Monday, March 30, 2009

Survey Says!

Thank you to everyone who took time to fill out the library survey. We appreciate the feedback on hours, quality of service, and the collection. The library welcomes your comments and suggestions all year long. For complete survey results click on Library Survey!

Hours of Operation
89.8% surveyed said that the current library hours meet their needs.

How Often Do you Visit the Library?
90% surveyed visit the library at least monthly

The Bedford Public Library is doing a good job of providing for my household's library needs.
53.4% surveyed strongly agreed that the library was meeting their needs.
42.4% surveyed agreed that the library was meeting their needs.

Rate the customer service you receive from the Bedford Public Library staff.

Ability of staff to quickly assist you
73% Excellent
20.8% Good

Friendliness of staff
77% Excellent
16.1% Good

Knowledge of staff
71.4% Excellent
22.1% Good

Overall Grade for the Bedford Public Library
No Opinion--2.2%

Top 5 Requested Items
More Books
Self-Checkout Stations
More DVDs
More Bestseller Books
More Coomputers

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Twilight: Sold Out for March 28

The "twilight" movie is sold out tonight.

Due to popular demamand we will present an encore performance of "twilight."

Saturday, April 18th
Bedford Library
RSVP 817.952.2372

Pick up your FREE tickets at the youth desk for admission to the movie and for door prizes. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Seating is limited to 75.

Sponsored by the Bedford Wal-Mart and the Friends of the Library.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Even More Seuss Festival Photos

Several photographers were hard at work taking lots of photos of our Seuss Festival. To see more photos visit our Flickr page.

Read About Brandon Jennings - Winner of Library Card Design Contest

Brandon Jennings created the winning library card design, Oh the Places You'll Go. Brandon has always been interested in drawing and producing artwork. He has been involved in many art contests from elementary school through his college career. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Art from Missouri Western State University in the spring of 2001 in St. Joseph, MO. While at Missouri Western, Brandon was involved in yearbook production and campus photography and graphic design for Campus Printing Services. After graduation, Brandon acquired a position at Superior Billboard Images in Savannah, Missouri doing graphic design and prepress for large format printing. While at Superior Billboard Images, Brandon created, proofed, and color corrected large format print jobs for many companies around the United States. During the winter of 2006, Brandon had the opportunity to move from his graphic design/prepress job and drove an eighteen wheeler for two years with U.S.A. Truck, Inc. During his truck driving career, Brandon was able to photograph many areas of the United States he had never seen before while satisfiying his passion for driving and photography. During his two year hiatus from graphic design, Brandon decided to move to the Dallas and Fort Worth area to be closer to family and to pursue a career in the field of graphic design once more. Brandon currently lives in Bedford, TX and enjoys portrait photography and being with friends and family in his spare time. View samples of Brandon's artwork.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cake Decorating Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Cake Decorating Contest winners for their creative submissions.

1st—Evan Reid for "The Cat in the Hat"

2nd—Asa Anderson-Proctor for "Green Eggs and Ham"

3rd—Aly Redburn for "Oh, the Places You'll Go"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Photos from Celebrate Seuss Festival 2009

Take a look at these photos from our recent Celebrate Seuss Festival. Over 1,000 people attended and had a great time. Library Advisory Board Chair, Ralph Chaney, read Green Eggs and Ham, we had a costume contest, cake decorating contest, a bounce house, balloons and loads more fun.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Seuss Festival Winners

Thanks to all those who attended our Seuss Festival event and everyone who participated in the contests. We hope everyone had a great time.

Here are the Costume Contest Winners:
  • Kid - Chloe Pittard
  • Youth - Elissa Graham
  • Group - Jake, Jimmy and Madison Jones

    The Clover guess was won by Elizabeth De Santos. She guessed 348. The actual number was 349. Not bad!

    Can't wait to see everyone next year.
  • Short Story Contest Winners

    We had some really great entries in our Short Story Contest. Here are the winners:

    Short Story Contest 1st - 6th Grade
  • 1st - Jeremiah Stith
  • 2nd - Benjamin Coan
  • 3rd - Ethan Dunham

    Short Story Contest 7th - 12th Grade
  • 1st - Makinzy Springer
  • 2nd - Christopher Coan
  • 3rd - Grace Coan
  • Monday, March 2, 2009

    Annual "Teen Only" Movie Theme Party

    This year we will present “twilight” Arrive on the red carpet in style, represent your team or dress in formal attire. There will be great twilight door prizes and a twilight trivia contest. The winner of the trivia contest will receive a special 2- disc edition of The movie !

    Date: Saturday , March 28th
    Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

    Please RSVP by calling 817-952-2372. Pick up your tickets at the youth desk for admission to the movie and for door prizes. Tickets will also be available at the event.

    Sponsored by the Bedford Wal-Mart and the Friends of the Library.

    Library Card Design Contest Winners

    Thanks to everyone who entered our library card design contest - there were some really great entries. Here are the winners:

    Haley Boswell

    Brandon Jennings