Library Snippets by Johnye Fisher

December 2021

The ladies at the De Queen Branch Library hope you have a Holly Jolly Christmas and remember the reason for the season.  Beginning December 1st through December 15th area children can come in, receive a paper and envelope, write their letter to Santa, drop in our special mailbox and raise the flag. There is a trick to this so read carefully, your child’s name and address needs to be on the envelope in order to receive a reply from the north pole(wink).

Our 10th Annual Cocoa with Mrs. Claus will be December 18th at 11:00 am. There will be a story time, make a Christmas character, and paint by sticker for the first 30 children. There might even be some Christmas carols and or a special visitor.

Thanks to Tri-County Regional Library System for allowing our patrons the opportunity of E-books, via the Libbyapp by Overdrive. You can follow the instructions to download the libbyapp from our Facebook.com/seviercountylibrary or simply go to your play store on your device. Remember you must search “Arkansas Digital Library Consortium” and hold a valid library card to browse our selection. For more information, you can call 584-4364

Merry Christmas Everyone from the Horatio Library. Where has the time gone? We hope everyone has all their shopping done. We will be having our Christmas program on December the 4th at 10 a.m.  We will also have a booth set up outside the library with information about early literacy, you will be able to get a library card and there will be information about our new app Libby. We will be set up outside until 12 for your convenience. We will have bookmarks, books and a door prize you can enter to win. This will be in conjunction with Christmas on Main and the Elf Parade.  Horatio will also be having their Christmas Parade that day. There will be lots of fun things going on so make plans to stop by and see us.  Every Thursday morning, we have a hot pot of coffee and a domino game going.   Come by and join in on the fun.   We hope to see you soon. 

The Lockesburg Library has two events planned in December. On December 4th a “Come and Go Open House Tea Party” at 10:00. Stop by and bring your most Christmas-y teacup to show off. On December 11th at 10: 00 a children’s program, “A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas”. The program will include a story time with pirate-themed games and activities. For more information, call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233. For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at; https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg

Merry Christmas from the Gillham Library! We want to thank all our Patrons for their support this year. There will be a virtual story time with Kelsie on our Facebook page December 17th. She will read “Who Will Pull Santa’s Sleigh”. We will be handing out treat bags starting December 17th, so come by and pick one up. We have several new Holiday themed books for the kids; “How to Catch a Gingerbread Man”, “How to Catch an Elf”, and “How to Catch a Snowman”. We have some great books for Adults too! Janet Evanovich’s “Game On”, Danielle Steel’s “Flying Angels”, and Louise Penny and Hillary Clinton’s “State of Terror”. We are now offering a new service, Notary only on Tuesdays. We can make copies or send faxes for you also.  Tuesday 9-1, Friday 1-5, and Saturday 10-2. Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Rhonda, Kelsie and Mr. Bob.

 

November 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the month of Giving. This is the Sevier County Library System’s 11th year for Food for Fines and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive in the month of November.Food for Fines: bring any nonperishable food item for a one dollar ($1.00) reduction per item in existing overdue fines. Food accepted for fines on returned library materials only, not for replacement fees of lost or damaged items. Please no expired items.

Sweater Drive:  We accept new or gently worn items for donation. Coats, Sweaters, Gloves, Hats, scarves, etc.

At the De Queen Library there will be two story times on Wednesday, November 3rd & 17th at 4pm.  Wednesday, November 3rd will be Turkey Bingo and Wednesday, November 17th is Make-A-Turkey craft for the first 30 children.

The De Queen Library still has new books and DVD’s coming in and you can access our card catalog at www.seviercountylibrary.com then click on Card Catalogs and check out our online catalog to see what good and exciting items we have in.

Thanks to Tri-County Regional Library System for allowing our patrons the opportunity of E-books, via the Libbyapp by Overdrive. You can follow the instructions to download the libbyapp from our Facebook.com/seviercountylibrary or simply go to your play store on your device. Remember you must search “Arkansas Digital Library Consortium” and hold a valid library card to browse our selection. For more information, you can call 584-4364 .

Happy November everyone from the Horatio Library. Where has the time gone? The colder weather is coming and the holiday season is in the air. It’s time for deer camp, fires in the fireplaces, to cover up with a warm blanket on the couch, drink hot chocolate and read a good book. We have lots of good books coming out this month. We have Michael Connelly’s The Dark Hours, Janet Evanovich’s Game On, Danielle Steel’s Flying Angels, David Rosenfelt’s Best in Snow and David Baldacci’s Mercy just to name a few.   If you’re not a reader, we also have DVD’s. We have the new Fast and Furious, Queen Bee, The Winter Lake, News of the World and Let Him Go. We have New T.V. series on DVD like Revenge, Bones and Mayans. Stop by and see what all we have to offer. Most importantly have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. For more information, please call us at 870-832-6882.

The Lockesburg Library will provide a children’s program Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 am. Among the activities will be treats, crafts, a game and story time, “Sometimes It’s the Turkey, Sometimes It’s the Feathers.” For more information, call Mz. Wendy at 289-2233. For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at:https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year has sure flown by. We are all back open and have lots of new DVD’S and books. New DVD’s are, Misfits and The Marksman.  New books are Iris Johansen’s “High Stakes”, John Grisham’s “The Judge’s List”, and Danielle Steel’s “The Butler” just to name a few. Kelsie will be reading a Thanksgiving Story “How to Catch a Turkey” so watch our Facebook page November 24th. We have some new books for the kids, “Happy Thanksgiving Snoopy” and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”. We are now offering a new service, Notary only on Tuesdays. We can make copies or send faxes for you also.  Tuesday 9-1, Friday 1-5, and Saturday 10-2. Come see Rhonda, Kelsie or Mr. Bob. Call 386-5665 for more information.

 

October 2021

Happy Fall Y’all! All Sevier County Libraries at present time are at Curbside Service only. We are hoping that will change real soon. All books, DVD’s and items will be cleaned before being checked out again. Curbside service is the same, we are able provide services out our drop box window as before in De Queen and out the door at Horatio and Lockesburg. Please call your local library with questions. We hope to open up as soon as the number of cases come down. Thank you for your continued patience during this time. Don’t forget that we still offer many services from the window and door like, notary, copies, faxes, email, laminating and checking in and out books and DVD’s to patrons.

The De Queen Library still has new books and DVD’s coming in and you can access our card catalog at www.seviercountylibrary.com then click on Card Catalogs and check out our online catalog to see what good and exciting items we have in.

There will be two story times this month Wednesday October 6th and October 27. I am sure Kelsie will have some fun Halloween stories for the children.

Thanks to Tri-County Regional Library System for allowing our patrons the opportunity of E-books, via the Libbyapp by Overdrive. You can follow the instructions to download the libbyapp from our Facebook.com/seviercountylibrary or simply go to your play store on your device. Remember you must search “Arkansas Digital Library Consortium” and hold a valid library card to browse our selection. For more information, you can call 584-4364

Amy at the Horatio Library says, Isn’t this cooler weather just great. There is nothing like sitting outside and reading a good book with a cool breeze blowing through your hair.  Speaking of good books, we have the good books.  We have “The Burning” by Jonathan Kellerman, “The Wish” by Nicolas Sparks, “Forgotten in Death” by J.D. Robb, “The Butler” by Daniel Steel, “The Jailhouse Lawyer” by James Patterson, “The Beginning” by Beverly Lewis just to name a few.  We got a few new DVD series this month.   We have The Mayans, Gilligan’s Island, Knight Rider, The Dukes of Hazard, Bones, and the Yellow Rose of Texas.   If you would like to check any of these items out give us a call.   Also remember you can go to Libby, our online reading app and check out books at the Horatio Library on your tablet.   For more information, please call us at 870-832-6882.

Wendy would like to know have you recently welcomed a new baby or do you have a toddler into your home? Visit/ call the Lockesburg Library to pick up a Baby Book Bag. Each bag contains some board books that are very durable and tips on reading to babies. Give your child a head start in literacy and learning!  For more information, call Wendy Clay at 289-2233

For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at:

Evolve Webopac

September 2021

All Sevier County Libraries have returned to Curbside Service only. The Sevier County Library Board dislikes having to make this decision but for the safety of employees and patrons it is necessary.  All books, DVD’s and items will be cleaned before being checked out again. Curbside service will be the same, we are able provide services out our drop box window as before in De Queen and out the door at Horatio and Lockesburg. Please call your local library with questions.

The Library Board and Librarians hope that everyone understands and will be patient with our system during this time. For any questions or concerns a letter may be written to:
The Sevier County Library Board, 200 W. Stilwell Ave., De Queen, AR 71832.

The De Queen Library still has new books and DVD’s coming in and you can access our card catalog at www.seviercountylibrary.com then click on Card Catalogs and check out our online catalog to see what good and exciting items we have in.

Thanks to Tri-County Regional Library System for allowing our patrons the opportunity of E-books, via the Libbyapp by Overdrive. You can follow the instructions to download the libbyapp from our Facebook.com/seviercountylibrary or simply go to your play store on your device. Remember you must search Arkansas Digital Library Consortium and hold a library card to browse our selection. For more information you can call 584-4364

Don’t forget about our Seed Exchange Program.  A patron can pick out per person 5 seed packets of their choice every two weeks. Once a patron’s crops are over for the season we encourage them to swap seeds with a friend (if desired) and donate seeds back to the De Queen Branch Library. Those interested in participating are encouraged to collect new seeds from their harvest in the fall and donate them back to the library for next year.

Happy September, I know everyone is looking forward to cooler weather. I know I am. We have lots of new titles coming in this month at the Horatio Library.  We have Beverly Lewis’s The Beginning, James Patterson’s Jailhouse Lawyer, Jude Deveraux’s An Impossible Promise, Nicolas Spark’s The Wish, Melinda Leigh’s Right Behind Her just to name a few good books we will be getting.  We will also be getting the new Fast and Furious DVD F9.   Why rent at Redbox when you can come to the library for free? We all like free stuff.  Speaking of free go check out our new Libby app. You can rent books on your tablet or phone. We have the most up to date and newest books for Free. All you need is a Library card. For more information on these services please give us a call at 870-386-6882.  Hope to hear from you soon.

Does your student need a book resource not available at your local library? At the Lockesburg Library we would like to assist you with Interlibrary Loan services. ILL’s are a service whereby a patron of one library can borrow books or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library. The user needs to make a request with the Lockesburg Library; which, acting as an intermediary, identifies whether the Arkansas State Libraries can provide the desired item, places the request, receives the item, makes it available to the user, as well as arranges for its return. The Arkansas State Library usually sets a due date of 4 weeks, with renewals for 2 weeks. Renewal requests must be made before item’s due date.  Although the State Library will mail the item postage free the patron must pay for the return postage and any overdue fees of the material borrowed. For more information, call Wendy Clay at 289-2233

We are still in the process of getting some things done at the Gillham Library and when work is completed we will re-open. We appreciate each and every one of you for your patience. The Libbyapp by Overdrive is available. You can follow the instructions to download the libbyapp from our Facebook.com/seviercountylibrary or simply go to your play store on your device. Remember you must search “Arkansas Digital Library Consortium” then choose your library and hold a library card to browse our selection.  If you have any questions you can call the De Queen Library at 584-4364.

August 2021

Wow July flew right by didn’t it? Now into August and school starting back up. Seems like we didn’t have a summer. Since everything seems back to school, we changed things up again and are not holding a back to school story time, this year we wanted to focus on fun.

So for the Month of August the De Queen Library will be holding 2 story times, August 4, 2021 at 4pm The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department will be here for story time and activities. There will be some special things so you don’t want to miss out. August 18th at 4pm will be story time and activities with Klondike. He said to tell all of you that it’s a surprise with Klondike so I am sure he will have lots of fun stuff. We would like to give a big shout out to Health Care Express and Klondike for coming out for our Klosing out with Klondike program. The kids had lots of fun with the games, activities and foam machine.

We would like to say Thanks to Tri-County Regional Library System for allowing our patrons the opportunity of E-books, via the Libbyapp by Overdrive. You can follow the instructions to download the libbyapp from our Facebook.com/seviercountylibrary or simply go to your play store on your device. Remember you must search Arkansas Digital Library Consortium and hold a library card to browse our selection. For more information you can call 584-4364.

Don’t forget about our Seed Exchange Program.  A patron can pick out per person 5 seed packets of their choice every two weeks. Once a patron’s crops are over for the season we encourage them to swap seeds with a friend (if desired) and donate seeds back to the De Queen Branch Library. Those interested in participating are encouraged to collect new seeds from their harvest in the fall and donate them back to the library for next year.

