April 29, 2013
The Friends of the Bennington Area Libraries is proud to be participating in Omaha Gives! – a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday will take place May 22nd from midnight to midnight. Mark your calendars because we will need your help! We will be joining nearly 300 local nonprofits to raise money together and compete for matching funds and prize money. The more money we raise, the larger percentage of the match pool we will receive. The more donors we get to give to us, the more likely we are to win prize money. Omaha Gives! is a one day event led by the Omaha Community Foundation to raise as much money possible for local nonprofits through online fundraising. It is a community-wide event to show off our spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make our community great. Learn more at OMAHAGIVES24.ORG.
How can you help the Friends of the Bennington Library during Omaha Gives!?
• Donate on May 22nd!
• Spread the word! tell your friends that you will be giving to the Friends of the Bennington Area Libraries during Omaha Gives! On May 22nd and that you need their help.
• Post about Omaha Gives! on your social media pages. Let your friends and followers know how they can give and how their donations can help us win matching and prize funds.
• Cheer us on! On May 22nd, watch the leaderboard on Omahagives24.org and update our progress on social media.
• Save the date. May 22nd, 2013 will be a great day of generosity in Omaha. Get excited and ready to share your enthusiasm for the Friends of the Bennington Library throughout the day.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Friends of the Bennington Library. We can’t wait to see our community band together to give.
About the Omaha Community Foundation
More than 1200 individuals, families, and organizations rely on the Omaha Community Foundation to help facilitate their charitable giving. Since the Omaha Community Foundation’s inception in 1982, those donors have given more than $855 million to more than 1600 charitable organizations. The Omaha Community Foundation helps donors manage their charitable giving, whether the donor gives $1000 a year or $1,000,000 a year.
January 9, 2013
Friends of the Bennington Area Libraries is proud to sponsor these events:
Poet, Tom Adamson
Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Library-Community Meeting Room
This is a family-friendly event. Feel free to bring your own poetry for reading!
About Tom Adamson:
Tom Adamson has written over 1200 lyrics and poems, and collected and published them in 15 different books. His books are represented in 45 public and college libraries in Nebraska and Iowa, and he has done poetry readings in Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, Fremont, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Tom cites his biggest influences on his writing as the Bible, Yeats, and both the Dylans- Bob and Thomas. His love of rhythm and rhyme began at the age of 7 in church listening to the hymns. Tom would change the words to the hymns- which greatly amused him, of course.
When asked what his favorite lines are from his current book “This Is Not Here” Tom responded, “She’s the raindrop /that never reaches the ground/ she’s the silent vein in your head/ that takes your life without a sound.”
His next book “Push Back The Night” will be available May 2013.
October 13, 2012
O’ Tannenbaum, a Festival of Trees started in 1993 as a joint effort between the GFWC Bennington Woman’s Club and the Friends of the Library. Since then, 12 Festivals have been held, with proceeds being set aside to further the growth of the Bennington Public Library.
- Stroll among 25 or more beautifully decorated trees.
- Enjoy a hot, home-cooked meal, including a variety of desserts.
- Stock up on baked goods from our Sweet Shoppe – just in time for those holiday parties.
- Visit Santa! Friday from 5:30 – 7 pm
- Saturday Santa’s Helpers will make balloon animals for the children!
- Shop Grandma’s Attic for treasures from the past.
- Bid on Silent Auction items or take a chance at the Raffle table.
Friday, November 16, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 1 pm
322 N. Molley, Bennington, NE (St. John’s Lutheran Church)
September 14, 2012
All day, Tuesday, September 25 Runza® Restaurant will donate 15% of sales to the Bennington Public Library to help purchase books for children. Please visit any Runza®, but especially the Bennington Runza® and help support children’s literacy and the Bennington Public Library.
Bennington Runza®, 15757 C W Hadan Drive, Bennington, Nebraska
Thank you for helping Runza Restaurants provide Great Books for Great Kids!
On Tuesday, September 25th, Runza® Restaurants will conduct the 10th annual Great Books for Great Kids fundraiser by donating 15% of sales. A portion of the funds will benefit the Bennington Public Library. Last year, over $30,000 was raised to benefit children in communities with Runza® locations and in the last nine years, over $240,000 has been donated. Last year the Bennington Public Library received $288 to purchase new children’s books.
Runza® Restaurants has been a longtime supporter of reading. “Reading is vital to lifelong success and provides an excellent opportunity for families to spend time together, “stated Becky Perrett, Director of Marketing for Runza® National. “Donating funds for books and promoting literacy is an important endeavor for children and the community.”
Runza® Restaurants – famous for the Runza® Sandwich with its delicious blend of ground beef, cabbage, onions and secret spices baked inside homemade bread; made-to-order hamburgers; and homemade onion rings – operates and franchises 80 restaurants in Nebraska (74), Colorado (2), Iowa (2) and Kansas (2).
August 22, 2012
The FRIENDS of the Bennington Area Libraries are holding a fall book sale on Sept 7 & 8th in the community room. On Friday, the sale will run 9-2pm, and Saturday 9-noon. Following the sale, the FRIENDS are hosting an autumn “tailgate” party – let’s kick off football season with FRIENDS, FOOD and FUN!
The party will be in the Community Room from 1-3pm. Everyone is welcome!
July 18, 2012
The Friends of the Libary is sponsoring a silk painting class, led by Dori Settles. Choose from two different sessions, space is limited, so please RSVP! This class is good for ages 10 to 110, no artistic talent required.
Session 1: Friday July 27th at 11am
Session 2: Monday July 30th at 6pm
Both sessions will be held in the community room. All supplies are provided.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-660-2329.