Grant Approved for Preserving Our Past Project
– posted 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
The Benton Community Fund has awarded 2 grants within the past 4 years making the to total received $6,729.
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.
– post updated August 2020 –
Summer Reading Program 2020
Imagine Your Story
Thank You to all who participated in our summer reading program.
If you are filling out reading logs, go to this website to complete – https://bentonpubliclibrary.beanstack.com/reader365
Thank You to all who attended Music in the Park! – August 2020 –
– EVENT DONE-
JOIN US FOR MUSIC IN THE PARK
– GARRETT HILLARY PERFORMING –
Sunday, August 9, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 PM
In Benton’s Village Park
– post updated August 2019 –
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.
– post updated summer of 2018 –
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
– post updated summer of 2017 –
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
– post updated summer 2017 –
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