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Our Mission

The Pope County Library System is a center of community life, offering opportunities for people of all ages to learn, know, gather and 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.

Library News

Atkins Branch is seeking part-time clerk

Library Clerk Job

The Library Clerk may work in either the Headquarter Library or at the Branches. The System Director, subject to board approval, may designate individual clerk positions as either full time or part time. The position may include evenings and weekend duty. Eligibility for benefits will be determined by Pope County personnel policies. Under the direction of a Library Supervisor, performs a variety of desk duties.

Please click here for application and job description

PCLS April Board of Trustees Meeting

The Pope County Library Board will have its Regular Meeting, Wednesday, April 16th at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Hall located next to the Russellville Public Library.

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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
Training Program

The Pope County Library System (PCLS) is recruiting the 2014 class of volunteers to help in our programming, Circulation, Genealogy, Interlibrary 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.

For more information, fill out an application online: Volunteer Application

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

Book Store Now Open

book store opening

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 books are 50 cents, fill a bag for $2.00.

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.


e-Books for e-Kids!
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

As a Pope County Library System card holder, you can download eBooks and audiobooks for free through Library2Go.  Our eBooks are compatible with the Kindle, NOOK, Sony Reader, many smartphones, and other devices.  Visit Library2Go to start downloading today.  Our Library2Go Help Page has resources available to help you get started.  Please contact our Library2Go experts at 479-968-4368 with any questions!



Updated: August 22nd, 2013