Bedford Public Library

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*Today at 11:00 a.m. - Celebrate Juneteenth with the Honorable Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress*Six black museums and...
06/19/2020
BlkFreedom | Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

*Today at 11:00 a.m. - Celebrate Juneteenth with the Honorable Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress*
Six black museums and historical institutions in the US launch BlkFreedom.org today, a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced. The website will air an original video featuring appearances by:
- Lonnie G. Bunch III, the first African American and first historian to serve as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
- Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole, anthropologist, educator, museum director and the first female African-American president of Spelman College
- the Honorable Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library.
(- Public Library Association)

This June 19th, 6 Black museums across the United States join forces to commemorate & celebrate #BlkFreedom.

And our very own live Chicken Cam is keeping an eye on some soon-to-hatch baby chicks 🐣 👀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
06/18/2020
School Library Journal

And our very own live Chicken Cam is keeping an eye on some soon-to-hatch baby chicks 🐣 👀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NP5wn-eo2E

Live webcams of bald eaglets, jellyfish, black bear cubs, and other animals offer a dynamic view for homebound families, and some learning opportunities, too.
#remotelearning #STEM

We have 35 free lunches with milk  available for youth 18 and under from 12 - 1 pm today! #summermealprogram #ymca #ilov...
06/18/2020

We have 35 free lunches with milk available for youth 18 and under from 12 - 1 pm today! #summermealprogram #ymca #ilovebpltx

06/18/2020
Krafty Kids Chalk Drawing

Join Miss Molly in making chalk inspired drawings on regular paper with a whole bunch of different things!

Make homemade chalk drawings on regular paper with a whole bunch of different things!

**UPDATE: Craft kits are gone for now, but more will be available after 5 pm.**Tomorrow morning at 10a.m. you can pick u...
06/17/2020

**UPDATE: Craft kits are gone for now, but more will be available after 5 pm.**
Tomorrow morning at 10a.m. you can pick up this week's family craft kit at the drive thru window. This week we are doing folk art embroidery! Check back here for our instruction video at 6 p.m. tomorrow night.

We have free lunches available for children 18 and under until 1 pm.
06/16/2020

We have free lunches available for children 18 and under until 1 pm.

The Library is open for those who make an appointment to use a computer (no material browsing). The Drive-Up Window is s...
06/16/2020

The Library is open for those who make an appointment to use a computer (no material browsing). The Drive-Up Window is still open for hold pick-ups after notification that the hold is ready. Computer sessions are available for 1 adult, Monday-Friday, & are no more than 1.5 hours max. An adult can reserve a session no more than 1 day in advance. Call 817-952-2350 during operating hours to reserve a computer. Computer time slots are:
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays & Fridays 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.)

06/13/2020
Tales with Tails: Animal Shelter Pt.3

This week's video has a happy ending because our star, Louise, has been adopted!
Today we read a poem from Rhett Miller's "No More Poems" a 2020/2021 Bluebonnet Award nominee.

The YMCA will be handing out free lunches for youth ages 18 and under in the library lobby.  #ymca #freelunchforkids #il...
06/13/2020

The YMCA will be handing out free lunches for youth ages 18 and under in the library lobby. #ymca #freelunchforkids #ilovebpltx

Continue the conversations that lead to change. Here are more non-fiction titles dealing with racism, systemic injustice...
06/12/2020

Continue the conversations that lead to change. Here are more non-fiction titles dealing with racism, systemic injustice, and the fight for civil rights in our country. Click the link to browse a list of even more titles you can place on hold: https://bit.ly/372MX94

06/11/2020
Family Craft Night: Paint Pouring

Learn how to do paint pouring with Miss Grace!
If you didn't grab a kit, you will need:
- tempura paint
- flooding paint (I used Floetrol)
- disposable cups
- stirring sticks
- canvas or extra thick cardstock
Be sure to put down newspaper or a trashbag on your work surface to contain any mess.

The Library is open only for those who make an appointment to use a computer. The Drive-Up Window is still open for hold...
06/11/2020

The Library is open only for those who make an appointment to use a computer. The Drive-Up Window is still open for hold pick-ups after notification that the hold is ready. Computer sessions are available for 1 adult, Monday-Friday, & are no more than 1.5 hours max. An adult can reserve a session no more than 1 day in advance. Call 817-952-2350 during operating hours to reserve a computer. Computer time slots are:
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays & Fridays 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.)

Update:  All craft kits are gone.******************************************Tomorrow night is our next Family Craft Night...
06/11/2020

Update: All craft kits are gone.

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Tomorrow night is our next Family Craft Night! We are doing paint pouring. We have kits with supplies ready to be picked up tomorrow morning, Thursday, June 11th, starting at 10a.m. at the drive-tru window. Then check back here or on our Youtube channel for our instruction video at 6p.m. tomorrow night! These kits are first come, first serve and in limited supply. This fun & slightly messy craft is best for ages 4+

We have put together a list of Young Adult Fiction by Black authors sharing their diverse experiences to help teens init...
06/09/2020

We have put together a list of Young Adult Fiction by Black authors sharing their diverse experiences to help teens initiate important conversations with their families and peers. Click the link for more titles you can place on hold:https://bit.ly/37fDoDW

06/09/2020
Online Story Time: Birds

Can you do what a toucan can? Follow along as we read "Toucan Can" by Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis, and learn how to make your own paper bird.