Ms. Catherine Smith is teaching a basic beginner “Crochet Class”. The class is FREE to the public and is every Tuesday at 5:00 P.M.

Happy August Everyone from the Horatio Library. Cool weather will be on the way soon. We are so excited to be able to offer Libby for all you that love to read online.   If you need information how to set up your account with your Horatio Library card give us a call and we will walk you through it. We will be having two story times this month.   The first one will be August 13 at 10 a.m.  and the second will be August 27th at 10.  We have some really good books coming out this month. Kendra Elliot’s “In the Pines”, James Lee Burke’s “Another Kind of Eden”, James Patterson’s “The Noise” just to name a few.   If you are looking for something to do on Thursday mornings, we would love to have you come out and play Mexican Train with us at 9 a.m.   We look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions about any of the activities or would like to make a suggestion, please give us a call at 832-6882.

At the Lockesburg Library Saturdays in August are for “Kids and Popcorn”. Every Saturday at 10:00 am there will be activities, learning stations and POPCORN! Bring your young readers for the library experience and let’s keep reading. For more information, call Wendy Clay at 289-2233.

For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at: https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg

 We are in the process of getting some things done at the Gillham Library and when work is completed we will re-open. We appreciate each and every one of you for your patience. We will have some new books and DVD’s for you, like “The President’s Daughter is Missing” by James Patterson, “Jackpot” by Stuart Woods, “Unfinished Business” by J.A. Jance and “Fallen” by Linda Castillo. New DVD’s are Tom and Jerry the Movie, Endangered Species, and The Great Debaters.  There will be a Notary on site for all your Notary needs on the days that Ms. Rhonda is there. If you have any questions you can call the De Queen Library at 584-4364.

July 2021

The De Queen Library has received a book donated by Joyce Miller Sonnier titled “Me and My Breast Cancer”. She hopes that this book may help someone in need. This book is available for in house reading only.

Our Summer Reading Program in house was quite the success. We have lots of kids reading and getting those Book It Certificates from Pizza Hut. We would like to thank Armando Lopez of Walmart in Idabel, Randy Stepp from De Queen Walmart and Pizza Hut for their donations to help make our program a success. We would like to give a big shout out to Mr. Fred Wetzel and Dusty the Therapy Dog. He sure gave me some good therapy just by watching him and interaction with the children. We will have our last Tails and Tales program on Wednesday July 7th at 11:00 am with Klondike. You all remember Klondike. Well he is coming back to end our Summer Reading Program. We look forward to seeing him again and see what Ms. Brooke will have for the children to do. Don’t forget our Reading Contest will go through July 31. So make sure you get those reading certificates in.

Our Seed Exchange is coming along nicely. We have had a few donate back. Thank you!   Remember a patron can pick out per person 5 seed packets of their choice every two weeks. Once a patron’s crops are over for the season we encourage them to swap seeds with a friend (if desired) and donate seeds back to the De Queen Branch Library. Those interested in participating are encouraged to collect new seeds from their harvest in the fall and donate them back to the library for next year.

Ms. Catherine Smith is teaching a basic beginner “Crochet Class”. The class is FREE to the public and is every Tuesday at 5:00 P.M.

Guess what Domino players??? Dominoes is back on Wednesdays at 10 am. We also have board games, bingo, cards and Roger is still looking for someone to play chess with.

Happy July everyone from Horatio Library.  We hope you are all staying cool.  We have some really good books that have come in that you should try while you’re staying inside and out of the heat.   We have Stuart Woods, Jackpot, James Patterson’s The President’s Daughter, Jennifer Weiner That Summer, Karen Kingsbury’s A Distant Shore.   We have ordered July’s new releases by Debbie Macomber, Danielle Steel, Linda Castillo and Nora Roberts just to name a few.   We also have some new series on DVD such as Justifies, Grizzly Adams and Little House of the Prairie.  We have really enjoyed having activities back in-house the last month.   We will be having two children’s programs this month.   They will be July 10th and 24th at 10 a.m.  We also have our Domino game on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m.  for anyone that would like to attend.   If you have any questions about any of the activities or would like to make a suggestion, please give us a call at 832-6882.

This July the Lockesburg Library will continue its Saturdays at 10:00 am Summer Reading Programs. Although there will be no program July 3rd, on July 10th there will be a Scales and Tales Program with Casey Hardaway bringing a special guest to the Library. July 17th at 10:00 am come to the Lockesburg Library for Puppets at the Library.Don’t forget about the prize incentive Fun Jar. Each book read earns a young patron a chance to place their names in the Fun Jar to be eligible to win a prize. For more information, call Wendy Clay at 289-2233.

Everyone at the Gillham Library hopes the kids are enjoying the Summer Reading Program videos on our Facebook page. We have a few goody bags and packs of free books left. Come on by and pick them up. Gillham Library wants to give a big thank you to Robinson’s Glass and ATV for the generous donation to help us with the goody bags this year. With the temperature on the rise a good book to read or DVD to watch in the cool sounds good. We have several new books and DVD’s on order. Mary Kay Andrews “The Newcomer”, Jennifer Weiner’s “That Summer, or James Patterson’s newest “The President’s Daughter is Missing” will keep you entertained. Amanda Quick has a good one too, “The Lady Has a Past”. DVD’s on order are Tom and Jerry The Movie and Endangered Species. Call 386-5665 for more information.

June 2021

The Collaborative Summer Reading Program for all Sevier County Libraries begins in June. This year’s theme is Tails and Tales. There will be contests, prizes, stem programs, games and activities, snacks and loads of fun. So check out below the dates and times of each library’s program. We give thanks every year to CSLP and the Arkansas State Library for bringing us such wonderful material for the children.

De Queen Branch Summer Reading Program will begin June 9th and will continue on Wednesdays in June. Each day June 9,16,23,30 with a special guest Leon the Library Lion will also be recorded and uploaded to our facebookpage.com/seviercountylibrary. We have packets to hand out to go with each day’s program in case you can’t make it in. Come check out the fun!

Seed Exchange is a fun way to build a community around gardening information, planting and sharing. Seed swapping helps us all become more self-sufficient. If you want to reduce stress, gardening is a great activity to pick up at any age. The De Queen Branch Library is the checkout station for the seeds. A patron can pick out per person 5 seed packets of their choice every two weeks. Once a patron’s crops are over for the season we encourage them to swap seeds with a friend (if desired) and donate seeds back to the De Queen Branch Library. Those interested in participating are encouraged to collect new seeds from their harvest in the fall and donate them back to the library for next year.

We have received the packet of seeds donated by Sevier County Farmer’s COOP and Bailey’s.

For more information, you can call Angela with the Farmer’s Market at 870-582-2903 or the De Queen Branch Library 870-584-4364. You can also visit our two Facebook pages for more information.

At the end of the season should a person choose not to donate back, the library will still continue to have seeds donated by local businesses to continue with a seed exchange.

Ms. Catherine Smith is teaching a basic beginner “Crochet Class”. The class is FREE to the public and is every Tuesday at 5:00 P.M.

Guess what Domino players??? Dominos will be back on Wednesdays at 10 am beginning May 5th. We also have board games, bingo, cards and Roger is still looking for someone to play chess with.

We are so excited we will be able to have Summer Reading in house at the Horatio Library this year.  We will be having our Summer Reading program on June 5,12,19 and the 26 at 10:00 a.m.  We have lots of games and activities planned.  We will have a Tale about Gomer a Goat, Dinosaurs, a Cows, and Monkeys. Come and see if you will learn about their tail or if it will be a tall tale. Each week your child attends they will receive a gift bag full of goodies, snacks, pizza coupon as well as picking out a prize from the treasure chest. Children will receive free books they can take home. Each Child that attends all 4 programs will receive a special prize.  We have started our Domino game back up on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.  The winner of the game that week gets to take the trophy home.  Come see if you can win the trophy for the week.  We hope to see you soon.

The dates for the Lockesburg Library’s Summer Reading Programs are Saturday June 12, 19, 26, July 10 and 17 at 10:00 a.m. There will again this year be a prize incentive Fun Jar. Each young patron will read books to earn a chance to place their names in the Fun Jar to be eligible to win a prize. For more information, call Wendy Clay at 289-2233. For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at:https://elvolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg.

Hey Everyone its time for our Summer Reading Program at the Gillham Library. Amy and Kelsie will be reading you a story each week in June. Go to our facebook.com/gillhambranchlibrary to listen to the story. We will have some awesome goody bags to hand out to the first 15 children to come by.  Remember our ours are Tuesday 9-1 Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-2.  We also have some great new books to check out: John Grisham’s “Sooley,” David Baldacci’s “A Gambling Man,” and John Sandford’s “Ocean Prey.” Hope to see you soon.

May 2021

Happy Mother’s Day Month to all the Mother’s, and parents that have that roll.

Wednesday May 5th at 4:00 pm at the De Queen Library will be our 1st post COVID in house story time. This will be our Mother’s Day Story Time and the first 20 children that attend will be able to give their mom a carnation for Mother’s Day! We do ask that masks are worn for your safety as well as others. Wednesday May 19th will be our second story time with Kelsie. I am sure she will have something fun planned for the children. Summer Reading Program is just around the corner so be on the lookout for news about all the fun!

Ms. Catherine Smith will be teaching a basic beginner “Crochet Class”. The class is FREE to the public. The first class is May 4th at 5:00 pm. This will be the introductory class and she will be able to tell you at the first session what kind of needle and yarn you would need for the class.

Guess what Domino players??? Dominos will be back on Wednesdays at 10 am beginning May 5th. We also have board games, bingo, cards and Roger is still looking for someone to play chess with.

The De Queen Library is continuing our “BOOK YARD SALE”. Our .10 cent books are buy a bag for $1.00. Can’t beat our prices on good used books!

Amy at Horatio Library says Happy May everyone. Guess what next month is?   Its June and what happens in June? Summer Reading happens of course.  This year’s theme is Tails and Tales.  Will we be reading tall tales or will we reading about animals that has tails?   I guess you will just have to watch and see.  We will be having two story times in April one on the 1st and the other on the 15th.  They will be posted to our Facebook page.   We will start our Domino game back on Thursday the 7th at 9:00 a.m.    Come by and enjoy the fun and catch up with some old friends.   Everyone is welcome to attend.  We ask that you continue to wear a mask for not only your safety but also the safety of others.  We have gotten lots of New Releases by Authors such as C.J. Box, Fern Michaels, Susan Mallery, John Grisham and David Baldacci just to name a few.  We are also expecting James Patterson’s “21st Birthday” any day now.   Stop by and see what you can find.   We hope to see you soon.

Do you ever consult different lists of the best books to read? In 2018 PBS aired THE GREAT AMERICAN READ. It was an eight-part series that explred and celebrated the power of readying, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels as chosen by readers in a national survey. The top 5 books were:

1.       To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

2.       Outlander (series), Diana Gabaldon

3.       Harry Potter (series), J.K. Rowling

4.       Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

5.       Lord of the Rings, J.R.R Tolkien

Lockesburg Library has these books and many more that were on that PBS list. Call 289-2233 or come in son to let MZ. Wendy help you find your next great read. For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at: https://elvolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg.

Hey Everyone! Come on by the Gillham Library 102 N 2nd St. We have new release books by David Baldacci “The Gambling Man”, John Sandford “Ocean Prey”, James Patterson “Red Book” and David Rosenfelt “Animal Instinct. New DVD’S “News of the World” DVD starring Tom Hanks and Wonder Woman 1984. We have almost 100 new children’s books donated by the Brownstone Foundation. To keep the Libraries open and operating, we need people to get out and come see us. We offer computer use, WIFI, and copies. Kelsie and Amy will have two story times each month on Facebook page.  Come on by and see us Tuesday 9-1 Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-2.

April 2021

Happy Easter Bok Bok from the ladies at the De Queen Branch Library. We hope you all have a Happy Easter.

Our “Community Indoor Rock Garden” box is ready. If you would like to paint a rock “Froglevel Studios have made take home rock painting kits and donated them to the library all you have to have is a rock. They are available for pick up. Come have some fun and add to our Garden.

