Bennett Public Library will be participating in the nation the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). The CSLP is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens, and adults at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. By combining resources and working with an exclusive contracted vendor to produce materials designed for CSLP members, public libraries in participating states or systems can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives at significant savings. It is one of the smart ways we make Benntt Pubilc Library bigger than your imagination.
The participating systems and states developed a unified and high-quality promotional and programming product. Participants have access to the same artwork, incentives and publicity, in addition to an extensive manual of programming and promotional ideas. CSLP began in 1...
Summer will be here before you know it. One way to keep kids and their minds active is frequent visits to the Bennett Public Library. Just experiencing the library helps install a lifelong love for reading. Adding a full summer of events focusing on kids, we make reading the cool thing to do this summer.. ImaginationSoup.com has more ideas on making summer reading happen:
1. CHOICE: Let your kids choose the books they read.
2. BOUNTY: Fill your house with lots of books. More books = more chances for your children to find a fantastic, amazing, very good book that they can’t put down.
3. LIBRARY: Use your library. Let your kids go WILD and check out lots of books!
4. TIME: Kids need opportunities for reading. So, make sure they’re not filling all their time with TV, video games,
and iPad time.
5. TECHNOLOGY: Don’t forget about audiobooks, Kindles, iPads, and Nook reading. Those count too.
6. READABILITY: Make sure your child is reading books that he or...
April shower brings... a perfect opportunity to curl up with a good book. To help you find one that will power your imagination, stop in to the Library and we will show you some of our new offerings. In the mean time, check out this list of recommendations form the Wall Street Journal. The paper's list range from dystopian fiction, to a tip of the hat to the Chicago Cubs historic World Championship win; there is something their for everyone. We may not have your choice on our shelves but can get it in your hands in just a few days.
Little Bennett Public Library is so much more then the books on its selves. Like libraries across the the county, the role of ours goes beyond the simple services we offer the city of Bennett. A PublicLibraryOnline.Org online article illustrates the greater value of our organization. Some of the interesting ideas that makes a library special to a community were:
Libraries are important partners in sustainability.
Libraries help revitalize neighborhoods and communities.
Libraries’ special collections grow out of specific community needs.
Archives preserve historic artifacts, oral histories, digital history projects, and monographs relevant to the community, including minority groups.
Libraries are places where people come to know themselves and their communities.
Libraries serve as catalysts for addressing social problems.
Libraries, which champion, promote, and reflect important democratic values, are a pa...
From time to time we want to let you know of a great book we just got in, a classic you may have missed or a staff favorite bring to your attention. That is the case with this new arrival for the teen book lover (or anyone young at heart):
The Reader by Traci Chee
Book One of a Sea of Ink and Gold Series
Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find...
First of all a huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors that made “Read to Succeed" Summer Reading Program a success. 76 children and adults signed up and 61 finished the program. Excellent statistics for a community of 405! Our sponsors provided a variety of incentives to make the program successful. T & M Clothing designed and donated shirts to all children and adults who finished the program. Mel’s Pit Stop provided ice cream cones to all children when they reached the halfway point. Bennett Grain provided funds for Christine Boeve, owner of fresh Paint to help children create their own masterpiece on canvas. Tipton Pharmacy and Tiffany’s Bakery donated gift cards for the adult grand prize drawing. Walmart donated a neon colored bike and helmet for the children's grand prize drawing. Just looking at that bike was a huge incentive to finish the program and be put in the drawing!...
We have a summer of fun planned for all of our Bennett Public Library visitors. It all starts with every Tuesday at 4pm with the kids Storytime Reading and continues with Movie Nights and Adult Book Chat. Check out our Calendar of events to find out more or click here to get a copy of June events that you can download and print to keep on hand. From kids to adults, the Library will be the place to be.
Did you know that you can search our catalog collection, download audiobooks, get an eBook and even complete online learning through our Bennett Public Library website without even stepping outside? You can! All of this is possible right from the comfort of your own home though our website and with the help of our online partners: Bridges eLibrary, TumbleBook and LearningExpress. To learn more about these services, or to do a search of our current in-house catalog just click on the Search Catalog located above. It is just another way Bennett Public library is as big as your imagination.