News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

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Checkout Policy Changes at SPL

The Springdale Public Library Board recently made some significant changes in the policies that form the borrowing rules for the library collection.

The borrowing policies will undergo two major changes starting June 1, 2015.  Director Marcia Ransom identified the some of the reasons behind the changes, one being the growth in the collection over the years.  As the collection has grown, fewer restrictions are necessary to ensure that all patrons have an opportunity to use the most popular materials. While the overall total of 30 items for each cardholder will remain, all restrictions on material types within that number will be lifted.

A second major goal in the borrowing changes is to introduce greater continuity for library users.  Moving forward, all items except DVDs and Blu-rays will check out for the standard two-week loan period and will be subject to the $.10 per day fine. DVDs and Blu-rays will continue to check out for the 7-day period with the $1.00 per day fine, but the maximum fine accrual will be limited to $3.00.  All materials may be renewed.

Director Ransom is pleased with the changes made by the Board – “It’s always a fine balancing act to make the collection more accessible while fulfilling our responsibility as stewards. We believe this is the right next step for our library.”

Art in the Park Fall Exhibit Schedule

Stop by the Library Gallery to check out a new local artist or group of artists every month! For more information about the Art in the Park program, email us at

August 1 - 31
Reception: August 10
5:006:00 pm

September 1 - 30
Artist Cathy Padgett
Reception: September 14
5:006:00 pm

October 1 - 31
Artist Springdale Senior Center Artists
Reception: October 5
5:006:00 pm

November 1 - 30
Artist Bertha E. Gutierrez
Reception: November 9
5:006:00 pm

The Fiction Forge Adult Creative Writing Workshop

The Fiction Forge

Share your writing and participate in critique and discussion with the group led by published author and Library Information Assistant Brad Carter.

Thursday, September 3 & 17
October 1, 15 & 29
November 19
6:007:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

Avid Readers Monthly Book Club

The Avid Readers Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The group reads a variety of popular and award winning fiction. Bring a sack lunch; the Library will provide drinks and dessert! For more information, call 479-750-8180 or email Anne Gresham at

The Art Forger In the Garden of Beasts Thirteen Moons
September 15
The Art Forger
by Barbara Shapiro
October 20
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
November 17
Thirteen Moons
by Charles Frazier

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Last updated August 12, 2015