111 Sycamore St., Van Buren Missouri 63965
Carter County Library, serving an area of 6,000 residents, has a collection of 25,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 80 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,320 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 2 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $6,300. Patrons make 50,000 visits annually, and check out materials 42,000 times. Five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Van Buren) Carter County Library
(Eminence) Eminence Public Library
(Alton) Oregon County Library District
(Houston) Texas County Library
(West Plains) West Plains Public Library
(Willow Springs) Willow Springs Public Library
12/08 Coming to The Van Buren 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.
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.