S.T.E.A.M. Bundle Pickup #2

June 18, 2020

We miss seeing your smiling faces. Since we aren’t able to do activities together at the library this summer, we’ve put together some take-home STEAM activity bundles for you to do with your family at home. We hope you enjoy them!

Our Summer Reading theme for 2020 is “Imagine Your Story”, focusing on all things fairy tales, fables, folktales, and fantasy.

Follow the signs that direct you to enter Community Conference Center Room C on the east/park side of the building.

Click here to watch and listen to Miss Joanne read Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Summer Reading Prize Pickup

June 11, 2020
As of 6/18/2020.

Read or listen to books and earn prizes until July 30th. Preschool through 12th graders can win up to four prizes–one for each 300 minutes read and tickets for the end-of-summer prize drawing–one for each 300 minutes read. Adult participants win tickets for the drawing, too–one for every three books read!

This month’s Prize Pickup dates are June 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, & 27 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Follow the signs leading to Community Conference Room C on the east/park side of the building.

Happy Reading!!!


Summer STEAM Activity Bundles

June 10, 2020

We miss seeing your children’s smiling faces. Since we aren’t able to do activities together at the library this summer, the library staff has put together some take-home STEAM activity bundles (preschool and/or Elementary) for you to do with your family at home. We hope you enjoy them!

Pickup dates and times for this first bundle are Monday and Wednesday, June 15th and 17th, 10 AM to 2 PM.

Follow the signs that direct you to enter Community Conference Center Room C on the east/park side of the building.

Our Summer Reading theme for 2020 is “Imagine Your Story”, focusing on all things fairy tales, fables, folktales, and fantasy.


Summer Reading 2020

May 26, 2020

Summer Reading is for all ages, preschool through adult. Participants will be able to log their reading on the new Reader Zone app for a chance to win prizes! Click Here for more information.

Watch for announcements by following the library on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


We are still here for you!

May 26, 2020

The Library remains closed to the public until further notice. However….

We are still here for you!

CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE

Here’s how it works:
We are committed to providing safe access to physical library materials through a limited curbside pickup service.

Curbside pickup step-by-step:

  1. Place items on hold.

Use our online catalog to search for items.

Place items on hold.

  1. Wait for notification, then call us to schedule your pick up.

You will receive an email or phone call when your hold is available for pickup.

After you receive notification, call the library to arrange an estimated time of arrival so staff can have your items ready.

Staff will check out your items, put them in a bag, and place the bag outside the front entrance.

  1. After calling, pick up your items at your scheduled time.

Bags will be outside near the front entrance.

Find the bag labeled with your first name and last initial.

Grab your bag and enjoy!

We are accepting returns in our outdoor book return.


Check Out Our Story Walk!

April 22, 2020

We are so excited to present our new Story Walk for the Bennington Community just in time for National Library Week. A huge thanks to author Bruce Arant for giving us permission to use his book and to Design 4 for creating the signs for us. Please stop by the soccer fields to read Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep!


Check Out Our Online Resources

March 17, 2020
Bennington Public Library patrons can download e-Books and e-Audiobooks 24/7 for free. Click here to learn about how to read or listen with the Libby App by Overdrive. BPL is a member of the Nebraska Overdrive Libraries Consortium. Checkout our Overdrive digital collection here. The pin assigned to all Bennington Library patrons is: webster .
Our library also has a RBdigital collection with free e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and
e-Magazines. Simply register your library card on the Central Nebraska Digital Co-op RBdigital website and download the RBdigital app from your app store. Click here to connect to the Central Nebraska Digital Co-op RBdigital website. Select the “Register” link in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen. Fill in the information requested. Enter a user name without any spaces (i.e. user123). Passwords must be at least four characters long and can contain both numbers and letters. Passwords are case sensitive. Usernames are not. If you need further information for creating an account, call the library for assistance.

Library and Community Conference Center CLOSED Until Further Notice

March 15, 2020

In light of recent developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 in the City of Omaha/greater Douglas County and concern for the health of our patrons and staff, it has been decided that the best course of action is to close the Bennington Public Library and Community Conference Center effective Monday, March 16th. The length of the closure is undetermined. We will post updates on this page as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as the situation develops. Please stay home if you are sick, practice social distancing and WASH YOUR HANDS.

Click here for information from the CDC about how to protect yourself.

While the library is closed to the public, staff will continue to work on site. The library has a great collection of electronic resources from e-books to audiobooks, as well as online magazines and databases. Please feel free to call the library if you have any questions.  We will be happy to help navigate you through these online options.

The library will still accept book returns via our outdoor book drop. Library materials that have been checked out and are coming due will be renewed if needed.

