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Check out our new Online Catalog

Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library and hundreds of volunteer hours, we have joined a consortium of 15 Vermont libraries and have upgraded our online catalog. Click the Online Catalog link in the menu bar above to take a look. Stop in for your login information so you can manage your account online, arrange for interlibrary loans, make purchase suggestions and more!

Upcoming Events

Bennington Farmer's Market

Saturday August 19, 10am - 1pm

Look for us in the community booth at the Farmer's Market. We'll have story hour (10:30-11:30), coloring pages and simple crafts for kids and high quality used books for sale from the Friends' ongoing book sale.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party and STEM Workshops

Monday August 21, 1 - 5pm

Take in the Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2017 on the Library's backyard with your neighbors! We have 300 pairs of solar eclipse viewing glasses from NASA to share. After the eclipse, children and caretakers are invited to experiment and get a little messy with STEM mini-workshops and demonstrations in the Children's Room.

End of Summer Reading Program Smash!

Friday August 25, 5pm

Celebrate all your hard work this summer by joining us for snacks, prizes and fun! Summer Reading progress sheets must be turned in before party to qualify for the fabulous raffle prizes, which include: LEGO City Square deluxe set, a set of mini blocks from the Vermont Wooden Block Company and a number of awesome book packs to choose from. Every child who attends the party will receive a coupon for a free book at our upcoming Book & Bake Sale on September 9th and 10th.

Book and Bake Sale!

Saturday Sept 9, 9am - 4pm & Sunday Sept 10, 10am - 4pm

Join us for our annual huge book and bake sale, where you can pick up: high quality used books; rare & antiquarian books; delicious homemade treats; and select library furnishings. AND check out our "Winter in Vermont" raffle basket! Cash, checks & credit cards accepted. All proceeds directly fund library materials, programs and services.

Ongoing Programs

Lego Club

Every Tuesday and Friday from 3 - 6pm

Build something amazing and show it off in our community display case!

Playgroup for Preschoolers

Thursdays in August through the 24th, 10 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs and games!

Yarncrafting for Adults

Thursdays from 1 - 6pm

Help yourself to our stash of free yarn, borrow our knitting needles and crochet hooks and check out our pattern books. Bring a friend and craft the afternoon away!

Coloring for Adults

Every Friday from 1 - 6pm

Start your weekend right with intricate coloring pages and high quality gel pens, colored pencils and fine-tipped markers! All supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring your own!

Tales for Tots Story Time

Saturdays from 10:30 - 11am

Join this growing group for stories, songs, literacy-building activities and occasional crafts. All ages are welcome. No reservations necessary and family groups are encouraged to attend!

Dot & Dash, the Coding Robots

Kids, learn computer programming basics with our fun, kid-friendly robots! Come upstairs and check them out.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your little one for school by sharing 1,000 books with them! Track your progress and earn a free book for every 200 books you read!

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Our Fiber Optic and Wireless Service

Our in-house network and wireless access now operates at super-fast speeds due to our fiber optic connection. Bring your own laptop, or use one of our public access computers. Internet Use Policy

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