Fizz Boom Read

Summer Reading BINGO

From June 20th through August 14th kids of all ages (birth through 5th grade) are invited to join the Library's annual Summer Reading Program. It's easy to join!

  • Sign up for a Bingo card in the Children's Room.
  • Check out lots of great books.
  • Record your reading and activities on your Bingo card.

Each time you complete a Bingo row, bring your card into the Children's Room and receive a Bingo Bucks Coupon! Use your coupon for one free book from the Friends of the Library Children's Book Nook. Then take your Bingo card back and keep reading!

5 Bingo rows = 5 free books AND a special certificate!

Complete the entire Bingo card to enter the raffle for an awesome prize!


Need ideas for what to read? Ask a librarian or click here for our Summer Reading Booklists.


Stories on the LawnSummer storytimes Begin June 25th

Click here for the Storytime schedule
or stop by the Library and pick up a monthly calendar.


Children's department


The Children's Department has materials for children through the sixth grade, including books, videos, CDs, cassettes, CD-ROMs, magazines, books on tape and CD, puzzles and puppets. We also provide two computers with filters for internet use, and a listening station for storybook recordings.


New in the Children's Room:

Early Literacy StationEarly Literacy Ipads

Especially for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers. Play, learn, and enjoy!

Generously donated by the Friends of the Bedford Library.



July Special Events

Pumpernickel Puppets

*** Program is full ***

Thursday, 7/24
10:30 - 11:15 am

Laugh at the Three Billy Goats Gruff, gasp at the Lion and the Mouse, then meet all of John McDonough's amazing puppets in a behind-the-scenes show.

Best for ages 3+.
Pre-register at the Library beginning 7/17.


Monday, 7/28
6:30 - 7:15 pm

Great stories, awesome science. Why settle for hearing about dragons' fiery breath when you can see, feel, smell, and maybe even taste it?

Grades K- 5.
Pre-register at the Library beginning 7/21.

Weekly Events

Library Labs

Mondays, 6/30 to 8/11
3:30 - 4:15 pm

** 7/21 program is full **

**No program on 7/28**

A fun, new science experiment every week!

Grades K - 5.
Please call or visit the Library each week to register.

Lego Challenge

Wednesdays, 7/9 to 8/13
3:30 - 4:30 pm

We'll bring the Legos, you bring your imagination!

Grades K - 5.
No registration needed.

August Special Event

End of Summer Bash:
Wayne Potash

Thursday, 8/14
6 pm - party
6:30 pm - concert

Everyone is invited to our end-of-summer bash! First a popsicle party, tattoos, and awards, then music on the lawn with the fantastic Wayne Potash.


Special thanks to the Friends of the Bedford Public Library for generously funding Summer Reading.