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Southwest Arkansas Regional Library, serving an area of 110,000 residents, has a collection of 230,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,890 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 6,300 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 17 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $72,000. Patrons make 138,000 visits annually, and check out materials 350,000 times. Nineteen percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.

Location: 500 South Elm Street, Hope Arkansas 71801 Telephone 870-777-2957

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Magnolia) Cloc Regional Library
(Hope) Southwest Arkansas Regional Library
(Texarkana) Texarkana Public Library
(Texarkana) Texarkana Public Library

06/26 Coming to The Hope 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.
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.
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.