Summer Reading


June 22nd thru August 27th

It's easy! It's fun!

  1. Sign up in the Children's Room
  2. Get a Bingo Card
  3. Check out some great books
  4. Track activities on your Bingo Card

Whenever you complete a Bingo row, bring your card into the Children's Room and receive a Bingo Buck Coupon. Use your Bingo Buck for one free book from the Friends of the Library Children's Book Nook.

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

Complete the entire Bingo Card and enter the raffle for a special prize!


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


Stories on the LawnSummer storytimes begin June 24th

Link to Storytimes for more information.


Click on our Monthly Calendar for all Children's Room events.

Children's department


The Children's Department has materials for children from birth through fifth grade, including books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, Wii and DS games, magazines, puzzles, and puppets. We also provide two computers with filters for internet use, three iPads loaded with early literacy apps, and a listening station for storybook recordings.

ipadsCheck out our Early Literacy ipads!

For children ages 2-6 and their caregivers.


Currently Playing:

Weekly Events

Library Labs

Mondays, 7/13 to 8/24

A fun new science experiment every week!

Gr.1-5, limited to 30 kids each week.
Free tickets begin 30 minutes prior.

LEGO Challenge

Wednesdays, 7/8 to 8/26

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

Gr.K-5, no registration needed.

Tech Take Apart

Thursdays, 7/16 to 8/13

Have fun dismantling technology!

Gr.3-5, limited to 12 kids each week.
Free tickets begin 30 minutes prior.

July Special Events

Pumpernickel Puppets

Thursday, 7/9

First enjoy the story of Sir George and the Dragon, then meet John McDonough's amazing puppets in a behind-the-scenes show.

Best for ages 3+. Free tickets begin 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Awesome Robb's
Magic Show

Thursday, 7/23
Two Shows:
3:30 and 4:30pm

From the Soda Bottle of Doom to the Underwear Cannon, Robb's tricks will entertain the entire family.

Best for ages 4+. Free tickets begin 30 minutes prior to each performance.

August Special Events

Family Music with Sarah

Tuesday, 8/4

Sarah is a favorite for young children. She brings lots of instruments and great songs for the whole family.

All ages, no registration needed.

End of Summer Bash: Toe Jam Puppet Band

Thursday, 8/27
6:00pm party
6:30pm concert

Everyone is invited for our end-of-summer bash! First a popsicle party, tattoos, and awards, then music on the lawn with the fantastic Toe Jam Puppet Band.


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