The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday.
Operating hours will resume on Tuesday, December 26th.
EARLY LIBRARY CLOSING
Friday, December 29th
The library will close at 1:00 p.m. for the New Year holiday.
Operating hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.
Everything you need to know about
How much does it cost to get a library card?
Library memberships are free for residents of Benton County, Arkansas. Non-resident family memberships are $15.00.
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 $3.50 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.
PRINTING & COPIES
Black & White: $0.25 per page
Color: $0.50 per page
FAX: $1.00 first page
$0.50 per page thereafter
Scans: No charge
There is no charge for notary services.
Photo ID required.
Proctoring services are provided at no charge.
Children's Programs & More
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!
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.
Teen Programs & More
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 contain materials and supplies for at-home learning. They may be checked out for two weeks.
Adult Programs (view events for more)
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.
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Daves
BOOK CLUB MEETING
December 11, 2023
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers - Owen's sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah's increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen's boss, as a U.S. marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband wasn't who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen's true identity - and why he really disappeared.
Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen's past, they soon realize they are also building a new future - one neither of them could have anticipated.
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.
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
Friends of the Gravette
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: