Gassville Branch Event Calendar

Children’s & Tweens Library



Registration opens Tues., May 29 at 10am

Active Library card and PIN number are required for registration.
Prior to May 29, check that your child’s Library card is up-to-date
and that you know their PIN number.

See the Program Guide for more Children’s programs, resources and activities.



Browse Children’s Collection



Online animated picture books, ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books



Call 870-580-0701 to hear a story, a nursery rhyme, and a song. A new story each month!

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Library2Go Kids

Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos


Book Lists Organized by grade level and genre

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database



Popular children’s Magazines



Event Calendar & Registration

Children’s and Tween Programs

Story Time

Themed stories, activities and crafts for preschoolers


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your child to learn to read


Classic Sunday

Activities for all ages!


Comic Book Day Story Time

Dress as your favorite super hero.

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Babies & Books Story Time

Stories, songs, and games for babies and toddlers
Tuesdays at 10:30



Great Websites for Kids

Popular online sites kids enjoy.


ABC Mouse

Use while in the Library

Learning activities targeting preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and early primary education.


Student Portal

Library suggested educational resources for students.

Tween Library Council

Help make decisions about fun tween activities and books to purchase.

Program Guide

Pick up a printed guide at the Library or read it online.

Children’s Summer Classes

 The Children’s and Tweens Library is more than just books!
It’s your destination for educational, inspirational, entertaining items
to enjoy at the Library or to take home.

All ages need a Library card. Apply for your card HERE, then pick it up when you visit. Residents of Baxter County are issued a Library card at no charge. Registration for programs requires child must have valid Library card. Please get Library cards in advance of Summer Programs registration day. Space in programs is limited. If you no call/no show TWICE for ANY events for which you are registered, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list for all future activities.
Children’s computers access the internet (with parent’s permission). Early learning stations promote technology at early ages! Parents may borrow a laptop while their child is using a computer. Or, visit the Parenting section for books, magazines and more! All Children’s and Tween Library Programs are offered at NO CHARGE as a service of the Baxter County Library and generous sponsors.

Look at our Facebook page The Children’s Library at The Baxter County Library!

Ante Up for the Library

2018 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 for one person to play and eat lunch. A table for six participants is only $500, so invite some friends and come as a group. The upcoming tournament will be on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Big Creek Golf & Country Club.


Buy your ticket at the Library, or call the Library Foundation’s office to reserve your seat 870-580-0705.


You may also REGISTER online and PAY online.






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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.