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"A bad book about the love of God remains a bad book."

—Thomas Merton (1915-68) American religious writer The Seven Story Mountain, No Man Is an Island


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National Library Week

Tuesday, April 14, 5 p.m. Sherm Doolen and Barbara Carpenter will be the featured readers at an Open House and Ice Cream Social.

Sherm will be be reading a selection from Carl Sandburg. His subject is Abraham Lincoln.

Barbara will read one of her own selections that was published in one of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books.

Abraham Lincoln impersonator David Wolfe will be appearing on Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Mr. Wolfe, who is listed on the Association of Lincoln Presenters, is from Owensboro, Kentucky. The Friends of Bryan-Bennett Library will serve light refreshments on the 16th.

Also as part of the fun, each of the Domino League players on Thursday will get one of our Bryan-Bennett lunch bags. The Domino League meets at 1-3 p.m.

The Story Time on Friday at 10 a.m. will have a theme of Library etiquette. The featured books will be Manners with a Library Book and Backseat A-B-See. There will be a light refreshment and a snack


Special Collections

Library Staff are featuring 3 special collections. Local readers can round up tons of adventure in the Westerns displayed at the Circulation Desk.

American Presidents are celebrated in a special patriotic display in the Non-Fiction stacks.

Inspirational selections are featured in the Fiction Stacks.


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Patrons with a Bryan-Bennett card may come to the Library to get their accounts set up to download E-Books. Bryan-Bennett is part of the Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go, a consortium of libraries in the region. The consortium subscribes to OverDrive, a leading full-service distributor of eBooks.Please contact Bryan-Bennett Library for more information.


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315 South Maple, Salem

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 864
Salem, IL 62881

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(618) 548-3006

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Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Friends of the Library

Book Sale Room Hours:

Monday to Thursday
Noon - 3 pm

Friday & Saturday
10 am to Noon

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