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story.lead_photo.caption Photo submitted The Bentonville and Bella Vista Public Libraries co-hosted An Afternoon with Lisa Wingate, the kick-off event of her Arkansas Book Tour. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Bella Vista Public Library and the Friends of the Bentonville Public Library. Pictured (left to right) are Heather Hays, Courtney Fitzgerald, Lisa Wingate, Roxie Wright, and Bailley Kinser.

Expand the Library

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.

Summer Reading kickoff

The library is kicking off this summer in style from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 13, for a rockin' morning of snow cones, face painting, a bounce house and the Amazeum. Register for the summer reading program at the event, as well as pick up a registration prize. For all of those who attend, there will be a raffle for tickets to the Artosphere Festival Orchestra at the Walton Arts Center.

Teen Night -- Water Night

During the summer reading program, the library will offer weekly nights just for teens. The first is Water Night. Ages 12-17 are invited to join in for a fun and wet evening after hours at the library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 15. Be sure to wear clothes you can get wet in and bring a towel.

Adult Speaker Series

The Adult Speaker Series is back for the summer. Every Monday evening at 6 p.m. during the summer reading program, there will be a special speaker at the library. The first will be a presentation by Xyta Lucas of the Bella Vista Historical Museum on the history of Bella Vista's Wonderland Cave. The presentation will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18.

Father's Day craft

Make something special for dad at the library at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16. All ages are invited to participate in this make-and-take craft for dad. Supplies may be limited.


June's displays are provided by Margaret Washburn, Ted Fields and Alice Tidwell. Anyone interested in displaying a collection should contact the library at 479-855-1753.

Floral arrangement

June's floral arrangement was designed and provided by Mary O'Brien 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.

Operation 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. Friday and Saturday. The Bella Vista Public Library is located just east of Town Center off Lancashire Boulevard at 11 Dickens Place. For further information on programs and services, call 479-855-1753. Visit the Bella Vista Public Library website at for additional library information.

Kindle check out

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 checkout agreement and procedure.

Freegal Music

The library has Freegal Music available through the library website. This allows patrons to listen to and download music for free. Patrons can download and keep up to three songs a week using their library card.

Encore Books

The Friends of the Library's used-book store is open six days a week during regular library hours and offers 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.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages are available through the library website. This language-learning service offers online courses for 15 different languages. A library card is needed to access it.

Community on 06/13/2018

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