Our Mission

The mission of the Forrest City Public Library is to ensure an environment of learning and entertainment.

It is our vision to help bridge the digital divide so that all in the community have access to information and current technologies. 

 

 

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Read ebooks and listen to audiobooks instantly from our digital collection. Try the new Libby app on your phone or tablet! You can also enjoy titles from our OverDrive website on your computer, Kindle or eReader.

Getting Started with OverDrive  |  Download the Libby app 

 

 

Library Hours:

  • Monday          9 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday          9 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday  9 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday       9 am - 5 pm
  • Friday              9 am - 4 pm
  • Sat/Sun           Closed

Main Number:  (870) 633-5646

Fax:  (870) 633-5647 

 

Library History

The Forrest City Public Library was established in 1921 when a group of local women, known as the Community Service Circle, gathered together a total of five hundred donated books.  These women found support through the Forrest City Elks Club, whose members offered a storeroom in their clubhouse to amass the books.  The ladies were allowed to lend books on the condition that they keep the "library" open six days a week, so that bathroom facilities could be maintained for rural women during their trips to town.   This first library was forced to close after a couple of years due to a lack of funding.

To read our complete Library History please click here...

Services Offered

The library has seven computer terminals that are available for use by patrons who have library cards or picture ID.  There is a reference section and Arkansas genealogy available for use in the library. 

We have subscriptions to magazines and newspapers.  We offer a summer reading program for area children from grades K-5th and Young Adults 6-12th Grade.  Genealogy searches, as well as during Tax Season free Income Tax preparation (VITA).

A library card is not necessary to participate in programs offered at the library. Circulating collection of books, audios, DVDs and magazines are available to be checked out by library patrons.

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Forrest City Public Library Launches a Brand New Website! Subscribe Today!

July 31, 2019

We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs related to library services.. Check back often, as we will be adding information weekly. Subscribe and receive news and alerts via email and text. Let us know what you think!

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