Construction is underway for the new Cleburne County Library. Construction crews have been busy gutting the old building for renovations as well as breaking ground for the construction of the planned expansion. While the new library is being constructed, a temporary library has been set up in the old courts building on Main St. Library director Zac Cothren said that completion of the new structure is still targeted for the end of the year, barring any unforeseen delays.
Operating under the White River Regional Library System, the library has provided a steady supply of educational and entertainment resources to serve the area’s needs. Upon proof of residence, free library cards are available to citizens of Cleburne County. While the main branch is located in Heber Springs, branches are maintained in Greers Ferry and Quitman to provide easier access to those living in the outer areas of the county. Books are loaned on a two-week basis and are eligible for renewal at the local branches or via phone, though some materials are restricted to a one-week loan period. The library also participates in a free interlibrary loan system that allows patrons to requests books from other libraries if needed.
Donations are still being accepted and can be staggered to fit your budget. Those interested in making a donation can contact Zac Cothren at 501-362-2477 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.