Public Library

Benton Public Library


48 W. Main St.

Phone: (608) 759-BOOK (2665)


Michele Anderson

Email: [email protected]


Interim Director/Assistant

Connor McCarthy

Email: [email protected]


Susan Ward

Library Status

Benton Public Library is only providing Curbside Service at this time due to Covid-19.

The library building will be closed to the public until further notice. For more information

on the current status of library services go to

Curbside Service hours:

Tuesday: 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Internet users may browse Benton’s library catalog and the combined catalog collections of member libraries making up the Southwest Library System, a five-county service area consisting of 28 libraries. Library patrons may interlibrary loan items from other libraries in the system. Patrons will be notified by phone when requested items are available to be picked up at the Benton Public Library.

Library Board Members and Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 P.M. at Benton Public Library, 48 W. Main Street. Due to Covid-19, location of the meeting can change monthly to accommodate social distancing.The meetings are open to the public. We do ask all attendees to please wear a mask.

Benton Library Board members include:


Wm, Foltz, Ph.d


Sherri Timmerman


Sandra Scanlan

Janice Blaine

Sandye Voight

Lisa Lawrence

Jill Knight

Scott Cruse

Stacy Addie