Our Mission: Learn, Know, Gather, Grow
The library is a dependable source of reliable information and of challenging ideas that enlighten and enrich, and of materials in many formats that enhance leisure time and expand knowledge. The library encourages the love of reading and the joy of learning, and offers the assistance people need to find, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources that support personal growth and development through lifelong learning; and in finding, evaluating, and using information effectively to help the citizens of Pope County live successful and rewarding lives.
Summer Reading Program Registration
Summer Reading program June 15th – July 25th. Register at any Pope County Library Branch or online.
Click on the links below to get the registration form for the age group needed.
Children registration: http//www.popelibrary.org/index.php/childrens-online-registration/
Adult registration: http://www.popelibrary.org/index.php/adult-summer-reading-program/
PCLS June Library Board Meeting Cancelled
The next meeting of the PCLS Library Board will be Wednesday, July 15th at the Dover Library at 4 p.m.
Book Fund Campaign Update
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far (36%, or $3,600 has been raised!). Our first State Aid check will be cut in August. We are raising $10,000 in 2015 to replace State Aid funds that have been reduced, and $24,000 to replace funds in 2016. Thank you all again. We love serving you, and are grateful for your support in this endeavor. If you would like to contribute, you may do so:
116 E Third ST
Russellville, AR 72801
Thank you for your support!
Shawn Pierce, Director
Pope County Library System
Public Libraries in Arkansas lost $1 Million in State Aid due to cuts in the Arkansas State Budget. The Revenue Stabilization Act was approved by the Legislature by the Joint Budget Committee.
Click Library State Aid to view entire letter.
View our new PCLS Virtual Exhibits
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 July 15th at 6 p.m. We will be discussing “Me Before You”, by JoJo Moyes
A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
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