Homemade Marble Run

Don’t be bored this summer– get creative and make something! Here’s project that’s fun to do and will impress your friends. All you need is a cardboard box lid, some popsicle sticks, hot glue and a marble. Take a look at these different ideas for making a marble run from FrugalFun4Boys.com. Instructions 1. Lay the … Continued

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

Dyslexia Resources at the Library 

Did you know that approximately 20% of Americans have dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disability that causes difficulties in language processing, usually with reading, writing, and spelling. Despite these challenges, the library can still be a wonderful and friendly space for dyslexic and other struggling readers.  In the Juvenile First Chapter section we’ve got books … 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

Color Poetry Lessons!

Let’s try writing a color poem. First think of a color you want to write your poem about… I’ll use Green as an example. Now let’s brainstorm: What things look (green)?Apples, markers, caterpillars, shady trees What things sound (green)?Lawnmowers What things smell (green)?Grass, flowers, rain What things taste (green)?Vegetables What things feel (green)?Gardens, forests How … Continued

My Perfect Place: A Descriptive Writing Activity

This activity relies heavily on brainstorming. Find a partner, or parents lead the activity for your kids. Grab some paper and a pencil and let’s get started. Imagine your perfect place… What can you see: Describe everything from what kind of plants grow to what color the sky is What can you smell: Are you … Continued

Theatre Classes Starting in September!

Starting in September, we will be offering two theatre classes via Zoom, SCL Theater: The Rising Star Players on Fridays at 10:00 AM and Drama Zoom on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. SCL Theatre: The Rising Star Players, formerly known as Children’s Theater, will be getting a facelift this year as the age limit extends from 9-12 to 9-18. Tweens … Continued