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 website, where you can easily log your minutes and days read, complete challenges, and keep up with your progress. The challenge does not officially start until June 6th, but you can pre-register to get ahead of the game!

Additionally, you can come into either branch starting Monday, June 6th to pick up a paper reading tracker to log your reading.

Set your reading goals and reach them weekly to enter for your chance to win fantastic prizes. Adults can be entered to win weekly prizes such as a metal detector, Cricut Joy, greenhouse, and more, as well as one grand prize at the end of the summer. All participants will be given prizes after completing weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 of Summer Reading.

Reading Prizes:

  • Day 10 – Tote Bag
  • Day 20 – Summer Reading T-Shirt
  • Day 30 – Fidget Pop-It (Ages 0-8), Wireless Earbuds (Ages 9+)
  • Day 40 – Book (Kids), Book Buck (Adults)

Adult Weekly Drawings

Log your weekly reading to be entered to win:

Week 1 – Metal DetectorWeek 5 – Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Week 2 – Outdoor GreenhouseWeek 6 – Amazon Echo Show
Week 3 – At-Home Spa PackageWeek 7 – Cricut Joy
Week 4 – Bluetooth Double Subwoofer SpeakerWeek 8 – Nintendo Switch Lite

GRAND PRIZE: Android Tablet Bundle

Below is a schedule of events happening all summer at the Saline County Library. (R) indicates that registration is required and (V) indicates that the event is virtual. Register by visiting the events calendar.

Kids ages 0-5:

Kids ages 5-8:

Tweens ages 9-12:

Teens ages 13-18:

  • Primitive Gaming on Mondays at 3:00 PM in Bryant
    • June 6
    • June 13
    • June 20
    • June 27
    • July 11
    • July 18
    • July 25
  • Minecraft on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM on Minecraft (V)
    • June 7
    • June 14
    • June 21
    • June 28
    • July 5
    • July 12
    • July 17
    • July 25

Adults ages 18+:

  • From Drawing to Paint: Adult Art Series on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in Benton (R)
  • DIY Adventures on June 1 & July 6 at 2:00 PM on Facebook/Kit pickup at both branches starts at 9:00 AM
  • True Crime Book Club on June 4 & July 2 at 2:00 PM in Bryant (R)
  • Jackbox Game Night on June 10 & July 8 at 7:00 PM at Pasta J’s Benton
  • SCL Trivia Night on June 21 & July 19 at 7:30 PM – Location TBD

All ages:

  • Fishing Derby on June 18 at 9:00 AM at Arkansas Health Center Pond