The ladies at the De Queen Branch Library hope you have a Holly Jolly Christmas and remember the reason for the season.  

Beginning Dec. 1 through Dec. 15, area children can come in, receive a paper and envelope, write their letter to Santa, drop it 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 Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. There will be a story time and the first 30 children will make a Christmas character, and paint by sticker. 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 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

Horatio Library 

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 noon 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. 

Lockesburg Library 

The Lockesburg Library has two events planned in December. On Dec. 4, a “Come and Go Open House Tea Party” at 10 a.m. Stop by and bring your most Christmas-y teacup to show off. 

On Dec. 11 at 10 a.m., 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;

Gillham Library

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 Dec. 17. She will read “Who Will Pull Santa’s Sleigh”. 

We will be handing out treat bags starting Dec. 17, 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 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday 1-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Rhonda, Kelsie and Mr. Bob.

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