Friday, May 29, 2009

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Friends of the Library book sale. The Friends have been collecting books for months so you're sure to find something great at this big sale.

Friday, August 14 - 10 am-4 pm
Saturday, August 15 - 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, August 16 - 12 pm-4 pm

Friends members can get a jump on the good stuff by coming to the Members Only Preview Sale on Thursday, August 13 from 7-9 pm. Not a Friends member yet? No problem, just purchase your membership at the door. Memberships start at $10 per year.

B-Xpressive - 4 Teens

Teens - here is an opportunity to create, learn, and express yourself! Meet at the library on Mondays during June and July for cool crafts and hanging out with your friends.

During June we will be doing Altered Books. This is your chance to color, paint, and rip out pages of a book (really!!). You can turn your book into anything you want. All supplies are provided. Bring any pictures you want to add and your imagination. During July we'll be doing balloon bending and record art. So come to the library and express yourself.

June SRC

Hey Kids - we've got lots of cool events to keep you busy this summer so come join the fun.

Club House
Every Thursday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

  • June 11 - Professor Branius
    Professor Brainius and his team will be performing some amazing science experiments during this high energy show. Special guest-Galaxee Girl.

  • June 18 - Create a Collage
    Discover the art of collage by cutting and ripping paper to create images reflecting mood. Two programs are available with a limit of 30 children per program.

    Program 1 - 1:30-2:30 pm
    Program 2 - 3:00-4:00 pm
    Pre-registration is required

  • June 25 - Logan the Juggler
    Kids will get both sides of their brains working at our Juggler Program as they learn basic juggling skills.
    Three programs available with a limit of 20 children per program.

    Program 1 - 1:30-2:30 pm
    Program 2 - 2:35-3:35 pm
    Program 3 - 3:40-4:40 pm
    Pre-registration is required

  • Movie Madness
    Every Tuesday at 2:00 pm
  • June 16 - Bedtime Stories
  • June 23 - Tale of Despereaux
  • June 30 - Pinocchio

  • So tell your parents now that you want to spend June at the Library!

    Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party

    The Library is cranking up the fun with a PARTY to kick-off summer reading!

    Our PARTY will have balloon benders, bounce houses, face painting, sweet treats and tons of FREE fun for the whole family so don't miss it.

    Date: Sunday, June 7
    Time: 1-3 pm

    Short Story Writing Contest

    The Friends of the Library and the Bedford Public Library are sponsoring their 3rd Annual Short Story Writing Contest.

    •Original work of fiction by contest entrant
    •Minimum entry age – 17 years old
    •Permission for publication by the Library
    •All genres eligible with the following provision; no explicit sex and/or violence
    •2,000—6,000 words
    •12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch all-around margins, single-sided, and numbered pages
    •Submissions must include a title page with the following information: name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address (place in a large envelope for delivery)
    •Submit story in person or by mail to the Bedford Public Library, 1805 L. Don Dodson Drive, Bedford, TX 76021. Electronic submissions may be made to Electronic submissions must be in .rtf or .doc format
    •Deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 5, 2009* (5:00 pm CST)
    Failure to comply with the guidelines and/or submission qualifications will result in disqualification

    Note - Staff members of the Bedford Public Library, officers of the Friends of the Bedford Library, members of the Library Advisory Board or any of their immediate family members may not submit entries.


    1st Place--$100, free registration to the 2010 Writers Conference sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and name on plaque

    2nd Place--$50 and name on plaque

    3rd Place--$25 and name on plaque

    Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 25 at the Evening with the Authors: a Writers Roundtable program at the Old Bedford School.

    For more information on submission qualifications call Jeanne Green at 817.952.2372.

    Thursday, May 14, 2009

    Elissa Graham wins Youth Volunteer Award

    Elissa Graham, a freshman at Harwood Junior High, won the North Texas Regional Library System (NTRLS) Youth Library Volunteer Award. Elissa, age 15, has been volunteering and tutoring several times a week for the past two years. Elissa will be honored at a banquet in May.

    Elissa has volunteered for every Harry Potter and teen Twilight event and serves as the library's teen event photographer. Dressed in full costume, she has also volunteered as the "Sugar Plum Fairy" for our Christmas story time event, the "Love Bug" for our Valentine event and "Cindy Lou Who" for our Dr. Seuss event.

    Elissa is highly respected among her peers and the staff for her kindness and generosity. The words "unable to" are not in her vocabulary. She brings a great "can do" teen perspective to the library.

    Here's Elissa in a photo (on the back row, third from left) with Bedford Library staff members from left to right - Carrie Glindeman, Kelly Swain, Jeanne Green, Kat Craker and Regina Stone.

    Congratulations on a great job, Elissa!

    Saturday, May 9, 2009

    Barnes & Noble Fundraiser Today!

    Barnes and Noble is hosting an Afternoon of Romance to benefit the Friends of the Library. Ten percent of all items purchased with a voucher will be donated to the Friends of the Library. Vouchers are available online or at the Bedford Public Library.

    Location: Barnes & Noble, 861 North East Mall Blvd., Hurst, TX 76053
    Phone: 817.284.1244

    Monday, May 4, 2009

    Photos from Comic Book Day

    Take a look at some photos from Comic Book Day - May 2, 2009.

    Friday, May 1, 2009

    Comic Book Day

    Mayor Story has proclaimed May 2, 2009 as Comic Book Day in Bedford and urges all residents to visit their local comic book store and the library to enjoy the adventures of your favorite comic book super-hero. Read the full Proclamation.

    Did you Know?
    Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Be sure to check with your local shop for their participation and rules.