We know how important the library’s services are for everyone and we are dedicated to providing whatever level of service we can despite the closure.


CANCELLED-Senior Wellness Series

March 2, 2020

When: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM March 3rd – April 7th AND/OR Thursdays at 6:30 PM March 5, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16

Contact: Lisa Flaxbeard 402-238-2201 or lisa@benningtonlibrary.org


Make It Take It Saturdays BYOP–Bring Your Own Project

December 17, 2019
Join us every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month!

Omaha Children’s Museum Passes

December 3, 2019

The next wave of Omaha Children’s Museum single-use Family Admission passes will be available for checkout on March 2, 2020 (while supplies last).  This opportunity is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Omaha Children’s Museum and the generosity of the Friends of the Bennington Library.

Bennington Public Library cardholders ages 18+ are eligible to check out the passes. Due to demand and limited supply, passes cannot be held or reserved. Only one pass per family will be issued per distribution period. Each pass admits up to four people.

Omaha Children’s Museum is the third community organization to offer free admission through Bennington Public Library. Lauritzen Gardens and Fontenelle Forest day-passes are also available for checkout.

For more information, call or visit the library.


Lauritzen Gardens Passes Available for Checkout

September 17, 2019

100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Bennington Library and a special partnership with Lauritzen Gardens, the Bennington Public Library is pleased to offer Lauritzen Gardens day passes for checkout to its patrons.

The passes admit two adults and children under 18 years of age living in the same household. Only one pass may be checked out per family per week. Passes must be returned to the library within seven days of checkout. Unreturned or late passes will be subject to a $5 replacement fee.

To check on availability, search the library catalog or call 402-238-2201.


Fontenelle Forest Passes

September 5, 2019

Thanks to a special partnership with Fontenelle Forest and the generosity of the Friends of the Bennington Library, Bennington Public Library is pleased to offer free Fontenelle Forest admission to library members.

Fontenelle Forest day passes are available for checkout. Check the library’s online catalog or call 402-238-2201 for availability.

Fontenelle Forest day passes are good for one-time admission on the day of the week designated on the pass, and each pass admits two adults and children from their household. Individuals should check out the pass for the day of the week they are interested in visiting Fontenelle Forest. Only one pass may be issued per library card, and passes cannot be placed on hold. Passes are loaned to customers for up to seven days and must be returned to BPL at the expiration of the loan period. Unreturned or late passes will be subject to a $5 replacement fee.

To see which passes are available for the day of the week you’re interested in visiting, check the online catalog or call the Bennington Public Library at 402-238-2201.

For more information click here: Fontenelle Forest Pass FAQs.


Want to Give Back? Need Volunteer Hours? Here is Your Chance!

February 9, 2019

Audio books, eBooks, and Magazines!

February 13, 2018

RB Digital


Bennington Public Library has a logo!

January 3, 2018

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We are proud to announce the launch of the new Bennington Public Library logo as part of our ongoing transformation. Andrea Prine, who grew up in Bennington, created our new logo. Inspirations come in many forms. Read how Andrea found her inspiration…


Library Expansion in the News

January 27, 2016

View the article published in the Wednesday, January 27, 2016 edition of the Omaha World Herald:  Overflowing with readers and books…


Check Out eMagazines, Additional eAudio Books

November 19, 2015

As the newest member of the Central Nebraska Digital Co-op, the Bennington Public Library is now offering its patrons access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries as well an additional eAudio Book collection through Recorded Books’ One Click Digital.

Through the library’s website, patrons now have unlimited multi-use access to complete digital magazines and multi-use eAudio titles produced by Recorded Books. Mobile apps are available for download.  Search for OneClickDigital for the eBook app and Zinio for Libraries for the eMagazine app.

Click on the links below to get started. 

All you need to create an account is this prefix 26340 and your library card number (26340_ _ _ _ _ _). For more information about setting up your account or how to download eBook titles or eMagazines to your reading or listening device, please call the Bennington Public Library 402-238-2201.

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https://www.rbdigital.com/centralnebraskane/service/zinio

 

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http://centralnebraskane.oneclickdigital.com/


Behind Every Great Community Is A Great Library!

April 14, 2015

City Council National Library Week 1


Bennington Mayor Gordon Mueller (center) and Council Members Kaye Bridgeford, Larry Arp, Matt John and Gary Sather donned T-shirts presented to them by Friends of the Library in honor of National Library Week at the April 13, 2015 City Council meeting. Mayor Mueller signed a City Proclamation declaring National Library Week and encouraging all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available.

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Catalog Software Upgrade Coming Soon!

April 30, 2020

The library catalog will be down starting Thursday, April 30 and running through Sunday, May 3rd. We are upgrading to a new version and a new look!