The Texas summer heat is back. 🔥🌡️ Remember that it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature in a parked car to reach d...
06/09/2020

The Texas summer heat is back. 🔥🌡️ Remember that it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature in a parked car to reach deadly levels for children. Never leave a child or pet in your car.👧🐶
Tips to avoid child heatstroke: bit.ly/3gnSo6Z #LookBeforeYouLock 👀🔑🚗

The Texas summer heat is back. 🔥🌡️ Remember that it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature in a parked car to reach deadly levels for children. Never leave a child or pet in your car.👧🐶
Tips to avoid child heatstroke: bit.ly/3gnSo6Z #LookBeforeYouLock 👀🔑🚗

We put together a list of children’s books & chapter books to help initiate important conversations about race and diver...
06/08/2020

We put together a list of children’s books & chapter books to help initiate important conversations about race and diversity with your family: https://bit.ly/3h5iuM9

06/06/2020
Tales with Tails at the Bedford Animal Shelter pt.2

Meet Molly! Miss Molly is an 8 month old, black lab puppy available for adoption at the Bedford Animal Shelter. Her adoption fee is $90 but really, this face is priceless! Call the Bedford Animal Shelter to adopt Molly today!

Today Miss Grace and Molly are reading a short story from "The Stinky Cheese Man" by Jon Scieszka

The unjustifiable killing of George Floyd has sparked a crescendo in our country’s ongoing conversation about racism, in...
06/05/2020

The unjustifiable killing of George Floyd has sparked a crescendo in our country’s ongoing conversation about racism, injustice, and the systemic oppression of Black Americans. The Library has created a list of books that can help you start conversations and end the silence.
Click the link for more titles you can place on hold: https://bit.ly/372MX94

06/04/2020
Mini Lab Rats: Water!

Mini Lab Rats was off this past month, but Miss Molly is back on track! Join her today in two easy to do experiments at home that have to deal with water!

Mini Lab Rats was off this past month, but Miss Molly is back on track! Join her today in two easy to do experiments at home that have to deal with water!

Don't forget to stop by our drive thru before 4pm today to pick up your Family Craft Night pack! One pack per child is r...
06/04/2020

Don't forget to stop by our drive thru before 4pm today to pick up your Family Craft Night pack! One pack per child is recommended. Tonight's video will post at 6pm for you to follow along at home.

1. Sing "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep".2. Do the fingerplay activity "Beehive." Fingerplays like this one help your child to "s...
06/04/2020

1. Sing "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep".
2. Do the fingerplay activity "Beehive." Fingerplays like this one help your child to "see" the story.
3. A perennial favorite, "This Little Piggy" will have your child giggling as you tickle their toes.

The Library drive-up window will be closing at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 4.  Normal operations will resume on Friday, Ju...
06/04/2020

The Library drive-up window will be closing at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 4. Normal operations will resume on Friday, June 5 at 10:00 am.

Marty Geer, Chairperson of the Beautification Commission, spent yesterday putting new flowers and plants in the landscap...
06/03/2020

Marty Geer, Chairperson of the Beautification Commission, spent yesterday putting new flowers and plants in the landscaping of the Bedford Public Library. This dedication and hard work help to Keep Bedford Beautiful. If this kind of volunteering interests you, consider joining the Beautification Commission - https://www.bedfordtx.gov/252/Boards-Commissions

Marty Geer, Chairperson of the Beautification Commission, spent yesterday putting new flowers and plants in the landscaping of the Bedford Public Library. This dedication and hard work help to #KeepBedfordBeautiful. If this kind of volunteering interests you, consider joining the Beautification Commission - https://www.bedfordtx.gov/252/Boards-Commissions

Tomorrow night is our first Family Craft Night of the Summer! This year we are doing things a little differently. We wil...
06/03/2020

Tomorrow night is our first Family Craft Night of the Summer! This year we are doing things a little differently. We will have craft kits available for pick up at our drive thru window so your family can follow along with our crafts at home! Starting tomorrow at 10am you will be able to pick up the materials to follow along with tomorrow night's craft video (while supplies last). The video will be posted on Facebook and Youtube tomorrow night at 6pm.

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2424 Forest Ridge Dr
Bedford, TX
76021

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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(817) 952-2350

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OH MY GOODNESS! BEST LIBRARY EVER! Thank you so much for our delivery of books that have been on hold for weeks (RIGHT before the shelter in place order). Thank you for your dedication to your patrons - you MADE my 10 year old's day!! We cannot wait until the library (or at least the drive thru) is open again. THANK YOU again so much!!
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