Services: Adults

Connect to Programs Designed Exclusively for Adults

Adults can connect to the library in a variety of ways, ranging from free meeting room space and genealogical research to reference services and reader’s advisory. Of course we have books, movies and music for adults and special programming featuring music, education and hobby groups.

Connect to an exciting adventure! It’s all waiting for you.

For a full list of adult programs, visit our calendar.

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Connect to Resources

Local History and Genealogy

Link to Garland County Historical SocietyGarland County Historical Society
328 Quapaw Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 321-2159

Link to Melting PotMelting Pot Genealogical Society
649b Ouachita Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 624-0229

Link to the Arkansas State ArchivesArkansas State Archives
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-6900

Community Resources

The majority of these organizations are dependent on volunteers and monetary contributions to operate. As they are not associated with the Garland County Library, please contact them for more information.

Education & Counseling

125 Wellness Way
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 624-7111
OBHAW is the local community mental health organization committed to > bringing hope and health to our communities, one life at a time.

Photo of adult readersLiteracy Council of Garland County
119 Hobson Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: 624-7323
LCGC is a non-profit organization that assists adults
with learning to read, write, speak English. Lessons
are free to everyone.

UALR LogoUALR Bowen School of Law Resources
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Phone: (501) 324-9441

The UALR Bowen Clinical Program offers several clinics and clinical programs, including support in subjects such as Consumer Protection, Litigation, Mediation, and Tax Services.

Retirement Living Information CenterRetirement Living Information Center

Find Arkansas retirement communities, including active adult communities, independent and assisted living, memory care, nursing care, and more.

Area Agency on Aging
905 West Grand
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 321-2811

Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas is a private non-profit charitable organization that provides information and referral services for seniors 60 and older.

Ready for Life

Ready for Life is an innovative career guidance platform to ensure every Arkansan can reach their full economic potential. Ready for Life is for any individual across the state who is looking to elevate their career, and the platform is entirely free to use."


Photo of group of seated adultsFairweather Communities (a.k.a Small Group Work Therapy)
311 Whittington Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: 623-3477
Provides shelter for adults with serious, persistent mental illness. Residents can stay for up to 2 years.

Link to Potter's ClayPotter’s Clay Ministries
110 Crescent Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 624-1366
Provides shelter for homeless or abused women and children.

Link to Safe HavenSafe Haven Shelter for Women and Children
110 Highrise Cir.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 276-7750
Provides shelter, clothing, meals and job training programs for homeless women and children in a safe and nurturing environment. Safe Haven provides temporary shelter for up to 180 days.

Link to Samaritan MinistriesSamaritan Ministries of Hot Springs
131 Sanford Street, P.O. Box 22674 -
Hot Springs, AR 71903-2674
Phone: (501) 321-2888
Provides shelter for men, with meals, clothing and showers. Men in need can stay at the shelter for 10 nights per month if unemployed and 45 nights if employed.


Link to Salvation ArmySalvation Army
115 Crescent Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 623-1628
Provides free dinner on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m.

Link ot Jackson HouseJackson House
705 Malvern Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 624-4048
Offers free meals Sunday through Friday from noon to 1p.m.

Food Pantries

Link to Faith Fellowship Food PantryFaith Fellowship Food Pantry
3213 North Hwy 7
Hot Springs, AR 71909
Phone: (501) 321-9965
Food is distributed on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Link to the Salvation ArmySalvation Army
115 Crescent Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 321-0821
Offers a food pantry and free clothing on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

Residential Recovery Programs

Link to Teen ChallengeTeen Challenge
P.O. Box 8177
Hot Springs, AR 71910
Phone: (501) 624-2446
Provides a residential program for young men with drug or alcohol problems.