107 East Jackson, Monticello Arkansas 71655
Southeast Arkansas Regional Library, serving an area of 75,000 residents, has a collection of 138,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 2,600 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 4,800 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 21 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 13 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $88,000. Patrons make 160,000 visits annually, and check out materials 168,000 times. Eighteen percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
05/25 Coming to The Monticello area
World Catfish Festival Belzoni MS April6 This whiskers and fin festival held every April celebrates the world's largest catfish fry. Bands ranging from Gospel, Country, to Rock-n-Roll and Blues! Free Kids Zone!
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.