Discover Your Love for Manga

When I was a kid I loved reading picture books, the beautiful illustrations added so much to the story and I missed them when I moved on to chapter books and novels. I love seeing the author’s vision for their characters and setting come to life. I was in college before I discovered graphic novels … Continued

Save a Life. Give Blood.

Inflation is soaring, Russia is invading Ukraine, and sometimes it feels like everyone is a little on edge these days. You may ask yourself: “What can I do?” Well, Darren Shaw of the Arkansas Blood Institute has a worthy answer to that question. You can give blood. Due to the nationwide blood shortage in the … Continued

Community Drive for Community Pantry

Our community pantry is getting low so we need your help to provide essential food and hygiene items, as well as snack foods, to our community! During National Library Week (April 4-8th), we’ll be hosting a community drive, so all you need to do is bring items to either branch and put them in their … Continued

Show Off Your Comedy Skills at our Stand-Up Comedy Night!

The Saline County Library will be hosting a Stand-Up Comedy Night on April 1, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Benton branch located at 1800 Smithers Drive.  Saline County residents ages 18 and up are invited to show off their comedic skills to a live audience in honor of April Fools’ Day. … Continued

Saline County Library Hosting Author Talk with Mara Leveritt and Jason Baldwin

The Saline County Library is excited to announce a live author event with author Mara Leveritt and Jason Baldwin on Tuesday, April 5th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Benton Event Center. Baldwin was one of the three who were implicated in the West Memphis Three murders. Leveritt will be joining Community Librarian, … Continued

Valentine’s Gift Bags on Sale Now!

The Friends of the Saline County Library are selling Valentine’s Day Gift Bags for $10 starting January 24th and going through February 12th, or while supplies last. You can choose from three bags: adults, teens, and children. Adult gift bags include a vase of artificial flowers, truffles, a wall hanger, a wine glass, and one … Continued

Participate in the “Tiniest Art Show!”

We’re hosting “The Tiniest Art Show” for patrons to show off their artistic abilities! Beginning February 1st, you can pick up a Tiniest Art kit which contains a 3×3 canvas, air-dry clay, and paint. Submissions must be turned in at the Youth Services desk in Benton by February 25th. “I’ve always been a huge believer … Continued

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