Benjamin Children’s Library is a treasured community resource where residents of all ages and backgrounds explore and expand educational and literary horizons.

The Benjamin Children’s Library was established in 1990 by the Kruger family, as a way to perpetuate the memory of their son Benjamin who died tragically at the age of four.

The BCL’s collection of books, DVDs and resource materials now tops 43,000 volumes in Hebrew, English, and Amharic and serves approximately 4,000 children and their families.

Not just a library, the BCL is a broad educational resource center for the Bet Shemesh community. A Wandering Library has been establish in public places across the center of the country.

Our rich schedule includes:
  • MAPAL-Homework Help for Immigrants
  • LIFE- Ethiopian girls leadership program
  • Story hours & puppet-theater
  • What is a library? Sessions for schoolchildren
  • Youth summer reading club
  • Book and film club for adults
  • Lecture Series

 “Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
― Dr. Seuss