Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

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That All May Read
A free library program of over 150,000 recorded, large print, and braille materials available to residents of Arkansas who are not able to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. The Arkansas Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped partners with the National Library Service at the Library of Congress (NLS) to administer this free library service.

The following persons are eligible for service:

A.  Blind persons whose visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses, or whose widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees.

B.  Other physically handicapped persons are eligible as follows:

Persons whose visual disability, with correction and regardless of optical measurement, is certified by competent authority as preventing the reading of standard printed material
Persons certified by competent authority as unable to read or unable to use standard printed material as a result of physical limitations.
Persons certified by competent authority as having a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent their reading printed material in a normal manner.

Contact your local library for more information and applications.  

Job Opening

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The Southeast Arkansas Regional Library has an immediate opening for a part-time tech-savvy and community-oriented Library Assistant to work at the Dumas Branch Library.     Applications can be picked up at the Dumas Branch Library circulation desk.     Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2017.     For more information call Sheri Fisher at 870-382-5763.

                                                                                                                                                                        

Canvas Painting @ the Library

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Love to paint?  Want a fun evening out of the house?  Check with your local Library is see if they are offering canvas painting classes!  Classes are available for adults and kids at certain branch libraries.  Check the "What's happening @ my library" tab or follow the link to their facebook page.   Join the fun!                                                                                                                                                     

Get Your Ebook Today!

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 The Southeast Arkansas Regional Library has expanded its services with eBooks and digital audiobooks available to enjoy from the library’s website. 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!
 

Did you know......?

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  Did you know you can register to vote @ the library?

 To be eligible to vote in Arkansas, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen.
Be an Arkansas resident (residing in Arkansas at least 30 days prior to the first election in which you will vote).
Be age 18 or turn 18 on or before the next election.
Not be a convicted felon whose sentence has not been discharged or pardoned.
Not be presently adjudged as mentally incompetent as to your ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Information courtesy Arkansas Secretary of State website.

Citizens who are eligible to vote in Arkansas but are not currently registered to vote in Arkansas must complete and submit a Voter Registration Application at least 30 days prior to a scheduled election to be eligible to vote in that election. Voter registration forms are available at all branches of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Library.

Crochet Class @ Lake Village

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Beginner Crochet Class @ the Lake Village Library.  Call   (870) 265-6116 for more information. 

Halloween Safety Tips!

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Happy Halloween from the Southeast Arkansas Regional Libraries.  Here are some safety tips:

  • 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

Book Sale!

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  There are hundreds of books for sale currently at the Star City Branch Library.   New items will be constantly added with lots of great bargains!  

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