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Thanksgiving Schedule

The Library will close Tuesday November 20 at 5pm and will reopen for regular hours on Friday November 23 at 1pm. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Check out our Online Catalog

Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library and hundreds of volunteer hours, we have joined a consortium of 17 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!

Special Events

CLIF Book Giveaway for Children!

Wednesday November 14, 9am at the North Bennington Firehouse

Author Doug Wilhelm will join us for a storytelling presentation and free book giveaway. The McCullough Library was selected as a recipient of the 2018-2019 Children’s Literacy Foundation Rural Libraries Grant, and this program is made possible by the grant. In addition to storytime and book giveaway events, the Children’s Room collection will receive more than 150 new books and audiobooks for all ages of kids in our community to borrow and enjoy!

Storytime at Catamount Connections

Thursday November 15 & November 29, 10:30am

Join us for storytime on these Thursday mornings at Catamount Connections in downtown Bennington!

Vermont Kitchen & Pantry Raffle Basket

Drawing will be Saturday Dec 1, so get them now!

$10 tickets available through Nov 30 at the Library, Powers Market and Hawkins House. A $1,200+ value, this year’s raffle basket contains:
Vermont Country Store Gift Bag & $50 Gift Certificate
J. K. Adams Gift Basket
Bennington Potters Gift Basket including two large mugs
1 April Cornell tablecloth and 4 napkins
$10 Spice n’Nice gift certificate
Bee’s Wrap variety pack
Set of 4 stemless wineglasses and coasters from Orvis
Herbs de Hiland Hall variety pack
Maple Syrup from Mance’s Tree Farm & Maple Hill Maple
1 Old Cavendish fruitcake
1 Handmade apron
1 bag of Battenkill Crunch
King Arthur Flour cookbook
America’s Test Kitchen 2018 cookbook
1 lb. beans from Vermont Coffee Company
1 Cabot Cheese Farmer’s Legacy Gift Box
3 pairs of handmade wool mittens
Two lovely handmade ceramic platters from Red Barn Pottery
A microwavable glass popcorn popper and butter melting beaker from The Tap House at Catamount Glass

Polar Express Night

Saturday December 8, 6 – 8pm at Park-McCullough House

Tree and dollhouse lighting, ornament crafts, cookie decorating, tractor rides, and of course, storytime with Santa! This free program is open to all children and caretakers. Snow date Sunday December 9, 6 – 8pm.


Ongoing Programs

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!

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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