Support SCL by Joining the Friends Group

In March of 2017, a dedicated group of volunteers started the Friends of the Library Group for Saline County Library. 

The Work of the Friends

Our Friends of the Library group opened a Used Book Store at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library on February 19, 2019. This bookstore is open any time the library is open, and will close15 minutes before the library closes. Visitors can browse the bookstore and bring their items upstairs to the front desk to check out. There is also a used Book Store section at the Mable Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant that anyone is welcome to shop. Other accomplishments of the Friends include:

  • Providing an outside bench for staff use
  • Funding the Saline County Library Beyond the Stacks magazine
  • Adding furniture, book carts and storage solutions to both branches
  • Donating used books to local non-profits


Due to lack of storage space and resale considerations, we are unable to accept all items. The following is a list of items we CANNOT accept:

  • Damaged books (Damage would include: damage from water, smoke, mold, broken spines, torn pages and pages written on or highlighted)
  • Reference books
  • Computer books & manuals
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Magazines (including National Geographic and American Heritage)
  • Outdated textbooks
  • VHS tapes
  • Vinyl records
  • Audio cassettes
  • Bulk packs or other bound study materials

While the library is closed to the public, the Friends of the Library Used Book Store is closed. However, you can visit our Ebay account to browse materials that have been removed from our collection.

If you have questions, email

Friends of the Library Board Meetings

The Friends of the Library board meetings are open to the public.

  • April 5, 2023
  • June 7, 2023
  • August 2, 2023
  • October 4, 2023
  • December 6, 2023

How to Become a Volunteer

Volunteering with our Friends of the Library Group is easy! Simply stop by the help desk at either library branch or fill out the form below. 

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