Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bedford Library Goes to the Dogs!

READ2Rover is a program that encourages children to read by providing a nonjudgemental listener and furry friend to read to. Dogs won't laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather sit next to them and enjoy being read to. This relationship between child and dog enables the child to gain a positive attitude about reading, improves reading skills, builds confidence, and the enjoyment of reading. Registration is requried for this free program. Call 817-952-2372 to register.

Sunday, September 27
Sunday, October 25
Sunday, November 22
Time: 1:30-3:00pm

Dogs will be provided by Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs. Bedford's visiting dogs will be Jake, Mocha and Paisley who is pictured above.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Friends' Book Sale a Success

The Bedford Library Friends raised over $4,000 with the Book Sale this past weekend. Thanks to Roland Rangel for being the Mastermind! It took over 30 volunteers to organize, set-up and run the Book Sale. Check out the Book Sale shelf to find great books all year long.

Join us to help plan next year's sale! The Bedford Library Friends meet the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Memberships start at $10.00 and can be obtained at the Checkout Desk.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

School Kids read 6,352.90 hours during the summer

Kids from area schools read a total of 6,352.9 hours during this year's Summer Reading Program @ Bedford Public Library. Congratulations to students from Meadow Creek Elementary for reading the highest number of hours - 1,318.7. The school will receive a fancy award/trophy for Super Summer Readers which will presented to Helene Ray, the school librarian, at an upcoming HEB/ISD School Board Meeting. A big round of applause to our top three reading schools!

1st Place Meadow Creek Elementary—1,318.7
2nd Place Bedford Heights Elementary—1,230.4
3rd Place Spring Garden Elementary—1,203.6

TeenFest Fun

TeenFest was a total blast for the 52 teens who attended the event on July 31. Duane Wieland from Challenge Incentives was our hero for providing the munchies. The candy sushi was to die for and everyone had fun with making bracelets, bookmarks and getting tattoos. Thanks to our very own Bedford Library Friends for underwriting TeenFest. This will be an annual event so be sure and join us next year!