Special Collections

The Baxter County Library's Special Collections include telescopes, ukuleles, fishing kits, portable CD and DVD players, book club in a bag, and children's activity kits.

All items may be checked out for 1 week and cannot go through the book drop. Items must be returned to an employee at the Circulation or Children's Desk.


Orion Telescopes

Telescope

With special thanks to the Arkansas Natural Sky Association, the Library is happy to announce that there are 3 Orion telescopes available for check-out. 

Each check out includes an orion telescope attached to a base, a how-to guide, a learning the constellations library telescope manual, and a Nite-ize LED red light. This contract must be signed at time of check-out. 

Please watch this video for instructions on how to handle and use the telescope. 

Click here to view the how-to guide.

Check out length is one week. Please return to Circulation desk. 


Ukuleles

Blue Ukulele

Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument? The Library has 3 ukuleles currently available for check out.  

Each checkout includes a ukulele and carrying case.

Check out length is one week. Please return to Circulation desk.


Fishing Kits

Fishing Pole and Tackle Box

With the lakes and rivers nearby, fishing is a fun activity to try out! There are 5 fishing pole/tackle box sets available for check out at the Baxter County Library.

Each checkout includes a fishing pole with a tackle box full of fishing essentials.

A waiver must be signed before receiving the pole and box.

Check out length is one week. Please return to Children's desk.


Children's Activity Kits

Activity Kits

Check out one of these simple activities that encourage visual exploration and physical discovery, as well as critical reading aloud activities begin the language development and other important developmental skills. The activity kits promote fun and bonding with children for family and caregivers. 

Each checkout includes 8 unique family engagement activity cards, a book, and hands-on manipulatives.

Infant Activity Kits: Zoo, Who Am I?, Sensory, ad Time to Play

Toddler Activity Kits: Stack & Build, Move & Go, Wheels, Science, and Shapes

Check out length is one week. Please return to Children's desk.

  

Portable CD Players - Coming Soon!

Do you want to check out an audiobook on CD and have no way of listening to it? Check out one of our CD players! 

Each checkout includes a portable cd player (walkman), carrying case, and 2 AA batteries.

Checkout length is one week. Please return to circulation desk.

  

Portable DVD Players - Available Now!

DVD Players 3

Would you like to watch a movie during your next road trip or when you are away from the house? The Library has 3 portable DVD players available for check out.  

Each checkout includes a portable DVD player, power adapter for a building and a car, and carrying case.

Check out length is one week. Please return to Circulation desk.

   

Book Club in a Bag - Available Now!

Book Club in a Bag

Each check out includes a canvas bag that contains at least five copies of the same book with a list of discussion questions.

Current titles available include: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Oil and Marble by Stephanie Storey, One Day in December by Josie Silver, All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, and The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis.

Book Club in a Bag is an excellent opportunity to start your book club or discover new books with friends.

Check out length is four weeks. Please return to Circulation desk.

Find book club questions digitally here!