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Library Snippets

  By Johnye Fisher


September 2017

With the “Solar Eclipse 2017” out of the way, September brings Lots of fun things for the Sevier County libraries.

At the De Queen Library:


September 6 at 4pm will be the movie “Moana” with free movie style popcorn, if you haven’t seen it yet, stop in.

September 20th at 4 pm will be story time with Kim Frachiseur of the Extension office. She will have the program “Green Eggs and Ham”.

“Banned Book Week” September 24-30. Stop in, see what our display will be and check out a banned book!

“Adult Activities” every Wednesday at 10 am. We offer Dominos, games, cards, coloring and more! Roger is looking for a chess player to come and challenge his knowledge. Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan at the Horatio Branch says School is in full swing again and the Horatio Library’s Spotlight will be on my favorite author Greg Iles. Greg was born in Germany, spent his youth in Natchez Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. While attending Ole Miss he lived in a cabin where William Faulkner and his brothers listened to countless stories told by their beloved nanny. Greg has written bestselling novels such as “The Quiet Game”, “Natchez Burning”, “The Bone Tree” and “Mississippi Blood” just to name a few.


Don’t forget Dominoes on Thursdays at 10 am and we are looking for any chess players who might want to come play.

Ms. Wendy says the Lockesburg Library will be hosting children’s programs Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Plans are being made for programs concerning the subject “L” is for Library. Join us to learn about how to use the library and learn skills to become a library page. The library will be passing out our new book club selection, “Whistling Past the Graveyard.”. Indiana native Susan Crandall’s novel released in 2013. Call Ms. Wendy for more information.

Susie says the Gillham Library has received the book “600 Aromatherapy Recipes” by Beth Jones and the new “Jelly Roll Jazz Quilt” book by Jean Ann Wright. You can see a photo of them by going to our Facebook page Gillham Library. We will have a Story time and craft, Saturday September 23 with our new time beginning at 11:00 am. We will learn what an Indian Totem Pole meant to a tribe. For more information, call 386-5665


August 2017

We are definitely in full swing of summer aren’t we? We at the De Queen Library have enjoyed the programs we were able to hold for the children and we thank everyone once again who helped make this possible. We hope we have helped the children stay active in reading this summer and will be easier to get back into the groove of things.

School will be starting soon, our reading contest will end on July 31st and we will announce our winners on Facebook.

We have games! Kids games and adult games.

Janet Cantrell from the Extension office will present “How Much is that Doggie in the Window August 2nd at 4:00 PM.

“Adult Activities” every Wednesday at 10 am. We offer Dominos, games, cards, coloring and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan at the Horatio Branch says Summer is really here. The reading programs are over for a while and school will soon be starting. On July 15th Twinkle the Tooth Fairy was here. Twinkle is from the Kids Dental Center in Nashville. If you missed it, you missed a good time. Maybe she will be back next year. The spotlight this month will be on Linda Castillo. She is the creator of the “Kate Burkholder”. Kate is a police chief in a small town in Ohio with a large Amish population. If you haven’t read her, come in and check out this month’s spotlight.

As always there’s plenty going on at the library. So come in, cool off, play dominoes on Thursday morning or read the papers. I’ll be looking for you.

Ms. Wendy says there will be a Movie Day at the Lockesburg Library on Saturday August 12th at 10:00 AM. An episode from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga classics will be shown. Turtle-themed games, coloring pages and activities for preschool to 4th grade will be included. Each week our preschool learning center changes. Displays deal with learning the alphabet and the sounds associated with letters. Our learning center includes fun books, stamps, magnetic letters and other alphabet activities at the Lockesburg Library.

Susie says the Gillham Library has both Lee Child books” No Middle Name” and “Match-up” along with “The Broken Road” by Richard Paul Evans. We also have Arkansas Voter Registrations Applications. We want to remind all those who have made crafts in our story time, throughout the year, can enter your crafts in the upcoming Sevier County Fair. Call Ms. Susie for more information at 870-386-5665.



July 2017

As the Summer Reading Programs come to an end. The children had so much fun with S.T. E.M programs and doing the cool cat boogie so we are continuing a few activities for the children in July. Thank you to our volunteers and all who helped us with our programs.

The De Queen Branch is teaming up with Jamie Waters from AETN to host a Reading Contest July 1- 31. The contest will have three category Ages 9-10, 11-12, 13-15 and the three winners who have checked out and read the most books will receive a back pack with school supplies.

