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 four 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 Jan. 8  at 4 p.m., 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 10 a.m.You can contact us by calling 870-584-4364 or visiting our Facebook page at 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 percent in reading compared to children who are read to less than three 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 was on Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. when we read, "With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck," by David Friend. We also had 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 Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. During this program we will read the "Arkansas's Little Red Hen" in Memory of Mrs. Winona Armer. Mrs. Armer passed away on Dec. 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 are 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 a.m., 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 — 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 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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