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Fun is good - Doctor Seuss

Free Fabulous Half Term Fun!

Check out the amazing events happening in your local library this half term.
There will always be something to keep the kids entertained!

Free downloadable e-books

New e-books

Lots of new e-books have been added to the collection.
Check out the new titles - the perfect book for you could be just a few clicks away.

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Making History

A selection of great recent history non-fiction from our stock.

Range of e-comic titles

New Comics to Download

Discover our brand new comics service from RB Digital.
There are over 75 different titles to choose from - from Deadpool and Avengers to Judge Dredd and Jurassic Park.
All for free -just log in with your library card number and PIN.

Free downloadable e-magazines

Free downloadable e-magazines

Download free e-magazines from RBDigital.
Choose from over 50 popular titles on a range of subjects.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and a RBDigital account.

News

Dunstable Library Opening Delayed

Dunstable Library's opening has been delayed until Monday 3rd June.
Find out more about the reason for the delay, the new Library and Leisure Centre here.

Newspapers on mobile devices

Free Newspapers and Magazines Online!

From the Guardian, Observer and Independent to the Daily Star, Express and Mail.
Plus Sunday newspapers and all the supplements avaialable through PressReader.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and internet access.
Also discover an ever growing range of top title magazines.

Free downloadable music

More Streaming with Freegal

You can now stream music for up to 5 hours a day!
Plus don't forget you can download 5 tracks a week and keep them forever. All for free -just log in with your library card number and PIN to access over 15 million tracks and 40,000 music videos today!

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SF and Fantasy

Some of the best of science fiction and fantasy titles around.
Why not lose yourself in another world...

Free downloadable e-music

Free downloadable e-music

Download and stream free e-music from Freegal.
Choose from over 13 million songs and 15,000 videos.
All you need is your library card number.

Code Club

Call for Code Club Volunteers!

Interested in sharing your love of coding with children?
Love all things code? Scratch...Python...Raspberry Pi etc.
Help run a coding club for 8 to 12 year olds at Bedford Central and Kempston Library.

National Geographic magazine

National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic is one of over 55 titles available to download for free.
Check out the collection of over 55 e-magazines available to download and read for free.
All you need is your library card number and PIN, then create a RB Digital account and you are away!
Plus there is a great app - just visit your app store to download the 'RB Digital' app now.

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Stay in the library loop!

If you love libraries and want to know the latest on news and events - sign up for our e-newsletters?
All the latest direct to your inbox.

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Library Humour

Funny things that book and library lovers can relate to.
Go on - take some time out for a giggle!

Join the library

Join the library

Not a member of the library?
Want to download amazing e-content plus borrow from the library and so much more.
Complete the online form.

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Airship Dreaming

Come along to Bedford Central Library this half term to reimagine and reconstruct the R101.
Have fun using the latest technology with guidance from artists.
Plus learn more about the Airlander Airship from one of the creators.

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New e-audio Titles

21 new titles have been added to the e-audio service for May - discover them here!

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Cracking Cooking

A selection of great recent cookbooks from our stock, plus websites and more for inspiration and enjoyment.
Go on - have a go!

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Music Highlights

Some of the stand out albums of 2019, available from our collections or to stream or download through our Freegal subscription

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Graphic Novels

Our selection of the comics and graphic novels available in our libraries now, in the adult fiction section.

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Shelf Help

An amazing collection of books to help children aged 13 to 18 to manage their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience using recommended reading.

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Quotes

Fantastic book and library related quotes to inspire and enthuse!
Why not share them with your friends?