Wednesday July 5th will be Stop Drop and Roll with Amy featuring The De Queen Fire Department. They will hold a fire safety program at 4:00.

Monday July 24th at 10 am will be dental education with Twinkle the Tooth Fairy and Amy will read the Dr. Seuss book “The Tooth Book”.

“Adult Activities” every Wednesday at 10 am. We offer Dominos, games, cards, coloring and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan at the Horatio Branch says once again we had a great turnout and lots of fun at Story Time this past month. We are trying to build a better world by being kind to all we meet.

The heat of the summer is upon us so remember that if you do not have adequate cooling at home, come in and stay as long as we’re open. There are some really great books coming out this month. “Camino Island” by John Grisham, “Testimony” by Scott Turrow and “Come Sundown” by Nora Roberts.

Saturday July 15th at 10:00 am will be dental Education with Twinkle the Tooth Fairy.
Stay Cool and come in and see us at Horatio Library. Remember we play dominoes every Thursday at 10:30 am.

June’s Summer Reading Programs were so much fun that the Lockesburg Branch is planning to continue their Saturday Summer Reading Programs. On July 15, 22 and 29 at 10:00 come to the Lockesburg Library for more story times and S.T.E.M activities for preschool to 5th grade. Letter of the Week and Community Helpers Program-in-a-box are available to get your preschool excited about reading and learning.
Call Ms. Wendy for more information at 289-2233

Susie says the Gillham Branch has received book donations with authors Diana Palmer, Sandra Brown, and Linda Lael Miller. The Build a Better World reading contest ended June 29th sponsored by Gentry Chevrolet. Call Ms. Susie for more information at 870-386-5665.


June 2017


Linda Goodner with Arkansas Game and Fish will be at the De Queen Branch to kick things off for our Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World” on Wednesday June 7 at 10 am.

The Program will be each Wednesday in June at 10 am.

There will be a reading contest for the children this year with 3 categories 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, and 7-8 year olds. There will also be the Pizza Hut program and the children that meet the reading requirements will get to go and help make their very own personal pizza.

Ms. Amy will continue programs throughout the year for the children. She will have story time every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 4 pm. She will have lots of good stories and activities.

We would like to thank ALL the area businesses that donated for our programs. Without the good folks in our community we would not be able to continue the programs for the children. We appreciate each and every one of you.

A nice donation was made in Memory of Marylan Dutton by the friends of her daughter Larenda Donovan. We want to thank everyone who donated. Ms. Marylan was an active patron of the library and had been greatly missed.

“Adult Activities” every Wednesday at 10 am. We offer Dominos, games, cards, coloring and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan at the Horatio Branch says School is out so summer must be just around the corner. Each Thursday morning at 10:00 am or so I have domino players at the Library. So grab some players and join in the fun plus it’s a good way to stay cool. I have two extra tables but I need another set of dominoes. Each Saturday at 10:30 am starting June 3 is story time for the little ones’ age 3-8 years. There’s stories, activities and maybe even a movie.

Lots of good books to start your Summer Reading Program will be available this month. If your air conditioner is on the blink, the coolest place to be is the Horatio Library. Daily Newspapers, computers, books of all kinds for every age and a big screen TV to watch a movie. Everyone is welcome, so come on in.

Wendy at the Lockesburg Branch is wondering, are you having a tough time getting your child interested in reading this summer? At the Library each Saturday in June at 10:00 am there will be the scheduled Summer Reading Program using S.T.E.M activities. We will be exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities to create a way to encourage your child to read over the summer month.
Call Ms. Wendy for more information at 289-2233

Susie says the Gillham Branch will have the Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World”, each Saturday, June 3rd, 10th 17th and Thursday June 22nd. Story time and craft will begin at noon. We will have a reading contest which is being sponsored by Gentry Chevrolet. Call Ms. Susie for more information at 870-386-5665.



May 2017

The Sevier County Library System would like to welcome Amy Zuniga to the De Queen Library staff. Amy is a De Queen Arkansas native, 1990 graduate of De Queen High School and 2003 graduate of CCCUA with associate in general studies. Amy has worked in the public and with children and children's programs for more than 20 years. Amy has 2 children Katie and CJ and 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. Amy is very excited about the children's programs and is planning lots of story time activities.

