The Friends of the Baxter County Library aid in developing public understanding of the library and making it better known to the citizens of the community. Friends provide funds that would not otherwise be available through membership dues, special contributions, annual auction, and used book sales. The majority of the proceeds (99%) are used to benefit the library – purchase furniture, equipment, books and materials. Friends also provide the library staff with advanced training, education and appreciation rewards for their fine effort to keep the Library a “State of the Art” facility and source of pride in Baxter County. Friends donate their time and hard work in our various programs and services. Friends also encourage gifts of books and materials to the library.
SINCE THEIR FOUNDING IN 1980, THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY HAVE GIVEN OVER $600,000.00 TO THE LIBRARY AS OF MAY 2020.
Friends of the Library Programs
Friends of the Library Meetings
Knox Meeting Room 4th Wednesday of the month 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Used Book Sales
Quarterly Used Book Sales are held to raise money for Library programs. Books sales are held Thursday to Saturday. The Saturday sale features half-priced items until noon and a $2 per bag sale noon to 1 pm. As a Friend of the Library you will receive a $2 discount at each quarterly book sale.
Sharing Our Treasures Auction
A live auction and a silent auction are held in the Spring. Items for the auctions are donated by community supporters.
Proceeds from these fundraising efforts provide the Library to bring exhibits and programs such as: the Literary Series, TumbleBooks Online, and Exploring the Frontier exhibit.
Library Scholarship Program
The 2023 Scholarship Application period will open on February 1, 2023.
Computer Guest Passes
The Friends of the Library provide complimentary computer guest passes for visitors and nonresidents.
Become a Friend!
Become a Friend of the Library today!
Membership dues of $5.00 per year. Ask for a membership form at the Circulation Desk.
Membership dues are due annually, and membership lasts from January to December. Dues can be paid at any meeting or at the Library Circulation Desk.
Friends of the Baxter County Library Scholarship
The Friends of the Baxter County Library Scholarship is open to Baxter County residents who meet the following criteria:
- High school graduating seniors
- Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher
- Have been accepted by an accredited school of higher education
2023 Applications must be received at the following address by April 1, 2023:
Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County
300 Library Hill Mountain Home, AR 72653