Welcome to Alma Public Library

Alma Public Library
624 Fayetteville Ave
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-4140
Mon. - Fri.  8:00 - 6:00
Sat.  10:00 - 2:00
Sun.  Closed

Branch Director
Sarah Munguia

The Alma Public Library was founded in July of 1965 when Mayor Roy Comer appointed five area ladies to the Alma Library Board. Mrs. W.E. Hunzicker operated the new library out of a small corner building at the end of Fayetteville Avenue. The original collection included 600 items, and in 1969, the Alma Public Library became part of the Ozarks Regional Library System. The Alma Public Library’s first move occurred in 1979 when the city of Alma built a city complex with space for the library. In 1996, the Friends of the Alma Public Library was founded by local citizens. This organization was instrumental in the next 2 moves of the Alma Public Library. 1999 was an extraordinary year for the Alma Public Library. The Ozarks Regional Library System dissolved, the Crawford County Library System was formed with a new library board, and the Alma Public Library began the remodeling of 624 Fayetteville Avenue. With the assistance of many volunteers, the Alma Public Library opened in this larger library on March 13, 2000. Currently, this expanded facility provides 8 public access computers, wireless internet, a rentable community room, and over 40,000 items including: books; audiobooks; DVDs; a Young Adult section for teens with graphic novels, manga, and an Xbox and Wii console; an extensive children’s collection; and downloadable audiobooks, comic books, and eBooks.

Story Time  Wednesdays at  10:30 a.m.

Kids Afternoon Program

       1st & 3rd Thursday @ 4:00 

During the school year.  Check out our calendar for summer events.    


               Friends of the Library Meeting

                          3rd Mondays at 4:30

Book Talk

2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:00     


Community Room

Alma Public Library has a community room and garden available to the public on a first come, first served basis. The community room and garden may only be used for non-profit purposes. Contact the library for pricing, availability and rules of use.