Walmart VAP Program Supports BPL Tech Cards

April 20, 2017

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.

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First Annual Loyalist Appreciation Luncheon

April 20, 2017

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.

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Thank you, Rotary Club of Bentonville!

April 20 2017

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.

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BLF received their See Change for Organizations Gold Level Certificate from the Nonprofit Change Project

April 20, 2017

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.

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Emily Douglas, recipient of the Friends of the Bentonville Library’s inaugural “Best Friend Award”

April 1, 2017

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.

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Mary Baggett, recipient of 2016 Library’s inaugural “Distinguished Service Award”

April 1, 2017

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.

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Brenda Compton, recipient of 2016 Bentonville Library Foundation’s inaugural “Outstanding Advocate Award

April 1, 2017

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.

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Go Naturals!

August 13, 2015

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!

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Caboose Park is Done!

Summer 2015

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.

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Coldwell Banker Donates to Stroll Bentonville

June 9, 2015

Thank you to Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette for their generous donation to our 2nd Annual Stroll Bentonville event. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

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Caboose Park Beautification

Spring 2015

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.

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Save the Date!

June 9, 2015

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!

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Thank You for Your Gift to the Library

January 2015

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.

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Best of the Best 2014

Fall 2014

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.

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2014 Holiday Giving Campaign Kicks Off

December 2014

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...

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Brenda Compton Graduates from Area Nonprofit Program

2014

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.

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2013 Holiday Giving Campaign A Great Success

January 2014

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.

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2013 Holiday Campaign Kick Off

“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.

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Foundation and Friends Participate in Family Literacy Day 2013

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.

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Celebrate Magazine Moves to Downtown Bentonville

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!

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Judge Clinard Makes Donation to Library

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...

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Walmart Women's Officer Caucus Donates

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Stories on the Square

Teen Volunteers read to children at the Farmers Market on the Bentonville Square.

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Dora the Explorer Visits the Bentonville Public Library

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.

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Thank you to Bentonville Garden Club !

Bentonville Garden Club member, Tina Bogle, vigilantly watered the neighboring library campus during dry summer. The library grounds continues to flourish under her nurturing volunteer care. Thank you, Mrs. Bogle!

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