In Beit Shemesh, more than just a children’s library

The library is a hub for everyone in Beit Shemesh.

February 4, 2016 17:26
Benjamin Children’s Library

Local kids – and some parents – enjoy the Benjamin Children’s Library in Beit Shemesh. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Two years ago, when the popular Benjamin Children’s Library in Beit Shemesh was on the verge of shutting its doors due to a lack of funding, Harriet Benjamin’s (no relation to the library’s namesake) children were getting ready to smash their own piggy banks open to do their part in ensuring that their favorite after-school library and activity center remained open.

Thankfully, according to Bibsi Zuckerbrot, the library’s director, the facility was able to stay afloat due to its annual community-wide 5K Run. At the event, a diverse group of runners of all ages backed by corporate sponsors did their part, while getting some exercise and having some fun, to help save what has become a community institution.


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