Children’s programs are scheduled for May. May 10th at 4 pm for Mother’s day. The first 25 children will receive a special gift for their mom. May 24th at 4 pm story time will be about ants. We are working on our Summer Reading Program for June and Linda Goodner with Arkansas Game and Fish will be here to kick things off on June 7 at 10 am.

“Adult Activities” is every Wednesday at 10 am. Lots of Adult Coloring, Dominos, games, cards and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan says there is lots going on at The Horatio Library this month. Lots of new books and DVD’s. I would like to start a once a week game of dominoes or a movie on Saturday. If you think this is something that you would be interested in, please contact me at 832-6882. Tax season is behind us. If you have old tax returns that need to be destroyed, you can bring them to the library and shred them. Remember the De Queen Bee and the Texarkana Gazette are available for the public. Sevier County Librarians recently attended a mini workshop pertaining to our Summer Reading Program in June and so the spotlight this month will be shining on my display presented at the workshop. The theme is “Build a Better World”. So come in for a preview of our story time plans.

The Lockesburg Library has been given some generously- sized book bags with the words “My Lockesburg Library Book Bag” embroidered on them. They were donated by Susie Thompson and are for sale for $7.00. The next book club will be Saturday May 6th at 10:00. We will be discussing Ellen Wiseman’s novel “Coal River.” We have room for two new readers to join our group. Each month the library receives 12 copies of the same title from the Arkansas State Library. Our group reads the selection and those that want to join our discussion meet usually on the first Saturday f the month when a new book is given out. Call Ms. Wendy for more information at 289-2233

Susie says for the month May the Gillham Library will have a pre-reading contest leading up to the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program. Sonic had donated the free drink chips for our contest. We will begin on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and will run the contest for 2 weeks. We are open Tuesday and Thursday 9-5 and Saturday 9-2. Call Ms. Susie for more information.


April 2017

“Libraries Transform” is the theme for National Library week April 9-15.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. As a part of National Library Week, Tuesday April 11 is National Library Workers Day, a day for library Staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. Celebrate by visiting your local branch of the Sevier County Library and showing your support for libraries. Visit or for more information.

Spring showers bring May flowers so our display of the month will be non- fiction. The Library has all kinds of books on flowers and plants that can help teach you how to plant or grow. Come by and see what our display will show.

“Adult Activities” is every Wednesday at 10 am. Lots of Adult Coloring, Dominos, games, cards and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan at the Horatio Library says, Spring is here! Otherwise known as the “Sneezin Season”, and it is time to plant those annuals if you want flowers by June! But make sure to set some time from your planting and plowing to come by the Horatio Library and check out all the new arrivals in DVD’s, books and activities. For April the spotlight is on Mystery. In the spotlight is a collection of Agatha Christie and the “Inimitable Hercule Poirot”. Come in and check out the “Who Done Its” at the library.

The Lockesburg Library will mark Barbara Park’s birthday during the month of April. Park was an American Author of the popular Junie B. Jones children’s series. The June B. Jones series was written for young readers and included around 30 different books. The series has sold over 55 million copies in North America alone. She won seven Children’s Choice Awards, and four Parents’ Choice Awards. Stop in or call Ms. Wendy at the Lockesburg Library.

Susie says the Gillham Library has received from Kendra Maloney 10 books by the national bestselling author Jodi Thomas. Robert Billingsley donated 10 children DVD’s. Come by and check out these new titles. One Saturday each month we have a Story time and Crafts. We are open Tuesday and Thursday 9-5 and Saturday 9-2. Call Ms. Susie for the date at 870-386-5665.




March 2017

March at the De Queen Library is the month of Mysteries.

We will have a wonderful display of all the good mysteries of the library.
The “Featured Author” for the month of March will be John Grisham. Grisham was born in Jonesboro Arkansas, lived till he was 4 years old and his family moved Southaven Mississippi. Grisham is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in June 1989, four years after he began writing it. As of 2012, his books have sold over 275 million copies worldwide.
Grisham's first bestseller, The Firm, sold more than seven million copies.

“Adult Activities” is every Wednesday at 10 am. Lots of Adult Coloring, Dominos, games, cards and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan says the Horatio Library recently received a donation from the family of a local resident. It consists of 24 volumes of history of the American frontier. It’s opening up and settlement of the old west was one of history’s real-live dramas.
The setting itself is overwhelming: vast, sever, wondrously beautiful and brutally demanding. It promised both paradise and pain to those who came searching for its riches. From Indians who lived in harmony with the wilderness to the firs trappers, gunfighters, cowboys, sodbusters, railroad builders and pioneer school teachers.
The old west’s places and characters can be found in the beautifully leather bound books with a master index published by time-life will be the spotlight for the month of March.
There will be new best-sellers and books are for every age group arriving throughout the month.

