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Help the Bella Vista Public Library Foundation expand the library. Your donation matters. Mail to Bella Vista Public Library Foundation, 11 Dickens Way, Bella Vista, AR 72714.

Dutch Oven cooking demo

The library will be cooking up a storm at the Dutch Oven Cooking Demo. The public is invited to a day outdoors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Be sure to bring an appetite! There is a $5 supply for this workshop. This event is limited to 20 spots so be sure to register at the library or on the website. Menu will include: Ranch Chicken Casserole Philly, Cheese Steak Casserole, and a Dessert.

Blossoms and Bows

Join the library for a Mother's Day extravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12! The Bella Vista Public Library and Village Wastewater Company, Inc. are hosting an event where children can make beautiful gifts for Mom for free!

Mama Knows: Images of Ozark Mothers and Children

In honor of Mother's Day, Susan Young of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will be here on Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. to showcase historic images of the courageous mothers of the Ozarks.

Teen Night: Nine Night

Everything on May's Teen Night will revolve around the number 9! After the raging success of last year's 3 Night, we're kicking it up a notch! Ages 11-17 welcome! If you'll be joining us, please be sure to come in clothes that you can get wet and bring a towel!

Rocket Languages

We offer Rocket Languages through our website. This language learning service offers online courses for 15 different languages. Your library card will access it.


Kindle Paperwhites and Kindle Fires are available for checkout to patrons in good standing. Each device is loaded with several books and may be checked out for three weeks. New books are added to each device every month. See library staff for the check-out agreement and procedure.


The library has Freegal Music. This service, available through our website, allows our patrons to listen to and download music for free. Your library card acesses this service. Patrons can download and keep up to 3 songs a week.

Encore Books

The Friends of the Library's used-book store is open six days a week during regular library hours. Everyday low pricing on hardbacks, DVDs, puzzles, children's books, paperbacks, biographies, health and wellness topics, and much more! All proceeds of this ongoing fundraiser support the library.


May's displays provided by Don Duncan and Carlene Beam. Anyone interested in displaying a collection should contact Rebecca at 479-855-1753.

Floral Arrangement

May's floral arrangement was designed and provided by Melisa Stratton of the Bella Vista Garden Club. Each month, a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club creates an original floral design to be displayed for patron enjoyment.

Hours and Website

Regular library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with weekend hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Bella Vista Public Library is located just east of Town Center off Lancashire Blvd. (Hwy 340 East, turn at the Bella Vista Baptist Church) at 11 Dickens Place. For further information on programs and services, please call 479-855-1753. The Library website is

Community on 05/09/2018

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