CALS Closed for Presidents' Day

CALS Closed for Presidents' Day

All branches of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday, February 15, in observation of Presidents' Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, February 16. For more information, please call 918-3000.

2016 Arkansas Literary Festival

Award Winners and Noted Authors Lead Roster of Literary Festival Presenters

Prestigious award-winners, screenwriters, comedians, an expert witness, artists, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the thirteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 14-17, 2016. More info »

Learning Express Library

Database Spotlight: Learning Express Library

Preparing to enter college? Thinking about starting a new career? Learning Express Library is an interactive database with practice tests and tutorials for many standardized academic and licensing tests, such as the GED, SAT, Nursing, Real Estate, etc.

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KABF 88.3

Tune in to RadioCALS each Friday

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has taken to the airwaves with a weekly radio show on KABF 88.3 FM, airing Fridays from noon-2 p.m. As part of an underwriting agreement with the community radio station, the show will feature a combination of Arkansas-related music and library-related news and interviews that are conducted by staff.

Tax Assistance at CALS

Tax Assistance at CALS

Volunteers from Volunteers In Tax Assistance (VITA) will be at the Dee Brown and Nixon Libraries, as well as other locations in and around Little Rock, through April 15 to help qualified patrons file their tax returns. More info »

#CALSStories

What Your #CALSStory?

What adventures and stories can be found at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)? #CALSStories lets patrons check out six items and enter monthly drawings for a $100 gift card each month. At the end of the year, a grand prize of an Adventure Package with a weekend getaway at an Arkansas state park and a Yeti ice chest stuffed with travel goodies will be awarded. Get started »

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The goal of reading 1000 books before a child starts kindergarten may seem daunting, but families reading just one book a night can reach the goal in less than three years. CALS’ 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program offers stickers and other incentives for children reaching reading goals. At 1000 books, the child will receive a free book for their home library. Find more information at 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.