Epsilon Beta


Madison Arthur

Mrs. Bengsch is in charge of the Epsilon Beta club.

Many of you may have heard of the library club that has been spreading through Missouri. Known as Epsilon Beta, this  club is open to all book-lovers and nerds alike.

Epsilon Beta was first started in 1931, in Washington, Missouri, by a teacher named Leona Evans. Then, in the 1968-1969 school year, librarians and students alike expanded it state-wide.

Mrs. Bengsch is a member of MASL, which stands for Missouri Association of School Librarians. This is where she first learned about the club before she decided to open her own branch at Cherokee. She plans to have Epsilon Beta not only help maintain the library by organizing books and helping fellow students check-out, but also participate in volunteer activities at Cherokee, such as helping set up library displays. She would also like to be able to host book drives, but needs to gather more information before that can be made possible. Epsilon Beta members also have many special privileges, such as having first choice on the library’s new books and being allowed to check out more than three books at a time. Members also have opportunities to make book trailers for the library’s Instagram page, help “kind bomb” the library, put together special treats for teachers, advise Mrs. Bengsch on new books, and much more!

If you are interested in joining Epsilon Beta, it is not too late. All you have to do is send Mrs. Bengsch a Canvas message telling her that you are interested, and all of the meeting times and dates are linked through the library’s Canvas page. Join us and become a “Keeper of the Library.”