Our Mission:
Learn, Know, Gather, Grow

The Pope County Library System is a center of community life, offering opportunities for people of all ages to learn, know, gather and grow.

The library is a dependable source of reliable information and of challenging ideas that enlighten and enrich, and of materials in many formats that enhance leisure time and expand knowledge. The library encourages the love of reading and the joy of learning, and offers the assistance people need to find, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources that support personal growth and development through lifelong learning; and in finding, evaluating, and using information effectively to help the citizens of Pope County live successful and rewarding lives.

Our Foundation:
http://www.popelibrary.org/foundation/

 

Library News

 Library Board Meeting

The PCLS Library Board usually has 10 board meetings each year with the exception of July and December. Our next board meeting will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 17th at the Hector Public Library.

 

PCLS Foundation

Fundraising to build a new
Pope County Library

The Library Foundation accepts: cash, check, debit, credit card.

Online:
https://causes.anedot.com/rplbldgfund-cc37e2e279a

 

By Check:
Made to: PCLS Foundation
116 E Third ST
Russellville, AR 72801
foundation at popelibrary dot org

Thank you for your support!

 

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ
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OYMGSR (1)Summer Reading Program is fast approaching!   Registration on May 16th online and at any of the branch locations.  Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer.  Activities may include group games, physical challenges, art projects, guest speakers, science and engineering experiments, and more.

The  2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through adults, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, and more.   “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” summer program begins on June 6th thru June 30th.  For more information please contact 968-4368.

Children SRP Online Registration

Teen SRP Online Registration

Adult SRP Online Registration

 

Library Book Store Volunteer

How would you like to volunteer in a bookstore that also benefits the Russellville’s Public Library (RPL)?! The Bookstore at RPL, is entirely staffed by volunteers! A unique used bookstore and gift shop located in the Russellville’s Public Library, the Book Store raises funds to support the programs & services at RPL. We’re looking for folks who enjoy working with the general public, are able to use a computer. Naturally, customer service or retail experience is a plus; but we’re definitely willing to teach these skills to you as well. A minimum of one month commitment to six month is preferred.

Minimum Age: 16

Early Morning Shelver — Children’s Dept. (RPL)

Adult Volunteer

This Volunteer opportunity is specific to book shelving, sorting and helping ensure that materials are in appropriate order. Volunteer may also retrieve items from reports and create book displays. stamping and/or labeling library materials and shelf reading to insure shelving accuracy. Special projects are also available for volunteers on occasion.

Minimum Age: 16

High School Teen Volunteer (RPL)

Teens ages 14-17 can volunteer at the RPL. Teens may help shelve books in children’s and teens, help run activities for storytimes or special events, and much more!

Minimum Age: 14

 

legislatureLibrary, elderly funding restored:
Rainy-day fund tapped for $2M

Thank you to everyone who filled out post cards, wrote letters, posted on social media and called our Senator and Representatives requesting that Library State Aid be reinstated to 400 libraries in Arkansas out of the Emergency Fund. We are grateful. Please thank the legislators the next time you see them!

Our “Race for Literacy!” Sponsors:

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 Tax Deductible Donation Link:

PCLS Donation Button

Please click on the Donate Now Button if you would like to donate to our Building Fund, Programming, Summer Reading Program, or where it’s needed most. Thank you for contributing toward literacy in Pope County. Our staff loves serving the citizens of Pope County!

PCLS 2016 Book Fund Kickoff

 

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It is year-end donation season, and PCLS is kicking off their Book Fund Campaign! We are raising $25,000 to purchase 715 books in 2016.

Your donation to the Pope County Library System Foundation helps make the libraries centers of life-long learning.

Your gift at any level is appreciated! A gift of $200 could buy 6 paper books, or 3 eBooks with classic titles and popular genres; or, supplies for 18 library programs.

$800 could pay for a laptop for computer training for patrons. Your gift of $1000 would support Summer Reading Program for one programming department.

Thank you for donating today at http://causes.anedot.com/pclsbookfund/ to create brighter futures!

We enjoy serving the library patrons of Pope County!

 

Accepting Book Donations

Patrons, please don’t forget, the Pope County Library System still accepts donations of books to use in our collections to help defray the cost of book purchases. These donations will help fill in holes in our collection, help stock the coming Book Store and Book Sales which will help raise money. We welcome book donations as we always have under the Bookmobile garage or at the front desk of any of our branches located in Atkins, Dover, Hector or Russellville. Thank you!

Shawn Pierce, Director Pope County Library System

 

Pope County Library System Seeks Volunteers
Training Program

The Pope County Library System (PCLS) is recruiting the 2016 class of volunteers to help in our programming, Circulation, Genealogy, Inter-library Loan Departments and the Book Store in the Russellville Library.

PCLS serves an average of 350 people per day in its Russellville Branch and 700 per day during the Summer in its Headquarter library alone. Programming increased 70% in 2012 and 10% in 2013. The Russellville Library relied on 24 volunteers to help the system serve the 156,640 patrons who visited the libraries as the economy struggled to recover.

We are looking for creative, organized, team players who have a heart to serve and invite individuals, Civic Clubs, retirees, College and High School Groups and professionals who would like to do pro bono work such as assisting us in writing a: Public Services Plan, Building Facilities Plan, Advocacy Plan, Marketing Plan and a Fundraising Plan so we can prepare to expand the libraries 4 ½ times their size.

For more information, fill out an application online: Volunteer Application

 PCLS Library Foundation call for Advisory Committee Members

Please contact the PCLS System Director, Shawn Pierce, at 479-968-4368 if you are interested in serving on one of the Library Foundation’s Advisory Committees for: Finance, Fundraising, Grants, or Programming & Events. Service on the Advisory Committees involves frequent meetings (monthly), emails, advocacy, and phone calls. Thanks!

 

eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks through Library2Go

As a Pope County Library System card holder, you can download eBooks and audiobooks for free through Library2Go.  Our eBooks are compatible with the Kindle, NOOK, Sony Reader, many smartphones, and other devices.  Visit Library2Go to start downloading today.  Our Library2Go Help Page has resources available to help you get started.  Please contact our Library2Go experts at 479-968-4368 with any questions!

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Updated: July 6th, 2015