OverDrive Now Available!
The Southeast Arkansas Regional Library has expanded its services with eBooks and digital audiobooks available to enjoy from the library’s website starting August 10th. The Regional Library has joined the Arkansas Book Cooperative powered by Overdrive. A valid Library card allows holders to borrow popular digital media anytime, anywhere by clicking the ebook tab or by visiting http://arkansasbookcooperative.lib.overdrive.com/.
Users may browse the library’s website, borrow titles with a valid library card, and start reading or listening on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle®. Many titles can be enjoyed immediately on any device with an internet browser or downloaded into the free OverDrive app. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period but we ask that you would return the book when you are finished. There are no late fees!
National Friends of the Library Week!
Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration,October 16-22, 2016! The Southeast Arkansas Regional Library would like to send a very special thank you to all our "Friends" in our region.
If you love libraries and aren’t part of your local library’s Friends group, you may want to consider joining. Friends of Library groups can be found in nearly every community across the country. These groups, made up of volunteers, raise money and increase public awareness about their library. Money raised by these groups support such important library services as summer reading programs for children, author events, special collections, and new technologies. Some Friends work with their local libraries to get involved in politics, lobbying for advocacy efforts such as increasing the library’s budget, building new facilities, or even legislation that affects libraries.
Storytime @ Your Library!
There are lots of storytime programs and events going on at a library near you! Click on the "What's Happening @ Your Library" tab on the left to see upcoming programs at each branch library.
Get Your Free Library Card!
Anyone living in Bradley, Desha, Drew, Chicot, or Lincoln counties can apply for a free card and enjoy full benefits of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Library system. Completion of an application and proof of residence is required. Children under 18 are required to have a parent or guardian sign their application.
An individual, who is not from one of our five counties but is a resident of Arkansas and holds a valid library card from his hometown library, may apply to use the Southeast Arkansas Regional Library. Completion of an application, proof of residence and payment of a $20.00 per year fee is required.
Check out materials from one of our 9 branch locations and feel free to return at any branch. Responsibility for all lost and damaged materials charged to a card rests with the registered patron or responsible parent. Call your local branch library for more information.
Halloween Safety Tips!
Happy Halloween from the Southeast Arkansas Regional Libraries. Here are some safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
- Use costumes that are bright and reflective
- Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children
- Remind children that if a costume is scary, it is really just like theirs, just a costume
- Teach children how to call 911 or the name of a person to call if they become lost
- Only go to homes with porch lights on
- Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk
- Stay in a group and let others know where they are going
There are hundreds of books for sale currently at the Monticello Library and other branches. New items will be constantly added with lots of great bargains!