The Jim G. Ferguson, Searcy County Library has been listed as a Star Library in the November Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, which measures circulation, visits, Internet use and program attendance.
Monday - 10:00 - 5:00
Tuesday - 10:00 - 7:00
Wednesday - 10:00 - 5:00
Thursday - 10:00 - 5:00
Friday - 10:00 - 5:00
CLOSED: Saturday & Sunday
Library visitors & patrons may use public internet one (1) hour per day (if additional users are not waiting for a terminal an additional hour may be requested) by presenting a valid Searcy County Library Card and no fines over $5.00 exist. Visitors must present a valid driver's license or state identification card and each user must sign his or her first name on the computer user log showing time of entry & computer terminal number.
(Wireless users must also sign the register and list wifi in place of terminal user #.)
If a patron has library fines over $5.00 and pays the fine, then the patron may use the public network.
Posted library rules must be followed in order to receive library user privledges .
Click Link Below / Type User Library Name: "SCL"
At the stoplight on U.S. 65 turn onto Arkansas Hwy. 27 South past Radio Shack, turn left at the 2nd street, which is East Main past Roten's Furniture 1 block until you see the Jim G. Ferguson/Searcy County Library sign in front of the red brick building. Park on the street.
The main library building was dedicated in 1961. The majority of the construction funds coming from Jim G. Ferguson, Sr. Mr. Ferguson decided to make a public library a priority when it was reported that our public school libraries had failed to meet state accreditation. Jim G. was quoted as saying: "The kids here (S.C.) are just as smart as anywhere, all they need is an opportunity." This statement made in 1961 is just as true today.
Jim G. and his wife, the former Hattie Maude Mays, continued their support of the library until his death in 1978, and since that time his children and grandchildren have continued the legacy.
In 2004 a progressive library board in response to community support, increasing usage, and looking to the future needs of Searcy county began to explore the possibility of a building expansion. After months of preliminary investigation, plans were drawn, and bid ads were placed. In February of 2005 the construction began on an additional 4,500 sq. ft. of library space, using funds from the Ferguson Family Trust, and the Mays Foundation. Included in this addition are an expanded genealogy reference and study area, newspaper/magazine area, and presentation room. Plans are also underway for a memorial garden.