The De Queen Library is having a “BOOK YARD SALE”. Our .10 cent books are buy a bag for $1.00. We have some newer regular size paperback books for .50 cents, Tall paperbacks are $1.00 and Hardcovers are $1.00.  We have a good selection of books for all ages in our Dailey Meeting Room from Kids books to Non- fiction as well as Christian Fiction and Western. Can’t beat our prices on good used books!

Does anyone have a working typewriter or a word processor stored away that they do not want or use and is willing to donate it to the De Queen Library? Yes, we still use those to make tags for our books. Computer generated tags are so expensive and way too big. So we use them typewriters. Thank you to those who have donated the ones we have.

Our story times with be March 31st, April 7th and April 21st on our library facebook.com/seviercountylibrary. Kelsie and our new friend Ms. Mattie will be reading exciting stories.

 Happy Spring everyone from the Horatio Library we hope all is well with you.  We are now open to the public but ff you are still afraid to come in just give us a call and we will still bring it out to you.   We will be having our Easter story time on April 3 and another one on April 17.   Please be looking for them on our facebook page.  All changes and notifications will be posted on our facebook.com/horatiolibrary page as well.   We hope you have a safe and Happy Easter.  Our hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday 8:30-5:30 and Saturday 8:00- 12:00 If you have any questions or would like more information, please give Amy a call at 870-832-6882. Stay safe everyone.

 Get ready to grow! The Lockesburg Library is again sharing seeds. The seed program is back and better than ever. Stop by the library in April on Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30-5:00 and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30 and select from themed seed kits. Chose from herbs, veggies, or flowers. First come, first served, while supplies last. Besides giving away seeds, the library will welcome seeds saved by local gardeners to pass on to other growers. The library has a lot of books about gardening and Mother Earth News magazine to help you with your gardening questions. For your convenience our card catalog can be accessed at: https://elvolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg. Call Ms Wendy at 289-2233 for more information.

Spring is fast approaching with Easter right around the corner and The Gillham Library hopes everyone is enjoying these warmer days. Flowers are blooming and trees are starting to bud out. We’re doing some spring cleaning and have some great books for sale so come and look at our book sale. We have some great new books to checkout. C.J. Box “Big Sky”, Philip Margolin “A Matter of Life and Death”, Michael Koryta “Never Far Away”, and “Open Carry’ by new author Marc Cameron. “News of the World” DVD starring Tom Hanks should be soon. Kelsie and Amy will have two story times each month on Facebook page.  Come on by and see us Tuesday 9-1 Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-2.

March 2021

We hope everyone is safe and made it through the snowvidcopalypse! Wow wasn’t that snow something? It sure is one for the books.

Our “Community Indoor Rock Garden” box is coming along and we have some succulents and rocks donated already. If you would like to paint a rock “Froglevel Studios will be making take home rock painting kits. Contact them via facebook.com/froglevelstudios to see about getting some kits.

The De Queen Library is open normal business hours from 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 9am – 12pm with curbside services only at present time. We hope that will change in a week or two so watch our facebook page We still offer the same services and resources as we have in the past, even with COVID still lingering. Also you can look at the county card catalogs on our website www.seviercountylibrary.com to see what new and great items we have.

Our story times this month with be March 3rd and March 17th on our library facebook.com/seviercountylibrary. I am sure Kelsie will have something fun planned.

Happy March everyone, Don’t forget your Green on the 17th, we don’t want you to get pinched. With all this Covid we don’t have much going on. We do have a new author that I personally love, A.J. Rivers. This is about a woman detective that is on the hunt for serial killers. What I like about these books are short reads. This is good because once I start I don’t want to put them down. We will have 2 story times this month on our facebook.com/horatiolibrary page. March 6th and March 20th. If you have any questions or would like more information, please give us a call at 870-832-6882. Stay safe everyone.

If you are like me, you might have lately been caught at home rereading books from your bookcase. Lockesburg Library can remedy that. The library has new books and receives new best sellers almost weekly, some new books by authors are James Patterson, Kristin Hannah, Fannie Flagg, Luanne Rice, and James Grippando. For middle readers Gary Paulsen and Gordon Korman have new releases, Large print fiction titles are also being added as well and “I can Read Series” The Library is open Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30-5:00 and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30. Call 870-289-2233 and Mz Wendy will help get you something good to read at the Lockesburg Library.

The snow was pretty, but we sure are glad it’s gone! Come see the ladies and Mr. Bob at the Gillham Library and pick up a good book. We have some new great titles to chose from: Kristin Hannah’s “Four Winds”, James Patterson’s “The Russian” and Pamela Kelley’s “Nantucket Beach Series”. We also have the new DVD’S “Wander”, “Wild Mountain Thyme”, and “Let Him Go”. Kelsie and Amy will have two story times each month on our facebook.com/gillhambranchlibrary page. We are currently at curbside service so just knock on the door or call us at 386-5665 on Tuesday 9-1 Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-2. See you there!

February 2021

Amidst of all this Covid-19 pandemic we wish that everyone is able to have a Happy Valentine’s Day and get lots of sweet from your sweet.

The De Queen Library is open normal business hours from 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 9am – 12pm with curbside services only at present time. We hope that will change in a week or two so watch our facebook.com/seviercountylibrary page We still offer the same services and resources as we have in the past, even with COVID still lingering. Also you can look at the county card catalogs on our website www.seviercountylibrary.com to see what new and great items we have.

Our story times this month with be February 3rd and February 17th on our library facebook.com/seviercountylibrary. I am sure Kelsie will have something fun planned for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Horatio Library.  We are still here during normal business hours with curbside at present, so if you need anything just give us a call.   We are doing our best to make this safe on everyone as well and as convenient as possible.  We want to fill all your library needs.   We will be having two online story times this month February 13th and the 27th on Horatio Library Facebook page.   We have several new book releases by authors such as Jayne Ann Krentz, Faye Kellerman, Danielle Steel, and Robert B. Parker.   We have some new DVD’S like The Invisible Man, 21 Bridges and Central Intelligence.    We also have T.V. series on DVD like Shameless, Heartland and Outlander just to name a few.   You also know we have most of the Bestsellers just waiting for you to come check them out. Give us a call and we will get them ready for you to come pick up.   We hope you have a blessed month of February and please stay safe.

Lockesburg Library will continue their drive-up free book giveaway during the month of February. Some really great titles will be bagged and loaded into your waiting vehicle. No need to get out of your car just call 870-289-2233 and librarian, Wendy Clay will bring the bag of books to you curbside.  The Lockesburg Library is open Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30-5:00 and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30 for curbside service at present time. The Lockesburg Library has a facebook page @ facebook.com/lockesburglibrary where new books are highlighted and informations about the library are updated weekly.

Rhonda, Amy, Kelsie and Mr. Bob at the Gillham Library want to remind everyone that at present time they have curbside service only. We are hoping that change soon so watch our facebook.com/gillhambranchlibrary page for updates. You can call 386-5665 or just knock on the door and we will get you a good book or movie. This month we are featuring new author Paula Munier and the Mercy Carr Series, Mercy and her K9 partner Elvis. Paula was inspired to write by the hero working dogs she met through MissionK9Rescue, her own Newfoundland retriever mix bear, and a lifelong passion for crime fiction. She lives in New England with her family, Bear, and a torbie tabby named Ursula. We have #1 “A Borrowing of Bones”, #2 Blind Search and #3 is coming out in March. We also have Ace Atkins “Someone to Watch Over Me”, Faye Kellerman “The Lost Boys”, and James Grippando “Twenty”. Amy and Kelsie will have Story Times twice a month so tune in and listen to a good story.

January 2021

Happy New Year from the Ladies at the De Queen Library. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and safe travels into the New Year. Thank you to Walmart and Pruett’s food for your donations for our Christmas for the Children this year.

As the old year passes and the New Year comes along, please take a moment to stop and think of the blessings you received even though the year 2020 was very different and hard on us all especially those who lost loved ones.

The De Queen Library is open normal business hours from 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 9am – 12pm. We still offer the same services and resources as we have in the past, even with COVID still lingering. Also you can look at the county card catalogs on our website www.seviercountylibrary.com to see what new and great items we have.

Our story times this month with be January 13th and 27th on our library facebook.com/seviercountylibrary. I am sure Kelsie will have something fun planned.

Hello everyone, we hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   We are praying that 2021 is a much better year for us all.   We have new books this month from Authors such as Jane Ann Krentz, Faye Kellerman, Danielle Steele, Jane Harper, Robert B. Parker and Lisa Gardner.   James Patterson has a new kids book Middle School Field Trip coming in this month.  Grinny Granny Donkey will also be in this month.   This book is about Wonkey Donkeys mom and Dinkey Donkeys Grandmother.   We will also be having three story times.   They will be on January 2, 16 and 30 on our Facebook page.   If you have any questions you can give us a call at the Horatio Library at 870-832-6882.

Lockesburg Library will be having a drive-up free book giveaway during the month of January. Some really great titles will be bagged and loaded into your waiting vehicle. No need to get out of your car just call 870-289-2233 and librarian, Wendy Clay will bring the bag of books to you curbside.  The library is interested in identifying adult readers who would like to be a part of a virtual book club using a zoom Meeting Format. Call the library or email loxlib@hotmail.com to sign up.

The Lockesburg Library is open Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30-5:00 and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30. For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at: https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg

From the Gillham Library Rhonda, Amy, Kelsie and Mr. Bob wish everyone a Happy New Year! We want to thank Pruett’s Food for the donation of apples and Oranges for the kids Christmas bags. We are all hoping for a better year in 2021 than 2020 has been. We have gotten in quite a few new DVD’S, “Bill and Ted Face the Music”, “Dark Waters,” and “Think Like a Dog.” We have the latest new books James Patterson’s “NYPD Red 2” and “Deadly Cross,” Danielle Steel’s “All That Glitters” and Michael Connelly’s “Law of Innocence” just to name a few.  Come see us and grab a good movie or a great book.

December 2020

Merry Christmas Y’all! We hope you all have safe travels and enjoy this Christmas season.

Our Annual Sweater Drive and Food for Fines in November was a success as always. Thank you to all who donated to help your community members. There will be lots of warm folks and full bellies for the holidays we hope.

Beginning December 1st your children will be able to write letters to Santa at the De Queen Library. Since we are not able to hold our 10th Annual Christmas Program due to COVID, we became creative. Area children can come in, receive a paper and envelope, write their letter to Santa, drop in our special mailbox and raise the flag. There is a trick to this so read carefully, your child’s name and address needs to be on the envelope in order to receive a reply from the north pole(wink).

The first 30 children that come in to fill out and mail their letter to Santa, will receive a craft to put together with Kelsie on December 16th during our Christmas virtual story time on facebook.com/seviercountylibrary.

Kelsie will have our regular scheduled virtual story time December 2nd she has got something good up her sleeve so you don’t want to miss it.

Ho Ho Ho and a big Merry Christmas from the Horatio Library. This year has been much different than the ones we have seen in the past. Unfortunately, Covid doesn’t care if its Christmas or not. Our priority has to be the safety of our patrons so we will not be having our annual Christmas Party. On December 12th, on our Facebook page, we will have our online Christmas Story and activities for you to do with your kids. Come by the library and check out our Christmas selection. We have DVD’S such as The Polar Express. Children’s books like How to Catch an Elf and The Dog Who Thought He was Santa.  We have adult authors suchs as Diana Palmer, Shelly Shepherd Gray and Fern Michaels. We have Jingle all the Way by Debbie Macomber which is currently on the Bestseller List. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year. We pray for a much better 2021. We hope to see you soon. Call Amy for more information at 832-6882

Ms. Wendy and the Lockesburg Library wants their patrons to know that it has been a pleasure to provide you library services this year. We know that this probably won’t go down as your best holidays ever, but know that we are thinking of you and wishing you the best for the new year. Thank you for your support.   For your convenience our book collection can be accessed at: https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg

The Lockesburg Library is open Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30-5:00 and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30. Call Ms. Wendy for more information at 289-2233

Merry Christmas from the Gillham Library. Our Christmas Virtual Story will be December 12th on facebook.com/gillhamlibrary. Come and see us and check out a good book. Danielle Steel’s “All That Glitters”, David Baldacci’s “Daylight” or Michael Connelly’s “The Law of Innocence” just to name a few. We are adding great books and DVD’S all the time. We will have a display of good Christmas books for checkout in the month of December. Wishing everyone a Great Christmas.

November 2020

November is here, and you know what November is right? It’s Thanksgiving!!! Gobble till you Wobble!  Please stop and give Thanks for all things you have and do not have for it makes you who you are. We hope you have safe travels and enjoy loved ones this year!

