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 – 2:00 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.
  • Scrapbookers and Sewers now join us for a fun morning and afternoon of sharing, learning, teaching, and fellowship.

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.  

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

January 9, 2020
I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai

RIDGEWOOD BOOK CLUB

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

December 13, 2019
The Christmas Train
By David Baldacci

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

February 21, 2020
I love you Michael Collins
By Lauren Baratz-Logsted

March 20, 2020
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
By Fredrik Backman

April 17, 2020
Before We Were Yours
By Lisa Wingate

May 15, 2020
Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor
By Joe Starita

Next meeting is TBA. For more information speak with Cassandra at the library, call 402-238-2201 or email info@benningtonlibrary.org.

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