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


Celebrate the Joy of Reading Aloud

February 3, 2020

The Bennington Public Library has many great read aloud books. Click here to check out a list of just some of the many great read aloud books in our collection.


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