100 Years of Service

View from the balcony

Hundreds of party goers filled the Bedford Central Library on November 30, 2000 to celebrate 100 years of library service to the Bedford community.


Jenny Green, representing the Friends of the Bedford Public Library, presents Steve Preston, Associate Director, with a gift of the Bedford Bulletin newspaper on microfilm from 1966-2000. This completes the library's set dating back to 1881.

Dancing in the stacks

Dancing in the stacks.


Plenty of food.


Library Director, Tom Hehman, back row, playing the trumpet as part of the evening entertainment from the Stardusters.

Zim Jackson

Zim Jackson, artist, designer of the BPLS logo.

Mike Shelton

Mike Shelton, Former Bedford City Mayor, talking to a reporter.

Larry Jackson

Staff member, Jane Jones, and husband talking
to Larry Jackson, center, former Library Board chairman, and his wife.

Skip Tharp

Skip Tharp, center, Bedford Public Library Foundation member, with his wife and friends.