Gassville Branch Event Calendar

Children’s & Tweens Library


Summer Reading & Programs


Summer Saturday Shows

Entertaining shows for children in June & July


Summer Reading

Tweens and Children can read to win prizes and incentives. Parents of toddlers and babies can participate too!


Summer Registration

Register online for programs.
Summer program registration
begins at 10am on  Wed., May 31.



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


Invention Thursdays

Tinker and build during the months of June and July.


Classic Sunday

Activities for all ages!


Comic Book Day Story Time

Dress as your favorite super hero.



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.


Bedtime Math

Do zany math problems and track your progress on using a fun, connect-the-dot Constellation Chart and Gold Star Stickers. Pick up your chart and stickers at the library.

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.

 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 Sugar and Cinnamon the Library Gerbils!

Pub Night



Friday, August 3rd, 2018 @ 7pm

Craft beers from regional breweries
Homebrew Competition
Pub food
Fun Music


Thank You To Our 2017 Sponsors and Donors for making this year another successful event!

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Mike & Joyce Cameron

Jo Wilson

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Mike & Katie King Risk

Marty Howard

Shirley Howard

Meagan Powell

Nick Arnold

Dr. Bob Cogburn

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Dr. Paul & Mrs. Dody Neis

Charlotte Barnhart

Jennifer Atkinson

Sarah Newman

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Debbie Stubbs

Jim Cleavenger

Media Sponsors




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!





For a Complete Calendar of
ALL Children’s Events CLICK HERE


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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.

library_banner_p09303_t92760 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.
Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database
















































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.