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

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

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

Middle Grade Audio Chapter Books that the Whole Family Can Enjoy 

Does it take the family a long time to drive through all the school traffic and the drop-off line? Try listening to an audio book as a family in the car. Listening to audio books is a great way to increase attention spans, vocabulary, a lot of other benefits that reading physical copies of books … Continued

Looking Back and Looking Forward 

2022 is coming to a close, so what better time to look back at some of the fun things that have happened at the library this year? There have been storytimes by librarians, community helpers, and princesses, cooking classes, dinosaur and crystal digs, a library prom for the teens and for children under five, the … Continued

Playing Catch-Up: How your library card can help kids with lost learning 

Over the Covid-19 pandemic, many children suffered significant learning loss due to school closures and distance learning.  According to a study by Horace Mann Educators Corporation, more than 97% of teachers reported their students are behind compared to pre-pandemic classes.  As parents and caregivers work with their kids to fill in those learning gaps, the … Continued

Homeschool Hour is BACK!

You heard it here, folks. Homeschool Hour will be resuming once again in full swing starting the first Wednesday of September and continuing through November.  We have heard your requests and we are pleased to announce that we can host our typical Homeschool Hour in the building again!  Here’s a quick rundown of how Homeschool … Continued