Library Snippets by Johnye Fisher

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.