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Holiday fun activities

Half Term Holiday Fun

Looking for something to do with the kids this holiday?
Look no further than your local library!
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ComicsPlus

Choose from over 16,000 graphic novels and comics.
Read online or download using the ComicsPlus app.
Discover the amazing selection here.
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.

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Quotes

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

Free downloadable e-magazines

Free downloadable e-magazines

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

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Bedford Borough Libraries Have Changed

You can take advantage of our flexible LibraryPlus service, giving you extra choice to use libraries with extended opening times.
Learn more about the new opening hours and LibraryPlus here.

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National Poetry Day Competition

To celebrate National Poetry Day we are running our competiton again.
Send in your entries on the theme of Freedom for the chance to be published online.
The closing date is Saturday 21st October.

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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 9 million tracks and 15,000 videos.
All you need is your library card number.

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Red Magazine

Red 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!

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Follow Us!

Quirky factoids, quotes, jokes, library news and more
Why not follow us on Twitter and be ahead of the game!

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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Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest

Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Libraries are delighted to welcome the Librarian Theatre Company again with their latest production 'Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest'.

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New e-audio Titles

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

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Music Highlights

Some of the stand out albums of 2017, 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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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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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.