November is also Food for Fines Month and The Sevier County Library System Sweater Drive. November 1-30, bring any nonperishable food item into any Sevier County Branch Library for a one-dollar reduction per item in existing overdue fines. Food accepted for fines on returned library materials only, not for replacement fees of lost or damaged items. November 1-30 is the Sweater Drive you can bring any new or gently used items to any branch location and all of our donations area kept local in each community. Won’t you help keep someone one safe, warm and fed for the winter?

The De Queen Library will have Virtual Thanksgiving Story Times on November 4th and November 18th.  On November 23, we will present a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving virtually.Our front of the desk display will be reading with a twist. The twist is you don’t know what this book is until you open it. The book jacket will be taken off so you might get a book on how to plant flowers, read about the wild adventures of Davy Crockett, or even travel across the Atlantic Ocean to Scotland. Come take a trip or go on an adventure. Call us at 584-4364 or visit our facebook.com/seviercountylibrary page for more details.

Hello everyone from Amy at the Horatio Library. I hope you have been enjoying this nice cooler weather.   I know I have.   With the weather changing and all this Covid 19 and flu season on us please continue to be safe and stay well.   We will be having online story time on our Horatio Library Facebook page the 14th and also the 28th.  The program on the 14th will have a Thanksgiving theme.   We are getting in our new Christmas themed book titles.  We have also gotten several new Bestselling books along with some new DVD series to watch.  Please remember those in need this holiday season and donate if you can.   I hope you have a very Blessed holiday and hope to see you soon.

Ms. Wendy wants to know if you know what are some of the things you can do at the Lockesburg Library? The library has public computers, printing, faxing, and WIFI.  There are audio books, magazines, and DVD’s. Special book areas for adults, large print readers, young adults, middle readers, and early juvenile readers. The library also has a special book aread dedicated to Legacy Academy for students. For your convenience there is a book drop available for returns 24/7. New books are added monthly and for your convenience our book collection can be accessed at: https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburgThe Lockesburg Library is open Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30-5:00 and Saturday 8:30-12:30. Call Ms. Wendy for more information at 289-2233

Rhonda, Amy, and Kelsie says for the month of November their display will be Christian Fiction. To name a few, Irene Hannon’s “Dark Ambition”, Karen Kingsbury’s “To the Moon and Back” and Christy Barritt’s “Ripple Effect”. These are really good books and we have them in large print as well. We have other good books such as “Thick as Thieves” by Sandra Brown, “Silent Bite” by David Rosenfelt and “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham. We have something for every ready taste.Virtual Story Time for Thanksgiving will be November 14th so keep an eye on our facebook.com/gillhambranchlibrary for more information. Happy Thanksgiving from Gillham Library!!

October 2020

Hey Y’all it’s finally Fall and Halloween is just around the corner. We hope you all are enjoying the cooler temperatures and getting ready for all the Halloween fun to come.

September 27, 2020 – October 3, 2020 is “Banned Book Week” and the theme is “Censorship is a dead end”! This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Stop in your local Library to see their displays and what featured books they have to offer.

The De Queen Library is open to the public Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9-12. You can come in with 15 minute visits with your mask. We will have 2 virtual story times on facebook.com/dequeenlibrary  in the month of October 14 and 28.  Kelsie will read some good interactive Halloween stories for you all to enjoy. The Month of October our display will feature Halloween books. All those ghouls and ghost readers will have lots of scary books to choose from.

Amy at Horatio Library asks are you looking forward to a Spooktacular October? There is cooler weather coming and the leaves are beginning to change. Speaking of change, have you seen all the changes at the library this year? We have remodeled the children’s room, the theme is Troll in Central Park and it is AMAZING! There will be 3 Facebook Live Story Times this month. October 3rd, 17th and a hair raising story on the 31st for Halloween. We are now offering a live feed of the weather and local news during normal hours. We hope to be able to start our Domino games back soon, with Covid numbers finally going down, we will keep you posted when those decisions are made. Keep checking our Library Facebook page for the latest announcements. We would like to thank our patrons and the community for all the support you have shown us this year, all the changes would not have been possible without your support. Everyone be safe and stay away from the goblins.

Wendy at Lockesburg Library says if you are finding it harder to read because of the size of most printed book the Library has lots and lots of large print books in Christian, Western and General Fiction genres. You can call 870-289-2233 for curbside service or come in for 15- minute visits with masks. New books are being added monthly and for your convenience our book collection can be accessed athttps://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg The Lockesburg Library is open Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30-5:00 (12:30-1:00 lunch) and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30.

The Gillham Library Ladies have lots “Cooked” up for October. Their featured author is Margaret Mizushima. Margaret is an American author. She was born in Kansas, and was raised on cattle ranches in Texas and Colorado. She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Speech Pathology. After college, she worked as a speech pathologist in a hospital, and later started her own rehabilitation agency. The Timber Creek K-9 mysteries are so good!  With the temps cooling off, a good mystery and a cup of coffee sounds so relaxing! Come on by and check one out. Our hours are Monday 9-1 Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-2 or call 870-386-5665 Rhonda, Kelsie and Amy will be here to answer all your questions.

September 2020

Hey Y’all its Fall??? Maybe? Well we sure hope it’s beginning to look like it elsewhere because the De Queen Library is all Fall’d up! We took a Fall and found some great books for our display and we hope you love the selection!  We are just a little over a month away from Halloween!! WOW!  We will have our virtual story time September 2nd, September 16th, and September 30th on our page at facebook.com/seviercountylibrary. We hope you will join in on our interactive story times they are such fun!

We are open to the public at all of our branches with regular hours, limits of 3 people at one time and masks still required. Also curbside service is still available for those that just do not feel comfortable coming in. We are here to serve you our patrons!

Amy at Horatio Library says: Happy Fall Y’all. Is everyone looking forward to cooler weather?   I know we are. We will have two online story times on September 5th and September 19th at 10:00 a.m. and can be watched on facebook.com/horatiolibrary. We have a lot of new books and new to us books on the shelves to choose from. We have expanded our Fiction, Mystery, and Christian Fiction sections as well as our Children’s and Young Adults. We have also expanded our Classic section to help with children who are home schooling or going to a private school. If we don’t have what you are looking for we can get it for you.  We will be having a book sale in conjunction with the Horatio City Wide Garage Sale on September 12th. Come by and see all the changes we have made to the library we hope to see you soon! Horatio Library hours are Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-5:00 (12-1 Lunch) and Saturday 8-12.

Don’t forget that the Lockesburg Library continues to provide fax and copying services. You can call 870- 289-2233 for curbside service or come in for 15-minute visits with masks. For all you Twilight fans out there Stephenie Meyers had added a new book to that series it is Midnight Sun. It is the story told through Edward Cullen eyes and it takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. We are expecting this book to be available in September. This and other new books are added monthly. For your convenience our book collection can be accessed  at
https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/lockesburg.  The Lockesburg Library is open Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30-5:00 and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30.

Rhonda at the Gillham Library says WE ARE OPEN! Come see us and see all the new books and DVD’S.  Get your new Library Card. Faster check in and out. We are showcasing an author each month and this month is James Patterson. We have his newest books: Midwife Murders, 1st Case, and Summerhouse. Also there will be two virtual story times each month the first and third week in the month. Keep an eye out on our page, facebook.com/gillhambranchlibrary.  Our hours are Tuesday 9-1. Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-2. Call the Gillham Library for more information at 386-5665.

August 2020

The Library System is hoping to be open soon so keep an eye out on our Facebook pages to see when we actually do open. I have word that the Glass will be in July 27th.

You will be required to wear a mask in all Sevier County Libraries.  If you have medical conditions that prevent you from wearing a mask, we will be more than glad to make you an appointment so we can clean extra before and after you come in. Social distancing is required and there is a limit for 3 people at one time for 15 minutes. Please DO NOT bring your items in the libraries. Please place them in the drop box so they can be sanitized for the next user. This is for safety purposes for patrons and employees. Curbside service is still available.

At the De Queen Library we have still been ordering new books and DVD’S since we have been closed. We have 3 displays full of new books. Between 3-17-20 to date we have served more than 1,300 patrons, checked out more than 5,000 items, had over 951 WIFI users, answered over 2,000 reference questions, printed copies, and preformed Notary, through curbside service. We hosted 72 Virtual Story Times with over 16,000 views.  We are glad that we are still able to provide much needed services through this pandemic. We are still in the middle of our “Virtual” Summer Reading Programs. These are a big hit with the packets that were sent out. Unfortunately, we do not have any more packets but you can still watch the story times on Facebook and your parents can help you gather items for creating the projects. So keep an eye out for the next videos.

For any questions you might have please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/seviercountylibrary or call 584-4364

Amy at Horatio Library says they have great news about opening back up. They finally have their safety glass in place and it will take a little getting used to, but it is for your safety as well as ours. There are still safety requirements as listed above for all Libraries.  Our main goal is safety so if you don’t feel comfortable coming inside the Library, curbside service is still available. Our online Summer Reading Program will continue on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on our Horatio Library Facebook page. The last Summer Program will be August 15th. We will start our regular story time on August 22nd and 29th at 10 a.m. This will be online also at facebook.com/horatiolibrary. If you need a Summer Reading packet, please call and stop by the library. If you call ahead, we will make sure we have one ready for you. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If we all work together, hopefully this will be over with soon. Everyone stay safe and stay cool.

Lockesburg Library would like to help provide the needs of the area’s growing homeschool population whether virtually, in-person, or through socially-distanced programs. Call Wendy Clay at the Lockesburg Library 870-289-2233 with your requests to aid your homeschooling needs. If you and your child will be homeschooling this year or you are already a part of an established homeschool program let us help you. The library is open Wednesday 8:30-5:00, Thursday 8:30-5:00 (closed 12:30-1:00 for lunch) and Saturday mornings 8:30 – 12:30. You can also contact us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/loxlib

We have lots of “NEW” at the Gillham Branch Library. We are now fully computerized and are handing out library cards. Come get yours today! There are brand new authors, new books and DVD’S. We also have a new Facebook page, facebook.com/gillhambranchlibrary. New hours are Tuesday 9-1, Friday 1-5, and Saturday 10-2. For more information, please call the library at 386-5665

July 2020

The Sevier County Library System is opening soon

PLEASE PUT YOUR ITEMS IN OUR DROP BOX DO NOT BRING THEM IN THE LIBRARIES.

De Queen will be opening July 6th for regular hours with restrictions:

  1. 3 patrons allowed at one time for 15 minutes
  2. Face coverings are required to enter
  3. The library is not supplying mask
  4. Temperature will be taken at door
  5. Please if you feel sick do not come to the library.

Our regular hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9-12.

We will still have CURBSIDE SERVICE Monday – Thursday 10-4. Thank you for being patient during this time. We appreciate each one of our patrons and want everyone safe

Each year Arkansas participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) . CSLP is a national grassroots consortium of libraries working together to promote interest in reading, and Library use. By combining resources and working with CSLP members, public libraries can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives and great savings. Thanks to the Arkansas State Library most if not all of these items are free.

Our “Virtual” Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program will be each Wednesday in July beginning July 8th at 1 pm on Facebook.

Beginning June 30th the first 25 children can pick up packets and the can do their projects with Kelsie.

Thank you to CSLP and the Arkansas State Library for providing libraries a way to keep reading active in children’s lives.

You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Hip Hip Hurrah, Hip Hip Hurrah, its great to be back,  or partially back I should say. We have missed our Library family and hope everyone has been safe and well.   We will be doing a soft opening starting on July 7th.   We will be open our normal business hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:00 then from 1:00 to 5:30 and Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30, with some restrictions.   These requirements were put into place by the Library Board of Trustees for the safety of our Patrons.   Every one of you are very important and safety has to be our top priority.  We will only allow three people in the library at a time.   We will limit the amount of time in the library to 15 minutes per Patron.   Mask will be required to enter the library,  you must provide your own mask.  We will be cleaning and sanitizing all throughout the day.   We will continue to offer curbside services.   We have worked hard since we have been closed.   We have added over 800 new items to our circulation, and remodeled the front and back of the library.  We hope you like the changes we have made.   After all this is your library and we want you to be proud of it.   We will kick off our Summer Reading Program, Imagine your Story, on Saturday July 4th at 10:00.   This year the Summer Reading will be done completely online.   This is a new experience for us and we are trying hard to work our all the details.  We will have Summer Reading Packets available to pick up at the library on Tuesday June 30 during normal business hours.   You can call us or knock on the door and we will give you everything you need for all of the programs.  The programs will be recorded and uploaded to the Horatio Library Facebook page.  If you have any questions please call us at 870-832-6882.   Stay safe and God Bless.

