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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.
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 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.
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…
View the article published in the Wednesday, January 27, 2016 edition of the Omaha World Herald: Overflowing with readers and books…
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.
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!