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HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Gravette Public Library
119 Main St. SE
Gravette, AR 72736
PH: 479.787.6955
FAX: 479.344.6091

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EVENTS

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LOBBY REMODEL

Currently underway

What’s happening at the library?

The library lobby is being remodeled to make the library more easily accessible, especially for anyone who uses a mobility device such as a wheelchair, walker, crutches or cane.

 

What is the plan?

  • The door is hard to open and, during the winter, doesn’t open fully. A new door opener will be installed to fix these issues.

  • The Help Desk will be relocated away from the main entrance to address congestion, thus creating more space for people entering and exiting the library. The new Help Desk will provide more work and storage space for library staff and a larger lobby to be enjoyed by the public.

  • New floor coverings will be installed and the space will receive a new coat of paint.

  • While not part of the remodel, some other design improvements are being made. These include re-arranging the computer lab to create space for a genealogy corner. Did you know that the library has microfilmed newspapers going back to the 1800s? The Gravette Historical Museum display will be relocated and works by local artists will be on display in a small gallery.

 

Will the library be open during the remodel?

Yes. The upper section of the library will be closed to the public. A temporary Help Desk and Computer Lab will be available in the lower area where the books are located. Children and teen programs are temporarily suspended until after the remodel.

 

How is the remodel being paid for?

The Gravette Public Library remodel is fully funded because of a $20,000 Accessible Small and Rural Libraries grant, a $1,500 donation from McKee Foods, and donated funds raised by our community and held by the Gravette Community Foundation for capital improvements.

LIBRARY CLOSING

March 29th - 30th

The library will be closed for the holiday.

Regular business hours return on Monday, April 1st.

DIGITALLEARN COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

If you would like to register, please 📞contact the Gravette Public Library at 479-787-6955 or click on the link below.

Workshop Schedule:

  • March 6 | Computer Basics | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

  • March 13 | Mouse & Keyboard | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

  • March 20 | Internet Basics | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

  • March 27 | Email Basics | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

  • April 3 | Facebook Overview | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

  • April 4 | Canva | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Library

  • April 10 | Facebook: Getting Started | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

  • April 17 | Mobile Devices: Android | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

  • April 20 | Resume Writing | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Library

  • April 24 | Mobile Devices: ioS | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Senior Center

Attending participants will be entered into prize drawings!

 

Workshops will take place at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center and the Gravette Public Library.

2024 SUMMER READING REGISTRATION KICK OFF EVENT - ADVENTURE BEGINS AT YOUR LIBRARY!

Saturday, June 29th | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Hiwasse Park

Did you know that the Gravette Public Library provides summer reading programs for children, teens and adults?  Register at the Hiwasse Community Building and visit the Crystal Bridges Mobile Art Lab in Hiwasse Park

from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29th. Children may fill their summer reading activity bags while teens and adults can pick up their reading logs and select punch cards that reflect their summer reading goals. We look forward to seeing you there!

Stay tuned for more information.

Everything you need to know about

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP

How much does it cost to get a library card?

Library memberships are free for residents of Benton County, Arkansas. For residents outside of Benton County, individual membership is $10.00 annually or $15.00 annually for families.

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How can I get a library card?

Stop by the library or click here to apply for a library card. Bring a current photo ID and proof of permanent address with you to the library when you pick up your card.

How long is my library card valid?

Library memberships are valid for three years. Online membership renewal is not currently available. Please stop by the library to renew an expired membership.

How many items may I check out?

Children/youth under the age of 18 may check out 5 items.

Patrons who are 18 years old or older may check out 10 items.

Does the Gravette Public Library offer interlibrary loans?

Yes. We can request the book from another library. There is a $4.00 fee for postage.

How long may I check out items?

Checkout times vary depending on the items.

  • Books may be checked out for 21 days.

  • Discover Kits may be checked out for 14 days.

  • DVDs may be checked out for 7 days.

  • Hotspots may be checked out for 14 days and will automatically renew twice so long as the device has not been reserved by another patron.

  • The telescope and microscope may each be checked out for 7 days.

How do I reserve items?

Items may be reserved at the Circulation Desk in the library, calling the library at 787-6955 ext. 2, or online by clicking on the Catalog button and logging into your account using your library card as your userID and your last name as your password.

 

When the item is available, you'll receive an email or text message and may pick up the item at the library. If you wish to retrieve the item outside of library operating hours, simply call the library at 787-6955 ext. 2 and request that the items be placed in the pickup station in front of the library.

What are the fees if items are overdue?

The Gravette Public Library does not charge overdue fees for books and DVDs. However, if items are not returned, lost, or damaged where it cannot be returned to circulation, the account will be charged a fee to cover the replacement of the item.

Overdue fees of $1.00 per day are charged for hotspots, Discover Kits, the telescope and microscope. Replacement fees apply to missing components or failure to return the item. Internet service will be deactivated for hotspots that are not returned by the due date.

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SERVICES

PRINTING & COPIES

Black & White: $0.25 per page

Color: $0.50 per page

FAX/SCANS

FAX: $1.00 first page

$0.50 per page thereafter

Scans: No charge

NOTARY

There is no charge for notary services.

