Public Libraries in Arkansas are in danger of losing $1 Million in State Aid due to cuts in the Arkansas State Budget. The Revenue Stabilization Act has been approved by the Legislature and sent to the House and Senate by the Joint Budget Committee. Please write your representatives today before this goes for vote tomorrow, Thursday, April 2nd!
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Shawn Pierce, PCLS Director
The PCLS Foundation received its 501(c)(3) status which will enable PCLS to receive donations to build, or expand the libraries and to accept donations for Programming to increase literacy in Pope County. Online giving for the PCLS Foundation will officially kick off Tuesday, December 2nd. Support the building program for your local county library in Atkins, Dover, Hector, or Russellville, and also have the option of donating to the Programming Fund. Click below to support literacy in Pope County by donating to the PCLS Foundation, a 501(c)(3). We are grateful for your support in this endeavor.
View our new PCLS Virtual Exhibits
PCLS May Board of Trustees Meeting will be Wednesday, May 20th
The next regularly scheduled board meeting of the PCLS Library Board will be @ 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 2oth., at the Russellville Public Library.
Heritage Hall Book Club
Join us for monthly book discussion on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m! Book discussion takes place next door to the Russellville Library in Heritage Hall. You can check out the book club book at the Russellville Library starting a month before the meeting. For more information, email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 479-968-4368.
Our next meeting will May 18th at 6 p.m. We will be discussing “Fahrenheit 451″, by Ray Bradbury.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found. The novel has been the subject of interpretations primarily focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas.
Thank you, Volunteers!
Last year at this time, we started the Volunteer Group at the Library which has been very successful. Thank you PCLS Volunteers for donating 1, 552 hours in our Children’s, Teen, and Genealogy Departments and Book Store! We are grateful for your help. Your time and talent are appreciated!
Pope County Library System Seeks Volunteers
The Pope County Library System (PCLS) is recruiting the 2015 class of volunteers to help in our programming, Circulation, Genealogy, Inter-library Loan Departments and the Book Store in the Russellville Library.
PCLS serves an average of 350 people per day in its Russellville Branch and 700 per day during the Summer in its Headquarter library alone. Programming increased 70% in 2012 and 10% in 2013. The Russellville Library relied on 24 volunteers to help the system serve the 156,640 patrons who visited the libraries as the economy struggled to recover.
We are looking for creative, organized, team players who have a heart to serve and invite individuals, Civic Clubs, retirees, College and High School Groups and professionals who would like to do pro bono work such as assisting us in writing a: Public Services Plan, Building Facilities Plan, Advocacy Plan, Marketing Plan and a Fundraising Plan so we can prepare to expand the libraries 4 ½ times their size.
Accepting Book Donations
Patrons, please don’t forget, the Pope County Library System still accepts donations of books to use in our collections to help defray the cost of book purchases. These donations will help fill in holes in our collection, help stock the coming Book Store and Book Sales which will help raise money. We welcome book donations as we always have under the Bookmobile garage or at the front desk of any of our branches located in Atkins, Dover, Hector or Russellville. Thank you!
Shawn Pierce, Director Pope County Library System
Have You Checked Out Our Book Store?
The PCLS Book Store is now open to the public. Stop by the Russellville Library and check out the assortment of books we have for sale. All Hard back books are $1.00, Paperback and cassette tapes are .50cents. You can also view our book list on .
Money raised will be used for needed library materials, books, equipment, and to enhance library programming. Join us in supporting your local library! Please contact the library @ 479-968-4368 for more details.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you! Pope County residents can enjoy access to TumbleBooks for free!
eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks through Library2Go
Updated: August 15, 2014