Limited access to the Lockesburg Library will begin on Wednesday, 7-8-2020. The library will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays (8:30-5:00) and Saturday mornings (8:30- 12:30). MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND THERE WILL BE A 15-MINUTE TIME LIMIT INSIDE THE LIBRARY. THERE CAN BE ONLY THREE PATRONS IN THE LIBRARY AT A TIME. Curbside service will still be available just call 289-2233.

This year the Lockesburg Library would like to help you do your story time or S.T.E.M. project at home. Library bags stocked with books and activities are now available for checkout. These Library bags will allow you to utilize Lockesburg Library resources to create valuable programs on your own time. Craft items and activity sheets are yours to keep, please return the bags with all materials marked “need to return”. Call now 870-289-2233 for these themes that are available or under certain restrictions request a theme.

  1. T.E.M. Money
  2. T.E.M. Dinosaurs
  3. T.E.M. The Sun
  4. T.E.M. Germs
  5. Bullriders/ Cowboy
  6. Preschool “A” is for Apples
  7. Preschool “B’ is for Bear
  8. Preschool “C” is for Cat
  9. Preschool “K” is for Kite
  10. The Ocean
  11. Rocks and Minerals

The Gillham Library will be open Tuesday July 14, 2020 with restrictions.

3 patrons allowed at one time with a 15 minute time limit.

Face coverings are required to enter and the library cannot supply a mask.

The “new hours” for the library will be Tuesday 9-1 Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-2 and Curbside will be available as well for those who do not want to enter.

Summer Reading Program is upon us and our “Virtual” S.T.E.M Programs on Facebook will be on Saturdays at 10:00 am with the first story time on July 4th at 10 am. Packets are made and ready to go to the first 15 children. You can pick them up on Saturday. Lots of fun planned for Story Time.

The Library will soon be automated  so stop in and get your brand NEW Library card!

For more information, you can contact at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or call the De Queen Library at 870-584-4364

Thank you for being patient during this time as we work through things. We want to make sure that the staff and patrons are safe.

June 2020

Sevier County libraries have set dates to reopen to serve all community members. De Queen Librarian, Johnye Fisher, says they will reopen on Monday, July 6th, with regular hours. Horatio Librarian, Amy Everts, says they will reopen the following day, Tuesday, July 7th. Lockesburg Branch Librarian, Wendy Clay, says that Lockesburg’s Library will open on Wednesday, July 8th.

The Libraries insist that all people wear a mask. If you don’t have one, you won’t be allowed to enter. Only 3 people will be allowed to enter the library at one time, with a limit of 15 minutes per person. Curbside services will still be available for anyone who feels uncomfortable going inside the library.

The Horatio summer reading program will be held on the Horatio Library Facebook page. Story time will be on July 2nd, 11th, 18th, and 25th at 10 a.m. Playbacks are available at your own convenience. Games and activities that go along with the stories will be available as always. Summer reading packets will be available starting July 25th. You can call when outside the library or knock on the door to get your packet.

The Gillham Branch Library will open July 14th with restrictions. Only three (3) patrons allowed at one time for 15 minutes. Also, face coverings are required to enter. The library is not supplying masks, so please bring your own. Please, if you feel sick do not come to the library. the hours at the Gillham Library will be Tuesday 9-1, Friday 1-5, and Saturday 10-2. Curbside service still available.

March 2020

Friday March 13th is the Summer Reading Program workshop for the librarians so the libraries will be closed.

The De Queen Library would like to say Thank you to The Caplinger Family for such a wonderful Plaque donated to the library in memory of their mother and thank you to all who were able to come to the reception for this memorial.

Wednesday March 4th at 4 pm is story time with Kelsi and Bella. Bella is a miniature Pomeranian and Kelsi will be reading the story “Wiggle”. Can you hula hoop? Come on in and show us your skills.

Wednesday March 18th  at 4pm will be story time with Klondike. I know he will have something fun for the kids.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am.You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy at the Horatio Library says, If you follow the rainbow to the pot of gold you just might see a Leprechaun.   We will be having our St. Patrick’s day program on March the 7th at 10 a.m .  We will be reading Picky Mrs. Pickle.   Can anyone guess what her favorite food and color might be?  The next children’s program will be March 21 at 10 a.m.  This program will be about learning your left from your right.   We will read Dr. Seuss, The Foot Book in late observance of Read Across America Day , also known as Dr. Seuss Day,  that is held on March 2nd.  We have several new Bestseller books by authors such as James Patterson, Daniel Steel, JoJo Moyes, Jeanine Cummins, Alex Michaelides, Isabel Allende, Ann Napolitano, Johnathan Kellerman and J.D. Robb just to name a few.  We have lots of new movies and Series that have come in this month.   Come on by and see what we have to to offer.  We hope to see you soon.

At the Lockesburg Library there will be a book club discussion of March’s selection “Finding Jake”, by Bryan Reardon at 10:00, Saturday, March 7. April’s book club choice will be available to pick up at this meeting.Forms and information for the 2020 Lockesburg Blue Darters Reunion are available now here at the Lockesburg Library and the Bank of Lockesburg.On Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 there will be a children’s Dr. Seuss program with games and activities. The Cat in the Hat will be here to read the classic book “Green Eggs and Ham”.Contact Wendy Clay at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs, books and activities at the library.

Things are coming together and we are working towards getting back opened two days a week thanks to volunteerism. The hours for Gillham Library are Saturdays  10 am- 2pm. Once everything is finished and the library is in working order then the library will be open another day. For more information, you can contact at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or call the De Queen Library at 870-584-4364

February 2020

Each Sevier County Library Branch recently received a wonderfully generous gift of 100 new children’s book from The Brownstone Book Fund.

We would all like to say a BIG  Thank you to Diane. Without folks like her our libraries could not continue to thrive.

At the De Queen Library: The Caplinger family will be donating a bronze plaque in memory of their Beloved mother Thema Caplinger. She instilled her children with the love of reading and they are still avid readers. There will be a ceremony on February 5th at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.

We will have a story time and  Making Valentine’s with Klondike February 12, 2020 at 4pm. Come on in and make Valentine Cards for the Nursing center folks here in De Queen.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am.You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Happy Valentines Day from the Horatio Library.  There are several things going on this month.

We will have two children’s programs one on the 1st and the other on the 15th.  Both will be at 10 a.m.

Every Thursday we have a Mexican train domino game at 9:30.   We have a trophy for the winner so whoever wins that week gets to take a trophy home.  Believe me when I say they like to have fun and laugh but they take the game very seriously.

We have several new books on the shelf  from authors such as Stewart Woods, Suzanne Wood Fisher, Melinda Leigh just to name a few.

We also had a 100 new children’s books that  were donated by The Brownstone Book Fund and we have received several used Christian Fiction books that we are working on getting on the shelf.

We are trying to figure out if there is an interest in a Book Club in Horatio.  If you would be interested in joining please give us a call at 870-832-6882.

Have a Blessed month and we hope to see you at the Horatio Library.

At the Lockesburg Library there will be a book club discussion of February’s selection “Where Somebody Waits”, by Margaret Kaufman at 10:00, Saturday, Feb. 8. March’s book club selection will be available to pick up at this meeting.

Please join us on Saturday, February 22 for a “Come and Go”, “Meet the Author/ Book Talk/Book Signing” with Davida F. Wynn from 10-11:30.  Davida  F. Wynn is an advanced practice nurse, author, motivational coach, and speaker. A 1999 graduate of Lockesburg High School, she has resided in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area for the past five years.  Her family continues to live in our area.

Contact Wendy Clay at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs, books and activities at the library.

Due to recent changes the hours for Gillham Library will be Saturdays  10 am- 2pm until further notice.  For more information, you can contact at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665.  We are currently looking for volunteers please call the De Queen Library at 870-584-4364.

January 2020

We would like to thank all of our partners and patrons for a great year in 2019. Without you all we wouldn’t have a Library in 4 towns in our county. We hope you continue your patronage into the new year and continuing years. We offer great services at all of our locations but most of all is Reading and continuing Literacy.

Happy New Year from the Ladies at the De Queen Library ! We hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!

This month we are winding down from Christmas with lots to do and will be having one story time in January.  On Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 4 pm Klondike will be here with company to read a snow story. Come down and make snowflakes with Klondike.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am.You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Happy New Year from Horatio Library.   We hope you had a very good Holiday Season.

At the beginning of a new year we take time to reflect and make resolutions that will improve our lives.   This year we would like for you to think about how important it is to have good reading skills. Not only is it important for you it is also very important for you children and grandchildren.  Statistics show that children  who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than 3 times a week.

We have a great selection of books for all ages.   This month we will have two children’s programs.  The first program will be on January 4th at 10 a.m.  We will be reading, With Any Luck, I’ll Drive a Truck by David Friend.  We will have a special guest C.J. Tugman from Malco here to let the kids see the inside of an 18 wheeler.

The second program will be on January 18 at 10 a.m.  This program we will read the Arkansas’s Little Red Hen in Memory of Mrs. Winona Armer.  Mrs. Armer passed away on December 3.   She was a patron, friend and a huge supporter of the Horatio Library.   When she wrote the Arkansas’s Little Red Hen she donated all of the proceeded to help build the Children’s room onto the library.   She loved children and recognized the important of early literacy.   She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.  Stop by the library and see the other book titles we have by Mrs. Armer that is available to be checked out.   We hope you will come and find a good book and have a cup of coffee with us.

At the Lockesburg Library there will be a book club discussion of January’s selection “Varina”, by Charles Frazier at 10:00, Saturday, Jan. 11. February’s book club selection will be available to pick up at this meeting.

We have an ongoing project at the Lockesburg Library it is a new “StickTogether” winter poster. Stop by and help complete our poster.

Have you made your New Year’s Resolution? It’s never too late to think about 2020’s Resolution.  And I would love for book people, to think about one of these: read a book a week,  join a book club, or read the book instead of seeing the movie.

Contact Wendy Clay at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs, books and activities at the library. Happy New Year and happy reading!

Due to recent changes the hours for Gillham Library will be Saturdays  10 am- 2pm until further notice.  For more information, you can contact at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665.  We are currently looking for volunteers.  Please call the De Queen Library at 870-584-4364.

December 2019

Merry Christmas from the ladies at the De Queen Library we hope all have safe travels and journeys.

Thank you to the community for having such giving hearts. The food for fines and Mr. Rogers Sweater Drive was a great success once again. We collected so many items to be distributed locally for the community we haven’t had time to count them.  We collected 147lbs all together for food for fines.

We will be  having a story time with Tammy Smith of the De Queen School System on December 4th at 4 pm. The book will be read aloud while she uses American Sign Language to convey the story to the children.

The De Queen Library will kick off its 10th annual Christmas program with the 5th annual Cocoa and story with Mrs. Claus Saturday December 14th at 10 am. There will be lots of fun, songs stories and goodies for the first 30 Children.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am.You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Tis the season to be jolly.   Speaking of jolly, we have some exciting news.   Photographers Don House and Sabine Schmidt has included the Horatio Library in their Remote Access project.  Horatio was one of the 25 libraries chosen out of the 235 public libraries in Arkansas.  The project highlights the small libraries across the state and the people who rely on them.   They will be visiting the library on Saturday, December 7th from 8:30 til 12:30.  House states, “I’m interested in the people, their personality, what they’re wearing, what they’re carrying, why they are there.   There is no posing, no pre-conceived notions.   When I’m done, if I’ve been successful, I have opened a window on the community, the people who make it what it is.”    The collection of photos will be put in a book and be a part of a traveling exhibition.   No cost of any kind is involved.  As a thank you for participation each person will receive a complimentary copy of their photo.  Mrs. Amy received a letter from Santa and Mrs. Claus last Friday saying they will be stopping by the library on December, 21.   There will be a story time at 10 a.m. and first 30 kids will receive a stocking full of goodies. Boys and Girls make sure you are on your best behavior because Santa will want to know.  We look forward to seeing you here.   We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

At the Lockesburg Library there will be a book club discussion of December’s selection “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn”, by Betty Smith at 10:00 Saturday, Dec. 14. January’s book club selection will be available to pick up at this meeting.

