Community Collections







Li'l Library in the Park

Li'l Libraries are small, free libraries located in parks throughout Bentonville!  Community members can take a book, leave a book, or both.  The overall design of Li'l Library in the Park #1 celebrates the wonder of flight, our municipal airport and gives a nod to our very own Louise M. Thaden, aviation pioneer. We hope books in this Lil’ Library will allow you and your family to soar! Find a Li'l Library near you! Locations: 

  • Lake Bentonville: 2100 SW I Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
About the Project
  • The project was selected by Mayor Stephanie Orman as a “Bright Idea” initiative in 2022.
  • Special thanks to our partners in the Bentonville Parks & Recreation department for their collaboration and Friends of the Bentonville Library for supporting the book collection.
  • Because Libraries promote the idea of sharing, please feel free to take a book or leave one to share with the community.
  • Approved by the Library Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Public Art Advisory Board and Bentonville City Council.

Li'l Library in the Park #1 was designed and constructed by local artisan Randy Townzen with fabrication assistance from Don Barnett. The Library is grateful for these gentlemen's hard work and commitment to our project. 

Pop-Up Libraries

Pop-up libraries bring the library to you! A pop-up library is a temporary collection of materials for patrons to browse and check out at a location other than the library.  Browse our calendar to view upcoming pop-up library events. 


Seed Library

The Seed Library is a free program committed to increasing our ability to feed ourseleves wholesome food by offering seeds and education.  Located inside the Bentonville Public Library, the Seed Library offers free seeds to all members of the community.  When possible, participants are encouraged to grow out and return seeds.  Returned seeds will allow us to keep the library well-stocked.  The Seed Library is made possible with support and generosity from the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. 

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