News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

Library News and Special Events

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Springdale Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card. Resources at the Springdale Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school.

Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including e-books, e-magazines, online research tools and resources that students can access from home or in person with a library card. “Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Marcia Ransom, Library Director. “For preschool age children we offer early literacy and lap sit story times to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs and innovative makerspaces. For older teens, we have information and tools to help prepare for college and mentoring programs. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”

Throughout the month of September, adults who sign up for a new library card will receive a free cylinder light/key chain (while supplies last). For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Springdale Public Library in person or click here.

Northwest Arkansas Author Book Fair
Saturday, September 26
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Springdale Public Library for the annual Northwest Arkansas Author Book Fair. Meet and greet talented local authors and illustrators who will read and talk about their books in the Children's Auditorium! This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Author Fair event page or call 479-750-8180.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
Wednesday, September 23 - Saturday, September 26
Shiloh Room

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale Wednesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 26 in the Shiloh Room. On Saturday the 26th, a $2.00 bag sale will start at noon and continue until 4:30 pm.

The Bookstore will close Saturday, September 19 through Tuesday, September 22 and will reopen Wednesday, September 30.

Volunteers and donated materials are welcome! To learn about volunteer opportunities, call the Library at 479-750-8180 or email

Art in the Park Fall 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

September 1 - 30
Artist Cathy Padgett
Reception: September 14
5:00—6:00 pm

October 1 - 31
Artist Springdale Senior Center Artists
Reception: October 5
5:00—6:00 pm

November 1 - 30
Artist Bertha E. Gutierrez
Reception: November 9
5:00—6:00 pm

The Fiction Forge Adult Creative Writing Workshop

The Fiction Forge

Share your writing and participate in critique and discussion with the group led by published author and Library Information Assistant Brad Carter.

Thursday, September 3 & 17
October 1, 15 & 29
November 19
6:00—7:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

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

The Art Forger In the Garden of Beasts Thirteen Moons
September 15
The Art Forger
by Barbara Shapiro
October 20
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
November 17
Thirteen Moons
by Charles Frazier

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Last updated September 17, 2015