Check out our June calendar of events, it's full of great activities for the whole family. We suggest you download a copy, keep it on your refrigerator so you don't miss an event. You can see why we feel summertime means fun times at your Bennett Public Library. We offer you an abundance of options to help the best of the dog days of summer; great books to read, the latest movie rental, or one of our monthly activities will keep you and your kids busy all summer long.
We have been working hard to find ways to make the Bennett Library as good as it can be. One way we do this is by searching our for grant money to invest in our equipment and activities. These grants are very competitive and take a fair amount of work even apply. That is we we are so excited to announce we recently received a $1500 grant from the Community Foundation to be used for children's after school and summer programming. In addition some the funds will be used for Launchpads that can be checked out just like our books.
The good news doesn't stop there. We also received the Pilcrow Foundation grant and received over $1000 of new, hardcover books. We have to give a good deal of credit to you, the community of Bennett. For it was through your generous giving that helped us raised $300 that enabled us to receive the grant. So thank you for helping us make the bennett Library such a great place.
Bennett Library's Saturday has changed a bit and with that change we have added a bit of fun. We are now open at 11:00 am and close at 1:00 pm. You will want to get there when to doors are unlocked for starting at 11:00 every Saturday we will be having offering story and craft time that you will something you will enjoy. It will be a great way to kick off the weekend.
After a long, cold, cloudy winter spring seems to have arrived, that is if March doesn't fight it too hard. Spring represents new beginnings like that fresh green creeping into the lawn or new buds forming on trees. There’s just something about spring that makes us feel rejuvenated and ready to make a new start. One new start to kick off spring should be grabbing new book from your Bennett Public Library.
Some books says spring better then others Such books are E.M. Foster's "Room With A View" and Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic "The Secret Garden". We believe the reader will find these books fit right in as a perfect springtime read. If those are not your style, few things says spring then baseballs' spring training. Why not celebrate it with a re-read of "Boy of Summer" by Roger Kahn. Spring is about the outdoors much like Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods". This entertaining tale will take you...
Holiday time is always a busy time. We can help. One great way to escape from the hustle and bustle came form the help of a good book. Stock up on books from out from us and we can turn holiday season into reading season. Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories or the newest installment from a favorite series, this time of year provides the perfect opportunity to read for fun. It can be a time to bring the family together reading a holiday classic. It can be a start of a new tradition that links reading with happy memories. Hot cocoa and your favorite stories will have the whole family feeling comfy and cozy, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Come on in to the Bennett Library and we will be happy to recommend books that will fit the bill for creating a happy holiday break.
Just finished the newest in the Kate Burkholder Amish Crime Series! Great book, I highly recommend this Series to anyone who enjoys mystery and thrillers. We own all nine of the series.
**AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER**
In Down a Dark Road, the electrifying new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.
“Castillo weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage.” ―Kirkus Review
The shortcut to good grades goes right through your Bennett Public Library. We can help student of all ages make this transition for vacation to school easier and make the school year more successful not matter what grade of school they attended.
For the new students just beginning their formal education, our storytime reading can help build curiosity and a love of books. With older kids, we can help with homework, sources of information, compliment school library or just find them a good book to read that gives them a great way to enjoy some downtime. In addition all of our great books, Bennett Public Library offers audio books, musical CDs, movies, computers that you can use, DVD rental and more. So as the school year gets going don't forget all we have here at your Library to make the year a bit better.
If you are curious about the new teen literature that will be coming head on over to a great site called Teen Reads. The put together a great list of some of the most interesting books that will be released in the upcoming months. If you find on that your really interested let us know and we work with you to try to get a copy.
Also check out their Ultimate Reading list and see how many of the books you have read:
So many questions about where our door was last Monday!
Well here's the scoop: The old door was being transformed into a pretty blue door. Kevin Radson painted it. It is the same blue that is featured in our Bennett Library Logo. The door has also been reversed so that you now push in to enter and pull back when you exit. That way when you are entering the library on a windy day the door will not be so difficult to open. The door will come off again this coming Monday when the City Office and Library are closed to have the inside painted. The pretty brass handles and bars are still on the door and will be polished. I hope you like the color I think that it brightens up Bennett.
So much is happening at our library! sign up for summer reading begins on Tuesday, May 30. when you come into register you will receive your first reading bingo card, a calendar of events and anything else that Miss Mindy think she might need.Fishing Fun with Miss Sarah and Miss Mindy is on Saturday, June 3 beginning at 10 o'clock at the Bennett Park. you must preregister for this event by calling the library at 563-890-2238. Each child/family must be accompanied by an adult. After fishing we will roast hot dogs and marshmallows. A scrumptious lunch! Miss Mindy just received 68 new children's books so there will be a great variety of books for you to check out and read this summer! Remember summer reading is not just for children it is for everyone. Quality family time can be easily achieved if electronic devices get put away for a short time and you sit and read together,.