Bentonville Library Friends & Foundation

Bentonville Library Friends & Foundation Support your Library! Learn about the Friends of the Bentonville Library and the Bentonville Library Foundation. Also, find out about Bentonville Public Library offerings, events, news and more.

The Bentonville Public Library’s mission is to engage our community, encourage discovery and promote literacy by offering lifelong learning opportunities.

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Stop by the Library to browse this spooky community art exhibit!  Be an Original: Halloween Edition is on display throug...
10/13/2021

Stop by the Library to browse this spooky community art exhibit! Be an Original: Halloween Edition is on display through the end of October.

No storytime today! Both our 9:30am and 10:30am storytimes have been canceled due to weather.
10/13/2021

No storytime today! Both our 9:30am and 10:30am storytimes have been canceled due to weather.

No storytime today! Both our 9:30am and 10:30am storytimes have been canceled due to weather.

We are counting down the days!  Join us on October 23rd at 3pm for a fall fest and bike race (for ages 2-11) in Bentonvi...
10/11/2021

We are counting down the days! Join us on October 23rd at 3pm for a fall fest and bike race (for ages 2-11) in Bentonville Library's Backyard!

Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oz-kids-fat-tire-criterium-and-fall-fest-tickets-167658385745

We are counting down the days! Join us on October 23rd at 3pm for a fall fest and bike race (for ages 2-11) in Bentonville Library's Backyard!

Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oz-kids-fat-tire-criterium-and-fall-fest-tickets-167658385745

More spooky friends are hanging out at the Library!  Spot Frankenstein, Stan (the mummy), a happy scarecrow (who still n...
10/11/2021

More spooky friends are hanging out at the Library! Spot Frankenstein, Stan (the mummy), a happy scarecrow (who still needs a name!) and more as your browse for books in the Children's Library!

It's beginning to look a lot like... SPOOKY SEASON at the Library!   Catch Mr. Bones lounging around, feed your book ret...
10/11/2021

It's beginning to look a lot like... SPOOKY SEASON at the Library! Catch Mr. Bones lounging around, feed your book returns to Frankenstein, explore our spooky community art display and more!

Saturday, October 9th is Bentonville’s Annual Half Marathon Race!Several streets near the library and around town will b...
10/08/2021

Saturday, October 9th is Bentonville’s Annual Half Marathon Race!

Several streets near the library and around town will be closed for portions of the race in the morning.
Expect delays, be patient and please consider safety for everyone on the road.

Race begins and ends on the Square from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn more at www.runbentonville.com

Saturday, October 9th is Bentonville’s Annual Half Marathon Race!

Several streets near the library and around town will be closed for portions of the race in the morning.
Expect delays, be patient and please consider safety for everyone on the road.

Race begins and ends on the Square from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn more at www.runbentonville.com

Special thanks to our Bentonville Fire Department for visiting with children and families today at BPL!
10/08/2021

Special thanks to our Bentonville Fire Department for visiting with children and families today at BPL!

Don't forget!  Stop by Bentonville Public Library today at 10:30 for a special storytime celebrating Fire Prevention Wee...
10/08/2021

Don't forget! Stop by Bentonville Public Library today at 10:30 for a special storytime celebrating Fire Prevention Week.

Do you know what you'd do in the event of a fire? Join us on Friday at 10:30 on the library veranda for books, songs, fire safety tips from the Bentonville Fire Department, and an up-close look at a fire engine!

You are invited!  Join us in BPL's Backyard for a FREE festival with crafts, stories, music, bike activities, food and m...
10/06/2021

You are invited! Join us in BPL's Backyard for a FREE festival with crafts, stories, music, bike activities, food and more!
Register for the kids' bike race too ($20/child) - space is limited!

Click here to register for the event and/or the bike race: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oz-kids-fat-tire-criterium-and-fall-fest-tickets-167658385745

Learn more about the festival on BPL's website! http://bentonvillelibrary.org/about-us/oz-kids-fall-fest-2021/

You are invited! Join us in BPL's Backyard for a FREE festival with crafts, stories, music, bike activities, food and more!
Register for the kids' bike race too ($20/child) - space is limited!

