Blast Off into Learning: Stellar Space Resources for Kids

by Dana Bloch The Saline County Library Youth Services department is so excited for the eclipse this April that we are making our theme for the next few months all about space! If you are interested in learning more about space with your little ones, here are some websites we think you’ll enjoy! To Learn … Continued

Leigh Espey Selected to Lead Saline County Library

Benton, AR- Leigh Espey, a Saline County native has been selected to be the Director of the Saline County Library System (SCL) effective January 1, 2024. Espey was unanimously recommended for the position by the SCL Board of Trustees earlier this week following a two-month search process. She has been serving in an interim capacity as … Continued

Saline County Library Gears Up for 2024 Seed Library

Spring is just around the corner! Okay, maybe it’s a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to start daydreaming about your spring garden! Luckily for you, the Saline County Seed Library has all of your garden wishlist needs! The Seed Library was established in 2020 with donations from the Healing Waters Outreach … Continued

PIE a Librarian and Support the Community! Win-Win!

From Monday, December 4, to Wednesday, December 20, both branches of the library are hosting a food and hygiene item drive to benefit members of the community. The Benton branch is located at 1800 Smithers Drive, Benton, AR 72015. The Bryant branch is located at 201 Prickett Road, Bryant, AR 72022. Patrons are asked to … Continued

Dr. Gann’s Radioactive Therapy

by Cody Berry, Special Collections Assistant Because of the recent success of films such as Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Radium Girls on Netflix, we thought it would be interesting to investigate Dr. Gann Jr’s work with radium. Dr. Dewell Gann Jr (1890-1960) is credited as the man who introduced the use of radium to Arkansas … Continued

Warm Wishes from the Library

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

2023 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 our Benton location … Continued

The “Write” Stuff

by Becca Griffin If you’ve thought that writing might be a fun hobby, join us at the Bryant branch every Tuesday at 4:00 PM for The Pencil Pack! You can practice your skills, help us make an amazing newspaper and even more amazing friends. If you are hesitant about getting started or not sure if … Continued

SCL Celebrates National Novel Writing Month

by Lyndsey Ammons It’s November, so it’s officially National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo” for short. It’s a great way to get into writing! The challenge is to focus on writing a first draft of 50,000 words in one month. The main goal is to just get the words out and not edit while you’re … Continued

Gann Museum Unveils Saline County Veterans Display 

By Cody Berry I decided to take a break from the old collection books and put together a tribute to our Saline County veterans. This display features three uniforms from three different wars, two swords from the 1800s, a mess kit and medal from a WWII hero who survived being a prisoner of war, and … Continued