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Bryan-Bennett Library celebrating National Library Week

Cloud Library Launch Event

@ Bryan-Bennett Library

Thursday, April 21,

noon – 3 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of our new eBook collection, the Cloud Library. Bring in a personal device or play with one of ours and see just how easy borrowing eBooks can be!

Pop in between 12 and 3 to get all of your questions answered by Lesley Zavediuk, SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Specialist from the Illinois Heartland Library System. For more information call: 618-548-3006. 

To check out the new Cloud Library, click the link below:

National Library Week Events:

Monday, April 11 -- Family and Friends Trivia Night @ 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14 -- Open House 5-8 p.m.

Overdue Fine Forgiveness during Thursday's Open House 
Light Refreshments to be served during the Open House

Debra Ann Miller to present

Jane Austen

Thurs. April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Friday, April 15, 10 a.m.

Featured Presenter:

Erica Nielsen

Mrs. Nielsen will bring her guitar and sing with the children. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy bear for Show-and-Tell.

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

A special Thank You to The Manor at Salem Woods, who is sponsoring treats and prizes at the Dominos games on Thursdays in March and April. The games begin at 1 p.m.


Special Collection

Read about Presidents and First Ladies who called Illinois Home in a special collection highlighted near the main circulation desk.


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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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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