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Teen Links

Recommended websites for homework, careers, books and so much more.
The answer is here...

The answer is here...

Discover newspapers archives, online reference books, and more to find the answers you seek.

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Arena App!

The library in your pocket!
Search, request, renew and check your reservations.
Easy to use.
Download from your app store today!

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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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Comics Plus

Choose from over 16,000 graphic novels and comics.
Read online or download using the Comics Plus app.
Discover the amazing selection here.
Free downloadable e-magazines

Free downloadable e-magazines

Choose from over 50 popular titles on a range of subjects.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and a RB Digital account.

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Imgaination: Turn reading on its head

Why not get creative with your reading this summer?
Read 2 library books and then use the book belly band to create art inspired by the book you have read and share your belly band online.
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Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award

This is an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career. It is the largest competition of its kind and its importance is widely attested. Each year 100 winners are selected by a team of high profile judges, and will receive their awards at an annual prize-giving event in early October.
The closing date is midnight 31st July.
Make a Difference

We Need You!

Why not volunteer in your local library and make a difference?
Bedford Borough are looking for volunteers to help with stock, promotions, Lego Club and activities.