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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

Why Are We Still Reading Jane Austen?

Thursday February 14, 6pm at The Left Bank

Jane Austen lived a short, quiet life in southern England, during which she wrote six novels about young women. Two hundred years later, how do we account for the continuing global appeal of these drawing room dramas among readers and moviegoers? More important even than getting married, her successful heroines learn how to read, and it is by close reading that they discover both text and subtext. Novelist Deborah Lee Luskin discusses how Austen’s novels demonstrate the importance of reading closely, of tempering face-to-face flirtation with the sober reflection of prose, and – most of all – of reading fiction, especially Jane Austen’s own. A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Talk funded in Part by the Friends of Robert Frost. Held at The Left Bank, 5 Bank Street, North Bennington.

 

Make-Your-Own-Valentines

February 5-14

A wide array of quality crafts will be available, as well as stationary and pre-made cards. Ready to mail? Every postage stamp purchased at the Library will help fund materials and free community programs!

 

Winter Break Activities

February 19-23

2/19 – LEGO Robotics* 2-4pm; Story, Craft and Snack 3pm

2/20 – LEGO Robotics* 2-4pm; Story, Craft and Snack 3pm

2/21 – LEGO Robotics* 2-4pm; Board Games 1-6pm

*Sign up for LEGO Robotics in the Children’s Room

2/22 – LEGO Day 1-6pm

2/23 – Books and Bagels 10am-12pm. Join us for a yummy bagel treat while browsing ALL the new books added to the collection through the CLIF Rural Libraries Grant. Story times at 10:30 & 11:30 for all to enjoy! Made possible through the CLIF Rural Libraries Mini-grant awarded to the Library.

 

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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