About Us

Our Mission
The Bella Vista Public Library supports the needs of our diverse community within a democratic society by providing public access to cultural, intellectual, and recreational resources.

Our History

Lyla Wylie is credited with founding the library in 1981 when she received permission from the Bella Vista Property Owners Association to form a Library Board of Trustees. The library was located in several locations throughout Bella Vista before the current 7,000 square foot facility was built in 1996. The library has no debt on the facility. The library existed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization until January 1, 2014, when it became a department of the City of Bella Vista.

Our Location
The Bella Vista Public Library is located just east of Town Center, the first street on the right off Lancashire Blvd. (Hwy. 340 East) at 11 Dickens Place in Bella Vista,  Arkansas.

Our Hours Of Operation
*We are currently closed due to COVID-19. All digital materials and services are still available. Please email the library with any questions you may have.
We are open from 9:00-8:00 Monday through Thursday and from 9:00-5:00 on Friday and Saturday.

Our Staff

(479) 855-1753
call  to reach any staff member

Amanda Gibson
Adult Services Librarian

Alex Newman
Library Assistant

Bailley Kinser
Public Relations and Event Coordinator

Dalene Schrier

Ellen Farwell
Children and Youth Services Librarian

Kacy Earnest-Spears
Library Assistant

Kay Needs
Library Assistant

Suzanne Adams
Library Director