Pope County Library System
FAX 479-968-3222
116 East 3rd Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Monday - Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

About Our Kids

Welcome to Children's Programming at the Pope County Library System!

Click here for a link to eBooks for kids.

Our libraries welcome children any time we are open!   During programs we read, build, create, discover, and play.  Our environment is interactive and fun! It is not a traditional quiet zone, though we do appreciate inside voices. Inquire about participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program or 1000 Books Beyond Kindergarten (our follow up program for children who have completed or aged out of the pre-kindergarten program).


Dover--Mondays, 10:00 am

Atkins--Mondays, 1:00 pm

Hector--Tuesdays, 10:00 am

Russellville--Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:30 am


Dover--Thursdays, 4:00 pm

Russellville--Thursdays, 4:00 pm

Remember to check our CALENDAR for upcoming storytimes and events. And check each branch page for their own unique programs for children, teens, adults, and families.

Kids Take Home Kits - Take Home Kits are available for pickup at our Russellville Headquarters and Atkins Centennial Library. Russellville also provides Tween Craft Kits for ages 8-12. Kits are available while supplies last and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reading Lists for Early Literacy: 

Phonemic awareness is the understanding that words are made of discrete sounds. If children cannot distinguish individual sounds (phonemes) within words, they have difficulty learning to read and write. 

Concept books are a special group of picture books that are, "designed to explain an idea, object, or activity" (Lynch-Brown, 1999).

The library has concept books about subjects like:

  • counting
  • shapes
  • time
  • the alphabet 
  • color

Participation books are another type of story book. Young children delight in being able to repeat the book's suggestions, such as clapping their hands, touching their toes, or covering their eyes.

In Cumulative tales (also called chain tales), action or dialogue repeats and builds in some way as the tale progresses, for example The House That Jack Built.