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Friday, August 15th:
Open 9-1, Closed 1-5

Closed from Saturday, August 16th
through Saturday, August 23rd.

We apologize for any inconvenience. As always, our latest maintenance project will help us serve you better in the future!

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The library will be open the following hours during Oil Fest:

Friday, August 8: 9-4  / 5-7 Incredible Edible Book Challenge

Saturday, August 9: 9-11 / 1-5 (the library will be closed from 11:00-1:00 for parade festivities)

 

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Edible book challenge

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Every year, the Summer Reading Program at Benson Library encourages young people to read and learn during the school break. We offer fun programs and prizes that generate excitement about reading and help bring the community together. This year, children ages 3-11 can participate in a science-themed program called “Fizz, Boom, Read!” The program will run from June 6th through August 1st. Teens and tweens ages 11-18 are welcome to join “Spark a Reaction,” our summer program for young adults. “Spark a Reaction” will run from June 13th through July 11th.

More information coming soon! Be sure to check the Summer Reading pages often.

2014 Summer Reading Robot

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Benson Memorial Library Inc

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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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