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 Thursday 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. They do host in-person/virtual author events so you will meet some of the authors of their book picks. The Adultish Book Club is also planning some fun extra events including a group movie night at the local movie theater later this year.  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 Saline County Library in Benton in the boardroom. 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 Susie.

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