Bryan-Bennett Library

News & Events

News & Updates on Events

Wet and Wild Water Adventure on July 2

Planetarium Experience @ Bryan-Bennett...

will return for one day only this summer on Tuesday, July 16 from 2:00 to 6:30.  Sessions will begin every half hour. Reservations are requested to avoid a wait. Call ahead to reserve a space.

Schools and groups may still contact Director Keller for special showings.

Giant Games & a Snow Cone Social

(like Uno, Dominos, checkers, and many more board games)

from 11:30 to 12:30 on Thursday, July 11.


Mad Science on July 18 at 1

Mad Science of St. Louis will present “Adventure Begins at Your Library: Up Up and Away” on July 18 at 1. No fee or registration.

Go on an adventure at your library with Mad Science! Through exciting and interactive demonstrations, Mad Science will use physics and chemistry to show children the power of science! Adventure through science with a special hot air balloon and a hovercraft. Discover the power and strength of air as we travel on our journey through science.

This program was funded in part by the Friends of Bryan-Bennett Library (F.O.B.B.L.). 

Harry Potter Escape Room July 27

A Harry Potter themed Escape Room is planned for Saturday, July 27 to coincide with the Harry Potter birthday event at the Salem Theater. There are ten spots available... There is no charge for this program but reservations must be made by stopping by or calling the library’s main desk or by using Facebook messenger. Names of all participants in the group (up to eight) and one contact phone number are required. Participants are asked to arrive at the main desk five minutes before their scheduled time.


One-on-One Assistance Available with Basic Computer Tasks and Smart Phones

Want to set up an email account or word processing document? Need help with learning how to save contacts to your new smart phone? See a circulation clerk or call the circulation desk to schedule a one-on-one session. Help topics as well as dates and times available will vary, call for more information.

Ongoing Programs and Events

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time will meet in the Davenport Room each Friday at 10. This hour-long program is designed for preschoolers and their favorite caregivers. Story time continues through July 26 (except on July 12).

Leather Apron Club July 11 at 10:30

The Leather Apron Club  will meet on July 11. The book, or rather books, will be any and all books by S. D. Smith.  Families can pick from a selection of books at the main desk. The club will meet for reading, discussion, and activities from 10:30 to 11:30.

 Dominos Thursdays from 1 to 3

All adults are welcome to participate in the weekly dominos game.  The group meets in the Glass Office/Reference Room just inside the East entrance of the Library.

There is no fee or library card required to join the game. The group brings snacks to share after the game.

Maker Stations

Ask at the circulation desk for one of four projects to create: paper airplanes, a DNA model, a sturdy bridge, or cell phone speakers. In the tub the circulation clerk provides is step by step instructions and everything needed to complete the project. Keep the project but turn in the tub and contents to a circulation clerk when finished. No fee or library card is required to participate. These are available during normal business hours for all ages. Ask at the circulation desk. Soon the choices will change to: rubber band planets, dazzling kaleidoscope, balloon rocket car, and a dancing snake.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The goal is to read 1000 books to a child before they enter Kindergarten. Children who have not yet entered Kindergarten are eligible to participate in this program with their caregiver. Caregivers may stop by the circulation desk to register and receive a program folder to record books. Children will receive incentives at each 100 book milestone (stickers, tote bags, buttons, new books).