The Holidays are over…

So, the holidays are behind us and the library is now open again for it’s normal days. In case you haven’t noticed, we are in the midst of some changes here at BCPL. A lot of our big windows are being replaced with new walls and smaller, more efficient windows. It can get a little chilly in here (and a little noisy),  but please be patient with us. It will definitely be worth it when the construction is complete.

Holiday hours

We will be closed the following dates for the holidays:


  • Friday, December 22
  • Saturday, December 23
  • Monday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 26

New Years:

  • Friday, December 29
  • Saturday, December 30
  • Monday, January 1

We wish you a safe and joyful holiday season!

Children’s and Young Adult Winter Reading club

Winter reading has begun! Our children’s and Young Adult reading club runs from December 1, 2017-January 31, 2018. Anyone 17 and under can come in to sign-up. Fulfill 20 out of the 30 challenges on the list to receive prizes or free books!

November news…

A quick catch-up on our November activities:

Our Adult Fall Reading program is over and the winners have been chosen.

Thanks to all who participated!

Our first-ever Fancy Nancy party was a stupendous success!

We all enjoyed Fancy Nancy stories, dressing Fancy, crafts and Fancy food. Everyone had such a good time that they were asking when we are going to do it again!

We had A LOT of guesses for the Star Wars Blu-Ray collection. Our lucky winner guessed exactly right! Good Job! The Force is strong with him!

Jack the Pumpkin

Time is running out to enter to win Jack. This Saturday, October 14 is the last day to guess his weight.

Fancy Nancy Fall Fête

The library is about to get fancy. Fancy Nancy that is. Girls and Boys are invited to dress in their fanciest attire and join us for a Fancy Nancy Fall Fête (that’s a fancy word for party) on Saturday, November 18 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. There will be stories, snacks, crafts and fabulous fun! Space is limited, so registration is necessary. You can come in and sign-up starting Wednesday, October 4. Give us a call at (765)884-1720 for more information. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook: Benton County Public Library and follow us on Instagram: bentoncounty_library

Fall into a Good Book!

Our Fall Adult Weekly Reading Contest will be starting soon. If you are 16 years or older (and have a BCPL library card) you can sign-up starting September 27. The contest runs from October 1 to November 11. Keep checking our website for more information or like us on Facebook at Benton County Public Library. And remember, you can’t win if you don’t read! 🙂

Prize Winner!

This is Jami Dowell. She is the proud winner of the To Kill a Mockingbird book and purse. Congratulations Jami! It just goes to show that it pays to read.

Hello, I’m Jack the Pumpkin!

Guess my weight and take me home with you for Halloween!! You get one guess PER VISIT (so, you can guess multiple times). All ages may participate (not just for the kiddos) (grown-ups love pumpkins, too). The last chance to enter is October 14th, so visit the library often and make your guess. But please don’t pick me up, we want to keep it fair. The winner will be announced on October 16th!

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