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.
Tune in to library staff members Amanda and Bailley on the Bella Vista Public Library’s new podcast, Librarians Unhushed. These two gals are book lovin’, Diet Coke drinkin’ chatterboxes. On the podcast, they ramble on about books, movies, life in a library, and anything else that comes to mind! Podcast episodes will be published on the second Monday of the month. You’ll be able to find our podcast on our website and most podcast listening services.
Adult Speaker Series: The Merci Train
Laurel Lamb of the University of Arkansas Museum will be at the Bella Vista Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, for our first Adult Speaker Session of the year! Come by the library to learn all about the Merci Train. After World War II, Americans banded together to send over 700 boxcars of relief supplies to Europe. In return, French citizens sent gifts of gratitude to the United States in what were called Merci Trains. The boxcars included a variety of materials, from art to postcards to furniture. One such train for Arkansas arrived in North Little Rock on Feb. 13, 1949. Merci Train gifts were dispersed to various organizations, including the University of Arkansas Museum.
Every 18 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. On Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. the Bella Vista Library, with the UAMS/ Schmieding Center, will present a free community education program on Fall Prevention. Learn how to make changes in your home and lifestyle to improve your safety and decrease your risk for falls.
Couponing in NWA
Couponing in NWA is now meeting at the Bella Vista Public Library on the third Wednesday of the month. There are two sessions available for those interested in participating. The morning session will be held at 9 a.m., and the evening session is at 6 p.m.
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.
The Friends of the Library’s usedbook store is open six days a week during regular library hours, with 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 is offered through the library website. This language-learning service offers online courses for 15 different languages. All you need is a library card to access it.
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 at 11 Dickens Place. For further information on programs and services, call 479-855-1753 or visit the Library website at bvpl.org.
Twins Wyatt and Cole Jones play their own style of chess after the preschool storytime at the Bella Vista Library last week.