March Into Literacy Month

March Into Literacy Month is about more than just the importance of learning to read and write. The idea behind the month-long celebration has several tenets, and the most important among them harkens back to a theme many of us heard growing up: Reading Is FUNdamental! Sure, the importance of literacy as a skillset is … Continued

The Tiniest Arts Show

“All art has this characteristic––it unites people.”  After last year’s incredible turnout, the Tiniest Art Show returns for the second year, on exhibit at both branches from March 6th – 31st!   Embracing the 2023 summer’s reading program theme –– “All Together Now” –– this miniature art exhibit is bringing together patrons of all ages and talents … Continued

Friends of the Library $0.50 Book Sale

Our Friends of the Library have an overstock of items in their used bookstore at both Benton and Bryant locations of the Saline County Library.  All sale items will be clearly marked 0.50 cent for one day only. The sale will be Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.   In March of 2017, a dedicated group of volunteers started the Friends of the Library group for … Continued

Love is in the Air

It’s February and that can only mean one thing! Love is in the air. The Saline County Library has everything you need to have a romantic evening in the house or to go out on the town. If you want to stay indoors, the Library has a karaoke machine so you and your loved one … Continued

Show some love! It’s National Library Lover’s Month!

The month of love is officially upon us! Hearts are EVERY WHERE! We are so thankful to have such a wonderful community that supports us in our various efforts. Some people ask us “how can I show my love for the library?” Good question! Of course, we want you to continue using your library card, … Continued

Fall in Love with the Library Again

Christmas is in the past. New years has gone. Now, everywhere you look on the grocery shelves there are red velvet hearts, plushy animals with kissy faces, and little sweet treats that have messages like “My Luv 4 U is 4ever.” But do you remember when you used to go the library as a kid, and you thought … 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

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