll explore the answer to the question: What happens when we mix these things together? Give us a call at (540) 425-7008 ext. 3 to register. Ages 4-10

Lauren Harper
Youth Service Librarian

Bedford Public Library System


September 25, 2016
October 8, 2016


Bedford Public Library
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