March 4, 2014
The Bennington Woman’s Club is holding its annual Basket Auction in conjunction with the Bennington Lions Club Rib Feed on Monday, March 24 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM at the Bennington Jr/Sr High School. Previously, both clubs have held their respective events around the same time every year. By combining the two events, the Woman’s Club hopes to attract more bidders to raise money for the Library’s building expansion, while the Lions Club hopes to have more Rib Feed guests to support its scholarship fund and other ongoing community projects. “It’s a win-win for both clubs,” stated Woman’s Club President, Judy Winnicki. Like the Woman’s Club, which established the library in 1948, the Bennington Lions Club is a long-time supporter of the library through sponsorship of the summer reading program and weekly story times.
♣ Silent Auction—Fabulous Gift Baskets & More!
♣Dessert Bar/Bake Sale presented by the Friends of the Library
♣ ALL YOU CAN EAT Featherbone BBQ Ribs, Corn Fritters, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, & Mac ‘n Cheese! Rib Feed tickets: $11 in advance, $13 at the door, children 5-12 $6, Under 5 Free
Tickets for the Rib Feed may be purchased from any Lions Club member. The Woman’s Club will gratefully receive donations for the basket auction and dessert bar/bake sale. For more information about how you can help or to purchase Rib Feed tickets, please call 402-238-2201.
Library Expansion Update
The Library’s building expansion committee has begun work on the conceptual design phase for the library building renovation and expansion into the existing fire station vehicle bays. The committee is working with an architect to assess the condition of the existing building, define project goals and design options, determine probable costs, and develop a phasing plan which suits the project’s funding and timing. The completion of the conceptual design phase will give the Friends of the Library what they need to kickoff the building fund campaign. Help is needed during all phases of the campaign. Please call the library if you would like to help in any way. Be sure to watch for more information as plans develop.
February 8, 2014
Join us on February 18th or 20th for the kick-off of Bennington Public Library’s own LEGO Club. The third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 PM will accomodate home school families in our community. The third Thursday of every month will be held 3:30 to 4:30 PM for all children, kindergarten through 6th grade.
Children will be challenged with a new theme every month and there will be time for free play, as well. Participants will have the opportunity to build and create with thousands of LEGO bricks and mini figures, too! There is no registration required.
Start up for this project was supported in part by state aid funding appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature, granted and administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.
Donations of LEGO bricks to supplement the library’s collection are welcome and will be gratefully received! Thank you!
February 6, 2014
The Friends of the Bennington Public Library is pleased to sponsor
Author, Psychic Medium, Inspirational Speaker
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Stumble Inn Bar & Grill, 15409 S. Second Street, Bennington, NE
(Due to an already overwhelming response and the limited space available at the Library/Community Room, the venue for this event has been changed to the Stumble Inn Bar & Grill–Thank you, Stumble Inn!)
Please sign-up/RSVP in advance by calling the Bennington Public Library 402-238-2201, emailing email@example.com or signing up to attend through the Library’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Benningtonlibrary
Andy Myers is a nationally known psychic medium and inspirational speaker. He’s featured on radio stations across the country, including Omaha’s Q98.5 FM. Andy is a published author. His book, Flying Paint Rollers from Heaven is now on sale. He is the annual keynote speaker at the Omaha Health Expo. Andy is dedicated to breaking the psychic stereotype with his genuine and down-to-earth approach to intuition. He has a degree in Social Work from UNO, but has been a full time psychic medium for many years now. Andy calls Omaha home, but travels often conducting psychic shows in major cities around the country.
January 7, 2014
The Friends of the Library are pleased to sponsor an author event featuring Angela D. Meyer on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 PM in the Library-Community Meeting Room.
Angela D. Meyer is the author of the Christian fiction novel, Where Hope Starts. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two children whom they homeschool – recently graduating their son. She has taught Bible class for over 35 years and is on the leadership team of her local Christian writers group. She loves God, her family, the ocean, good stories, connecting with friends, taking pictures, quiet evenings and a good laugh. Someday she wants to ride in a hot air balloon and vacation by the sea.
January 26, 2009
The Bennington Public Library joins several communities across the state that have earned the designation of “Read Aloud Community” for 2008/2009. Read Aloud Communities are required to promote November as “Read Aloud to a Child Month” among citizens throughout the community as well as to engage in a variety of read-aloud activities throughout the year. The Bennington Public Library has made the commitment to promote reading aloud to children as one of the most important things adults do to help children improve their vocabulary, enhance listening skills and develop positive attitudes toward reading and learning,” says Mark Claussen, chairman of Read Aloud Nebraska. “We are proud to support “Read Aloud Communities” throughout Nebraska as they share the joy of reading with people of all ages.” The “Read Aloud Communities” program is an initiative of Read Aloud Nebraska, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “promote healthy, successful children and families through reading aloud”. To learn more go to the Read Aloud Nebraska website at http://www.readaloudnebraska.org.