Social Knitworking Adds Sewing & Scrapbooking – October 26th 10AM – 2PM.

October 17, 2019

Children’s Halloween Party

October 7, 2019

Keeping a Tradition Alive

September 25, 2019

Social Knitworking & Sewing Workshop

September 23, 2019

Calling all volunteers! Please join us and members of the GFWC Bennington Woman’s Club at our 4th Saturday Social Knitworking event October 26 from 10 AM to Noon in the Bennington Public Library Community Conference Center. We will be making children’s tote bags. All are welcome to help us keep alive the long tradition the library has had of giving out home-sewn book bags to children who sign up for a library card for the first time.

Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. The instructions used to make the tote bags are from a 4-H pattern and perfect for beginners. If you have a sewing machine that you are willing to lug to the library–great! If you have sewing scissors you can bring–great! If you have fabric you’d like to donate to the cause–great! Just a half yard of fabric is enough to make two tote bags.

For more information contact Lisa Flaxbeard at the library 402-238-2201.


Omaha Children’s Museum Passes

September 20, 2019

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.


Chipotle Fundraiser October 6th

September 16, 2019

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.


Teen Creative Writing Club September 23 at 4 PM

September 5, 2019
Next meeting is Monday, September 23 at 4:00 PM. For more information speak with Cassandra at the library, call 402-238-2201 or email info@benningtonlibrary.org.

Reading Buddies Returning this Fall

July 15, 2019
Sign up at the library or call/email Joanne at 402-238-2201 or info@benningtonlibrary.org.

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

February 9, 2019

Preschool STEAM Beginning January 28

January 3, 2019

Going Somewhere?

December 12, 2018

Turn  your  holiday  travel  into  story  time  for  the  family.  Plug  a  Playaway  audiobook  into  your  car   with  an  aux  cord  and  enjoy  the  drive  together.  

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Halloween Party

October 29, 2018

Thank you again to all of the wonderful volunteers, parents, and kids who helped make our Halloween party a hit this year! We hope you all had a great time playing all of the games and earning some candy along the way. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

 

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Banned Books Week

September 22, 2018

Stop by the library and exercise your right to read!

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Social Knitworking & Craft Club

June 23, 2018

Join Bennington Public Library’s Social Knitworkng & Craft Club every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Library. Bring a knit/crochet/craft project you are working on or would like to start. Or come willing to learn or teach a new skill. Read the rest of this entry »


We’re Back!

April 18, 2018

We have reopened and are ready to serve you in our new location, 11401 North 156th Street (south end of the same building)!

 


Get Excited!

April 12, 2018

We are finishing up getting our new space ready for the unveiling and can’t wait to see everybody!  Please continue to return any library materials in our book drop at the new entrance and get your next picks ready for when we reopen on Monday, the 16th!

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Attention, Attention!

March 17, 2018

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Audio books, eBooks, and Magazines!

February 13, 2018

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Basket (Silent) Auction

February 13, 2018

We are looking for donations for the silent auction and treats for the dessert bar/bake sale!

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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…


Reading Buddies

October 4, 2017

reading buddies clip artThe Bennington Library is offering a special program for elementary students, K-3 who may need extra one-on-one reading time.  The “little buddies” will spend 45 minutes with their “big buddies” reading aloud in the comfortable and safe environment of the library.

Program dates are:

First and Third Saturdays @ 11:00 AM

High School volunteers needed. 

Little and Big Buddies looking to sign up can contact the library.

402-238-2201

benlib@bl.omhcoxmail.com


LEGO Club Has Grown!

August 23, 2017

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New Resource Available

April 15, 2017

We have just added the resource Jobs for Teens to our webpage!  A great source for teenagers to find that first job or perhaps a second source of income.  Just click on the Resources and Links tab on our site and then follow the prompt to click on the logo.  Peruse job opportunities at businesses such as Yankee Candle, CVS, Bonefish Grill, Firehouse Subs, and more.

Happy Hunting


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…


Social Knitworking & Craft Club

January 15, 2016

social knitworking picEvery 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bennington Public Library

Bring a knitting, crochet, or other craft project you’d like to start or continue working on this year! Whether you are an experienced knitter/crocheter/crafter or a beginner, you are invited to the Bennington Public Library to take some time for socializing and being creative. Join in with other members in the community for this engaging activity in Bennington.

No need to reserve a spot, but if you would like more information, call 402-238-2201.

“Knitters are knitting to value-add to the world” – Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bennington Library

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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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Behind Every Great Community Is A Great Library!

April 14, 2015

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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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