“There are more public libraries (16,568) than Starbucks cafés (14,606) in the US—a total of 16,568, including branches. Nearly 100% of public libraries provide Wi-Fi and have no-fee access to computers.
In 2016, there were 1.4 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the US, the equivalent of about 4 million visits each day. That’s roughly 2,664 per minute.
There were 113 million attendees at public library programs in 2016, more than all Major League Baseball, National Football League, and National Basketball Association games combined. That’s also 16.5 million more attendees than in 2013.”
-Taken from the American Library Association
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Thank you to everybody who showed up for our Winter STEM program. We had so much fun!
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.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, parents, and children who came out to the library to see Santa Claus and work on some crafts. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Bennington Public Library!
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!
Stop by the library and exercise your right to read!
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 have reopened and are ready to serve you in our new location, 11401 North 156th Street (south end of the same building)!
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!
We are looking for donations for the silent auction and treats for the dessert bar/bake sale!
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…
The 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.
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.
View the article published in the Wednesday, January 27, 2016 edition of the Omaha World Herald: Overflowing with readers and books…
Every 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
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.