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The Need

Hot Springs and the surrounding county have grown – the Library needs to grow too!


The goal

We’re looking for $3.5m to expand our current physical location allowing GCL to offer more services to the community.


The Plan

We’ve been working with Taylor Kempkes Architects to design GCL+, an expansion of our current facility at no additional cost to the local taxpayer.



We’re seeking donations to help fund the
future of the Garland County Library


10,000 additional square feet of library space for more books, more programs, and more connections.

Dedicated spaces for teens, public meetings, a STEM lab, and so much more.

Off-hours access for library card holders using building access control system.

A public-access mezzanine level for programming space, administrative offices, and more.


“The Garland County Library is awesome! I come here to look around whether I’m having a good day or a bad day! It’s relaxing and they got just about anything you want to watch or read, and if they don’t have what you want, they try and get it just for you! I love them! Easy parking, easy access, easy peasy!”
– Charlotte L. via Google Reviews


“I love this local library! It’s spacious, clean and quiet. On top of that, the staff is always helpful. They have kid’s space with lots of toys to entertain the little ones.
I also love that they have a variety of DVDs that you can borrow for up to a week, actually nice for kids that they can physically search, and pick up to see what it is.
I found that you can also send a request for the book that they don’t have, they accepted my request recently, so happy and nice to see the one I’m curious to read will be shared with others.”
– Mia C. via Google Reviews


“I adore the library here in Garland county so much. Since moving here, it’s been a place where I’ve been able to connect with people and make friends, which as an adult is harder than I thought! Not to mention their social media team is KILLING IT! They have so many things they offer the community here. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend taking an afternoon and checking it out! They got a little something for everyone! Not to mention their killer eclipse shirts 😉
– Winter E. via Facebook


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