A “Come and Go” Open House is planned Saturday, December 21 from 10:00 until 11:30. Stop by to help complete our new Stick Together winter poster and for refreshments at the Lockesburg Library.

Contact Wendy Clay at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs, books and activities at the library.

The Gillham Library will have their regular Story Time and Craft Day Saturday in December check our facebook page for details.  New on the shelf : Mystery of Julia Episcopa by John Rigoli the Vatican Chronicles Book 1 and Noel Street  by Richard Paul Evans. We have another donation of Diane Palmer books, which are for sale.Open Tuesday and Saturday 9-5 Closed 12 to 1:00 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook  page at www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

November 2019

November is here and you know what that means. It is The Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive and Food for Fines month!

November 1 through November 30. Please drop off gently used or new sweaters, coats, hats, gloves, anything to keep someone warm this winter at any branch library. Food for fines bring any nonperishable food item to any branch library for a one-dollar reduction per item in existing overdue fines. Food accepted for fines on returned library materials only, not for replacement fees of lost or damaged items. Sorry we cannot accept out of date items. All items collected in November will help out each library community in the county.

The De Queen Library will kick off the Sweater Drive with a Story time with Clifford the Big Red Dog November 6th,  at 4 pm Come on out bring a sweater and meet Clifford. Our Thanksgiving Story will be  November 20th,  at 4pm.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun.  You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy at Horatio Library says, Gobble,  Gobble, Gobble.   We hope you are enjoying this cooler weather.   We will only have one children’s program in November.  On November 9th Horatio will be having the Harvest Festival.   There will be a street dance, car show, art show, vendors and lots of activities.  We will have table’s set up outside the library with lots of fun activities for kids.  At 9 a.m. we will have a coloring contest for ages 3 to 5 and ages 5 to 7.   They will be judged at 9:45 with a prize given to the winners.   The Library Scarecrow will be here and who knows the  exciting things the scarecrow has up their sleeve.   At 10 a.m. we will have a story time on How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.  At 10:30 will do a craft for the first 45 children. We will be doing the Turkey Hokey Pokey and a Turkey Dance. Bring your kids and enjoy the fun. Don’t forget about our Domino game on Thursday at 9 a.m. and the GED class at 1 pm.   Have a safe and happy holiday season.

The Lockesburg Library has been designated a 4-H Partner Library. Our library resources and three Game Changers materials’ boxes are currently available for clubs in our area.

There will be no book club discussion in the month of November at the Lockesburg Library, however the Arkansas State Library has provided twelve copies of the book “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier for our patrons. December’s book club selection will be available to pick up. A representative from Southwest Arkansas Crisis and Resource Center, Inc. will give a short program outlining their available services on Saturday, November 16 @ 10.

Remember the Reading Treasure chest each child may choose a prize from the Treasure chest upon returning their library books.

Contact Wendy Clay at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs, books and activities at the library.

The  Gillham Library will have their regular Story Time and Craft Day Saturday November 16th, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. We have on the shelf the new Toy Story 4 DVD and the new Navada Barr book, What Rose Forgot.  We have recently received several book donations. Some will go on the shelf and some are for sale.Open Tuesday and Saturday 9-5 Closed 12 to 1:00 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook  page at www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

October 2019

Hey Y’all its Fall and Halloween is just around the corner. Do you know where Halloween comes from? It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain over 2,000 years ago, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Sahain, the evening before was know as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween envolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

Guess who is coming back to the De Queen Library? The Library witch. Yes, she will be back with good stories and fun. October 30th at 4:00 p.m. Stop in and see what she has planned. Wear your costumes and receive some sweet treats.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun.  You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy at Horatio Library says, Happy Fall Y’all.   We are finally getting some relief from all this hot weather  it would be a perfect time to come by the Horatio Library.  We have got lots of good books to read and most of the bestsellers.  If we dont have it we can get it for you.

Why pay $30 plus when you can come by the library and check it out for free.   We have some spooktacular things going on this month. On the 5th of October we will have a childrens Halloween program.   We will have games, candy and read a story.   On October the 19th we will have another kids program with special guest Kick Griffen about bulling and a demonstration by Kick.   The childrens programs start at 10a.m. and they are every other Saturday.   We have a Mexican Train Domino game and a Double 15 Domino game every Thursday morning.  We also have Adult Education classes every Thursday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.   They offer GED prep, College prep, Career Assistance, Job Skills, Computer Skills and financial literacy.   All of these services are free to the public.   We encourage you to take advantage of these classes.   Have a Happy Halloween and enjoy the upcoming cooler weather.

On Saturday, Oct. 12th at 10 AM the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “Mom and Me and Mom” by Maya Angelou. Next month’s reading selection will be available to pick up at this time.

A Kids’ STEM catapult program is planned October 19 @ 10. This will be a fun hands-on guided activity with each child creating their own catapult treats will be served.

Parents, as an incentive for your child to read, Mz. Wendy has loaded up the Reading Treasure chest again.  Each child may choose a prize from the Treasure chest upon returning their library books.

Contact Wendy Clay at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs, books and activities at the library.

The Gillham Library has “Muted” by Leanne Owens and a new author for us William Kent Krueger, “Manitou Canyon” and “Sulfur Springs”.  You can check the Gillham Library Facebook page to see news books as they come in.  We have not set a date for Story time for October as yet.  Open Tuesday and Saturday 9-5 Closed 12 to 1:00 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook  page at www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

September 2019

The De Queen Library is gearing up for Banned Book Week beginning September 22-28. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Stop in, see our display and check out a banned book.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun. We also have other games if you want to participate. Roger is still looking for a chess player.

You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy at Horatio Library says “Wow, what a great summer we had!”.  Unfortunately, it is coming to an end and the kids going back to school.   We started our summer off right with a camping trip to Rick Evans Grandview Prairie on May 16-19 and ended our weekly programs on the August the 11. We learned about space, stars, constellations, space ships and we even read about Aliens in Underpants.   We made fun crafts like star calming bottles, a map of the stars, painted, colored, glued and even learned how to tie dye shirts.  We danced, played games, watched movies, laughed, and ate a lot of pizza, popcorn and snacks.  We had a total of 90 children and 59 adults.  In September we will have a program on the 7th and 21st at 10 a.m.   We have dominoes at 10 a.m. every Thursday.   Thursday afternoons we are now offering GED Prep, College Prep, Career Assistance, Job Skills, Computer Skills and Financial Literacy from 1 to 5.  For more information call the Library at 870-832-6882 or Adult Ed at 870-584-1114.

On Saturday, Sept. 7th at 10 AM the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “Where Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Next month’s selection will be available.

Saturday, September 21 at 10AM is Lego day at the library. Attend this program and create something with us.

If you are a Legacy Academy family, Lockesburg Library and Mz. Wendy Clay welcome you to Lockesburg.

The Library looks forward to providing the area students with any school related books they need.

Contact Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs, books and activities at the library.

Gillham Library has the new Avengers: Endgame DVD.  There is a waiting list.  We also have new The Opening Chase by Cap Daniels.  This is a suspense novel.  We planned to have our childrens Story Time and Craft Saturday October 21st at 2:00 P.M.  Come by and enjoy the Gillham Library!  Open Tuesday and Saturday 9-5 Closed 12 to 1:00 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook  page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

August 2019

Back to school time already? Wow where does the time go?

We had a great turn out for our Summer Reading Program, everyone liked the ventriloquist/magician and we have invited him back next year. It was fun watching him turn the children into aliens.

De Queen Library will have a story time with Carolyn August 14th at 4pm.  She will be reading Rumple Buttercup by Matthew Gray Gubler. The story is about a funny little guy that lives underground.

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun. We also have other games if you want to participate. Roger is still looking for a chess player.

You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy says the Horatio Library will continue having Summer Reading programs all summer until school starts back.   The programs will be every Saturday at 10 a.m.   The last weekly program will be on August 10th.   August 24 we will have a program at 10 a.m.  At this time we will go back to our every other week childrens program schedule with the next program being two weeks from that date on September 7th.  Dont forget we have new hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 – 12 then 1-5:30 and Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30.  With all this rain we have a lot of new books and videos that might enjoy.   Stop by and see what you can find.

Lockesburg Library’s Summer Reading Programs for children are continuing in July on Saturdays at 10:00.

July 6: Take Me to Your Reader
July 13: Shoot For the Moon

These programs will be a fun way to include reading and reading-related activities this summer while helping to maintain and improve children’s reading skills.

Everyone is invited come in to the library and participate in our 40”x 36”, “Stick Together” poster illustrating the theme “A Universe Of Stories”.

Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for posts of our programs, reading contests and projects or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

On Saturday, Aug. 3rd at 10 AM the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.

Our “Biggest Book Sale of the Year” will be held the first two weeks in August. Paperbacks books will be available for .50 and hardback books $1. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase some really nice books and support your library’s fund raiser.

Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for posts of our programs, activities and projects or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information concerning programs and activities at the library.

Suzie says the Gillham Library has new by Tom Hunt, One Fatal Mistake and The Language of Sycamores by Lisa Wingate.  We will have Story Time and a Craft on Saturday,  August 10th at 2:00 P.M.. We still have many Summer Reading Award Certificates for a Free personal pan Pizza to hand out, for children only.  Come by and enjoy the Gillham Library!  Open Tuesday and Saturday 9-5 Closed 12 to 1:00 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook  page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

July 2019

Happy 4th of July from the De Queen Library. Summer is officially here so come in and get out of the heat in the nice cool Library. We are open 9-5 Monday – Friday and Saturday 9-12.

As we wind down our Summer Reading Program in June, our reading contest is still in progress and will end July 31. The winner in each age group will win a backpack with school supplies. So make sure you get those entries in by July 31.

Chimpanzees for Tea! July 17th at 4:00 pm with Carolyn. She will have fun things for the children

Don’t forget those Domino games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun. We also have other games if you want to participate. Roger is still looking for a chess player.

You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy from Horatio Library says Happy 4th of July everyone.  The Horatio Library will be having two children’s program this month.   We will be reading Little Blue Truck’s Springtime on July the 13th at 10 a.m.  On July 27th at 10 a.m. we will be reading Silly Goose’s Big Story.   There will be games and arts and crafts that go along with the programs.  We will be closed on the 4th of July in observance of the holiday.   We will reopen on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.   The library has new hours.   We are open on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 1 till 5:30, Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 1 till 5:30, then on Saturday from 8:30 till 12:30.   We also have our Domino game on Thursday at 10.   We hope you have a safe and Happy 4th!

Lockesburg Library’s Summer Reading Programs for children are continuing in July on Saturdays at 10:00.

July 6: Take Me to Your Reader

July 13: Shoot For the Moon

These programs will be a fun way to include reading and reading-related activities this summer while helping to maintain and improve children’s reading skills. Everyone is invited come in to the library and participate in our 40”x 36”, “Stick Together” poster illustrating the theme “A Universe Of Stories”.

Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for posts of our programs, reading contests and projects or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

The Gillham Library is in the middle of the Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, for the month of June. On Saturday afternoons we have made crafts of meteors and a wall where each child gets to draw his or her favorite constellation. . Come join us if you can.  We have new on the shelf, Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott and Two Week by Karen Kingsbury. The Library hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-5 closed 12-1 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

June 2019

At the De Queen Library, Our Summer Reading Programs a “Universe of Stories” mandated by the Arkansas State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program will begin at 10 am:

June 5 Kick off with Klondike

June 12 ToothFairy Twinkles

June 19 Space with Alex Ortiz

June 26 Ventriloquist/ Magician

You sure don’t want to miss out so you better be early as space is limited. Our reading contest will also begin June 1 and end July 31. The winner in each age group will win a backpack with school supplies.

Don’t forget those Domino games or other games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun. We also have other games if you want to participate.

You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy from Horatio Library says Lets blast of into space in the month of June.  Its time for summer reading, this years program will be all about Space.  The Horatio Library will be having 5 children’s program in June.  The programs will be on Saturday the 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th at 10am.  There will be reading contests for children, young adults and adults with prizes.  The books will have to be checked out at the Horatio Library.   There will be a prize for perfect attendance to all children attending all 5 programs plus the kick off party.

