Elementary Programs & Events

Don’t forget to check our Calendar of Events to see everything happening at the library!

Open Art Studio

September-May, Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM
June-July, Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM

Let the creative juices flow in our Open Art Studio, open Tuesday afternoons! 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

September-May, Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM
June-July, Wednesdays @ 1:30 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!

Community Art Show

1st Saturday of the Month
All Ages
10:30-11:30 AM

At our monthly Community 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 members of the community are invited to attend the Community Art Show! You will be able to meet the artists and celebrate local artists. If you can’t attend the show, enjoy the art collection on display in our library during the month!