SUMMER READING LOG—simply read—anywhere, anytime—plus visit the Benton Public Library three times during open hours (see below) between June 14 and July 24. This incentive program is for all children and youth
(0-18 years old). Participants keep track of their reading on their reading logs (available in June) and earn prizes.

June 14 – July 24
– for all ages –

activities at the library for children 2 years old
and older, June 15 to July 20.
• Tails and Tales: Tuesdays 10-10:45 a.m.
for children ages 2 and older.
*Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by their caregiver.

Please note that the library is open only to SLP participants and their caregivers during the scheduled program times.
There is no charge to participate in SLP.

Benton Library hours are subject to change.
Questions: Call (759-2665)

Grant Approved for Preserving Our Past Project

– post updated August 2019 –
We are proud to announce that the library has received a grant from the Benton Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support the Preserving Our Past Project: Wisconsin Newspaper Archive.

Within the next year, patrons will have online access to the full catalog of Benton’s historical newspapers. The Benton Community Fund has awarded 2 grants within the past 4 years making the to total received $6,729. More information will be released in the coming year when the content will be available.

This grant is made available from the Community Foundation’s Benton Community Fund. Since its inception, The Benton Community Fund has awarded over $105,000 in grants to improve and enhance the community. The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin is a resource for area nonprofit organizations whose programs and services are working for the betterment of our communities. Grants from the Benton Community Fund Have Supported the arts, education, environment, health and human services and historic preservation.

For more information on how you can support your community through the Community Foundation, contact Linda Gebhardt at or the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, 800-995-2379, or visit the website The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin serves eight Wisconsin counties: Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Vernon, and Walworth. For good. For ever.

Thank You to The Benton Community Fund!

The history of Benton is at your fingertips.

Currently you can access the digital versions of the newspapers at the library. There are digital versions of The Benton Mining Times (1894 1900) and The Benton Advocate (1901-1959) for patrons to browse on our library computers. Schedule time to look through our bound newspapers housed at the library.

– Community Center post added July 2019 –

The Benton Village Board is embarking on the task of building a june2019_newlib

This Community Center building will facilitate; (1) new space for the library and museums; (2) centralized government offices; and (3) spaces for public or private meetings, gatherings, and family celebrations.

Along with FEH Design and the Core Planning Committee, the library will provide any new information on future developments.
We will keep you posted on what is pushing Benton forward.

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