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.
Lions Club presents a Spooky Pancake Breakfast
to benefit youth programs at the Bedford Hills Free Library
Sunday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miss Kathy will create balloon hats for kids
All you can eat!
Click on "Spooky" for more information about fun, food & prices.
Find out more HERE about our Spooky Halloween Walk for our youngest patrons.
Join us for SCARY STORIES at the Library throughout October!
Bedford Free Library, Bedford Hills Free Library and the Katonah Village Library joined forces to create Team Bedford and recently competed at the first annual Battle of the Books aka BOB.
We almost made it to the finals against stiff competition. The kids were excited throughout and did great, we were very proud.
Thank you to our sponsors:
AIA Imprint Experts, Cross River & Bedford Hills, NY (aiaps.com). Screened t-shirts & many other promotional imprinting needs, wonderful service.
Little Joe's Coffee & Books, Katonah, NY (joescb.com). Stop by for a great cup of coffee and then browse for a book to purchase for your own library.
Mark Boyland, Keller Williams Realty, NY, Bedford Village, NY (www.markboyland.com). Associate real estate broker, Mark is a highly experienced agent and along with his team is ready to represent you and your real estate.
We all had a great time.
This year's BOB winners were:
Grade 4-6 Champions – Bronxville Public Library’s “Bright Broncos”
Grade 6-9 Champions – Ossining Public Library’s “Erudites”
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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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
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Always interesting free exhibits
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