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.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Wednesday, September 24 6-8 – Friends of the Library members only. Membership may be purchased at the door.
Thursday, September 25 9-8
Friday, September 26 9-5
Saturday, September 27 9-1
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.