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Library Activities Online

Coronavirus Home

The libraries may be closed, but that is not stopping us!
There are a range of activities and events that we have moved online to our Facebook pages, Twitter Feeds and Instagram accounts.

Storytime in libraryRhymes and Stories

Central Bedfordshire are reading stories and singing rhymes every week.
Enjoy the fun every Thursday at 11.30.
Join us at Central Bedfordshire Libraries' Facebook page.

Crafts for Children

We have been sharing crafts all summer and decided to keep going - follow the links below to discover amazing crafts you can do at home with the family.

Lego LibraryLego Club

Both Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire are running online Lego Clubs; a new theme is announced every Saturday at 11.00.
During the week get creative and share photos of your amazing builds with us.
Visit Bedford Borough Libraries' Facebook and
Bedford Borough Libraries Instagram Page
Join us at Central Bedfordshire Libraries' Facebook page and
Central Bedfordshire Instgram page.

Crime Readers

Love reading crime? Love talking about books even more?
Join us for Crime Readers!
Every week we will share some suggested titles you might want to read, then share your thoughts on them with us and like minded readers.
Join us at Central Bedfordshire Libraries' Facebook page.

Or you can tell us what you think of the books you are reading during lockdown by adding a review to Arena, the online catalogue.
Log in with your library card number and PIN, search for the book and click Add Review.
We may even share them on the Bedford Borough Libraries Facebook page!

Read and listen online

Now is a good time to discover our amazing range of online services giving you access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers - all you need is your library card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Request one here!

  • RB Digital - downloadable e-books, audiobooks and magazines all in one place
  • PressReader - Thousands of national and international newspapers and magazines to be read online or downloaded
  • Freegal - Millions of tracks to be streamed for up to 24 hours a day or download 5 tracks a day to keep

Not a member of the library service? Join online today!

If you have any questions then please Contact Us.

For more information about the coronavirus and things to do from home click here

Page last updated: 2nd October 2020