Fran's blog

Looking for a New Read?

NovelistLooking for a new read?  At your fingertips is access to Novelist, one of the Library's online databases accessible with your library card from the Research tab of the Library's website. 

eReader reviews

Is there an e-book reader in your future?

Confused about what you want or what you need?

Mango Languages Database news!

Mango Languages has created a new way to learn a foreign language that includes film.  This is available in Mandarin, Japanese, and ESL for Spanish Speakers.  Once you have entered Mango and logged in with your library card, instead of choosing a language, select Language learning through film.

Poets' Picnic

Lois RequistSunday, August 4

noon to 4 p.m.

Benicia City Park Gazebo (First & Military West)

Benicia's Poet Laureate, Lois Requist, will join Poet Laureates from around California to welcome fellow poets for a fun afternoon of poetry readings and food.  Bring a poem for a chance to have it read by a laureate.

Cupcake contest!

The Winners of the First Annual Cupcake Contest are:     

Terry Baldwin - Champagne Cupcakes with Cotton Candy Frosting

What's New Blog

If you are looking for a story you no longer see on the Library's homepage, simply go the What's New Blog link on the left side of the homepage under the top heading, Library Home.  Older stories are archived in this area. 

California Snapshot Day

Imagine...if we could open the walls, windows and websites of all California libraries and share the amazing, life-changing, life-enhancing activities that happen every day, in our library communities.

Are you ready to Mango?

The Benicia Library has recently added Mango Languages to its list of free resources.  Mango is available for Benicia Library members and is the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.  Access is available anywhere there is Internet with your Benicia library card.

Teens -- Post Secret Event

Monday, July 12th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Share your deepest secrets anonymously. Create original postcard art to express your secrets.  Check out other samples of POSTSECRETS @

Vacations and holds

Finally it's vacation time and your bags are packed, the kids are beside themselves and the phone rings and it's.....THE LIBRARY!  Your hold is ready to pick up.  What to do?  If you can call (707) 746-4343 or text the library during open hours or email us (at to let us know that you won't be able to pick up your hold(s) and (if you want) we can also replace the hold. 

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