The Benton Village Board is embarking on the task of building a
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 public is invited to attend the meetings and join the Advisory Task Force.
The next Task Force meetings are:
Design Planning workshop: multi-day event 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM July 24-25
Advisory Task Force Meeting#3 – 6:00 PM Wednesday July 24
Advisory Task Force Meeting #4 – 6:00 PM Thursday July 25
Advisory Task Force Meeting #5 – 6:00 PM Thursday August 8
All meetings take place at the Benton High School.
*We understand, however, that you may be unable to attend every meeting.
We encourage the entire community to join in and help move Benton forward.
Summer Library Program
Universe of Stories
Thank You to all of the families who attended this year. We had a great turnout!
Below are pictures from our 2019 meetups.
Check out the library card catalog website to find more information on the book we are reading! – http://swls-verso.auto-graphics.com/mvc/?cid=swls&lid=bento
Thanks to the following Project Preserving Our Past Donors
Rita McCarthy and Connor
Phoebe McCrea and family members (Harold’s herd)
Jim and Idain Carter
John (Elaine)Carter, Karan Carter (Ray) Piper, Joan Carter(Bob) Havertape and Jean Carter (Phil) Christensen
Steve and Judy Wilson
Gary and Patti Alexander McCauley
READ THE LATEST MAGAZINES FOR FREE AT THE LIBRARY!!
STARTING IN JULY WE WILL BE RECEIVING THE FOLLOWING MAGAZINES
National Geographic for Kids
Simple & Delicious
PRESERVING OUR PAST The project goal is to preserve our past by using technology to save it for the future.
The method we are using is the digitization of historical materials including but not limited to yearbooks, newspapers, photos, community memorabilia. We want to include Benton, New Diggings ,Leadmine, Aetna and Buncombe. If you have materials you think would be of interest contact the library. All original items will be returned.
Currently we have The Mining Times which was the first newspaper (Dec 1894 – Jan 1986) and( June 1896 to Dec 1900) on a thumb drive and are it copying to cds.
The cost for the Mining Times was paid with donations. The Benton Advocate will cost approximately $4,200.
The library received a $1,00.00 grant from Alliant Energy to assist in digitizing
the Benton Advocate. The library will be seeking additional funds to continue with this project. This phase of the project will cover the years from June 1901 to March of 1959.
YEARBOOKS ON CDS
Benton Public Library and the Benton School District have yearbooks from 1950 to 1999 on cds. We have Benton Blasts which are in the process of being scanned to cds
and we are looking for pre 1950 yearbooks and any from Leadmine Grade School and New Diggings High School.
For more information, contact Michele Anderson, Library Director at 608-759-2665 or