ABOUT US

Benton County Public Library is a small rural public library in Fowler Indiana dedicated to sharing knowledge and lifelong learning since we opened in 1906. We are an original Carnegie Library that was added onto in 1964 with a modern twist. We enjoy hosting many children’s programs along with adult reading and mind-boggling contests. You can always find something fun to participate in at our main circulation desk.

BCPL is a proud member of Evergreen Indiana. Evergreen Indiana is a growing network of over 125 public, school and institutional libraries located throughout Indiana that use the Evergreen software to allow patrons of member libraries to view the catalogs of other member libraries and to borrow materials from them using their Evergreen Indiana library card.

 

BCPL TEAM

 
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BCPL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Jack Duncan, President

Arnie Muller, Secretary

Linda Nally, Treasurer

Judy Leuck,  Member

Norma Wallpe, Member

Alice Thurston, Member

John Wright, Member

BCPL HISTORY

PROUD TO BE A CARNEGIE LIBRARY

It was pioneering — public and free. Those were the visionary keystones of Carnegie's library mission. The mission was born in Allegheny City, Pa., where Carnegie worked as a bobbin boy in a textile mill — his job was to fill the bobbins with thread and oil them for the machines. He was determined to improve his lot, but he couldn't pay the $2 subscription for a local library that was available only to apprentices (and he certainly couldn't afford to buy books).