Elementary Events

Celebrate this great green Earth with us here at the library! Join us in craft-making, yard games, and enjoying the outdoors. Activities include making a pollinator-friendly bug hotel or a bird feeder for the local birds in your yard, you can even participate in building a playground out of upcycled materials (weather permitting!). We will also be installing our new community garden beds for summer programming!

This event is geared towards children aged 3-12, but all are welcome.

Elementary Programs

Open Art Studio

Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM

Let the creative juices flow in our Open Art Studio, open Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 PM! Each week the library will provide the art materials and space for artists to create. We welcome all things messy and creative (parents that means no home clean-up!). Participants can take their work home, or keep it at the library for display! All ages are welcome.

LEGO @ Your Library

Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM

Build, explore, and collaborate with fellow LEGO enthusiasts or work on a creation of your own! This program is open to all ages. Ages 6 and under will require either a parent or older sibling to attend with them. (On Wednesdays that Bennington Public Schools has an early release, LEGO @ Your Library will be held directly after school releases.)

Read with a Dog!

1st Saturday of the Month
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Come read with a dog at the Bennington Public Library. This event is a perfect opportunity for friends to practice the skill of reading aloud to patient and non-judgmental ears…dog ears! Make sure to grab a Read with a Dog “punch card” – when you participate in 5 Read with a Dog events, you get a free book!

Youth Art Show

4th Monday of the Month
Ages 8-18
4:00-5:00 PM

At our monthly Youth Art Show, you will have the opportunity to share your art with the community, be recognized for your talent, and meet other youth artists. After the Show, your art submissions will be displayed inside the library until next month’s show!

ALL ages are invited to attend the Youth Art Show! You will be able to meet the artists and celebrate local youth art. If you can’t attend the show, enjoy the art collection on display in our library during the month!

Let’s get this pARTy stARTed!