Click here to register for the event and/or the bike race: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oz-kids-fat-tire-criterium-and-fall-fest-tickets-167658385745

Learn more about the festival on BPL's website! http://bentonvillelibrary.org/about-us/oz-kids-fall-fest-2021/

Do you know what you'd do in the event of a fire? Join us on Friday at 10:30 on the library veranda for books, songs, fi...
10/02/2021

Do you know what you'd do in the event of a fire? Join us on Friday at 10:30 on the library veranda for books, songs, fire safety tips from the Bentonville Fire Department, and an up-close look at a fire engine!

Do you know what you'd do in the event of a fire? Join us on Friday at 10:30 on the library veranda for books, songs, fire safety tips from the Bentonville Fire Department, and an up-close look at a fire engine!

We have rescheduled tomorrow's Ride & Read event to Saturday, October 16th due to the weather forecast.
10/01/2021

We have rescheduled tomorrow's Ride & Read event to Saturday, October 16th due to the weather forecast.

Some exciting new releases are rolling in!  What are you reading this weekend?
10/01/2021

Some exciting new releases are rolling in! What are you reading this weekend?

Some exciting new releases are rolling in! What are you reading this weekend?

Calling all homeschool students!  8th - 12th graders are invited to the Bentonville Public Library for a live virtual vi...
09/25/2021

Calling all homeschool students! 8th - 12th graders are invited to the Bentonville Public Library for a live virtual viewing of the Rising Leaders conference.

Click here to learn more and register: https://forms.gle/qPrh5cfpYKmr9PHM6

This conference is presented for students in grades 8 – 12 at remote locations all across our local school districts. The Bentonville Public Library is excited to invite local homeschool students to meet in our Walmart Community Room to view the live cast of this speaker series.

Please note, capacity will be limited and masks will be encouraged for all participants.

Calling all homeschool students! 8th - 12th graders are invited to the Bentonville Public Library for a live virtual viewing of the Rising Leaders conference.

Click here to learn more and register: https://forms.gle/qPrh5cfpYKmr9PHM6

This conference is presented for students in grades 8 – 12 at remote locations all across our local school districts. The Bentonville Public Library is excited to invite local homeschool students to meet in our Walmart Community Room to view the live cast of this speaker series.

Please note, capacity will be limited and masks will be encouraged for all participants.

You are invited!  Don’t miss your chance to participate in ourcommunity festival and bike race for kids!Click here to re...
09/23/2021

You are invited! Don’t miss your chance to participate in our
community festival and bike race for kids!

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oz-kids-fat-tire-criterium-and-fall-fest-tickets-167658385745

Learn more on BPL's website! http://bentonvillelibrary.org/about-us/oz-kids-fall-fest-2021/

You are invited! Don’t miss your chance to participate in our
community festival and bike race for kids!

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oz-kids-fat-tire-criterium-and-fall-fest-tickets-167658385745

Learn more on BPL's website! http://bentonvillelibrary.org/about-us/oz-kids-fall-fest-2021/

Save the Date – October 23, 2021 3-6PMOZ Kids Fat Tire Criterium & Fall FestWatch for more details, coming soon!
09/20/2021

Save the Date – October 23, 2021 3-6PM
OZ Kids Fat Tire Criterium & Fall Fest
Watch for more details, coming soon!

Save the Date – October 23, 2021 3-6PM
OZ Kids Fat Tire Criterium & Fall Fest
Watch for more details, coming soon!

BPL Children’s Librarian, Sue Ann Pekel, was honored for her service to the City of Bentonville on September 16, 2021.  ...
09/17/2021

BPL Children’s Librarian, Sue Ann Pekel, was honored for her service to the City of Bentonville on September 16, 2021. Enjoy your retirement, Sue Ann!

