Dig Deeper at the Library for Summer Reading 2022!

Summer Reading Challenge at the Saline County Library starts on Monday, June 6th. All ages can enjoy age-specific programs weekly at both the Bob Herzfeld and Mabel Boswell branches. It’s easy to participate and fun for all ages, including adults! Online registration will start May 23rd. Challengers can sign up using the Beanstack app or … Continued

An Interview with Genealogist, Mary Chittenden

On Saturday, Mary 28th, join us at the Benton branch for our annual Genealogy Symposium with genealogist, Mary Chittenden. Starting at 9:00 AM, Mary will teach us how to use online resources to research your family tree. We had the chance to sit down and talk with Mary about all things Genealogy: How did you … Continued

If You Like This, Then Try That: Romance Novel Edition

If you like Schitt’s Creek, try It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey If you like HGTV shows, try 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne If you like Food Network shows, try Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting If you like Love Hard on Netflix, try The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren If you like … Continued

Get Ready for a Poetry Slam!

The Saline County Library will be hosting a Poetry Slam on April 29th from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The Saline County Library is inviting aspiring poets to share their work in front of a live audience in celebration of National Poetry Month. The rules are simple: … 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

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

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

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

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

Join True Crime Author, Mara Leveritt, on November 2nd

We will be hosting an author talk with true crime author, Mara Leveritt, on Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM at the Benton Event Center.   This will be Leveritt’s first appearance in Saline County since publishing her book, Boys on the Tracks: Death, Denial, and a Mother’s Crusade to Bring Her Son’s Killers to Justice about the events … Continued