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

  • Amanda Tokert

    Library Director

    Hello Everyone!  I have really enjoyed meeting our wonderful patrons since I have started here. I read mostly Sci-Fi-Fantasy and Mysteries. Mercedes Lackey is a favorite author.   I am also really enjoying the libraries Overdrive subscription for my commute.

  • Sandi Johnson

    Head of Circulation

    I LOVE to read Science Fiction. The more tech-geeky it is, the more I like it. The Explorer by James Smythe and Across the Universe by Beth Revis are two of  my favs. I also read alot of Dystopian novels. A couple of series that I like are Red rising by Pierce Brown and Wool by Hugh Howey.  I mostly read from our online E-book database, Overdrive. Some other favorite authors are: Margaret Atwood, Andy Weir, Ruby Dixon, and Jaymin Eve

  • Cindy Jackson

    Children's Librarian

    I'm usually reading a few things at a time because my interest changes depending on my mood. I stick mainly to fiction, but will read non-fiction if it strikes my fancy. I prefer fantasy (fairy tale retellings and gaslamp fantasy are my favorites) and magical realism, but I am always open to other genres. 

 
 

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).

 
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Hours of Operation

Monday

9am-5pm

Tuesday

9am-8pm

Wednesday

9am-5pm

Thursday

9am-8pm

Friday

9am-5pm

Saturday

10am-2pm

Contact Us

General Info:

102 N Van Buren Ave, Fowler, Indiana

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