The Lockesburg Library has two events scheduled for March. On Saturday March 4 at 10:00 am the book club will discuss the autobiography, “I am Malala” by Mala Yousafzai. Malala is the inspiring young girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. On Saturday, March 11th the “Mommy and Me” preschool group will meet to celebrate Dr Seuss’ birthday with a “Green Eggs and Ham” program at 10 am. Ms. Wendy at the Lockesburg Library adds new books almost weekly. Stop in and find your next good read.

Susie at the Gillham Library says that Spring is right around the corner and we have two new books. “The Fruit Gardener’s Bible by Lewis Hill and “the Vegetable’s Gardener’s Bible” by Edward Smith. Lots of new DVD’s also, come in and check them out. We have approximately 50 Large Print books for sale for 50 cents each. Some are hardback but most are softback fiction and mystery books. They are in good shape. We are open Tuesday and Thursday 9-5 and Saturday 9-2.


February 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Do you need a date for Valentine’s Day? Stop in the De Queen Library and pick out a blind date. What better way to spend it than to cuddle with a good book? Available now, come in and have a date every day.

We will be having a Valentine Story and Movie February 8th at 4 pm. Ms. Carolyn will be reading “Valentine’s Day is Cool” and watching “Hurray! It’s Valentine’s Day”.
The first 30 children will receive a goody bag.

“Adult Activities” is every Wednesday at 10 am. Lots of Adult Coloring, Dominos, games, cards and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Joan at the Horatio Library says it's great weather for curling up with a good book and you can find that at Horatio Library. I am proud to say that I have 11 of the 15 listed best sellers, not bad for a branch library. The credit goes to the board of the Tri-County Regional Library System. Thanks so much for all your good work.

February is Black History month and the spotlight this month goes to "Ruled by Race" by Grif Stockley.

Mr. Stockley is an Arkansas resident and author of many books. He has worked with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, the Disability Center and the Arkansas branch of the ACLU.

My plans for Black History month will be the showing of a DVD at 10 am each Saturday morning. DVDs include “Selma Lord Selma" and "Ruby Bridges". and other movies set in that time period. So come join us, I might even pop some popcorn!

Are you a stay-at-home mom of a toddler? Think about attending the Lockesburg Library program “Mom and Me.” While meeting with other moms and toddlers you and your child can interact together and explore learning, floor play and circle time. Plans are being made to include a “Mom’s Book Club” and discussion group as part of the “Mom and Me” program. Another option we offer at the Lockesburg Library is the “Letter of the Week” packets to take home and use with your preschool child. Call Wendy Clay at 289-2233 for more information on how to be a part of the group.

The Gillham Library has new on the shelf “The Last Ranch” by Michael McGarrity and John Sandford's “Escape Clause”. Author Jojo Moyes has been a favorite for some of the ladies here in Gillham. Call and get on the list for her books. We are open Tuesday and Thursday 9-5 or Saturday 9-2 at the Gillham Library or call Ms. Susie at 386-5665.


January 2017


Please be safe in your journeys this holiday. We would like to thank each and every one of our patrons for your support this past year and hope to see each one of you in the future at the De Queen Library.

There will be Popcorn and a Movie January 14, 2017 @ 10 am. We will be watching "Finding Dory" so swim on in.

The Library will be closed January 16th.

Author of the month for January is Arkansas writer Charlaine Harris. Harris  is an American bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years.  She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three children. Though her early work consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later. Her later books have been in the urban fantasy genre. She is best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, (also known as Sookie Stackhouse Series) which HBO later adapted for its dramatic series entitled True Blood.

"Adult Activities is every Wednesday at 10 am. Lots of Coloring, games and more! Come in and see what new things we will have in the new year!

Joan at the Horatio Library would like to thank all the patrons of Horatio Library for your friendship and support over the past year. You make my job easier and I hope that I have brightened your days. I look forward to 2017 and lots of fun, laughter, and tears with all of you and I wish all of you a happy and prosperous New Year.

