Summer Library Programs 2017

May 20, 2017


Omaha Gives

May 13, 2017

 

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Wednesday May, 24th.

Omaha Gives! is an effort to raise awareness about local nonprofits and celebrate the work that they accomplish to improve our communities.  More than 800 local nonprofits will be working to raise money together while competing for the opportunity to earn participation prizes.  Learn more by visiting OmahaGives.org and please be sure to begin donating to the Friends of the Library by clicking on the logo above between now and May 24th.  Each hour on the 24th, two donations will be randomly selected to receive an additional $535 added to it.  

On May 24th:

  • Throughout the morning and early afternoon the Bennington Public Library will be holding a series of events in recognition of Omaha Gives starting with preschool story time at 10:30 AM with a day at the beach theme!  
    • Grab your sunblock and flip flops and head on down to get a good spot on one of our towels laid out as we have guest readers, sing songs, and color.  
  • After school gets out, elementary aged children from 3:30 to 4:30 PM will be creating miniature art, tic tac toe, and Lego themed summer travel kits!  
  • Once the library has closed, from 6:30 to 7:15 PM we will be hosting a stuffed animal sleepover.  Bring your favorite stuffed friend, come read a story together, and say goodnight to your stuffed animal while it stays overnight and gets into some mischief!
    • The following morning children may pick up their stuffed animals beginning at 7:30 AM.

 


Historical Romance Author

May 3, 2017

Friends of the Bennington Library is proud to host

Historical Romance Author Janet Syas Nitsick

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

7:00 PM

Bennington Public Library- Community Room

Janet Syas Nitsick is the author of numerous Christian romance novels. She will discuss her latest book, “The Bride List,” in costume.

Janet is a former journalist, language arts teacher, and has four sons (two with autism) and six grandchildren. She loves politics which is a natural for her since her late father was a Nebraska state senator for 26 years.

This event is free and open to the public.


New Resource Available

April 15, 2017

We have just added the resource Jobs for Teens to our webpage!  A great source for teenagers to find that first job or perhaps a second source of income.  Just click on the Resources and Links tab on our site and then follow the prompt to click on the logo.  Peruse job opportunities at businesses such as Yankee Candle, CVS, Bonefish Grill, Firehouse Subs, and more.

Happy Hunting


Charlotte Endorf Event April 25

April 3, 2017

Friends of the Bennington Library in conjunction with Humanities Nebraska is proud to present

Author and Speaker Charlotte Endorf

Nebraska Spirit: The North Platte Canteen

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

7:00 PM

Bennington Public Library- Community Room

15505 Warehouse Street; 402-238-2201


During World War II, American soldiers from across the country rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains en route to Europe and the Pacific.  Learn the story of the community that turned a railroad depot into a legend and touched the lives of more than six million soldiers from 1942 to 1946.  Charlotte salutes our humble Veterans who served in the military.   This presentation is free and open to the public.

The program is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and Friends of the Bennington Library through the HN Speakers Bureau. Speakers Bureau connects non-profit and educational organizations with nearly three hundred humanities programs offered by authors, historians, and scholars. More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found online at http://www.humanitiesnebraska.org.


Social Knitworking 2nd and 4th Saturdays

January 27, 2017

Second & Fourth Saturdays

knotty girlsJoin Bennington Public Library’s Social Knitworkng group every 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the Library-Community Room. Bring a knit/crochet/craft project you are working on or would like to start. Or come willing to learn or teach a new skill.

Take some time for socializing and creativity.

No need to reserve a spot, but if you would like more information, call 402-238-2201.

“Knitters are knitting to value-add to the world” – Stephanie Pearl-McPheeSoc


LEGO @ Your Library

August 31, 2016

Join Us for LEGO @ Your Library

The First Saturday of the month and the Third Thursday

First Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Third Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 PM

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Come build with us! We have thousands of bricks and mini figures, too!

All children and their families are welcome.  Children 5 and younger should be accompanied by an adult.


Zinio eMagazines, OneClickDigital Audio Books

August 9, 2016

As a member of the Central Nebraska Digital Co-op, the Bennington Public Library offers patrons access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries and an eAudio Book collection through Recorded Books’ One Click Digital.

Click on the links below to get started. 

To create  an account in Zinio or register for a OneClickDigital account enter the prefix “26340” and your library card number (26340_ _ _ _ _ _). Mobile apps OneClickDigital and Zinio are available for download. For more information about setting up your account or how to download eAudio books or eMagazines to your reading or listening device, please call the Bennington Public Library 402-238-2201.

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https://www.rbdigital.com/centralnebraskane/service/zinio

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http://centralnebraskane.oneclickdigital.com/


Library Expansion in the News

January 27, 2016

View the article published in the Wednesday, January 27, 2016 edition of the Omaha World Herald:  Overflowing with readers and books…


Social Knitworking @ Your Library

January 15, 2016

social knitworking picEvery 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Bennington Public Library Community Room

Bring a sack lunch and a knitting, crochet, or other craft project you’d like to start or continue working on this year! Whether you are an experienced knitter/crocheter/crafter or a beginner, you are invited to the Bennington Public Library to take some time for socializing and being creative. Join in with other members in the community for this engaging activity in Bennington.

No need to reserve a spot, but if you would like more information, call 402-238-2201.

“Knitters are knitting to value-add to the world” – Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bennington Library

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Check Out eMagazines, Additional eAudio Books

November 19, 2015

As the newest member of the Central Nebraska Digital Co-op, the Bennington Public Library is now offering its patrons access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries as well an additional eAudio Book collection through Recorded Books’ One Click Digital.

Through the library’s website, patrons now have unlimited multi-use access to complete digital magazines and multi-use eAudio titles produced by Recorded Books. Mobile apps are available for download.  Search for OneClickDigital for the eBook app and Zinio for Libraries for the eMagazine app.

Click on the links below to get started. 

All you need to create an account is this prefix 26340 and your library card number (26340_ _ _ _ _ _). For more information about setting up your account or how to download eBook titles or eMagazines to your reading or listening device, please call the Bennington Public Library 402-238-2201.

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https://www.rbdigital.com/centralnebraskane/service/zinio

 

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http://centralnebraskane.oneclickdigital.com/


Behind Every Great Community Is A Great Library!

April 14, 2015

City Council National Library Week 1


Bennington Mayor Gordon Mueller (center) and Council Members Kaye Bridgeford, Larry Arp, Matt John and Gary Sather donned T-shirts presented to them by Friends of the Library in honor of National Library Week at the April 13, 2015 City Council meeting. Mayor Mueller signed a City Proclamation declaring National Library Week and encouraging all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available.

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