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.

 

October 17, 2017 – Chinhominey’s Secret By: Nancy Kim

@ The Warehouse

November 21, 2017 – The Bluest Eyes By: Toni Morrison

@ Runza

December 19, 2017 – The Children’s Blizzard By: David Laskin

@ Sue Wiley’s

WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB

Every First Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM 

@ Bennington Library Community Meeting Room

October 4, 2017 – The Forgotten Garden By: Kate Morton

November 1, 2017 – The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart

December 6, 2017 – Landline By: Rainbow Rowell

 

RIDGEWOOD BOOK CLUB

Every Third Friday at 3:00 PM

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

November 17Same Kind of Difference as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

 

 

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 three desktop computers to be used at thirty minute increments depending on each case.

DIE-CUT MACHINE

  • We offer use of our die cut machine and 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.

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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