Library Programs

Preschool STEAM

Mondays 10:30 AM

  • It’s a preschool story time with a STEAM focus!
  • Hands-on activities, games, and basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
  • For kids 3-5 years old.
  • Active parent participation is encouraged.
  • This program lasts for 45 minutes.

Elementary STEAM

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday @ 3:30 PM (September – May)

  • Hands-on activities, games, and concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
  • Ages 8 and under will require either a parent or older sibling to attend with them.
  • This program lasts for 45 minutes.

Traditional STORYTIME 

Thursdays10:30 AM

  • Introduce young children to books and reading at our morning story time, held weekly throughout the year.  
  • Each week, stories, songs, and movement activities are adapted to match the ages and attention spans of the children attending.
  • Parents learn how to foster early literacy skills (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing) in their children.
  • Library staff will answer questions about books and library services, and teach parents how to interest their children in books.
  • An adult must remain with their children.
  • Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • This program lasts for 45 minutes.

Reading Buddies

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday @ 11:00 AM (September – May)

  • Young and beginning readers are encouraged to read with the aid of one of our teen volunteers. They may read to the volunteer or have the volunteer read along with them so that they can develop their literacy skills.
  • This program lasts for 45 minutes.

LEGO Club

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday @ 3:30 PM (September – May)

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday @ 10:00 AM (All year)

  • Build, explore, and collaborate with fellow LEGO enthusiasts on a creation of your own!
  • Ages 10 and under will require either a parent or older sibling to attend with them.
  • This program is open to all ages.

Social Knitworking Craft Club

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Relax in a welcoming environment and share ideas and stories as you work on personal projects with the support of fellow knit and crochet enthusiasts.
  • Open to all levels of ability.

BOOK CLUBS:

3rd TUESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 PM

  • The Evening Book Club meets at the Bennington Runza, 15757 C W Hadan Drive.  

July 16, 2019
Dewey, The Small-Town
Library Cat That Touched
the World
By Vicki Myron

August 20, 2019
Reading Lolita in Tehran
By Azar Nafisi

September 17, 2019
Sisterchicks on the Loose!
By Robin Jones Gunn

October 15, 2019
Still Life
By Louise Penny

November 19, 2019
Sixteen Brides
By Stephanie Grace Whitson

December 17, 2019–At Sue’s house
The Tortilla Curtain
By T. C. Boyle

January 21, 2020
This Blessed Earth
By Ted Genoways

1st WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB

Every 1st Wednesday of the month @ 10:00 AM in the Bennington Library Community Meeting Room

February 6, 2019
Bones of Paradise
by Jonis Agee

March 6, 2019
The Tower, the Zoo
and the Tortoise
By Julia Stuart

April 3, 2019
One Plus One
By Jojo Moyes

May 1, 2019
A Garden in Paris
By Stephanie Grace Whitson

June 5, 2019
The Red Umbrella
By Christina Gonzales

July 3, 2019
The Lilac Girls
By Martha Kelly

August 7, 2019
Wait Til Next Year-A memoir
By Doris Goodwin

September 4, 2019
The Singing and Dancing
Daughters of God
By Timothy Schaffert

October 2, 2019
Everything I Never Told You
By Celeste Ng

November 6, 2019
Orphan Train
By Christina Kline

RIDGEWOOD BOOK CLUB

Every 3rd Friday @ 3:00 PM at the Ridgewood Retirement Community 12301 149th Circle, Bennington, NE

February 15, 2019
A Hilltop in Tuscany
By Stephanie Grace Whitson

March 15, 2019
The Bend in the River 
By Susan Gibbs

April 26, 2019
Orphan Train
By Christina Kline

May 17, 2019
The Blessed Earth:  A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm
By Ted Ganoways

June 21, 2019
The Girls from Ames
By Jeffrey Zaslow

July 19, 2019
Refugee
By Alan Gratz

August 16, 2019
Beneath the Marble Sky
By John Shors

September 20, 2019
The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho

October 18, 2019
The Nightingale
By Kristin Hannah

November 15, 2019
A Gentleman in Moscow
By Amor Towles

December , 2019
The Christmas Train
By David Baldacci

January 16, 2020
The Art of Racing in the Rain
By Garth Stein

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.

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