Photo ID required.

PROCTORING

Proctoring services are provided at no charge.

KidSPACE

Children's Programs & More

ABC MOUSE

ABC Mouse provides a Step-By-Step Learning

Path with over 850 lessons to help children learn

reading, math, social studies, science, art and colors,

and music and songs. It's free and contains activities for

children as young as 3 years old.

LITTLE LIONS STORY TIME (Currently postponed)

Every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

Little Lions Story Time is for children ages 5 and below. Children are invited to sing, move, play and build friendships. Packets are available each month and contain activities to do at home, book lists and more.

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents and caregivers to read to children with the goal being that the child will hear 1000 books before they enter kindergarten. Stop by the Circulation Deck to pick up a 1000 books packet and begin today!

STORYWALK®

The Gravette Public Library is pleased to bring StoryWalk® to Hiwasse Park. The 18 displays along the 1/4 mile walking path contain pages of a picture book. You can read a story as you walk along the path. We will always have discussion questions at StoryWalk®. By the time you've walked the entire circle, you've read a book. We will have a new book every month.

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TEEN ZONE

Teen Programs & More

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MAKER MONDAY (Currently postponed)

Every Monday at 3:30-5:30 p.m.   |   Ages 12-17

Maker Monday is a program that offers a creative outlet for teenagers through art. Whether it be painting, working with modeling clay, or puppet making, we would love to see what you can make.

TECH TUESDAY (Currently postponed)

Every Tuesday at 3:30-5:30 p.m.   |   Ages 12-17

Tech Tuesday is a program that allows participants to learn HTML, programming, web design, 3D printing, robots, stop-motion animation, and more.

DISCOVER KITS

Discover Kits contain materials and supplies for at-home learning. They may be checked out for two weeks.

ADULT

Adult Programs (view events for more)

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READING BETWEEN THE "LIONS" BOOK CLUB

Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month at the library at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a lively discussion with fellow book enthusiasts. We provide the books. Contact the library if you are interested in joining our book club.

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CURRENTLY READING

Camp Nine by Vivienne Schiffer

 

BOOK CLUB MEETING

March 11, 2024

 

BOOK SUMMARY

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the U.S. military to ban anyone from certain areas of the country, with primary focus on the West Coast. Eventually the order was used to imprison 120,000 people of Japanese descent in incarceration camps such as the Rohwer Relocation Center in remote Desha County, Arkansas.

 

This time of fear and prejudice (the U.S. government formally apologized for the relocations in 1982) and the Arkansas Delta are the setting for Camp Nine. The novel's narrator, Chess Morton, lives in tiny Rook Arkansas. Her days are quiet and secluded until the appearance of a "relocation" center built for what was, in effect, the imprisonment of thousands of Japanese Americans.

 

Chess's life becomes intertwined with those of two young internees and an American soldier mysteriously connected to her mother's past. As Chess watches the struggles and triumphs of these strangers and sees her mother seek justice for the people who briefly and involuntarily came to call the Arkansas Delta their home, she discovers surprising and disturbing truths about her family's painful past.

...AND MORE

Our Mission

The mission of the Gravette Public Library is to provide quality resources, services and lifelong learning opportunities through digital and printed media, activities, and programs to meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of its community.

HISTORY

The Gravette Public Library was established in 1976 and originally occupied a room in the Gravette Civic Center. It relocated in 1987 to the former Gravette School District lunchroom on Charlotte Street. The library moved to its current location at 119 Main Street SE in February of 2016.

 

The Gravette Public Library offers e-books as well as books in print, audiobooks, and DVDs. Computers are available to the public and WiFi is accessible inside the library and within an approximate 20' radius outside the library. The library hosts community events including Moon Over Main Street and an Open House before the annual Christmas parade. A variety of literacy, STEM and digital skills programs are offered for youth and adults.

 

The Gravette Public Library is a department of the City of Gravette and supported by the Gravette Public Library Advisory Board. Programs are made possible through donations, grants and the generous support of the Friends of the Gravette Public Library. We appreciate our volunteers, past and present. Local civic organizations, Gravette High School students and staff, and other individuals who donate their time have supported the library through the years and continue to make a difference. Thank you!

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

The Gravette Public Library advisory board members are appointed by the City of Gravette and serve a five-year term. They meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Gravette Public Library.

Current members are:

  • Terry Roberts, Chair

  • Susan Holland, Vice Chair

  • Frankie Stephens, Secretary

  • Angela Deniston

Friends of the Gravette
Public Library

Officers (L to R): Roy Perrine, President | Carole Robel, Treasurer | Melinda Crawley, Secretary

Teresa Davis, Vice President/Membership

The Friends of the Gravette Public Library is an independent organization formed exclusively to support the facilities, resources, and services of the Gravette Public Library as it serves our community.

Follow the Friends' Facebook page for membership meetings.

Are you interested in supporting the library by being a Friend? Download the brochure and membership application here or contact the Friends of the Gravette Public Library for more information using the Contact Us button on this page.

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE:

Student $5.00

Individual $10.00

Family $25.00

Business $25.00

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