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WHERE THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Friday | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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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AWARD RECIPIENT

The Gravette Public Library has been selected as one of 310 libraries to participate in round two of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that provides community engagement and accessibility resources to small and rural libraries to help them better serve people with disabilities.

The competitive award comes with a $10,000 grant that will help the library repair the floor in the children’s library which joins the ADA ramp to the library’s collections.

As part of the grant, library staff will host two conversations with residents in September to gain input about accessibility at the Gravette Public Library. If you are interested in getting involved or taking part in the conversation, please contact the library staff at 787-6955.

2024 SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Did you know that the Gravette Public Library provides summer reading programs for children, teens and adults?

Children's Summer Reading Program

For Ages 3-11

Every Wednesday in July

10:30 AM-NOON

at the Gravette Civic Center

Teen & Adult Summer Reading Program

For Ages 12+

July 1-August 30

Stop by the library, choose a summer reading goal, and obtain a punch card along with a reading log to track your progress.

Prize drawings will be held on September 3.

Teen Summer Activities

For Ages 12-17

Every Tuesday in July

1-2 PM

at the Gravette Public Library

Everything you need to know about

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP

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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 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.

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 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.

Library

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.

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

Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM-NOON

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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KidSPACE

Children's Programs & More

TEEN ZONE

Teen Programs & More

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MAKER MONDAY

Every Monday at 4:00-5:00 PM   |   Ages 12-17

Whether it be painting, working with modeling clay, or puppet making,

we would love to see what youncan make.

TECH TUESDAY

Every Tuesday at 4:00-5:00 PM   |   Ages 12-17

Explore HTML, coding, web design, 3D printing, robots, and stop-motion animation.

WEAR-IT-WEDNESDAY

Every Wednesday at 4:00-5:00 PM   |   Ages 12-17

Learn techniques in jewelry making, paracord knot tying, LED fashions, loom knitting, customizing tees and more.

DISCOVER KITS

Discover Kits contain materials and supplies for at-home learning.

They may be checked out for two weeks.

Discover Kits:

  • Crochet

  • Gravity

  • Magnets

  • Makey Makey

  • Origami

  • 3D Pen

  • Electricity & Magnetism

  • Knot Tying

  • Paper Circuits

  • Snap Circuits.

READING BETWEEN THE "LIONS" BOOK CLUB

Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month at the

library at 6:00 PM. 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

Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce

 

BOOK CLUB MEETING

August 12, 2024

 

BOOK SUMMARY

She’s going too far to go it alone.
 
It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and small existence to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession: an insect that may or may not exist—the golden beetle of New Caledonia. When she advertises for an assistant to accompany her, the woman she ends up with is the last person she had in mind. Fun-loving Enid Pretty in her tight-fitting pink suit and pom-pom sandals seems to attract trouble wherever she goes. But together these two British women find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship.

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ADULT

Adult Programs (view events for more)

...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

  • LaShawn Sims

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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