News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

2017 Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World!

Readers of all ages will build their imagination this summer during the “Build A Better World!” 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, May 1st, 2017. 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).

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

Adults can register for the adult summer reading program in person at the Reference Desk or by telephone. For more information, call the Library at 479-750-8180.

Think Tank Thursdays
Last Thursday of each month at 12 pm

Join us for Think Tank Thursdays where we will explore overviews from a variety of interesting informational topics and discover ways to improve your research skills to find real, accurate information on your own. Bring a bag lunch; the Library will provide refreshments and dessert.

Maker Studio

The Library announces a new addition to our adult & teen programs – Maker Studio. Maker Studio gathers audiences of 13 & up to create, innovate, learn and collaborate through hands-on activities including sewing, coding, robotics, and more.

Maker Studio: SewSimple
Adult Program
Thursdays, 6:00 pm
June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27
Saturdays, 2:00 pm
June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22

SewSimple is a new Maker Studio Program designed for adult sewing enthusiasts interested in learning how to sew. Registration is required as sewing machines are limited. Project supplies will be provided.

To register, please stop by the Information Desk or call the Library at 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
Dolores Jeffries
Reception: May 8
5:00—6:00 pm

June 1- 30
Thomas Van Horn
Reception: June 5
5:00—6:00 pm

July 1 - 31
Diane Stinebaugh
Reception: July 10
5:00—6:00 pm

Volunteer Connection

Want to give back to your community? Love your Library? Join us for our weekly clubs for teens and adults as we learn to grow food that will benefit our community! To sign up, please visit the Library or call us at479-750-8180.

Adult Gardening Club
Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25

Teen Gardening Club
Derrick Whittle, Master Gardener
Mondays, 10:00 am
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24

Fiction Forge Adult Creative Writing Workshop

The Fiction Forge

Share your writing and participate in critique and discussion with the group led by Library Information Assistant Erin Collum.

Thursday, June 1 & 15
July 6 & 20
6:00—7:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

Weekend Wordshop

Want to learn more about creative writing? Join beginning writers to explore elements of craft! Join us for brainstorming ideas, outlining your novel, creative preparation, helpful tips and encouragement!

June 3 & 17
July 1 & 15
2:00—3:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

SPL Monthly Book Clubs

The Library hosts four book clubs for people of all reading interests. The groups read a variety of popular and award-winning fiction and nonfiction. For more information, call 479-750-8180 or email

SUMMER ONLY! Book It to the Park
Second Thursday of Each Month
6:00 pm
Murphy Park Pavilion

Claire of the Sea Light Camp Nine
June 8
Claire of the Sea Light
by Edwidge Danticat
July 13
Camp Nine
by Claudia Schiffer

Books on Tap
Third Tuesday of Each Month
7:00 pm
Black Apple Crossing
321 E. Emma Ave., Springdale

The Complete Maus In the Kingdom of Ice Run the World
June 20
The Complete Maus
by Art Spiegelman
July 18
In the Kingdom of Ice
by Hampton Sides
August 15
Run the World
by Becky Wade

Booked for Lunch
Third Tuesday of Each Month
12:00 pm
Shiloh Room

All the Light We Cannot See Dead Wake The Complete Maus
June 20
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
July 18
Dead Wake
by Erik Larson
August 15
The Complete Maus
by Art Spiegelman

A Whole Latte Books
Third Saturday of Each Month
2:00 pm
ONYX Coffee Lab
7058 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale

Dog Medicine My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry All the Light We Cannot See
June 17
Dog Medicine
by Julie Barton
July 15
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
by Fredrik Backman
August 19
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

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Last updated May 10, 2017