The Friends of the Bennington Area Libraries is a 501(3)c public charity.  We are a non-profit organization committed to promoting the interest and welfare of the Bennington area libraries. The organization manages donations for the benefit of Bennington Public Library. These funds are raised through book sales, solicitation of contributions, and donations and gifts from businesses, families and individuals.

We strive to:

  • Support the Bennington Public Library
  • Promote literacy
  • Raise funds to enhance library services and programs
  • Encourage community involvement

The Friends of the Bennington Area Libraries is a 501(3)c public charity. The organization manages funds intended for the benefit of Bennington area libraries. 



In the past, the Friends of the Library worked hard to raise funds for the renovations to the library. 

We continue to:

  • Purchase books for children completing the summer reading program
  • Provide financial support for the Summer Reading finale.  
  • Purchase items for the STEAM programs.  
  • Purchase passes to Fontenelle Forest, Children’s Museum and Lauritzen Gardens for check out.   
  • Present speakers for the community.  
  • Provide volunteers for extra activities at the library.  

The library is increasing the number of programs available for children, teens and adults. We are always looking for new members and volunteers to help with our events.


Email questions to: benningtonlibraryfriends@gmail.com

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