County libraries

County libraries 

Each Sevier County Library Branch recently received a wonderfully generous gift of 100 new children’s books 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. 

De Queen Library 

The Caplinger family will be donating a bronze plaque in memory of their beloved mother, Thema Caplinger. She instilled upon her children the love of reading and they are still avid readers. There will be a ceremony on Feb. 5 at 1  p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.

We will have a story time and  Making Valentine’s with Klondike on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. 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 10 a.m.You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page at

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 a.m. 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 serious.  

We have several new books on the shelf  from authors such as Stewart Woods, Suzanne Wood Fisher and Melinda Leigh just to name a few. We also had a 100 new children’s books that  were donated by The Brownstone Book Fund.  

We have had 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 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. March’s book club selection will be available to pick up at this meeting.

Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 22 for a “Come and Go”, “Meet the Author/ Book Talk/Book Signing” with Davida F. Wynn from 10-11:30 a.m. Wynn is an advanced practice nurse, author, motivational coach, and speaker. She has resided in the Atlanta, Ga. metro area for the past five years. She is a 1999 graduate of Lockesburg High School. 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 the Gillham Library will be Saturdays  10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 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.

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