204 East Main, West Plains Missouri 65775
West Plains Public Library, serving an area of 11,000 residents, has a collection of 52,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 880 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,400 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 11 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $44,000. Patrons make 198,000 visits annually, and check out materials 540,000 times. Thirty-six percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Mountain Home) Baxter County Library
(Van Buren) Carter County Library
(Ava) Douglas County Public Library
(Eminence) Eminence Public Library
(Yellville) North Arkansas Regional Library
(Alton) Oregon County Library District
10/19 Coming to The West Plains area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Arkansas Rice Festival Weiner AR October11-12 Observing the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. See and old time rice threshing demonstration and the youth duck calling contest.