Our spotlight for January is going to focus on the art work of the late James Klyne Underwood, a 1953 graduate of Horatio High School and graduate of University of Arkansas. He was a brilliant artist and the bulk of his black and white ink drawings was of the region.

Two books of his artwork were published by his brother and donated to a local resident. It will be on display for the month of January, so come join us.

The education process does not suddenly begin when a child reaches the age of five and enters kindergarten and at the Lockesburg Library we are planning to expand our preschool programs in the new year. Ms. Wendy at the Lockesburg Library has already added to its homeschooling section with new "how-to" homeschool books for parents and the "Letter of the Week" program. Plans are being made for a "Mommy and Me at the Library" on every other Thursday at 2pm beginning January 28th.

The Gillham Library received books and magazines from Dianne Rosson. The book "My Very Good, Very Bad Cat by Amy Newmark, has 101 true stories which are perfect for reading out loud to the family. They are guaranteed to keep a smile on your face! Check it out Tuesday and Thursday 9-5 or Saturday 9-2 at the Gillham Library or call Ms. Susie at 386-5665.



December 2016

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Let us all remember the reason for the season.

Come in and join us at the De Queen Library for the 1st annual Community Christmas Gift Exchange. December 12th, -December 22nd. How does it work you ask? Buy a $5.00 gender neutral gift. You bring it into the library and exchange it for one that has been brought in. Ta-dah you have a secret gift to open on Christmas morning.

Cocoa with Mrs. Claus will be December 17, 2016 at 11:00 am. There will be a story, craft, hot cocoa and a special guest.

The De Queen Library’s display of interesting things is in the 2nd street windows. Drive by and see what will be going on.

Wednesdays at 10 am at the De Queen Library is “Adult Activities. Lots of Coloring, games and more!

Joan at the Horatio Library says Here it is Christmas time again! Don’t forget the reason for Christmas, is not to receive but to give. Remember the gifts of the 3 wise men? Be like them. Look until you find someone in need and give from your heart. Don’t tell anyone else, the 3 wise men certainly didn’t tell King Herod.
In fact, if you haven’t already given, Horatio Library is participating in the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive, there is a donation box at the front desk and it isn’t yet running over, in fact I’ll be glad to get another box!
On December 17th there will be a story time at 10:30am. All children 3-8 years are invited. There will be stories, songs and maybe if you’ve been nice and not naughty there will be some special gift from Mrs. Santa. So bring a friend and come join the party. This month’s spotlight has to be on Christmas, so come by at night and see the beautiful trees at the Horatio Library.

Season Greeting from Lockesburg Library! The last book club discussion of the year will be December 3rd at 10:00 am. We will discuss “Mrs. Poe” by Lynn Cullen. There will be hot tea and finger foods served for patrons during this time. “A Pirates Night Before Christmas” will be the children’s story time and program, Thursday December 22nd at 3:00 pm. American sign language for letters of the alphabet are added to our “Letter of the Week” program for preschool. Call Mz. Wendy at 289-2233 for more information.

Susie at the Gillham Library says they received 30 children DVDs this month from patron Janice Hobbs. We now have the complete set of Land Before Time. Gillham Library is open Tue. & Thur. 9-5 and Sat. 9-2. Call Ms. Susie at 386-5665 for any questions that you might have.


November 2016


Please be safe in all your travels this holiday!

Katie with AETN and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at the De Queen Library November 2nd at 4:00 pm for the kickoff story time of the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. Time to clean out them closets! Bring a sweater to the Library and teach your child to share by donating a gently worn sweater, coat, gloves or hat. Let’s show Clifford how generous our community is.

November 1st – 31st is Food for Fines at all Sevier County Libraries.
Food for Fines is a way to help local patrons and local food banks. Bring any nonperishable food item into the library for a one-dollar reduction per item in existing overdue fines. Food is accepted for fines on returned library materials only, not for replacement of lost or damaged items. And of course All donations are accepted.

The De Queen Library will have a little something special this year through the end of the year. Every Tuesday through Friday from dark - 9:00 pm there will be a display of interesting things in the 2nd street windows. Drive by and see what will be going on.

Don’t forget Wednesdays at 10 am at the De Queen Library is “Adult Activities. Lots of Coloring, games and more!

