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Story Time: Miss Becky brings books to life during her story time.  Story time is for 3 to 5 year olds and is held every Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM.  The story time program runs from September to May.  Pre registration is NOT required.


Summer Reading: The Summer Reading program is a collaborative statewide summer reading program for ages 3 to 2nd graders.  This program runs for 6 weeks during the summer months. Pre registration IS required for this program.  

eBOOKS: You can download best-selling and classic eBooks and audiobooks from the library's website,www.bedfordcountylibrary.com anytime, anywhere. You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, Amazon Kindle, smartphones, iPads, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more. This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, click here

 

DVD Rentals The library has over 1,000 DVDs in our collection.  Rental fees are $1.50 for 2 days.  Late fees are $1.50 per day per DVD.

 

Audio Books:  Fee to rent an Audio Book is $1.00 for 2 weeks..

 

Magazine/Newspapers:  The library subscribes to 21 magazines which may be checked for 4 weeks.  We keep back issues up to 2 years.  We subscribe to 5 newspapers.

 

Inter-Library Loan:  If we don't have the book you're looking for in our library ask about our Inter-library loan service.  Fill out a request form for the book and we will borrow the book from another library and call you when we receive the material.  Delivery time is a minimum of two weeks.

Internet Access:  Internet access if a a free-of-charge service.  The library has 6 computer stations.  We also offer free WiFi connection to our patrons.

 

Fax/Copy Service:  Fax service is available at the Library.  To send or receive a fax there is a $1.00 fee per page. Copies may be made on the copier or computer printer for $.25 a page plus tax.

 

Local History/Genealogy Questions:  The Bedford County Library does not have a local history department.  There is, however, an organization in the county that can help you.. The Pioneer Historical Society(bedfordhistory@embarqmail.com) operates the Pioneer Historical Library.  You can reach them several ways by Mail at 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522 by Telephone at 814-623-2011 by email atbedfordhistory@embarqmail.com  .  Their website is http://www.bedfordpahistory.com 

 

Resources : Click here for links to online resources.

 

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