Programs & Services

STORY TIME

Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 AM

  • Introduce young children to books and reading at our morning story time, held twice 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 to prepare their children for learning to read.
  • 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.
  • Space is limited!
    • Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

BOOK CLUBS

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Every Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM

  • The Evening Book Club meets at various restaurants in Bennington.  
  • Dates & times are subject to change and/or the wishes of the participants. 
  • Please call the library or check below to confirm the date, location & time.

April 17, 2018
Bless Me Ultima
by Rudolfa Anaya
@ Subway

May 15, 2018
Busting Bad Guys
By Mark Langan
@ The Warehouse

June 19, 2018
Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell
@ Runza

July 17, 2018
Empire Falls
by Richard Russo
@ Subway

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB

Every First Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM 

in the Bennington Library Community Meeting Room

April 4, 2018
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter & Sweet
By Jamie Ford

May 2, 2018
The Tiger’s Wife
By Tea Obreht

June 6, 2018
Angry Wives Eating Bon Bons
By Lorna Landvik

July 11 2018
The Aviator’s Wife
By Melanie Benjamin

August 1, 2018
The Magic Room
By Jeffery Zaslow

September 5, 2018
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein

October 3, 2018
The Thirteenth Tale
By Diane Setterfield

November 7, 2018
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
By Betty Smith

December 5, 2018
The Zookeeper’s Wife
By Betty Smith

 

RIDGEWOOD BOOK CLUB

Every Third Friday at 3:00 PM

at the Ridgewood Retirement Community, 12301 149th Circle, Bennington

 

March 16, 2018
The War that Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

April 20, 2018
My Antonia
by Willa Cather

May 18, 2018
The Mountain Between Us
By Charles Martin

June 15, 2018
TBD

July 20, 2018
Outcasts United
by Warren St. John

August 24, 2018
TBD

 

FREE WI-FI (WIRELESS INTERNET) SERVICE

  • The Bennington Public Library is pleased to offer wireless Internet access thanks to support in part by the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and granted by the Nebraska Library Commission and a donation from the Friends of the Library.
  • Our wireless network is open to all and does not require any special login, password, or encryption.
  • You’ll need a laptop or other portable device with a built-in WiFi or installed adapter card; otherwise we offer desktop and laptop computers for in-library use.

DIE CUTS

  • Please ask a staff member for assistance. 
  • Die cut shapes available include:
    • People:
      • “My Grandpa” /“My Grandma”, Wise Man, Pirate
    • Animals:
      • Shark, Koala Bear, Turkey, Penguin, Baby Chick, Frog (Small/Large), Lion (Large), Insects, Lady Bug, Butterfly, Teddy Bear
    • Nature:
      • Tree, Flower, Maple Leaf, Star, Apples, Pumpkin
    • Holiday:
      • Christmas Tree, Gingerbread Man, Snowman, Mitten, Pumpkin
    • Miscellaneous:
      • Popsicle, Hand Mirror, Flag, Tea Pot and Cups, Sailboat, Flip Flops, School House, “Read” Bookmark, Gift Tag, Magnifying Glass, Kite, 1.5″ Dot Letters A-Z, 1.5″ Dot Combo, Volkswagen Beetle Car (Large), Puzzle (Large), Bag (Large), Rectangle (Large), Oval Picture Frame (Large), Magic Book (Large)

 

CAKE PANS

The Bennington Public Library loans cake pans for home use.  For a list of cake pans type in “cake pan” in the search bar of our catalog or click here.

If you make a cake using one of the library’s cake pans, we would love to share a picture of your masterpiece on our website and Facebook page.   Please send your digital photo to benlib@bl.omhcoxmail.com so it can be part of an online scrapbook.  This lets other library patrons see different decorating ideas.

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