At both the Gassville Branch Library and the Donald W. Reynolds Library, our goal is to match a volunteer’s skills, interest and schedule with the Library’s needs. We want you to enjoy your volunteer experience. Please look at our Volunteer Handbook to learn more.
- Fill out a Volunteer Application.
- Schedule an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator to match your interests, skills and schedule with our volunteer opportunities.
- Attend volunteer orientation and training sessions.
- Get to work and have fun!
For more information, please call Julie Stewart at 580-0976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storytimes are for all ages, birth and up!
Donald W. Reynolds Library:
Wednesdays 10:30am and 11:30am
Tuesdays 2:00pm, Saturdays 10:00 am
Donald W. Reynolds Library:
Aug 3 and 6: Olympics
Aug 10 and 13: Friendship
Aug 17 and 20: School
Aug 24 and 27: Watermelon
Aug 31 and Sept 3: Month of September
Sept 6 and 10: Cats
Sept 13 and 17: Colors
Sept 20 and 24: Ducks
Sept 27 and Oct 1: Cows
Donald W. Reynolds Library
Gassville Branch Library
Main Phone: 870-580-0987 – press 1
|Main Phone: 870-435-2180|
300 Library Hill
Mountain Home, AR 72653
6469 Highway 62 SW
Gassville, AR 72635
|Monday||10am – 6:30pm||Monday-Friday||1pm – 5pm|
|Tuesday||10am – 8pm||Saturday||10am – 2pm|
|Wednesday||10am – 6:30pm||Sunday||Closed|
|Thursday||10am – 6:30pm|
|Friday||10am – 6:30pm|
|Saturday||10am – 5pm|
Texas Hold’em Tournament
Each January, the Library Foundation holds the Ante Up for the Library Texas Hold’em Tournament fundraiser. A $100 donation includes all chips required to start play and lunch. The upcoming tournament will be on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Big Creek Golf & Country Club.
Gassville Branch Library
6469 Highway 62 SW
- Main Phone
Tuesday – Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sugar & Cinnamon the Library Gerbils welcome you!
Look at our Facebook page Sugar and Cinnamon the Library Gerbils!
Scroll down for more information on the services offered in the Keeter-Dryer Children’s Library.
Skype With Carol Weston
Carol Weston is the author of a series of books about Ava Wren, an outgong, fun-loving 5th grader. Check out Ava and Pip, Ava and Taco Cat, or Ava XOX and come ready with questions!
Meet Carol on Monday March 13 from 4:00-5:00.
Bring blankets pillows, books, and a stuffed animal for a fun evening of reading at the library!
Friday March 3 from 6:00-7:30.
Crazy 8s Math Club
Crazy 8s Math Club is back with more wild and wacky afterschool math activities!
(Registration is required.)
Grades 3-5: Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 from March 29-May 16
Paws for Reading
Practice reading and make a new friend by reading to a therapy dog! Barney, Clancy, and Couisette love to be read to, and will be at the library from 4:00-5:00 on January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, and May 19. Anyone who wants to practice reading is welcome to come!
Tween Library Council
Help make decisions about fun tween activities and books to purchase. Pick up a registration form in the children’s library.
Meetings are the 2nd Monday each month starting at 4:00.
Tween Anime Club
Get anime-ted! Discuss anime, cosplay, and manga. For grades 4-6 only!
Second Friday each month at 4:30.
Upcoming dates: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10
Make a Valentine candy centerpiece and sparkly heart!
Saturday February 11 at 2:00
For a Complete Calendar of
To search KIDS Collection
|1000 Books Before Kindergarten||Great Websites for Kids|
Wednesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
Gassville Branch Library:
Saturdays at 10:00am
Children enjoy themed stories, a skills worksheet and a craft. For all ages, birth and up!
|Hear a story, nursery rhyme, and a song anytime!
Call the Library at 870-580-0701
Our story for February is Four Friends.
A turtle, cat, bird, and snake decide to visit the big city!
|All Children’s and Tween Library Programs are offered at NO CHARGE as a service of the Baxter County Library and generous sponsors.|
Find great books to read! We have lists organized by grade level and genre.
ABCmouse.com is FREE at the Library! It offers more than 3,500 learning activities and 450 lessons targeting preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and early primary education. Stop in and ask how to get started.
Find children’s books by age/grade level, genre, author, and reading level.
The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County is located in the Arkansas Ozarks community of Mountain Home. The Library offers educational and cultural programming and exhibits for all ages. Our collection contains over 85,000 titles including downloadable ebooks and audio books, as well as an extensive downloadable music catalog. The Library’s 35,500 square foot building features the Keeter-Dryer Children’s Library, a teen library, the Knox Community Meeting Rooms, a local history and genealogy collection, public computers, and WiFi.
To provide lifelong resources that educate, inspire, and entertain in a welcoming environment.
|1920’s||Various volunteer organizations maintained a small Library collection for the people of Baxter County.|
|1930’s||The 20th Century Club established a volunteer-run Library in the Baxter County Courthouse.|
|1940’s||The local Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW Club) managed the volunteer-run Library, which eventually moved from the courthouse to Mountain Home City Hall.|
|1952||The BPW Club backed a successful campaign in which Baxter County voters approved a one-mill tax to support a county Library.|
|1953||The Baxter County Library officially opened in July 1953.|
|1964||The Library moved to a new, 3,166 square-foot building on Seventh Street. The building was constructed on government-donated land and financed with a federal grant and matching funds.|
|1969||A 1,000 square-foot addition was completed with the help from donations and another federal grant.|
|1983||A 4,800 square-foot addition was completed thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Baxter County Library, established three years earlier with a mission to supplement Library resources.|
|1988 – 1993||The library opened three branches, including the Gassville branch, which continues today and is completely staffed by volunteers.|
|1993||A 3,024 square-foot expansion of the Library was completed, financed by private donations and a federal grant.|
|1996||A fundraising campaign to “computerize the library” was initiated, and in 1998 Baxter County joined the Information Age with the addition of four public access computers and an integrated library software system.|
|2005||Realizing that if the library were to continue to grow, additional funds were always going to be needed, a small group established the Baxter County Library Foundation, a 501-C3 nonprofit whose mission is to support the Library. The Foundation began working through a deliberate planning process for a new Library building.|
|2008||The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awarded a grant of $9.8 million to build, furnish and equipment a 35,500 square-foot Library. Construction began in March 2009 on a two-story building atop Library Hill in Mountain Home|
|2010||The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County opened in September 2010.|