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Cooling Stations to Open This Tuesday, June 18th :

Hot and humid weather will move into our area Tuesday, June 18th and is expected to go through the weekend.          
For Locations and times click here.

DRAFT MS4 Stormwater Report :

The DRAFT  MS4 General Permit 2023 Annual Report is available here.

Library Programs

Summer Reading Program Continues

Smokey Bear Reading Challenge                                                              Read, Renew, Repeat

The Smokey Bear Reading Challenge is continuing throughout the entire summer. If you haven't already signed up, swing by the library to pick up a pledge sheet. When you have read your five books and filled out the pledge sheet. return it to Bentley and receive a special Smokey Bear Challenge pin and bookmark. Your name will go on a campaign hat, just like Smokey’s, and we place it on the glass door around our poster of Smokey Bear.


Knitting and Handcraft Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Drop in any Tuesday to join this friendly and experienced group. All skill levels are welcome! Join the group anytime. Registration is not required. 


Storytime at the Library


Come and enjoy stories and simple crafts on Wednesdays, from 11:45 am - 12:15pm. Feel free to bring your own lunch. Registration is not required. 


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Read any book (and you can repeat books!) to your newborn, infant, or toddler before they begin Kindergarten. Sound daunting? You have more time than you think. 1 book x 365 days = 1,095. 10 books/week x 52 weeks = 1,040 in 2 years. 3 books x 365 days = 1,095 in 1 year. 

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen language skills and build vocabulary. One out of five children have trouble learning to read. This program hopes to improve that statistic and also encourage family bonding.

Sign up for this program at the library. You and your child will receive a welcome bag, recording sheets, and tokens to celebrate your progress along the way.