600 W 3rd St, Texarkana Texas 75501
Texarkana Public Library, serving an area of 35,000 residents, has a collection of 84,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 3,100 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 2,500 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 13 employees, of whom 2 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $115,000. Patrons make 176,000 visits annually, and check out materials 189,000 times. Twenty-one percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Magnolia) Cloc Regional Library
(Hope) Southwest Arkansas Regional Library
05/22 Coming to The Texarkana area
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.
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.
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
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.