Opportunities for Young People and Families

December Saturday Storytimes at 11 AM at the library unless otherwise noted. Please join us!: December 2nd: Critters in Winter. December 9th: Whoa, SNOW! December 16th: Join us at Park-McCulllough House 1-4 PM for Santa in the Stables! December 23rd: Let‘s Celebrate! December 30th: Open the Door to 2024.
How do you HI-BEAR-NATE? Starting Thanksgiving weekend: A family display competition. HOW IT WORKS: Stop by the library. Ask for a miniature bruin upstairs (while supplies last). Take it home. Use boxes, fabric scraps, recyclables, etc., to make a marvelous mini-lair for your tiny bear. Take a picture of your den, and send it to We’ll post pics on Facebook. Most likes by the end of December wins a Vermont Teddy Bear! **with many thanks to the Vermont Teddy Bear Company!*

Opportunities for Adults

Winter Library Challenge for adults. November 1st, 2023- March 1st, 2024. Read books, explore library resources, and WIN fabulous prizes! Stop by for your challenge tracker card!
Puzzle exchange. Saturday, December 9. 10 AM- 2 PM on the library's first floor. Mark your calendars: upcoming puzzle exchanges will be held January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13.
McCullough Library Book Club. Stop by the library to borrow a copy of A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. Join your friends and neighbors for a discussion of this book at the library. There are two sessions to choose from: Monday, December 11th at 11:00 AM. Monday, December 11th at 6:00 PM. All are welcome!
New Year's Eve cello Concert. December 31, 2023 at 7 PM. At The Left Bank (5 Bank Street, North Bennington). Reflect on the past and greet the year ahead with selections for a cello duo. Sponsored by: The Left Bank and The Fund for North Bennington. The John G. McCullough Free Library. Blue Rider Events, and the Cane-Nowak Music Fund.
Yarncrafting Club. Every Tuesday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM on the library’s first floor. Spend an afternoon with fellow stitchers. Bring your own supplies or help yourself to the library’s stash of yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks. All are welcome!
Adult Coloring Fridays 10 AM - 6 PM. Unwind with intricate coloring sheets and high-quality markers, gel pens, and colored pencils. All are welcome!
Need a place to meet, study, or work? The Laura Nowak Memorial Meeting Room is the perfect place for quiet work and small meetings. Located on the library's second floor, it features comfortable seating, moveable tables, natural light, and free access to high-speed WiFi. Individuals and groups of six or fewer who wish to reserve this space should call the library at 802.447.7121, or email, or stop by the adult services desk. When not reserved, the space is open to all. This space is not available when the library is closed.
New device in your life? Bring your tablet, laptop, smartphone or e-reader to the McCullough Library for help accessing the library's online catalog and digital collections: Libby for free ebooks and digital audiobooks. Kanopy for free video streaming. The new Aspen LiDA library catalog app. Fall Tech Help Drop-In Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Upcoming Events

Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word. A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Talk with Tim Brookes. Saturday, January 20th at 2:30 PM The Left Bank (5 Bank Street, North Bennington). What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question by looking at a range of forms of writing from all over the world that are in danger of extinction. For information on the Endangered Alphabet Project visit About Tim Brookes: A graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford, Tim is the director of the Professional Writing Program at Champlain College and founder of the Endangered Alphabets Project.
North Bennington Winter Festival. Save the date: Saturday January 27, 2024.