Adventure Begins at the Saline County Library for Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Summer Reading at the Saline County Library starts on Monday, June 3rd. All ages can enjoy age-specific programs weekly each library branch: Bob Herzfeld in Benton, Mabel Boswell in Bryant, and the East End branch.  It’s easy to participate and so much fun! To register, visit and click the big yellow button. The challenge does not … 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

Reading Dragons & Friends Encourages Kids to Read

Reading Dragons & Friends is a reading incentive programs for ages 5 and up starting September 4th. Trade your cards with friends, play a casual game or compete in a tournament, and collect them all! Come by the Benton or Bryant branch to pick up your Reading Dragons & Friends starter pack and instructions starting … Continued

Benefits of Summer Reading

Hey there, bookworms! Summer is here, and it’s time to soak up some sun, fun, and of course, fantastic books! While the temptation to take a break from reading during the vacation is understandable, it’s essential to keep those pages turning. Let’s dive into the incredible reasons why reading over summer vacation is not only … Continued

We are EXPANDING!!! East End Branch Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of expanding into a third branch, which will serve the community of East End, Arkansas. This branch will be located in the Hope Valley Development at 24005 Arch Street, Hensley, AR 72065. The expansion is estimated to open in September of 2023. According to … Continued

Digital Resources for Teens 

In the words of Arthur, “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card”. There are so many excellent ways to use your library card besides checking out books at the library. We have platforms for e-books, audiobooks, music, movies, and even homework help.   Brainfuse has two platforms that make learning easier. On Brainfuse LearnNow you can interact with live tutors that specialize in multiple subjects … Continued

National Library Week 2023

The Saline County Library encourages the public to participate in National Library Week! National Library Week 2023 will be the week of April 23. The citizens of Saline County can participate in library dress-up days and special events the entire week at either the Benton or Bryant Branch.  The theme for National Library Week 2023 … Continued

Tabletop Role Playing Games

Imagine this, you and your friends are on a journey in a dangerous jungle. There are poisonous mushrooms, animals you’ve never heard of, and you’re on your way to slay a dragon that has taken over a neighboring community. Next week, maybe you and your friends are in a foreign night market competing in challenges … Continued

What is Makerspace?

Start the New Year with a new hobby! Can you even remember the last time you made something, took something apart to see how it worked, or wanted to turn it into something else? Like most of us, you probably haven’t made anything in a while. What is Makerspace? Makerspace is a structured space for … Continued

The Perfect Homemade Gift

Need an easy gift for Christmas? Well look no further! What’s more special than a handmade present for any family member or friend? Below you will find a recipe for the cutest bath bombs just in time for the holiday season. Gingerbread Bath Bombs Ingredients: · ½ cup baking soda · ¼ cup Epsom salt … Continued