Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery

Get ready for an epic summer of fun at the Bedford Public Library! Adventurers of all ages can immerse themselves in an array of thrilling programs and participate in exciting reading challenges--all while embracing the beauty of nature and discovering the wonders around us. We can't wait to share an unforgettable summer of adventure with you at the Library!

Check our Calendar of Events for all the fun things we have going on this summer!

Calendar of Events

Kick off summer with us!

Touch a Truck with the Bedford Public Library on May 22 at Thornton Park, 1625 Q Street, Bedford, IN, from 2 to 4 pm. Presented on coordination with the Bedford Parks Department.

Bedford Public Library presents the Summer Discovery Festival on Thursday, May 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Activities include music, games, arts, crafts, food, and more. Location is the Bedford Public Library parking lot. This summer’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library. For more information visit

The adventure begins June 1st...

Get ready for a summer of reading fun with the 2024 Summer Discovery Reading Challenge! Starting June 1st, kids of all ages can pick up their reading challenge cards on the Children & Teen floor. Every week for eight weeks, participants can choose between two fantastic options:

  • For those who love to dive into books, we have the Retro Reading Bubble Challenge. Fill in a reading bubble for every 10 minutes you read, and once all the bubbles are filled, turn in your card for a prize!
  • If you prefer reading and doing fun adventure activities, then the Adventure Bingo Challenge is perfect for you! Complete any of the activities on the bingo board to create a bingo. Once you have four in a row, turn in your card for a prize!

Return the completed card to us to receive your prize and the next challenge card. Don't worry if you miss a week; you can go at your own pace. There will be a new card each week, but you can't get a new one until you complete the previous challenge. Remember, you have until August 10th to turn in your completed cards.

Good luck and happy reading!

... and lasts all summer!