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Bella Vista Public Library

11 Dickens Place

Permission was granted to Lila Wylie at the April, 1981 meeting of the Property Owners' Association Board to form a Bella Vista Library. The Library Board would organize the donated books in the reading room at Riordan Hall, establish a check-out system to replace the informal sign-out sheet, as well as purchase new books. Friends of the Library was organized under the temporary chairmanship of Lila Wylie and secretary, Helen Morton. Friends of the Library was incorporated as a non-profit incorporation to serve as a support group.


Arrait Reign

Saturday, March 24, 2018
This library is amazing. My daughter is obsessed with the variety of books and movies. She volunteers and often has nice comments on the elderly women who work there. The overdue fines are very cheap.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
I am impressed with the kid-friendliness of this little library in Bella Vista, a city that is 50% senior citizens. The employees really make an effort to make even the littlest ones feel welcome here. There's a great children's area. They offer in-library access to Ancestry as well as other programs. They have a storytime for kids on Fridays and a popular homeschool art class once a month. Bella Vista Public Library is a little gem.

Ben Bezanson

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Nice little library in a great wooded setting. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Great selection of kids books, plus a play area with toys. Check out materials include all the library staples plus puzzles, children's fishing rods and even a telescope!

Ben Wilson

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
I really like this place. I have always enjoyed spending time at libraries and this is by far the most comfortable and welcoming one I've ever visited. They have books, movies, music, fishing poles, Lego tables, a telescope, puzzles, tackle kits and probably a lot of stuff I haven't even found yet. All of the librararians are very sweet and helpful. This is the epitome of what a library should be and Ben Franklin would bawl like he just watched The Office series finale if he could see what the Bella Vista Public Library has done with his idea of sharing books. Keep up the fantastic work!

Shirley Powell

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Fabulous! Those ladies r so helpful & pleasant.

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