Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Save some $! Sign up for Library ELF alerts!

Library ELF is a free, third party service available to our patrons to help you keep up with your check-out due dates and avoid those late fees.

Library ELF will send you a text message or an email letting you know when your upcoming due dates are, if an item is overdue, and if an item you put on Hold is ready for pick-up.

To sign up, visit http://www.bedfordlibrary.org/libraryELF.html and click on the Library ELF signup page for Bedford Public Library link in the middle of the page.

It's fast, easy, and worth the money it can save you!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What are we up to at BPL?

Have you 'Liked' us on Facebook?

Are you following us on Twitter?

Did you see those new photos we posted on Flickr?

Stay up to date on BPL events! Get alerts on new books, DVDs, books on CD, music CDs, and more! Stay informed of Library news! Follow us on one (or all!) of our social media channels!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Reading Club 2013 is in full swing!

Dig into reading by participating in SRC 2013! The whole family can sign up to read, log hours/books, and win fun prizes!

Sign up for SRC 2013 here!

Prizes, you ask?

  • 15 hrs. - Program Certificate, a Reader Ribbon and Coupons from our wonderful Sponsors
  • 30 hrs. - Rubber Ducky, Pencil, New Book and a chance to win a 2014 Bedford Splash Family Season Pass
  • 40 hrs. - Super Reader Medal and an Invitation to the Super Reader Party

  • Read and log your hours and you will be entered in our Weekly Random Drawings for fabulous prizes!
  • 40 hrs - entered in Grand Prize Drawing!


For every book logged, you are entered in the Weekly Random Prize Drawings.

Read 5 or more books and you are entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Independence Day (tomorrow)!

The Library will be CLOSED July 4th for Independence Day. The Library will resume normal operating hours the next day.

If you're in Bedford, come join the celebration at 4thFest! For more information, go to http://www.bedfordtx.gov/4thfest  The fireworks start at 10pm!

Enjoy the food, fireworks, and fun!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We're on Facebook! >>>

"Like" us on Facebook and start talking to us! We want to hear your thoughts!

We're also on Twitter!

Follow us on both to hear Library news and updates, alerts about new materials, reminders about Library programs and events, etc. Tell us what you're reading/watching/doing! Tell us what you'd like to see added to our collection... programs you'd be interested in attending... suggestions about our services... anything!

Links to each in right column >>>

Summer is officially here!

You've got no excuse to feel bored this summer! The BPL has fun and informative programs every day! Make sure to check out Events calendar (link found at the top of our homepage) for interesting things to do at your Library.

The Summer Reading Club is in full swing! Make sure you register, read, and reap your rewards! Kids can win fun prizes and teens and adults can enter to win a Kindle Fire! Register online using the "SRC 2012" link on our homepage.

What can you do with your Library card online to save you a trip to the Library? You can...

  • Search the Library catalog
  • Begin the Library Card Application process (Last steps are completed at the front desk)
  • Renew materials (that do not have holds on them)
  • Place holds on materials
  • Request materials
  • Submit comments and suggestions to the Library
  • Sign up for 'Library ELF' alerts (so you have a heads up before your items are overdue)
  • Download eBooks
  • Look up info about your account (items checked out, their due dates, fines, your holds)
Of course you can also come to the Library and do any of these as well if you'd like assistance.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, and put on that sun block!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Summer Reading Club Begins

Last night, Mayor Jim Story, read the Summer Reading Club Proclamation declaring Summer Reading Club Season for June and July.  Thank you to Bea Cochran and her fabulous Shady Brook readers for accepting the proclamation on behalf of the Bedford Public Library.  Registration for Summer Reading Club is open!   Children who register by May 17 will be able to attend a party at Splash.  The "Members Only" Splash Party is on Friday, May 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.