Garland County Children's Library
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The library is open to the public!
We are still operating under some restrictions.
All updates to our services can be found here.

All programs and library services are subject to change with little notice. 

Click here to see our August program calendar.
For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library has decided to continue to only offer virtual programs throughout August. We hope to get back to in-person events as soon as possible.
Our Preschool Storytimes have gone virtual, too. Join us online Mondays or Wednesdays starting August 17th as we read our way through the alphabet. 

Pick up a craft at the library between Sunday and Saturday for each week's storytime.

Registration is required for each week. This program will take place via Zoom and an email link will be sent prior to the storytime. 

Get your milk, cookies, and a stuffed buddy ready to join Ms. Kasey every Thursday night at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live for Bedtime Stories! 

Visit our Facebook Group to tune in. Say "hi" to Ms. Kasey in the comments for a special personal greeting. 
Curbside Pickup is easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Place your item(s) on hold either by calling the library or going online.
(See how to place your own holds from our catalog here)

2. Once you receive the notification that your items are available, park in one of the curbside spaces under the library's bookdrop awning. 

3. Call the phone number on the sign and we'll run your holds out to you. 
The Garland County Library recently joined over 30 other Arkansas libraries in the Arkansas Digital Library Consortium on OverDrive. But what does this mean for you? Instead of having free access to over 20,000 ebooks and audiobooks, you now have over 70,000 titles to choose from! Learn more about our migration to the ADLC here.
Our annual Summer Reading Program will end on July 31st, but we're still participating in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. 

Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding as well as preparing him or her for school. Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you.

Start reading early. Begin any time from your child’s birth until he or she enters Kindergarten. Read at your own pace and enjoy your time together.

Every book counts. You may include the books read to him or her by parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians, or siblings. You can even repeat books or listen to audiobooks.

Add a sticker to the library sticker chart for every 100 books read, earn a pick-a-book when you reach 500 books read, and earn a special prize when you reach 1000 books.

Learn more about the 1000 Books Foundation at

We've loved connecting with our patrons on our Summer Reading Facebook Group so much that we're going to keep it around. So, keep sharing your favorite reads, pics of your kids making library crafts, and let's keep the connection going.

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