What’s better than reading a new, exciting book? Reading it with a group and then discussing all your favorite plot twists and nuggets!
We offer several book clubs for varying genres. Let us know which one you are interested in joining by signing up for that group’s notifications.
Adultish Book Club
The Adultish Book Club is a group of bookish people who meet on the last Monday of every month to discuss the latest book pick at the Saline County Library. They meet in the Upper Commons at the Benton location. The books are picked from genres in both young adult and adult fiction. Group favorites lean towards magical realism, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. Anyone interested in joining can ask to join the Adultish Book Club Facebook Group for more information.
Benton Library Book Club
The Benton Library Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Due to Covid restrictions, the club is currently meeting via Zoom. Most liked genres in the club include historical fiction, thrillers (but no horror), unusual and touching stories, well-written books like Killers of the Flower Moon, and books with interesting facts. If you are interested in joining the Benton Library Book Club, email Stacy.
Monday Afternoon Book Club
The Monday Afternoon Book Club meets the first Monday of the month at 1:00 PM at the Benton Chamber of Commerce. If that Monday is a holiday, they meet on the second Monday. The subjects and genres of books vary widely. If you are interested in joining the Monday Afternoon Book Club, email Brad.
- Jan. 3, 2022 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
- Feb. 7, 2022 – Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti
- Mar. 7, 2022 – Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
- Apr. 4, 2022 –
- May 1, 2022 – Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
- Jun. 6, 2022 – Still Life by Louise Penny
- Jul. 11, 2022
- Aug. 1, 2022
- Sep. 12, 2022
- Oct. 3, 2022
- Nov. 7, 2022
True Crime Book Club (TCBC)
If you love true crime, then this is the book club for you! True Crime Book Club meets on the first Saturday of the month at 2 PM at the Bryant library branch. They try to select books from local authors or relating to local events whenever possible. Those interested can join the True Crime Book Club Facebook Group for more information.
Start a Book Club!
Want to start your own Book Club but don't want to select or buy all the books? No problem! We have you covered with our Book Club Kits. Each kit comes with 5-10 copies of a selected novel and discussion questions. All you have to do is invite your friends, share the books, read and then enjoy the conversation!Check out a Book Club Kit