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Summer activities for kids at the Bedford Free Public Library

2013 July 5
by The Bedford Citizen

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Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

There’s a lot going on for kids during July at the Bedford Library; the activities are sponsored (unless otherwise noted) by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library.

Dig Into Reading and Join the Summer Reading Club

Sign up in the Children’s Room and get your Bingo card. Check out some great books and record each one on your Bingo card. Each time you complete a Bingo row, bring your card into the Children’s room and receive a Bingo Bucks Coupon.  Use your Bingo Buck for one free book from the Friends of the Library Children’s Book Nook. When you complete five Bingo rows you will receive a special certificate!

Keep reading because the program runs through August 28. If you complete the entire BINGO card, you can enter the raffle for a special book prize.

Dig into Reading is sponsored by the Bedford Free Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Story time on the library lawn

Look for the giant parachute on the library lawn (next to the High School) where Children’s Librarians Nancy Tegeler and Carol Bender will share stories, songs, finger plays, and parachute dancing.  Dig into summer reading and fun.  We have all the ingredients—just bring your imagination! Please join us in the meeting room if it’s raining.

  • For children ages 0-6 years old & their parents/caregivers: Stories on the Lawn: Wednesdays, JULY 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 10:30—11:00 am
  • For Kindergarteners to 4th graders: Stories: and Crafts with Carol Tuesdays, JULY 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 3:30—4:30 p

PJ Storytime

Join Carol for stories, songs and a bedtime snack in the Children’s Storytime Room.  Pajamas and stuffed animal friends are always welcome!
For Kids ages 0-6 years old and their families. On Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00—8:00 pm

LEGO Challenge

The Library has a large collection of LEGOs for you to build with.  Each week we will challenge you with a different theme.  You can build on that theme or make your own creation. Afterwards, you can put your model on display until the next meeting. For kindergarteners to 5th graders; from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Wednesday July 10, 17 & 24.

Special Guest Programs

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Be a 6th Grade Volunteer Helper!

Do you enjoy crafts and working with younger kids?  Will you be starting or finishing the 6th Grade this year?  If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, please consider joining our team of awesome volunteers and help with summer programs. For more information please call Carol or Nancy at 781-275-9440.

Summer hours at the Library 

  • Monday—Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Friday:  9 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday:  9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday:  Closed through Labor Day weekend
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