We will also have our domino game on Thursday morning.   We have a game of double 15’s and a game of Mexican train.   Please stop by the Horatio Library we would be happy to see you

Lockesburg Library’s Summer Reading Programs for children are planned for each Saturday in June at 10:00. The theme “A Universe of Stories” will be a fun way to include reading and related activities this summer while it helps maintain and improve children’s reading skills. Some of the programs are:

June 15 Astronaut Boot Camp

June 22 The Space Shuttle

June 29 Take Me to Your Reader

July 6 Shoot For the Moon

July 8 The Solar System

Southern Arkansas University S.T.E.M. Center for K-12 Education will be sharing their Foss kit that contains S. T.E.M. activities concerning planetary science.

Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for posts of our programs and projects or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

The Gillham Library has new on the shelf Copy Cat by Alex Lake and Lies by T. M. Logan.  We are getting ready for the June Summer Reading Program.  We will have a Story Time and Craft Day for the first four  Saturday’s in June at 2 pm.  Our theme this June is “A Universe of Stories”. The Library hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-5 closed 12-1 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

May 2019

May 8th at 4 PM the De Queen Library will be having a Mother’s Day story and fun. The first 25 children will receive a flower for their mom.

May 15th will be story time and fun with Elder and Sister Dawes. Come see what fun they have planned.

We are all getting ready for our Summer Reading Programs a “Universe of Stories” mandated by the Arkansas State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program. We all have different ideas on the universe. Our reading contest will also begin June 1 and end July 31.

Don’t forget those Domino games or other games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun. We also have other games if you want to participate.

You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviercountylibrary

Amy from Horatio Library says they will have their Mother’s day program on May 11 at 10 am. They will be kicking off their summer reading program entitled Reading is a Blast on May 18 and 19. We will launch the program, Super Star, with an overnight camping trip to Grandview Prairie in Columbus Arkansas. The kids will be making a star finding map then go outside and find the constellations. They will also be spider sniffing where the kids go out with a flashlight and find spiders. We will have a wiener roast, make s’mores and have stories by the campfire. You must be pre-registered and a parent must be present. If you would like more information, please contact the Horatio Library.

We have our weekly domino game on Thursday at 10 am. We have gotten several new books and movies in. Come by and see what we have to offer. We hope to see you soon.

Lockesburg Library’s children’s program that is planned for 1 PM on May 9th will be: “Is Your Mama a Llama?”

On Saturday, May 11th at 10 AM the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “Educated” by Tara Westover.

From the new books that we received this month, we’ve selected three to highlight that we think they are particularly noteworthy: Lisa Gardner’s “Never Tell”, Clive Cussler’s “Celtic Empire” and James Grippando’s “Girl In the Glass Box”.

Don’t forget our children’s books bins with the category, “Books with a Bonus”. Parents, grandparents or children can select a book that has an attached activity that is associated with the subject of the book. The activities are designed to enhance family reading time!

Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for posts of our programs and projects or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

Gillham Library has new on the shelf: “ The Last Time I Lied” by Riley Sager and Danielle Steel’s “Turning Point”.

There will be no Story Time for the month of May as we will be having our Book Circulation Contest beginning May 4, 2019. Call for more information 870-386-5665.The Library hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-5 closed 12-1 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

April 2019

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week “Libraries Lead” is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. During this week on April 9th is National Library Workers Day. The purpose of this day is to recognize all library workers including librarians, support staff, and others who make library service possible every day Stop in the De Queen Library to join in the celebration April 7-13.

April 10th at 4 pm is our Easter program for children ages 3-8. There will be a special visitor hopping by to see everyone. Hoppy Easter and even though we enjoy the fun activities of Easter, let’s not forget the true meaning.

April 24th is “What! Cried Granny: an almost bedtime story” by Kate Lum story time and fun at 4 pm.

Don’t forget those Domino games or other games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun. We also have other games if you want to participate.

Amy from Horatio says, “Don’t let anyone fool you, libraries are a great place to go.” We have a wide variety of services to offer you. Why would you want to go and pay money for a movie? You can go to your local library and check out the latest movies for free. We also have several computers and free WIFI. We will have a special guest on April 13th for our Easter Program. The Easter Bunny will be here at 10 am. You are guaranteed to have a hopping good time. We will also be having a children’s program April 27th at 10 am. We will be learning about feelings and reading the book The Way I Feel by Janan Cain. Don’t forget about dominoes on Thursdays at 10 am. If you are interested in playing Scrabble or Pitch give us a call at 832-6882. We hope you have a very Blessed Easter and hope to see you soon.

On Saturday, March 9th the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel at 10 am.

An adult program “Working with Clay 10 will be held Saturday April 27th at 10 am. Those present will be taught simple pinch and coil pot making with air dry clay. Something new at the library is our new children’s book bins with the category, “Books with a Bonus”. Parents, grandparents or children can select a book that has an attached activity that is associated with the subject of the book. The activities are designed to enhance family reading time!

Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for posts of our programs and projects or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

Gillham Library has new on the shelf: C. J. Box’s “Wolf Pack” a Joe Pickett novel and Christy Barritt’s “Attempt to Locate” and “On the Lookout”. We have new DVD’s on the shelf and one is “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. Story time for April will be on Saturday April 20th at 2:00 pm. The Library hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-5 closed 12-1 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook  page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

March 2019

March 2nd is Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday and celebrations are being held on March 1st. As always we have a wide variety of books to read to children. Bring your children to the library and read them a good book.

March 6th at 4:00 pm the De Queen Library will be holding a children’s “Tech Day” to honor Tech Week. Jon Chambers will hold a demonstration of small robots.  Robots will be running wild! All the children are learning coding in school and we have been fortunate enough to receive, from The Arkansas State Library, a box of robots. So we will be having fun and learning.  You might even get to play with a robot!

De Queen Library will be closed March 8, 2019 for training. We are attending The Annual Children’s workshop in Ferndale Arkansas. We plan to bring lots of good and new ideas for the Summer Reading Program which will be in the month of June.

Don’t forget those Domino games or other games going on Wednesdays at 10am for any of you folks that would like to come in and join in the fun. We also have other games if you want to participate.

On March 2 at 10 a.m at the Horatio Library,  Miss Khloe, a Shih Tzu and Poodle mix dog, will be at the library during story time.  Ms. Amy will read ” Ed and Fred Flea” by Pamela Duncan Edwards.   On March 16 at 10 a.m.  Dixie Hill with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be doing a program called “All About Alligators”.  She will bring a real baby alligator.   There will be a story time about an Alligator named Allie and the book is “May I Please Have a Cookie”.  On Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. you can come and play a game of Scrabble.   We also have our Dominoes game on Thursday mornings at 10 you can play regular or Mexican Train. We have purchased a set of double 15 dominoes.

We have gotten several Best Seller’s on the shelf and Several new books and movies to choose from.   Stop by and see what we have to offer. Our hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 12 then 1 to 5.  Wednesday 1 to 5 and Saturday 9-12.   Stop by any time.

On Saturday, March 9th the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “Virgil Wander,” by Leif Enger at 10:00 am.

Lockesburg Library’s children’s library programs that are planned for Thursdays at 1:00 p. m. in March will be:

“Happy Birthday! Dr. Seuss”, “Pi Day”,“How To Catch a Leprechan” and “Passports / Brazil”.

An adult program “Tea and Poetry” will be held March 23 @ 10:00 a.m. Those present will be served tea and enjoy poetry selections from the library’s collection.

Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for posts of our programs and projects or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

Gillham Library has new on the shelf:   Liar Liar by James Patterson & Candice Fox and Once a Liar by A. F. Brad.  We will have a Story Time and Craft Day on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

The Library hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-5 closed 12-1 for lunch. For more information, you can contact Susie at the Gillham Library at 870-386-5665 or you can visit their Facebook  page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!! We hope you all have a Sweet Day.

Want to go on a blind date? With a book that is?  You can choose a book from our display, don’t unwrap it until you get home and voila you have a date with a good book.  Join in the fun and read a good book too.

The De Queen Library will have a Valentine’s Story and fun with Klondike on February 13th at 4:00 pm. The first 30 children will get to make Valentine’s with Klondike for our local senior living facility.

Little Bear Story Time will be Wednesday February 20th at 4:00 pm.

A fun story time and activities for the children.

Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

Amy says there will be a Valentine program on Feb 2nd at 10 a.m at the Horatio Library.  On the 16th they will be having a Teddy Bear Clinic.  The children will bring their favorite Teddy Bear and take its blood pressure and temperature.   Klondike the bear will be here to talk to the children about going to the doctor.  Our feature books this month are about love, romance and valentines.  We will be having our domino game on Thursday’s at 10 a.m.   Horatio library offers a lot of services such as free Wi-Fi and we are able to Notarize important documents.   We also have a section of large print books and we have lighted magnified book reader for patrons who are visually impaired.  We hope your Valentine’s day is full of love, laughter and happiness.  Happy Valentine’s day from the Horatio Library.

On Saturday, February 9th the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie at 10:00 am.

A new program “MomSit” is scheduled for Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the month of February.  These will be short guided programs that are designed for mom and baby under two years old.

Lockesburg Library’s older children’s library programs that are planned on Thursdays at 1:00 p. m. in February will be:

“Click, Clack, Moo, I Love You”, “If I Were President”, “Passports / China” and, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.

An adult painting program “Painting Without a Twist” will be held February 23 @ 10:00 a.m. The program is limited to 10 with all supplies provided. Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook for an example of our project or call Mz. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

The Gillham Library will have a Story Time and Craft on Saturday February 9th at 2:00 P.M. We have new, Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud, by Mike Lupica and Nora Roberts, Of Blood and Bone, book 2.   You can call Susie at 870-386-5665 to place on hold. We have quite a few western paperbacks for sale. The Gillham Library is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-5 closed from 12-1 for lunch, You visit their Facebook  page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary

January 2019

To check out any item at any of the Sevier County Libraries you will need:

A valid Government Issued photo ID, Proof of address, a local phone number, and a personal reference that does not live with you and their local phone number. We all have a wide and different variety of items to check out.

The De Queen Library hopes that you had a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New year! The De Queen Library will be having two story time and fun days. The first one is January 16th at 4pm. It will be with Ms LaDonna and her dog Josie.  January 30th at 4pm is the 2nd story time and fun and it will be about snow and the children can make snowflakes.  “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.

Amy says that We hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Horatio Library will be having two children’s programs in the month of January. January 5th will be Hiccupatoamus by Aaron Zenz and January 19th The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith. Some people think the library just offers books to check out. We have a wide variety of services such as Fax, copies, lamination, notary, free WIFI and computer access for public use. We also have DVD’S for check out. Most of the DVD’s you are paying for at Red Box are free to check out at the library.  We have Dominoes’ Thursday Mornings at 10 am and Bridge at 1 pm.  Stop in one of the 4 Sevier County Libraries and see what we have to offer. Hope to see you soon.

On Saturday, January 12th the “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It” Book Club will meet at the Lockesburg Library to discuss the novel, “The Other Alcott” at 10 am. Ms. Wendy says that the Children’s library programs that are planned on Thursdays at 1pm in January will be: “One Snowy Day”, “Germs Make Me Sick!”, “Passports / Egypt” and “Our Skeletal System”. Visit the Lockesburg Library on Facebook or call Ms. Wendy at 870-289-2233 for more information.

The Gillham Library has new on the shelf Liar, Liar, by Lisa Jackson and Liars, Leakers, and Liberals by Judge Jeanine Pirro.  All of our new December DVDs and Books should be in by the time we reopen after the new year.   We will have a Story Time and Craft January 19th, 2019 at our usual time.  Beginning January 1, 2019 the new Gillham Library Hours will be Tuesday 9-5 closed from 12-1 for lunch and Saturday 9-5 closed from 12-1 for lunch.For more information, you can call Susie at 870-386-5665 or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary.

The library wishes to thank everyone who donated items for the sweater drive and the items for food for fines. With all the donations we will have some warm and happy people this holiday season.

December 2018

Merry Christmas to you and your family. The ladies of the De Queen Library wish you all have a safe and happy holiday.  To celebrate Christmas from December 3 through 17 each time you check out a book you can put your name in a drawing to win a $100.00 gift card from Walmart.

December 15th will be our 3rd annual Cocoa with Mrs Claus. There will be a story time and fun at 11am. There will be cocoa and goodies for the first 30 children and there may be a surprise visitor.

December is the month for Christian Fiction we will have a great display of books for check out to get you in that Christmas Spirit.

“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.

