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May 07

Springdale Public Library spring and summer programming

Posted to Newsletter on May 7, 2018 at 3:36 PM by Melissa Reeves

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Note: This article is part of the Spring/Summer 2018 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.

Springdale Public Library spring and summer programming

The Springdale Public Library (SPL) has many programs scheduled for the spring and summer months designed to peak your interest and keep you entertained. If you are looking for a new book club, trying to find out-of-school activities during summer break, or looking to polish a new skill, SPL has something for you!

Come celebrate National Library Week with us as we host a Technology Petting Zoo on Wednesday, April 11 from 2–4 p.m. in the library gallery. The Tech Petting Zoo will include various hands-on technology play stations with 3-D pens, Ozobots, and more! This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the different STEAM devices available at the Library and tap into the educational and fun benefits associated with STEAM play, like creative processing, critical thinking, and meaningful collaboration.

Interested in a book club? The Library will be participating in If All Arkansas Read the Same Book during the month of May. If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries across Arkansas. 

The 2018 Selection is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. The book is based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals, in which Memphis-based adoption agent Georgia Tann kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. 

All SPL book clubs will meet at the library Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. for a conversation about the book. All members of the public are welcome to join! 

During the months of June and July, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults as part of our Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere."
Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate that students who read recreationally outperform those who don’t, and that students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. 

The library is a perfect environment to encourage and support a love of reading. This year’s program will launch on June 4, 2018, with a Kick Off on June 2. Registration will begin May 1. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library or other scheduled programs, please call 750-8180 or check out the library’s website at www.springdalelibrary.org.

There will be no regularly scheduled programs during the month of August. The schedules for fall Storytimes, teen programs, and other services will be available on our website. Join our digital newsletter and get monthly updates by signing up on our homepage, or join our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SpringdalePublicLibrary.

The Library is located at 405 S. Pleasant Street in Springdale and offers faxing, scanning, and printing services, free notary public service, and free public computer access.  Library cards are available at no cost to anyone living, working, or going to school in Washington County. 

Oct 16

Fall into the Springdale Public Library

Posted to Newsletter on October 16, 2017 at 10:59 AM by Melissa Reeves

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Note: This article is part of the Fall 2017 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.

Fall into the Springdale Public Library

School is back in session and the Springdale Public Library wants to make sure every opportunity is given to kids to succeed during the school year. That’s why the library has free online resources available for preschool and school-age children that help build math, arts, science, social studies, and English skills.

Need help with research papers and school projects? You can access our online resources from a computer at home or in the library. Find newspaper and magazine articles and research on almost any topic – geology, history, science, and more with our newest resource, Ebsco Discovery. 

The Library also has online resources for academic and licensing tests through Learning Express Library and the Testing and Education Reference Center. Your child can take practice tests for elementary and high school standardized tests and for college entrance exams, including ACT and SAT. 

The Springdale Public Library also has exciting new programs and events for adults this fall. Adulting 101 is your go-to program to learn the basic life skills necessary to be a responsible adult. The program will include a variety of topics, such as creating schedules, life organizing, meal planning, budgeting, and more. Adulting 101 meets at 6 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. 

The Library will also host Indie Author Day 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. This event highlights local authors in and around the Springdale area and will offer a wide variety of genres, subjects, and backgrounds. Selected authors will participate in author readings and Q&A sessions. Author book sales and signings will be held in the Library Gallery. 

The Library is located at 405 S. Pleasant St. in Springdale and offers faxing, scanning, and printing services, free notary public service, and free public computer access. 

Library cards are free to anyone living, working, owning property or going to school in Washington County. For more information about library programs and services, please visit our website at www.springdalelibrary.org.