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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Children's Summer Reading Program 2016:
June 4 - July 28

Readers of all ages will exercise their minds this summer during the "On Your Mark, Get Set....Read!" Summer Reading Program. These programs are designed to keep children reading and learning all summer. Children who participate in the Summer Reading Program will keep their brains active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.

Registration for weekly programs begins Monday, April 25, 2016. To participate, fill out a registration form online, in person at the Children’s Information Desk, by fax (479-750-8182) or by phone (479-750-8180) between the weeks of April 25 – June 6, 2016.

Children and their families are encouraged to read and keep track of the books read during the summer. All participants will get a reading log for each child. Write the titles of the books read in the reading log. Bring the log to the Library for six weeks during the summer. Participants will receive one sticker per week for the reading log starting the week of June 13th. Reading logs will be returned at the end of the summer reading program for a prize!

Riding the bus to the Library? Adults bringing children under the age of 10 to the Library can get a free round trip Ozark Regional bus ticket each week at the Children’s Services Desk. Children ride for free!

For more information about our summer reading program, call the Library at 479-750-8180.

Exercise Your Mind...Read! Adult Summer Reading Program 2016

Join us this summer to participate in the "Exercise Your Mind… Read!" Adult Summer Reading Program. Register online or in person at the Reference Desk to receive a FREE pedometer!

Once registered, participants may read or listen to books, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, websites, blogs, graphic novels, or web comics to be entered into weekly prize drawings. Visit the Reference Desk at the Library each week to enter (one entry per item read). Participants who complete all eight weeks of summer reading will be entered into the grand prize drawing on Thursday, July 28.

Want to earn extra prize entries? You can also walk 10,000 steps five times per week with your new pedometer, download and read or listen to a library eBook or audiobook, or attend an adult library program to earn extra entries in the weekly prize drawing!

For more information about the program, call 479-750-8180.

Art in the Park Summer Exhibit Schedule

Stop by the Library Gallery to check out a new local artist or group of artists every month! For more information about the Art in the Park program, email us at

May 1 - 31
Thomas Jeffcoat
Reception: May 9
5:00—6:00 pm

June 1 - 30
Noris Machado
Reception: June 6
5:00—6:00 pm

July 1 - 31
Bertha Gutierrez
Reception: July 11
5:00—6:00 pm

August 1 - 31
Life Styles, Inc.
Reception: August 8
5:00—6:00 pm

Avid Readers Monthly Book Club

The Avid Readers Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The group reads a variety of popular and award winning fiction. Bring a sack lunch; the Library will provide drinks and dessert! For more information, call 479-750-8180 or email Anne Gresham at

Green on Blue The Empathy Exams Lucky Us On the Move
May 17
Green on Blue
by Elliot Ackerman

June 21
The Empathy Exams
by Leslie Jamison
July 19
Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom
August 16
On the Move
by Oliver Sacks

Books on Tap Evening Book Club

Not your average book club! Books on Tap is a monthly escape into thought-provoking titles and discussion with other bibliophiles meeting on the first Tuesday of each month. Join us at Black Apple Crossing (321 E. Emma Ave.) in one of downtown Springdale’s most unique venues for great books and a great time. Visit the Library each month for our next title.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty, and Happiness Modern Romance
June 7
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest
by Cheryl Strayed
July 5
Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty, and Happiness
by Timothy Caulfield
August 2
Modern Romance
by Aziz Ansari

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Last updated May 24, 2016