Elaine Kerr received the Bentonville Public Library’s Distinguished Service Award for her long-term service to the furtherance of BPL’s mission. Elaine is a community-minded servant who is a steadfast advocate of the BPL and who has served two terms as member of the Library Advisory Board through 2016 – a...
Each year the Bentonville Library Foundation shows their appreciation to the donors the Foundation’s three giving societies: The Mary Baggett Loyalist Society, The John & Emily Douglas Honor Society, and the Flynt Family Legacy Society. This year’s attendees were provided with an opportunity to view the Library’s special exhibit Thinking...
Through the Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) program, the Walmart ROC team assembled 21,000 Tech Cards for the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition to the gift of time, this VAP event provided funds to the Library Foundation to support BPL’s 2017-2018 program.
The Bentonville Library Foundation’s 1st Annual Loyalist Luncheon was attended by sixty library supporters, including local officials. The event provided attendees with an opportunity to hear keynote speakers Dr. Katherine Auld and Mr. Larry Haug about their inspirations for working in the space science and astronomy field.
Representatives from the Rotary Club of Bentonville presented the Bentonville Library Foundation with a $10,000 gift to support Bentonville Public Library. The contribution was a generous challenge gift that coincided with BPL’s 10-year anniversary supporting the foundation’s 2016 end-of-year giving appeal.Download Thank you, Rotary Club of Bentonville!
On Monday, March 13th the Bentonville Library Foundation received their See Change for Organizations Gold Level Certificate from the Nonprofit Change Project. The certificate is awarded to nonprofit organizations that have completed months of training to improve their practices.
Emily Douglas, recipient of the 2016 Friends of the Bentonville Library’s inaugural “Best Friend Award” for exhibiting long-term commitment and making specific contributions such as executive committee work, supporting the book store and book sales, as well as many other volunteer activities.
Mary Baggett, recipient of 2016 Library’s inaugural “Distinguished Service Award” for her active participation and long-term contributions to the furtherance of BPL’s mission through significant work and achievements that substantially influenced library services to our community.
Brenda Compton, recipient of 2016 Bentonville Library Foundation’s inaugural “Outstanding Advocate Award” for her substantial, long-term contributions to the Foundation that significantly benefited the Library through the form of volunteerism, advocacy and donations.
Thank you to all those who came out and supported the Bentonville Library Foundation and Friends of the Bentonville Library by purchasing tickets to the Naturals baseball game on Thursday, August 13th. We had a blast!
Thank you to Tina & David Bogle, Bogle Garden City, Bentonville Garden Club, Scott's Miracle-Gro, and all the individuals who helped make Caboose Park beautiful once again.
Thank you to Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette for their generous donation to our 2nd Annual Stroll Bentonville event. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
A very big thank you to Rai and his mother Lisa for spending weekend family time helping weed the Caboose Park flower gardens. The park is in great need of attention and replenishing its perennial beds. The Bentonville Garden Club will be assisting with the project under their City Beautification Project.
Stroll Bentonville will be back this year! Saturday, June 9 starting at 9a, our 2nd annual Stroll Bentonville tour of home will begin. Don't miss seeing these amazing homes! Tickets will be $20 per person. More details to come!
The 2014 Holiday Giving Campaign was the most successful campaign held as the Foundation received donations up to $30,000 designated towards BPL's growing needs. Included in the funds was a special tribute to retired City Councilwoman Mary Baggett.
We did it!! Special thanks to all those who voted for Bentonville Library in this year's Best of the Best!! Help us continue to support our wonderful Library and community by donating to the Foundation's annual Holiday Giving Campaign.
Howard and Elaine Kerr, Co-Chairmen for the Bentonville Library Foundation's annual Holiday Giving Campaign, helped kick off the fundraiser Monday, October 6 at the Library with City officials, Library staff and teen volunteers present. The fundraiser will continue through December 31st and gives support directly to the Bentonville Public Library's...
Brenda Compton, with the Bentonville Library Foundation, recently graduated with a Nonprofit Management Certificate from See Change. The training program for nonprofit managers is delivered by the University of Arkansas and the Walmart Foundation. Brenda is photographed with her son, Scott Compton.
Well over $14,000 was donated by over 100 donors who support the Bentonville Public Library as well as the Bentonville Library Foundation. The donor's names will appear on a newly installed appreciation panel in the foyer of the Library.
“Get On Board With the Library,” a campaign supporting holiday donations, is being spearheaded by Tim Summers, former Representative from the Arkansas Legislature. The Bentonville Library Foundation is sponsoring the campaign to support our local library.
On September 22nd, Brenda Compton and Kathy Jones represented both the Friends and the Foundation at the Family Literacy Day held by the Library in partnership with the Bentonville Public Schools. BPL had over 450 participants in this year's event.
Mari Taylor and Wiley Elliott with Celebrate Arkansas Magazine are welcomed to downtown Bentonville by Hadi Dudley, Library Director; Brenda Compton, BLF Development Director; and Wanda Bautts, President of the D.A.R. Celebrate Magazine is the new occupant of Train Station Depot on Main Street across from BPL!
Judge Bob Clinard dropped off a generous used book donation to the Bentonville Library Foundation today! Consider giving gently used books to the Friends of the Library or donating money to the Foundation. Contributions such as these support your community library!Judge Clinard is photographed here with Brenda Compton, BLF Development...
Teen Volunteers read to children at the Farmers Market on the Bentonville Square.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 -- Dora the Explorer paid a special visit to the Bentonville Public Library. Over 800 young patrons had the chance to meet and take a photo with Dora. The day featured games and activities sponsored by the Bentonville Library Foundation and Nickelodeon.