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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 Farmers’ Market Storytimes

Saturday July 21 AND August 11, 11am

Join us in the Children’s Tent at the Bennington Farmer’s Market for stories and songs about vegetables and farms. Kids can select a free book to keep!

Follow That Book! Fairy Gardens in NorShaft Lions Park

Friday July 27, 10am

Follow That Book to NorShaft Lions Park in North Bennington for build-your-own fairy gardens, stories and a snack! All materials will be provided.

LEGO Club: Musical Instruments

Friday July 27, 1 – 6pm

Can you design and build a working musical instrument with colorful interlocking toy bricks? Come to the Children’s Room and find out!

Sorting the News from the Chaff

Friday July 27, 6:30pm at The Left Bank (2 Bank Street, North Bennington)

Paradoxically, the Internet has made it both easier and harder to find ‘truth.’ Almost everything we know is available online, but how can we tell the good sources from the bad ones, discern fact from assumption and distinguish ‘fake news’ from the real thing? And how can we effectively communicate with others when discussing or debating public issues in the news? Veteran journalist and educator Mark Timney will explore these questions and share strategies for evaluating news sources in the rapidly changing digital information age. This event is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Talk, generously sponsored by the Friends of Robert Frost.

FREE Family Concert at Lake Paran

Friday August 3, 4 – 6pm

Stephen Coronella’s high energy interactive folk-rock show is sure to please children and caretakers alike with songs and stories performed on guitar, flutes, hammer dulcimer, marimbas, the harmonica and more! Join us for songs and tales from Robin Hood to Bo Diddley, Johnny Appleseed to Mavis Staples. Guaranteed fun for all ages. This program brought to our community through a grant from the Vermont Department of Libraries. Also, raffle prizes for the Summer Reading Program will be drawn at this event.

Kindness Rocks!

Saturday August 4, 10:30am

Come to the Children’s Room and create and add colorful painted rocks to the library’s inspirational rock garden! All materials provided.

Follow That Book to Kimberly Farms

Saturday August 25, 10am

Barnyard Boogie at Kimberly Farms (1214 Cross Hill Road, North Bennington, VT)! Learn about the horses who live on the farm and how to take care of them. There will be an opportunity for children to pet and ride the ponies. A snack will be provided.

LEGO Club: The Auto Edition

Friday August 31, 1 – 6pm

Come to the Children’s Room to design and build the car of the future with colorful, interlocking brick toys!

Summer Story Hours

Tuesdays AND Wednesdays in July, 3pm

Children and caretakers are invited to enjoy stories, songs and snacks in the Children’s Room.

Summer Reading and Writing Tutor

Wednesdays, 2 – 4pm and by appointment

Volunteer reading and writing tutor Becky Manning will offer this valuable resource for children and families. Kids ages 6-18 are invited to keep their reading skills strong this summer and to prepare for school. Individuals of any age can improve their writing or get help on a particular writing task such as an application or essay.

Wednesday Market featuring the Bennington Youth Agriculture Program

Wednesdays in July and August, 1 – 3pm

Stop by the library’s backyard for fresh produce and homemade baked goods!

Friday Night Jam

Fridays in July and August, 6pm

Bring your voice, your drums and any non-electric instrument to the library’s back lawn and join in! Stay tuned for details regarding food trucks at these events.

Friends of the McCullough Library Annual Book & Bake Sale!

Saturday Sept. 15, 9am – 4pm & Sunday Sept. 16, 10am – 4pm

Thousands of high quality used books, DVDs and games for all ages and interests. Rare and antiquarian books and select library furnishings will be available for sale as well.

 

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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