Friends of the Library Membership Drive
The Friends of Bella Vista Library are holding their annual membership drive. Throughout March, a Friend will be at the front of the library. Memberships are $10 for an individual and $25 for a family. All new members get a 50-percent-off coupon for Encore Books.
Local Author Showcase
Looking for new authors to read? Want to support local artists? Then stop by the Bella Vista Public Library's Local Author Showcase from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18. This event will be filled with local authors who want to share their works with you. Meet new people, find new books and connect with authors who live right here in northwest Arkansas.
Bella Vista Traveling Library
The Bella Vista Public Library has a home-bound delivery service. The library will provide materials to any resident of Bella Vista who is confined to their home or convalescent center due to illness, injury or disability. Anyone interested in this service can call the library at 479-855-1753 or email program coordinator Argie Willis at awillis@ bellavista ar.gov.
This class is designed to showcase the power of poetry and teach young minds how to concoct their own poetic verses. The class is Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Ages 8-13. Register for this event at the front desk or at bvpl.org.
This children's book club is perfect for readers in grades 3-5. They meet at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month and are always excited to welcome new members.
New Foreign Policy Group
Members are sought for a monthly foreign policy discussion group that will meet at the library. The group will choose topics from “The Great Decisions” publication available at fpa.org. For more information, call Bob and Nancy Brown, 479-855-3729, or Mike Stenson, 479-855-0299.
Knitters and Crocheters
Knitter and crocheter wannabes are invited to brush up on their skills and learn some new techniques from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday. Novices will be guided by experienced knitters and crocheters. Participants may bring their current projects or start a new one. Attendees must bring their own supplies.
Rocket Languages are now offered through the website. This language-learning service offers online courses for 15 languages. All that is needed is a library card to access it.
Mystery Book Club
This book club is perfect for all mystery lovers. They meet at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
Color My World
This creative and relaxing event is a way to unwind. Adult coloring is a great way to relieve stress. Color My World meets at 1 p.m. every Wednesday.
Brainteasers meets at 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday. Each month there is a new packet filled with mind-boggling, thought-provoking puzzles and games designed to keep your brain working and problem solving.
Packets are available at the front desk for anyone looking to keep their brain in shape.
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 more. All proceeds of this ongoing fundraiser support the library.
Check out a Kindle
Kindle Paperwhites and Kindle Fires are available for checkout to patrons in good standing. Each device is loaded with a specific genre of book (sci-fi, bestseller, nonfiction, Western, inspirational, etc.) and may be checked out for three weeks.
Bella Vista Library is on Facebook. Click on the Facebook icon on the website bvpl.org and “Like” the page.
Every first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., children are invited to come and build with Legos at the library. We'll provide the Legos; you just bring your creativity!
Silly Songs and Stories
Silly Songs and Stories story time meets at 10 a.m. every Friday. Bring a preschooler for stories and crafts. Be sure to come this week to listen to a good story.
The library now has Freegal Music. This service, available through the library website, allows patrons to listen to and download music for free. Using a library card, patrons can access this cool, new service. Patrons can stream three hours of music each day and can download three songs a week that they can keep.
March's displays are provided by Jo Bain. Anyone interested in displaying a collection, should contact Rebecca at 479-855-1753.
March's floral arrangement was designed and provided by Mary Lou Frost 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 of Operation
Regular library hours are 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Bella Vista Public Library is located just east of Town Center off Lancashire Boulevard, (Arkansas 340 east of Town Center, turn at the Bella Vista Baptist Church) at 11 Dickens Place. Call 479-8551753.