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Last Updated: May 3, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Consulting Services

Ruth Hyatt, Manager of Library Development                                     501-682-5288

Amber Gregory, Coordinator of Erate Services                                501-682-8576

Cathy Howser, Coordinator of Children's & Institutional Programs           501-682-2865         

Donovan Mays, Coordinator of Technology Support                      501-682-5291

Zoe Butler, Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book                501-682-2874


Voter Registration for Public Libraries

Amendment 51. voter Registration lists public libraries among the voter registration agencies, and duties of registration officials as...

(a) Voter registration agencies shall distribute mail voter registration applications, provide assistance to applicants in completing voter registration applications forms, unless the applicant refuses assistance, and accept completed voter registration application forms for transmittal to the appropriate permanent registrat via the Secretary of State.


State Aid

There is a process and required documentation in order  for a public library to qualify for State Aid.  Qualifications for State Aid can be found in any Arkansas State Library Board packet, available on our website or upon request from Ruth Hyatt, Manager of Library Development     The document below has the qualifications but also lists the necessary documentation to submit in your application for State Aid.   State Aid is distributed to public library headquarters quarterly.  New applicants for State Aid are approved at the May meeting of the Arkansas State Library Board, allowing approved applicants to begin recieving State Aid in the first quarter of the next fiscal year.


Public Library Directory

This binder ready copy of the Public Library Directory includes all the updates and changes submitted to our department.  If you find information that needs to be updated or changed, please contact Ruth Hyatt by email with the updated information.   

Please contact Sally Hawkes if the information on the interactive map needs to be updated.


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