In 1970 the residents of Horseshoe Bend were served by a bookmobile from the White River Regional Library in Batesville. After the bookmobile, a lending library was started in Hamilton's Drug Store in Diamond B Mall. With the help of the Garden Club, the city made room in the back of the old city hall for the library.
In 1974 the library became the "real library" when the present municipal building was erected. The library is now housed in a new building built by the Friends of the Library. We moved to this new location in May of 2006.
HOW WE WORK
Our library is part of the Izard County Library System which also includes Melbourne and Calico Rock. We all received a portion of the one-mill library tax from the county plus assistance from our local governments.
We are under the jurisdiction of a five-member county library board appointed by the county judge and the Izard County Quorum Court. Batesville is the headquarters for the White River Regional Library System which includes all of the libraries in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, and Stone Counties.