The Horatio Library will be having an open house called Cocoa and Cookies with Mrs. Claus on December 22 from 9 til 12.  Mrs. Claus will be here at 10 am to read a story to the children.  There will be games, crafts and other activities for the kids.   At 11 there will be a surprise visit from Santa.  Santa will have a stocking full of goodies for the first 25 kids.  There will be hourly door prize drawings and refreshments will be served.   We also have Bridge 1 p.m.  and Domino at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays for the adults.   We will continue our food drive through the month of December.   Any non-perishable item can be dropped off at the library during regular hours.  We hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Lockesburg Library will on Saturday, Dec. 8th host a Christmas Tea between 10- 11:30 a.m. Join us and bring your own teacup! There will be a prizes for the most interesting cups brought.

Children’s Christmas programs that are planned in December will be Thursday, December 13 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 am. A special display of “Christmas Books” has been set up at the Lockesburg Library. How better to get in the mood for the season than to read a Christmas novel? Whether it is a Christmas Tea, children’s programs or best-selling novels fun of all kinds are waiting for you with Mz. Wendy and the Lockesburg Library.

The Gillham Library has the new Mary Higgins Clark book, You Don’t Own Me and Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber.  We will have a StoryTime and Craft Day on Saturday December 8th, 2018 at our usual time. Young Mason Hobbs is going to present the program.We will have a movie day on Saturday December 15th.. For more info: 870-386-5665

We are open Tues and Thurs 9-5 and Sat 9-2. You can call Susie at 870-386-5665 or visit their Facebook  page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary  for more information

November 2018

November is the month for Giving. Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all have safe travels this holiday.

The Sevier County Library System have partnered up once again with AETN for our fifth annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive November 1-30. Our Neighborhood partners this year will be 4C Cowboy Church Youth Group – C.R.E.W and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department. Please contact any county library for more information if you would like to donate or know of someone in need.

At the De Queen Library a special story time kickoff with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at 4 pm on November 7th.  Come on in and get your picture taken with Clifford.

November 1-30 will be Food for Fines, bring any nonperishable food items into any county library for a one-dollar reduction per item in existing overdue fines. Food accepted for fines on returned library items only, not for replacement fees of lost or damaged items.

November 14th at 4 pm will be our Thanksgiving story time and fun. Stop in and see what the girls have planned for you. I am sure it will be lots of fun.

“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.

The Horatio Library will be having a Thanksgiving Children’s program November 17 at 11am.  We will be reading One Big Turkey and learning about the Pilgrims.  We will have games and other activities for the kids.  The first 12 children will receive a goody bag.

We will be having Food for Fines the month of November.  If you have a fine just bring in any nonperishable food item and we will waive your fines.  If you would like to donate food, please bring it by the library.  All food will go to people in the Horatio area.  We will also be having Mr. Rogers Sweater drive.  There are a lot of people who may need a warm coat and cannot afford to buy one.  If you have any new or gently worn items such as coats, sweaters, scarves, gloves and etc please donate.  These items will also be given out to people in the Horatio area.  We will have our domino game on every Thursday at 10 a.m.  If you like to play domino’s, please come and join us.   We love to see new people.   There is also a Bridge group that plays Thursday at 1.  We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Ms. Wendy at Lockesburg Library says we will have our book club discussion of “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly on Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 a. m.  Next month’s read will be available to pass out at this meeting. Join our book club and share your opinions on this great read with us.

The month of November will close out our “Reading for Treasure” awards program. Children have been earning golden doubloons for each book they read. A completed treasured chest chart allows one trip to the pirate’s treasure chest.

Children’s programs are planned throughout November on Thursdays at 1:00 p. m. In the Passports program we will travel to Australia, another program will be “That’s What a Friend Is” and a Thanksgiving children’s program is also planned.  Food for Fines and Sweater drive is the month of November.

A special display labeled “Quirky Books” has been set up. What is a “quirky” book? They are books that are just a little bit different.   Sometimes they border on the believable but are very entertaining. They seem generally normal but there is just a little something odd or different about the characters or situation that borders on what we would consider normal.

Whether it is quirky books, best-sellers, survival or dystopian, books of all kind are waiting for you at the Lockesburg Library.

The Gillham Library will have Free Coffee for Veterans Day on Saturday November 10th, We have many nice hardback books for sale due to the weeding process.  There are many New York bestselling authors such as Nora Roberts, James Patterson, to many to list for sale. Come by and check them out Don’t forget the Sweater Drive and Food for Fines in the month of November. We are open Tues and Thurs 9-5 and Sat 9-2. You can call Susie at 870-386-5665 or visit their Facebook  page www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary  for more information.

October 2018

Hey Y’all its Fall!  It is starting to look like Fall at the De Queen Library. All those familiar smells will be coming out and Halloween is just around the corner. Banned Book Week has come and gone and we caught a few people celebrating their Freedom to Read and checked out a banned book or two.

Do you know what a wonky donkey is? On October 10, 2018 at the De Queen Library at 4 pm will be “The Wonky Donkey” story time and fun. All you kids out there come in and find out what a Wonky Donkey is and see what fun we have planned.

October 24th at 4 pm will be our “Humbug Witch” Halloween Story time, fun, and treats presented by: The Humbug Witch.  The first 30 children will receive a treat bag with goodies.

“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.

Horatio Library has some spooktacular things going on in the month of October. We will have 2 story times October 6th and October 20th at 11:00 am they are going to be so ghoulish you won’t want to miss them. October 6th we will also be having a huge book sale in conjunction with the Horatio’s Community Wide Garage Sale. We will have books set outside and some inside. We will be selling paperback books 12 for $1.00 and hardcover books for .75 cents. We Have our T.V. set up so come in, have a cup of coffee and watch the news, listen to music or watch a movie. Don’t forget we have Dominoes every Thursday morning and Bridge on Thursday afternoon. Stop by and see Ms. Amy if you’re not too scared! Happy Fall Y’all from Horatio Library

This October at the Lockesburg Library we will have our book club discussion of “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy” by Sue Klebold” on Saturday October 13th at 10:00 am. Klebol’s son, Dylan was one of the Columbine High School shooters in 1999. Next months’ read will be available to pass out at this meeting. Join our book club and share with us your opinions on this great read. The library and Ms. Wendy appreciates their younger readers and strives to be kid- friendly. Children’s programs are planned throughout October on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Some of this month’s programs will be about “Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type”, “The Sun,” In our passport series: “All about Egypt” and our Halloween program, “Room on the Broom”.

The Gillham Library highly recommends the book “Relics-  Myth You Don’t Believe (Bigfoot) by John Vandeventer.  The action begins in Mena, Arkansas and is a very fast past well written mystery.  We will have a children’s program the last Sat. in October.  You can call Susie at 870-386-5665 or visit their Facebook page.www.facebook.com/gillhamlibraryfor more information.

September 2018

Do you like Tacos? De Queen Library presents “Dragons LOVE Tacos” with Merrilee September 12th at 4:00 pm. There will be a story time and fun. Stop in and see why Dragons LOVE Tacos.

Stone Soup story time and activities is on the menu for September 19th with Ms. LaDonna. Come listen to this very good book about sharing.

September 23 – 29 is Banned Book Week: Banning Books Silences Stories.  By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in Libraries and Schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the celebration is in fact that in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. Banned Books Week brings together the entire community – librarians, booksellers, teachers and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Stop in your local branch of the Sevier County Library System to see their displays and checked out a banned book today.

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

 Amy says come join the fun at the Horatio Library. We will have two children’s programs in the month of September on September 8th and 22nd at 11:00 am. We have dominoes every Thursday at 10:00 am. We have a table that plays regular dominoes and a table with Mexican Train dominoes. Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm we have a game of Bridge going. We have added a new shelf by the front door where Best Sellers will be separated from the other book. On that shelf there is also a spot for books that are new in that month. Come by and see what we have to offer.

 This September at the Lockesburg Library we will have our book club discussion of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Lowland” on Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 am. Next month’s read will be available to pass out at this meeting. Join our book club and share your opinions with us on this great read. The Library appreciates its younger readers and strives to be kid-friendly. Children’s programs are planned throughout September. Special programs for private school and home schooled children are on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. You can Call Mz. Wendy at 289-2233 for more information.

 The Gillham Library has the new Christian Fiction series “Squeaky Clean Mysteries” by Christy Barritt for Young Adults. We will hold a story time and craft the second Saturday in September. Check out our facebook page, www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary  for more information or you can call Susie at 386-5665.

August 2018

Well it’s back to school this month and The De Queen Library’s reading contest ended on July 31st so make sure you take a look on our Facebook page for the winners. The winner in the categories will receive a backpack with school supplies! Each year we hold a reading contest along with our Summer Reading Program to help children keep their readings skills sharp and be ready for school.

August 1st at 4:00 p.m. will be story time with Merrilee she will read a story and have games.

Story time with Ms. LaDonna and Milo the turtle, Yes I said turtle, will be August 22nd at 4:00 p.m. There is also talk of chocolate fudge.

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

Amy at The Horatio Library he Horatio Library is still having its summer reading program, Libraries Rock, Aug 4 and 11 at 11am.  We will also have a program on August 25th at 11am. We really appreciate the numerous donations we received last month.  We have had several more westerns, children’s and young adult books donated and they are on their way to the shelf.  We had a book donated by Chris Garner, the son of Paul Garner who the library was named after.  His book is about designing healthy hospitals.  We also had a very unique donation of two school desk that have a patent date of January 5, 1883.   They are made smaller than most of the other desk because they were made for first grade children.  They are believed to have come from Arkinda school.  Arkinda consolidated with Winthrop in 1948.  Both Winthrop and Arkinda are now part of the Horatio School District.  Come by and visit us at the Horatio Library.   We look forward to serving all our patrons.

This August at the Lockesburg Library we will have our book club discussion of Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie’s novel, “America’s First Daughter” on Saturday, August 11 at 10:00 am. Although based on personal letters this is a fictional story of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Patsy Jefferson. Next month’s read will be available to pass out at this meeting. The library appreciates its younger readers and strives to be kid-friendly. In the early reader section books are stored in bins for easy access. The grouping of books in a subject bin also helps young readers to key-in on their favorite books without searching the sometimes intimidating stacks. Ms. Wendy and the Lockesburg Library love early readers! Come by and see our section set-up just with you in mind. You can Call Mz. Wendy at 289-2233 for more information.

The Gillham Library Summer Reading will have a back to school book sale beginning in August. When you buy a bag of books you will get a child goody bag. We will have a coloring sheet day Saturday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. We will have lots of new books and movies for check out. Stop in and see what’s new at the Gillham Library or for more information, you can call Susie at 386-5665 or check out their Facebook page.

July 2018

As our Summer Reading Program comes to an end we would like to thank EVERYONE who helped us make this a success once again. We could not have accomplished this year’s program without the wonderful folks in our community. The children learned about Birds of Arkansas from Dixie of Arkansas Game and Fish. Tooth Fairy Twinkles showed how to keep your mouth and teeth clean. Rachel Parson honored us by playing her guitar and singing with the children.

July 18th at 3:00 pm we will have the Movie “I Can Only Imagine” and free popcorn.

Our reading contest will end on July 31st so make sure you get those lists in by then. We will count all the books read in each age group and announce the winners on our Facebook page. The winner in the categories will receive a backpack with school supplies!   “The Daily Room” is open and ready for meetings, games, quiet reading or just to come in out of the hot summer days and browse our book sale.    “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.

Amy at The Horatio Library says there are a lot of fun things going on this summer. We will be kicking off the Summer Reading program Saturday July 21st, 28th, Aug 4th, and Aug 11th at 10 am. There will be stories, games, crafts, singing and much more. The children will have a goody bag and snack every week.

We have dominoes n Thursday mornings at 10am and we now have Bridge games that starts at 1:30. We will start offering Mexican Train dominoes on Tuesday mornings if anyone is interested. We have received more western donations for check out. Make plans to attend our summer reading program. We love to see new faces.

Ms. Wendy said that this June’s Summer Reading Programs were so much fun that the Lockesburg Library is planning to continue their Saturday Summer Reading Programs. On July 14th and July 28th at 10 am come to the Library for more story times and S.T.E.M activities for preschool to 5th grade. Programs- in- a- box are available to get your preschooler excited about reading and learning. Call Mz. Wendy at 289-2233 for more information.

The Gillham Library Summer Reading Program was enjoyed by all with Chubby Checker’s Limbo Rock. You can see the video on our Gillham Library Facebook page. We will have our new book and DVD order in with the much anticipated, “I Can Only Imagine”, on the shelf. Call Susie to get on the waiting list at 386-5665.