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 27.

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 of three 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 three displays full of new books. 

Between March 17 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 performed 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 or call 584-4364.

Horatio Library

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 Aug. 15. 

We will start our regular story time on Aug. 22 and 29 at 10 a.m. This will be online also at

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

Lockesburg Library would like to help provide the needs of the area’s growing home-school 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 home-schooling needs. If you and your child will be home-schooling this year or you are already a part of an established home-school program. let us help you. 

The library is open Wednesday 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. for lunch) and Saturday mornings 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

You can also contact us on our Facebook page at

Gillham Branch Library

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,

New hours are Tuesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

For more information, please call the library at 386-5665

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