about us

Mission Statement
The Bedford Public Library Foundation seeks to promote a secure financial future by raising funds for an endowment.  Our goal is to enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based support for the library through gifts, grants and bequests from individuals and organizations to support library programs and projects not normally met by public funding.  The Bedford Public Library Foundation is recognized as a 501 (c) 3 by the Internal Revenue Service.

What We Do
The Foundation works to raise funds for long-term Library projects such as equipment, furniture/fixtures, and technology.  We are focused on funding items that enhance customer service and support our state-of-the-art Bedford Public Library.  As the population continues to age, the Foundation is committed to providing Low Vision equipment to assist patrons losing their vision. This equipment in the designated Low Vision Room and throughout the library.

Accomplishments
The Foundation has raised over $190,000 and were able to make the following donations to the Bedford Public Library:

  • Audio Visual System
  • 42 Public Computers
  • 6 Apple Computers
  • Smart Table for Children’s Area
  • Low Vision Equipment
  • Art-hanging Gallery System
  • Large Print Books
  • Library Digital Signage System
  • Drive-up Doorbell
  • DVD Disc Cleaning Machine
  • Children’s Area Window Seats
  • Furniture for Library Atrium
  • Teen Room Lighting Enhancement
  • Niche Academy Video Tutorials