Thirst for KnowledgeThe Blair Library in Fayetteville was recognized nationally as Library Journal’s Library of the Year in 2005, making it the first library in Arkansas to win the award. In 2011, USA Today named it one of the 10 best places to take a library tour. It is an intellectual hub that provides visitors a fun, convenient and comfortable environment for reading, researching, meeting or just relaxing.
The library boasts reading rooms with comfortable furnishings, as well as Arsaga’s Espresso Café, which serves an assortment of specialty coffees and baked goods. It has a covered parking deck attached to the building. The 88,000 square-foot facility is home to an extensive collection of books, periodicals and media numbering nearly 300,000. In 2010, patrons checked out more than 1,000,000 pieces of material.
Offering innovative children’s literacy programming, the library offers weekly story times, book clubs and after school workshops among their offerings. There is plenty for teens and adults, including book clubs, online tutoring and homework help, as well as other year-round programs. A large genealogical collection and reference materials are also available to guests.
The library was the first building in Arkansas to register with the U.S. Green Building Council and is an environmentally responsible “green” building.
For more information on Fayetteville’s Blair Library, call 479-856-7000 or visit us online at faylib.org.