2022 Spring Programs

We have a large variety of recurring spring programs beginning in January, as well as special programs throughout the season! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most programs will require registration and will have a limited number of spots available. Programmers do reserve the right to cancel any programs or change them to virtual as … Continued

Library Card Design Contest

Show your creativity! Saline County Library is holding an art contest for new library cards. Winners will see their card design created for the entire system! Open to all Saline County Library cardholders. Stop by either Benton or Bryant location for a paper template or download a template. (Using a template is optional, but preferred.)  Submissions … Continued

Color Poetry Lessons!

Let’s try writing a color poem. First think of a color you want to write your poem about… I’ll use Green as an example. Now let’s brainstorm: What things look (green)?Apples, markers, caterpillars, shady trees What things sound (green)?Lawnmowers What things smell (green)?Grass, flowers, rain What things taste (green)?Vegetables What things feel (green)?Gardens, forests How … Continued

My Perfect Place: A Descriptive Writing Activity

This activity relies heavily on brainstorming. Find a partner, or parents lead the activity for your kids. Grab some paper and a pencil and let’s get started. Imagine your perfect place… What can you see: Describe everything from what kind of plants grow to what color the sky is What can you smell: Are you … Continued

Storytime at Home

Storytimes are a big part of our week at the library.  We’d like to give you some ideas for storytimes you can do on your own at home.  Our goal is to give you the tools to do stories, songs, and rhymes at home with your children just like the ones you enjoy when you … Continued

Theatre Classes Starting in September!

Starting in September, we will be offering two theatre classes via Zoom, SCL Theater: The Rising Star Players on Fridays at 10:00 AM and Drama Zoom on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. SCL Theatre: The Rising Star Players, formerly known as Children’s Theater, will be getting a facelift this year as the age limit extends from 9-12 to 9-18. Tweens … Continued

Introducing Children’s Book Bundles!

If you are having trouble finding books for your kids, let us help you! Book bundles will contain 5 handpicked books from the collection of your choice. We will try to include a new book or two when possible!  You may search the catalog with the term “book bundle” to see a list of all … Continued

Prom Dresses Available at Library

From April through May 25th, The Saline County Library has prom dresses available for high school students to check-out. Students can request an appointment to browse prom dresses here: http://bit.ly/SCLBrowsing21.  Prom dresses have been generously donated by local organization, Project Prom, and library patrons. There are limited sizes available while supplies last and students can only check-out one dress each.   … Continued

Outdoor Book Sale at the Bryant Branch August 13-14th

There will be a used book sale on Friday, August 13th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday, August 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library located at 201 Prickett Road in Bryant.  While the Bryant branch will be closed through Thursday, August 12th due to positive COVID-19 cases, they plan … Continued