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Our History

ECARL was created by the Quorum Courts of Cross and Woodruff Counties in 1982 for the development and growth of public library services in the region.  (Read more here).


It is a privilege and a pleasure to serve as the Executive Director of the East Central Arkansas Regional Library and as the Regional/County Librarian for Cross and Woodruff Counties. My staff and I welcome you to this webpage and to YOUR library.

"We Empower Ideas!"


We hope you will find this page informative, and your visit to any ECARL library inspiring! We warmly invite you to visit any of our library facilities, attend a program or see an exhibit, use our multitude of informational resources and databases. Download an e-book or audiobook to your personal device. With resources available 24/7/365, there is something for everyone when you want it, where you want it.


When in the Wynne Library, please drop by and say "Hello!"


John Paul "JP" Myrick, BA., MLS.

ECARL and its libraries will be the premiere learning and cultural institutions in Cross and Woodruff Counties, serving a diverse people with talented, dedicated staff, inviting library facilities, and with recreational and learning experiences which are second to none.

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