The Bedford Hills Free Library, located in the heart of the hamlet of Bedford Hills, was established in 1915 as a community library.
We offer a personal touch with a full range of library services.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
Bedford Hills Free Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.
If you know of someone who is new to the town of Bedford please encourage them to join the library. It is an easy way to engage in one's community and to become aware of what is available around one's town and in the area.
Proof of residence or, if out of county, proof of working in Bedford Hills gives one immediate access to thousands of books, e-books, DVDs, homework help and other resources to enhance literacy and academic achievement from the 38 member libraries in the Westchester Library System.
The Preppy Turtle of Bedford Hills is sponsoring the program by offering a 10% discount to all Bedford Hills Free Library card holders during the month. Located at 2 Depot Plaza, The Preppy Turtle is a consignment boutique featuring better clothing, shoes, toys, books and gift items for infants to teens, as well as some upscale clothes, shoes, and handbags for women.
“My girls and I have been going to the library for years, and we love the warm and welcoming atmosphere,” says Ann Hardy, owner of the store. “It’s a community treasure, and we hope our customers enjoy the Library’s programs and services as much as we do.”
The Bedford Hills Fire Department will visit the library on October 8th at 4:30 during Fire Prevention Week. Volunteer Firefighters will explain what to do in the event of fire and how fire equipment is used. After a short question and answer session everyone will go outside and have a chance to aim and operate the fire hose. No sign up required.
Recently a patron asked: What is the Library of Congress?
Answer: The Library serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Open to those age 16 and older without charge or special permission, it is the world's largest library and a great resource to scholars and researchers. More information...
On Library of Congress website click on Frequently Asked Questions.
Construction Grant Received from New York State
The Bedford Hills Free Library received an $18,202 Construction Grant from New York State for a new project to upgrade its entire lighting system and improve climate control. The changes will create more energy efficient and pleasant conditions for its patrons as the library prepares to mark the centennial of its founding in 2015. Read More....
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WISH LIST ALERT !
Please consider donating your old iPad2 to the library for the Children's Room!
It is a great learning tool and would be greatly appreciated.
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St (917) 275-6975
free admission Hours
Always interesting free exhibits
Librarian Pick of the Month
The mission of the Westchester Library System (WLS) is to ensure that all residents have seamless access to excellent library service throughout Westchester County. WLS provides model programs, affordable and easy-to-use information technology, and support services that enable its 38 member public libraries to continuously improve service to their communities.
site updated 09/2014