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Calling all readers! Join us at the library for a fun summer of reading, activities, and prizes. Summer Reading will run from June 4th through July 31st for all age groups. Click the links below for more information about each program.

“Every Hero Has a Story”
for children ages 3-11

“Unmask!”
for young adults ages 12-18

“Benson Bookopoly”
for adults ages 18+

Special Thanks to This Year’s Summer Reading Sponsors:
Dairy Queen, Get Go, McDonald’s, The Movies at Cranberry, Perkins, Pizza Hut, Sheetz, Subway, and Walmart

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Benson Library will be celebrating National Library Week from April 13th-17th.  We ask that you show your love and support of the library by coming in and taking a library “Shelfie” (selfie).  We will have our photobooth set up in the library all week. You can grab your favorite book or a silly prop and snap a picture anytime during library hours. We will also be giving out free goodies throughout the week to show our appreciation for our patrons. Don’t worry if you can’t stop in. Just send in your own “shelfie” to bensoninfo@ccfls.org.

 

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The library will be closed on Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday.

Saturday will be regular hours.

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The reading dogs are coming back to the library! Starting on February 17th, children can come read to a trained therapy dog anytime from 3:15 to 4:30 on Tuesday afternoons. The program will run every Tuesday from February 17th through March 31st. Local therapy dog handlers, including some members of PAWS 4 a Cause, will be volunteering their time to bring this special program to families in Titusville.

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Programs are happening every week at the library!  Make sure you pick up a Children’s Library calendar!

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Santa Claus is coming to Benson Library! Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Claus will visit with the children and share a favorite Christmas story. Children who register in advance will also decorate sugar cookies. A free, professional photographer will be available during the event.

To register for cookie decoration, call (814) 827-2913 or sign up in person at the library. Registrations will be accepted through Monday, December 1st. For a complete list of our holiday events, please click here.

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To access from home, be sure to use your POWER Code in front of your library barcode number (plxxxxxxxxxxxx) to log in.  Call the library for any questions.

We are pleased to announce that we now offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system to our patrons.

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.

Mango is available in two versions. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

 


Patrons can now take advantage of Mango Languages’ latest innovations: mobile apps for Android and iPhone to allow patrons at participating libraries to learn a new language wherever they are. Now you can now take advantage of mobile access to Mango’s more than 47 foreign language learning courses and 16 English language learning options.

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