Gassville Branch Event Calendar

More about volunteering

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

Story Time

Storytimes are for all ages, birth and up!


Donald W. Reynolds Library:

Wednesdays 10:30am and 11:30am
Saturdays 10:30am

Gassville Branch:

Tuesdays 2:00pm, Saturdays 10:00 am


Upcoming themes

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


Gassville Branch:

Sept 6 and 10: Cats

Sept 13 and 17: Colors

Sept 20 and 24: Ducks

Sept 27 and Oct 1: Cows




All Locations, Hours & Phone


Donald W. Reynolds Library

Gassville Branch Library

Main Phone: 870-580-0987 – press 1
to inquire about or renew items

Or Contact Us

Main Phone: 870-435-2180
300 Library Hill
Mountain Home, AR 72653
6469 Highway 62 SW
Gassville, AR 72635
get directions
Monday 10am – 6:30pm Tuesday-Friday 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday 10am – 8pm Saturday 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 10am – 6:30pm Sunday Closed
Thursday 10am – 6:30pm  Monday Closed
Friday 10am – 6:30pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm



Ante Up for the Library

Ante Up

 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.

You may REGISTER online and DONATE online. Or stop in at the Library’s information desk or Foundation office.  Walk-ins are welcomed the day of the event.


Donald W. Reynolds Library

Gassville Branch Library

6469 Highway 62 SW
Gassville, AR

Main Phone

Tuesday – Friday     1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday     10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday     CLOSED
Monday    CLOSED

Scholarships & Grants


Affordable & Accredited Online Colleges

Guide to Online English Degrees


External Link Disclaimer:

Our Web site has several links to external Web sites. These links are provided for your convenience and do not in any way constitute an endorsement of the external sites. These Web sites operate under the auspices and at the direction of their respective owners. If you have a question or comment about any of these sites, please contact them directly on their site. Sometimes external page links provided are moved or removed creating a broken link. If you think you have discovered a broken link on our Web site please notify the Reference Librarian by calling 870-580-0987 ext 2932.

Children & Tweens


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

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.


Family Forts

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!

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For Tweens!

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


Valentine Crafts

Make a Valentine candy centerpiece and sparkly heart!

Saturday February 11 at 2:00

Registration required!





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ALL Children’s Events CLICK HERE


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hdrkidsStoryTimeDonald W. Reynolds Library: 

Wednesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am

Saturdays 10:30am.

Gassville Branch Library:

Saturdays at 10:00am


Children enjoy themed stories, a skills worksheet and a craft. For all ages, birth and up!

hdrkidsTeletalesHear 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!





hdrtumblebooks 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.

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Find children’s books by age/grade level, genre, author, and reading level.
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About Us

BCL-IMAG1756The 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.

Our Mission
To provide lifelong resources that educate, inspire, and entertain in a welcoming environment.


Our History

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.