Joan at the Horatio Library says Many thanks to Tri-County Regional Library System for their support. It has made possible the purchase of a wonderful piece of art for the “Kiddie Korner” section of the library. It is a statue of a boy reading and a girl pointing out the words for him. It really adds to that part of the library and believe that children and adults will enjoy for years to come!
It’s that time of year to count our blessings and one of mine is being part of the Sevier County Library System and for those many patrons and strangers I have met and friends I’ve made. So in keeping with that theme, the spotlight this month will be on the “Kiddie Korner” and juvenile books about Thanksgiving!
Also there are new books on the way and book sale of duplicates that have been donated. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Lockesburg Library's book club discussion on the book “Far from the Madding Crowd” by Tomas Hardy will be on Saturday, November 12, at 10:00 am. Popcorn and coloring –it’s not just for kids anymore. Join us November 17th at 10:00 for a relaxing hour of coloring, and see why these intricate and beautiful new coloring book designs are all the rage. Materials will be provided.
The library is now providing “Letter of the Week” packets for toddler and preschool age kids who are working to learn the alphabet. If you are interested in being a part of this new program call Mz. Wendy at 289-2233.

The Gillham Library received a donation of 25 Juvenile Houghton Mifflin Reading Phonic Library Books from Mari Avila. They have beautiful color photos and each book is 60-63 pages in length.
We will be hosting the Mister Roger’s Neighborhood Sweater Drive beginning November 1st so bring in gently worn items.
We have not set a date for the Nov. Crafts for Kids. We will announce that a little later in the month. You can call me Susie at the Gillham Library for more information 386-5665



October 2016  


Our “Adult coloring” at the De Queen Branch has become “Adult Activities” with games, cards, bingo and coloring, Wednesdays at 10 am. It is really relaxing, especially visiting with folks. So while the kids and grandkids are in school come on out at join in the fun.

Happy Halloween from the De Queen Library. In celebration of All Hallows’ Eve we will be having a spooky good story October 26, 2016 and the first 30 children will receive a free plastic pumpkin, a book, and a snack. Carolyn will be reading about the lady who wasn’t afraid of anything.

October 31st is Books for Treats Day. Giving books instead of candy shows kids you care about them and are encouraging them to read. This not only helps raise their interest in reading, but raises their feeling that the community cares about their future. Literacy is key to success in today's society. Book reading encourages curiosity, imagination and life-long learning.

Joan at the Horatio Library says look up the definition of “Library” in any dictionary and it is “A place in which to store literary and artistic materials such as, books periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, and prints are kept for reference reading.”
Today, Libraries have progressed beyond that definition, not only printed materials but DVD’S, Audio books, public computers with free internet access, copiers, faxes and even voter registration forms.

Personally, my favorite is still books. A good book with a story line that is well written, a plot that twists and turns, and a bookmark that says “Don’t bug me, I’m Reading” and I am good for the rest of the day.

October spotlight will be n author Sandra Brown. Her new book “Sting” and other thrillers. She is a very predictable writer but when she decides to write a serious thriller she always does a good job. Among my favorites are “Fat Tuesday”, “Friction”, “Mean Streak” and many others. So come in and check out the Horatio Library, A place where printed materials are kept for reference and reading.

The Lockesburg Library's book club discussion on the book “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson will be on Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 AM. The library is now providing “Letter of the Week” packets for toddler and preschool age kids who are working through the alphabet. If you are interested in being a part of this new program Call Mz. Wendy at 289-2233. A children’s story time featuring the book “Room on the Broom” will be October 15th at 10:00 AM.

Susie at the Gillham Library will be hosting Crafts for Kids Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the new time of 12:30. Dianne Rosson of the Extension Homemakers Club is sponsoring the class.

She will be reading a story before the crafts. We received as a donation the complete set of Twilight Saga DVD’s from patron Alicia Helms of Gillham. For more information call 386-5665



Sevier County Library System

De Queen Horatio Gillham Lockesburg
200 West Stilwell Avenue
(870) 584-4364
108 Main Street
(870) 832-6882
202 West 2nd Street
(870) 386-5665
112 East Main Street
(870) 289-2233
Mon-Fri   9a - 5p
Sat         9a - 12p
Tues & Thurs      9:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Wednesday        1:00-5:00p
Sat                    9a-12p
Tues & Thurs      9:00a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    9a-2p
Wed & Thurs      8:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    8:30a-12:30p

Neighboring Polk County Library

109 S Main Street           (Old Post Office)
Wednesday        Noon - 5:00pm
Thursday         9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday             9:00am - 5:00pm