We are seeking American Girl Doll Donations! Help us grow our circulating doll collection by donating or sharing the flyer, available for download here.
We’ll accept dolls, clothing, and accesories in any condition. Donations can be dropped off at the Youth Services Desk, or mailed to the following address:
Zion-Benton Public Library
Attn: Garnet Miller
2400 Gabriel Ave.
Zion, IL 60099
HOLIDAY MUSIC PERFORMANCES
During the month of December, you’re invited to enjoy holiday music performances by local artists. Performances will take place in the lobby, bring a friend and stop on by! All ages welcome. For a complete schedule of performances, click here.
- The Fredleys: Jennie & Julia
Tuesday, 12/13 | 1-2 PM
- Singing Santa: Curtis Pierre
Tuesday, 12/13 | 3-4 PM
- Deborah Stackhouse & Students
Thursday, 12/22 | 4-5:30 PM
Star Wars Holiday Celebration
Join us for our Star Wars holiday celebration on Saturday, 12/10!
NEW RESOURCES FOR YOU!
Need a little extra help with your Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Bar Exam? We’ve got you covered! Take a practices test (or a few) for either exam, for FREE! These resources are availalble for free and do not required any personal information. For a complete list of our electronic resources and databases, click here.
FREE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Practice Tests: Wondering how to get ready for your 2017 Certified Nursing Assistant test? Let us make it easy for you! We’ve got CNA practice tests that have the same kind of questions you’ll be answering when you take the real written examination. All test questions are based on current course materials, including the 2016 National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®), which is the written test that most states use. Some of our questions are even identical to those that you’ll see on the state exam! Every CNA practice test on this website is FREE, no registration is required, and you can study at your own pace. Start right now!
Free Multistate Bar Exam Tests: MBE Practice Questions: The Multistate Bar Examination, which is prepared and administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, covers material relating to seven legal practice areas. They are Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Torts. Start right now!
New Library Cards
Choose your new card from one of the four final designs of the Library Card Design Contest. Update or replace your current card for free, for a limited time only. Bring your old card to the circulation desk and get your new card today!
The cards were designed by the following artists: READ by ZB Library Staff Member Jasmine Aguirre, A NEW ADVENTURE by ZB Library Staff Member Kaya Wilson, SHAKESPEARE and FORMAL by Michael Kramer.
Makerspace @ Your Library
The Hive at Zion-Benton Public Library is a creative learning space where you can explore the world of technology and art! We offer daily programs for teens in grades 7-12 and will offer all ages programming starting January 2017.
We are located in the Information Services Department of the library where the old computer lab used to be. In The Hive, you’ll find a 3D printer, Silhouette cutting machines, code-able robots, art supplies of all kinds, iPads with pre-loaded apps, jewelry making supplies, electronic circuitry boards, and so much more.
Socks for the Soul
Donate socks between 10/1 and 1/31 to help those in need. All types of new socks are appreciated, but packages of warm crew socks in all sizes are especially needed. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby during normal business hours.
PC Upgrades: All public PCs and laptops have been upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016. Click here for a list of online resources.
Partners in Reading 2016: Your gift to the PARTNERS IN READING annual campaign changes lives through library programs. Thank you to our Partners in Reading! Click here for details.
Something for Everyone
For Kids: From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.
For Teens: You’ll have fun with cool programs just for ZB Teens in grades 5-12. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Visit our ZB Teens Page for more exciting events!
For Adults: Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, and research your family tree with free help. Visit our ZB Adults Page or any of the following pages for programs, news and resources:
Book Clubs | History and Genealogy | Technology Training