Blue Bell Cafe’ & Country Store

The best of both worlds come together at the Blue Bell where you can find real home-style meals, tasty sandwiches,  or come in on a Friday for catfish, coleslaw, and hush puppies.  There is something for everyone…Shop in the gift store area featuring great gifts and products from local artisans, or enjoy one of Blue Bell’s famous burgers and other good eats.

Join in the Saturday Night jam sessions from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, dobro or even that recorder you tried to learn how to play in band!  Or just come and enjoy the great atmosphere and good company!

Blue Bell Cafe and Gift Store

8 Highway 298 East
Story , AR 71970 

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Ouachita Mountains Regional Library/Montgomery County Library

The mission of the Montgomery County Library is to provide materials and service for county residents of all ages for personal enrichment, enjoyment and educational needs. The library provides access to a collection of books and other materials to serve these needs, especially a place for young children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries.

Montgomery County Library

145 A Whittington St.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 

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Norman Area Public Library

Believed to be the smallest freestanding public library in the U.S.A.; features local books, pictures and newspapers; 1939 Works Project Administration structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places; 14×14 brick with Spanish tile roof and rock fence encloses the square.

255 E. Main
Norman, AR 71960 US

Pat Smith, Local Author

Author of It’s All about the Food. Where the American Diet Went Wrong, Why That Matters to You, and What You Can Do about It. All profits from book sales benefit the Montgomery County Food Pantry.

Imagination Library of the Ouachitas

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving free age-appropriate books to children from birth to age 5.

Imagination Library of the Ouachitas

P.O. Box 482
Mount Ida, AR 71957 

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