Foundation Projects

The Foundation supports capital improvement projects like the construction of all our branches back in the 1990s, the expansion of our self-checkout system to the Big Island Library in 2015, the addition of the Sara Overstreet nook at Bedford Central, and the purchase of furniture items throughout the system.

The foundation also promotes several programs for the libraries, including the Summer Reading Program and our programs for adults. In addition, the foundation supports projects like Books for Babies donating a book to commemorate the birth of a child in Bedford County, and writing grants to fund specific projects.

Annual Fundraiser

Thank you for attending our “Celebration of Reading” fundraiser in November 2019.  Between ticket sales, raffle tickets, silent auction winners and donations, the Foundation netted nearly $3,000.00 for our annual summer reading program.  Please join us next year for another fundraising event, and keep reading!

Books for Babies

Image of book cover - Dear Baby

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! To honor the birth of your child the BPLSF/Friends of the Library would like to purchase a book for the permanent collection at the Bedford Public Library System. Your child’s name will be placed on a book plate inside the book and there is no cost to your family. Please contact your local BPLS library for details and to enroll in this program.

*Program funds raised through Stewartsville’s ongoing book sale.

Summer Reading Program

The 2019 theme was It’s Showtime at Your Library. Our library staff created a variety of programs to excite a lifelong love of reading and exploration in our many participants. The 2020 theme is Imagine Your Story and will focus on fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy!

2019 Showtime At Your Library SRP

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