Join Ms. Asele for a fun Family Storytime at Peel Mansion - tomorrow (Friday) at 10:30am!
09/16/2021

Join Ms. Asele for a fun Family Storytime at Peel Mansion - tomorrow (Friday) at 10:30am!

Join Ms. Asele for a fun Family Storytime at Peel Mansion - tomorrow (Friday) at 10:30am!

Check out this great stack of September releases!  Visit our library catalog to browse and place items on hold: https://...
09/16/2021

Check out this great stack of September releases! Visit our library catalog to browse and place items on hold: https://bpl.tlcdelivers.com/

Check out this great stack of September releases! Visit our library catalog to browse and place items on hold: https://bpl.tlcdelivers.com/

Learn to solve a Rubik's Cube in record time!  Sign up here: https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/event/5605491Students...
09/14/2021

Learn to solve a Rubik's Cube in record time! Sign up here: https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/event/5605491

Students in 5th - 12th grades are invited to join this virtual workshop series, hosted by Teen Volunteer Rishab. Grab a Rubik's Cube, hop on Zoom and learn some great tips and tricks!

Learn to solve a Rubik's Cube in record time! Sign up here: https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/event/5605491

Students in 5th - 12th grades are invited to join this virtual workshop series, hosted by Teen Volunteer Rishab. Grab a Rubik's Cube, hop on Zoom and learn some great tips and tricks!

BPL Welcomes New Children’s Librarian, Christina Clark!Christina grew up in Rogers and earned a bachelor's degree in mar...
09/13/2021

BPL Welcomes New Children’s Librarian, Christina Clark!

Christina grew up in Rogers and earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas and a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. She spent nine years as a children's librarian in south Louisiana before moving back home to Northwest Arkansas.

Christina is a member of the American Library Association, the Arkansas Library Association and the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas. In 2015, she was honored as the St. Tammany Parish Librarian of the Year for her energy, innovation, hard work and collaboration in the library system. She truly believes that “being a children’s librarian is the greatest job in the world.”

When she's not working, you can find Christina exploring the local trails, enjoying musical theater, volunteering with Jr. League of NWA and, of course, reading!

Join BPL as we congratulate and welcome Christina to our Library!

BPL Welcomes New Children’s Librarian, Christina Clark!

Christina grew up in Rogers and earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas and a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. She spent nine years as a children's librarian in south Louisiana before moving back home to Northwest Arkansas.

Christina is a member of the American Library Association, the Arkansas Library Association and the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas. In 2015, she was honored as the St. Tammany Parish Librarian of the Year for her energy, innovation, hard work and collaboration in the library system. She truly believes that “being a children’s librarian is the greatest job in the world.”

When she's not working, you can find Christina exploring the local trails, enjoying musical theater, volunteering with Jr. League of NWA and, of course, reading!

Join BPL as we congratulate and welcome Christina to our Library!

Free language learning is just a tap away with your library card.  Download the Mango Languages app to get started!  Cre...
09/13/2021

Free language learning is just a tap away with your library card. Download the Mango Languages app to get started! Create an account, then link your account to Bentonville Public Library for free access.

Your Bentonville Public Library card also provides access to Little Pim (language learning for babies - age 6) and Rosetta Stone (for more advanced study). Visit our eLearning page to learn more about all the resources you can unlock with your library card! http://bentonvillelibrary.org/elearning/a-z/

Free language learning is just a tap away with your library card. Download the Mango Languages app to get started! Create an account, then link your account to Bentonville Public Library for free access.

Your Bentonville Public Library card also provides access to Little Pim (language learning for babies - age 6) and Rosetta Stone (for more advanced study). Visit our eLearning page to learn more about all the resources you can unlock with your library card! http://bentonvillelibrary.org/elearning/a-z/

BPL is partnering with Strider Store Bentonville for this Ride & Read event!  Join the fun starting Saturday, September ...
09/09/2021

BPL is partnering with Strider Store Bentonville for this Ride & Read event! Join the fun starting Saturday, September 11th.

