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The Benson Memorial Library is excited to announce their newest online database: the Obituary Index! You can now search our obituary index online from anywhere in the world. It contains more than 18,000 listings. The Obituary Index can be accessed through the Benson Memorial Library...

local history space

Starting in mid-2017, Benson Memorial Library decided to expand its local history services by hiring its first full-time historian, Jessica Hilburn. Throughout her first year of employment, the library has been recognized for multiple major newsworthy accomplishments in the community....

Pokemon

  by Elizabeth Hess Confession time: when I first heard about the mega-popular free app Pokémon Go, I reacted with a “whaaaaat?” rather than a “wa-hoo!” I sadly missed the first round of Pokémon-mania back in the 90s, so this resurgence in worldwide popularity due...