Thursday, February 26, 2009

Library Demo Photos

Here are the first photos of the demolition of the Food Lion building which will become the new Bedford Public Library. Be sure to visit our blog for more updates as the building progresses and check out our Flickr page too!

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Library Demolition

City Council approved an early demolition package for the new library. The intent of the demolition is to expose all structural and architectural elements to facilitate the design of the building. This demolition will expose any areas of concern that are inherent to renovations/construction of existing structures. It will also allow Hidell and Associate Architects to produce accurate Construction Administration Documents to avoid unnecessary surprises or delays.

Costs include having an electrician make the building safe for demolition. All ceilings, lighting, drywall partitions, metal studs, flooring, freezer floors, MEP ductwork, conduit, wiring, fire protection system piping and equipment will be removed. Utility trenches will be saw cut and existing concrete will be removed. All waste will be recycled so that we have a "Green" demolition.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

3rd Annual Celebrate Seuss Festival

Bedford Library is inviting all children, both young and old, to celebrate the joys of reading on the 105th birthday of Dr. Seuss!

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Library Courtyard

Celebrity readers from here or there,
a Cat in the Hat and a craft to wear.
Hop and Pop in the Bounce House,
no creatures allowed--not even a mouse.
Cake to smear on your brother's hare,
Thing One and Thing Two will also be there.
Kitty whiskers painted on a sweet little face,
so bring your click shutters for pictures to take.
Wear a costume; you might win a prize...
joining the fun is certainly wise!

Costume Contest Categories: Best Group Costume, Most Original Seuss-ish Costume, Best Baby Seussling

Cake Decorating Contest Categories: Professional, Novice, Youth

So join us for our third annual, super, stupendous Celebrate Seuss Festival in which we honor all things having to do with Dr. Seuss.

Questions? Call 817-952-2372.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Take the Library Survey

The library is conducting its annual survey to assess quality of service, programs, materials and hours of operation. Please take a moment to fill out the survey to let us know how we are performing. Survey results help us set budget priorities for the next fiscal year. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete online. It is also available in print.