BPL Children’s Librarian, Sue Ann Pekel is retiring!  BPL offers our heartfelt gratitude for Sue Ann’s service to Benton...
09/08/2021

BPL Children’s Librarian, Sue Ann Pekel is retiring! BPL offers our heartfelt gratitude for Sue Ann’s service to Bentonville’s children and families. Join us in wishing Sue Ann all the best as she embarks on the next chapter of her life!

Sue Ann began working at Bentonville Public Library in July 2007 as the first professional children’s librarian. She is passionate about and dedicated to inspiring young learners to read and grow. Her efforts have reached hundreds of thousands of children over the years! Prior to joining the Bentonville Public Library team, Sue Ann worked as the Director of Children’s Services at the Rogers Public Library.

Sue Ann is a member of the Arkansas Library Association and the American Library Association. Pekel graduated from Northwest Arkansas Community College with an Associate of Arts degree and John Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She has a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.

Although she does not expect commendations for her accomplishments, Sue Ann has been recognized for her contributions to librarianship: Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children by the American Library Association (2019); LaNell Compton Prize for best article in Arkansas Libraries by the Arkansas Library Association (2016); Ann Lightsey Children’s Librarian Award by the Arkansas Library Association (2012).

When she's not working, you can find Sue Ann gardening, reading, and spending time with her family, including half a dozen grandkids!

The library will be closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.Services will resume Tuesday, September 7th.
09/03/2021

The library will be closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.

Services will resume Tuesday, September 7th.

The library will be closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.

Services will resume Tuesday, September 7th.

Storytime is BACK next week!  Check out our storytime schedule below, or visit the library event calendar to learn more:...
08/20/2021

Storytime is BACK next week! Check out our storytime schedule below, or visit the library event calendar to learn more: https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/events

Mondays:
9:30am Virtual Storytime on our FB Page

Tuesdays & Wednesdays:
9:30am Toddler Storytime
10:30am Preschool Storytime

Thursdays:
9:30am Baby Storytime
10:30am Preschool Storytime

Saturdays:
11:15am Family Storytime

ALL storytimes (except for virtual on Mondays) are in-person on BPL's Veranda, weather permitting.

Storytime is BACK next week! Check out our storytime schedule below, or visit the library event calendar to learn more: https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/events

Mondays:
9:30am Virtual Storytime on our FB Page

Tuesdays & Wednesdays:
9:30am Toddler Storytime
10:30am Preschool Storytime

Thursdays:
9:30am Baby Storytime
10:30am Preschool Storytime

Saturdays:
11:15am Family Storytime

ALL storytimes (except for virtual on Mondays) are in-person on BPL's Veranda, weather permitting.

Did You Know? Bentonville Public Library partners with Tutor .com to provide learners of all ages with free online tutor...
08/19/2021

Did You Know? Bentonville Public Library partners with Tutor .com to provide learners of all ages with free online tutoring throughout the year!

To get 1-to-1 help in any of 100+ subject areas, simply connect with friendly expert tutor online and on demand.

All you need is a Library Card, or Tech Card access. Visit our Student Portal to get started: http://bentonvillelibrary.org/student-portal

Did You Know? Bentonville Public Library partners with Tutor .com to provide learners of all ages with free online tutoring throughout the year!

To get 1-to-1 help in any of 100+ subject areas, simply connect with friendly expert tutor online and on demand.

All you need is a Library Card, or Tech Card access. Visit our Student Portal to get started: http://bentonvillelibrary.org/student-portal

Check out our September book club picks!We offer THREE adult book clubs each month.  Each book club provides a 12pm virt...
08/19/2021

Check out our September book club picks!

We offer THREE adult book clubs each month. Each book club provides a 12pm virtual meeting or a 6pm in-person meeting option.

Visit our event calendar to learn more and sign up for one (or all!) of our book clubs. https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/events

Check out our September book club picks!

We offer THREE adult book clubs each month. Each book club provides a 12pm virtual meeting or a 6pm in-person meeting option.

Visit our event calendar to learn more and sign up for one (or all!) of our book clubs. https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/events

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