Bryan-Bennett Library

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Welcome to Bryan-Bennett Library

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The Bryan-Bennett Library gym is open for adults to walk during school hours.  

Yes, Bryan-Bennett will be open Monday, January 18. Visit the Library and learn about extraordinary life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Bryan-Bennett's 2016 Holiday Schedule:

New Year’s Day January 1

President’s Day February 15

Good Friday March 25

Memorial Day May 30

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day September 5

Veterans Day November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday, November 24 and 25

Christmas Holiday, December 23, 24, and 26

Dominos continues in 2016

Bryan-Bennett Library will continue to offer Dominos on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no charge to participate.


Preschool/Lapsit Story Times

Preschool and Lapsit Story Times will be held on the first and third Fridays at 10 a.m. There will be a light snack and an age-appropriate craft. There is no fee to participate. This program is designed for children, age 5 and younger.


Coming in 2016 ......

The annual Prince and Princess Party will be held in February.

Bryan-Bennett will celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday in March.

Due to public interest, another Family Trivia Night will be held in March.


Special Collection

Valentine's Day is nearing. A special collection of love stories is featured on a display near the Fiction area.


We love ideas

Patrons are invited to share their ideas with the Library Staff and Board. To make this easier, a suggestion box is located in the area between the Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction shelves. Please let us know what you are thinking.

You may also contact the Bryan-Bennett Library Board of Trustees at


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Southern Illinois Libraries on The Go

Patrons with a Bryan-Bennett card may come to the Library to get their accounts set up to download E-Books. Bryan-Bennett is part of the Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go, a consortium of libraries in the region. The consortium subscribes to OverDrive, a leading full-service distributor of eBooks.Please contact Bryan-Bennett Library for more information.

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