The Bella Vista Library will be closed on the following days this November:
Monday, November 11th
Thursday, November 28th
Friday, November 29th
The library will close early at 5:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 27th
November's Adult Speaker
Mel Zabecki, Education Outreach Coordinatory for the Arkansas Archological Survey, will be at the library on Monday, November 4th at 6:00 p.m. to share about native plants and learn how they were gathered, grown, harvested, and processed by the prehistoric American Indians. During her previous job as a park interpreter at Parkin Archeological State Park, she spent years experimenting with growing, gathering, and processing native ingredients that the American Indians would have included in their diets. In her talk, Mel will introduce the audience to the foodways of the Mississippian Indians of Arkansas and talk about the finer points of processing some ingredients that are no longer part of our modern diet.
Construction is moving right along here at the Bella Vista Public Library. Trucks are constantly rolling in and out and the new space is starting to take shape. As we head towards our new expansion, there are a few projects that need to happen within the existing library. Unfortunately, this means that the library will need to close for a few days. Fortunately, this means that the project is progressing! At the moment, it looks as though the library will need to be closed on Monday, September 16th, Friday, September 27th, and Saturday, September 28th. There is a chance that access to the parking lot and book drop may also be impaired during this work, so please bear that in mind. As with all things in construction, these dates are subject to change, so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates. During the closures, we will be extending due dates so please feel free to hold onto your materials until we reopen.
We'd like to extend a very large thank you to our patrons and our community for being so supportive and understanding during this project. It is an exciting time here at the library and we can't wait to share the final result with you all.
We Are Under Construction!We are officially under construction on our new library expansion. Construction crews are working hard to create our new space. Be aware that it will be noisier than usual around the library and it may be difficult to find a parking spot. We appreciate your patience with us during this exciting time.
Construction on the Expansion Begins!
2019 Summer Reading Program to Kick-Off this June
The 2019 Summer Reading Program will kick off at the Bella Vista Public Library on Thursday, June 13th! Stop by the library for our Kick-Off Party at 10 am! You can register for the program, enjoy some snow cones, play on the bounce house, and explore with the Amazeum! Even if you can't come to the party, you can register online starting that day. Once you're registered, you can start logging your reading and activities! Throughout the summer, log your books and activities online with Beanstack. We have programs for all age levels this summer, from babies to adults, there is something for everyone happening here at the Bella Vista Public Library this summer. The program will run for 6 weeks, ending in a Pizza Party on Thursday, July 18th. Each week we'll have special events for readers of all ages to enjoy.
In addition to logging online, there is also a mobile app. Download Beanstack Tracker through your app store for easy logging on the go!