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Snow Happens

For information about unexpected closures and delays, be sure to check out the McCullough Library Facebook page or tune in to WBTN AM.

Snowshoes!

Winter getting you down? Go out and play! We now have snowshoes, with poles, that can be checked out for 4 days at a time. Child, Adult Large and Adult Extra Large are available.

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 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

Free Documentary Screening and Discussion

Thursday March 28, 7pm at The Left Bank

Front Porch Forum, a daily community e-newsletter, is the focus of a new independent documentary from Canadian filmmaker, Peter Strauss: “The Story of Vermont’s Quiet Digital Revolution”. The film features a segment filmed in one of Vermont’s public libraries, and follows the stories of several Front Porch Forum members, each from different walks of life. How does participation on their local forums transform them and their communities? Learn more as our library hosts a screening and discussion with Front Porch Forum following. To be held at The Left Bank (5 Bank Street, North Bennington). Refreshments will be available. Take a peek at the TRAILER to learn more: https://vermont.twg.io/

Sparkle and Roar! Unicorn and Dinosaur party

Saturday March 30, 10:30am – 12pm

Add some sparkle and roar to your day and stomp on over to the library! Join us for crafting and reading stories that involve these magical creatures. We will make a paper bag unicorn and dinosaur puppet and have a delicious treat. You don’t want to miss out on this fun event!

Earth Day Poetry Reading at The Left Bank

Friday April 12, 6:30pm

Join your neighbors and friends as we welcome poets James Crews, Julia Shipley, Ross Thurber and Michelle Wiegers for an (early) Earth Day Celebration.

The Table of Contents Gala

Friday April 26, 5:30pm at Pangaea, North Bennington

Join fellow McCullough Library supporters for a fundraiser dinner at Pangaea. The evening will feature a gourmet meal, silent auction and a reading with local author Tony Eprile. All proceeds from this dinner and auction will directly fund library materials, services and operations. Tickets are $100 each and will be available for purchase at the Library after March 24th. Stay tuned for the menu and more information about the fabulous silent auction items! Free childcare will be provided in the Library’s Children’s Room. Parents or caregivers must RSVP for this when purchasing tickets.

 

Ongoing Programs

Cookbook Exchange at Bennington Farmers’ Market

1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10am – 1pm

Need a little inspiration in the kitchen? Swap out your cookbooks for different ones at the Bennington Winter Farmers’ Market. Out of respect to your fellow swappers, please bring only books in good condition that you’re prepared to part with.

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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