April is National Poetry Month! 

Have you ever tried your hand at writing poetry?  Challenge yourself by writing a Haiku.  Follow the steps below from Poetry4Kids.com to get started!  How to Write a Haiku  It is easy to learn to write a haiku, but it can take a lot of practice to learn how to do it well. This lesson … Continued

Supply Swap

 The Saline County Library will host a supply swap for the public on Saturday, February 4th at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. This is the perfect event to help you reorganize your art supply closet and declutter instead of throwing out your unused/ unwanted supplies, donate and swap them for new-to-you … Continued

What is Makerspace?

Start the New Year with a new hobby! Can you even remember the last time you made something, took something apart to see how it worked, or wanted to turn it into something else? Like most of us, you probably haven’t made anything in a while. What is Makerspace? Makerspace is a structured space for … Continued

A Wonderful Year for Dolly Parton Lovers!

News Story – Dolly Parton Dolly Parton has had one heck of a year. In March, she debuted her new novel Run Rose Run, co-written with James Patterson. In October, she received the ‘Courage and Civility Award’ from Jeff Bezos, which included a $100 Million award to be spent any way she chooses. On November … Continued

New Year, New Me

At the beginning of every year, most people like to start over, change their ways of living, by de-cluttering their homes, starting to eat better, or even trying to pick up a new hobby. According to Discovery Happy Habits on average 9-12 % of people keep their new year’s resolution.   This year make it … Continued

Warm Wishes

The Saline County Library wants to make sure that members of Saline County are kept warm during the harsh winter months. The Benton branch of the library will be hosting a warm wishes window and the Bryant branch will have a warm wishes tree. The window and tree will have different items that are necessary … Continued

Looking Back and Looking Forward 

2022 is coming to a close, so what better time to look back at some of the fun things that have happened at the library this year? There have been storytimes by librarians, community helpers, and princesses, cooking classes, dinosaur and crystal digs, a library prom for the teens and for children under five, the … Continued

The Perfect Homemade Gift

Need an easy gift for Christmas? Well look no further! What’s more special than a handmade present for any family member or friend? Below you will find a recipe for the cutest bath bombs just in time for the holiday season. Gingerbread Bath Bombs Ingredients: · ½ cup baking soda · ¼ cup Epsom salt … Continued

Seed Library

Spring is just around the corner! Or, maybe in a couple of months. It’s not too early to start daydreaming about Spring or planning your garden though. Luckily for you, the Saline County Seed Library has all of your garden wish list needs. The Seed Library was established in 2020 with donations from the Healing … Continued

Wrapping Station Now Open

Where is the tape? Do I have enough wrapping paper? Lock the door so the kids don’t see!!! All these questions are probably going through your head as you hurry to wrap presents on the bedroom floor. But this year, save your money, time, and your back. Use the Wrapping Station at both our locations … Continued