About the Library
Fletcher Library offers patrons much more than traditional library fare; the facility received recognition from the Arkansas Institute for Architects. Patrons have a wide selection of adult and children's books as well as CDs, DVDs and videocassettes. The 13,500-square-feet library opened in 1996 and provides access to public meeting rooms and programs for all ages.
People of the Library
Poet and author John Gould Fletcher, a Little Rock native, was the first Arkansan to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. His works include Selected Poems, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, The Black Rock and The Burning Mountain. He married children's author Charlie May Simon in 1936.
News & Announcements
Call for Applications: Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is seeking a new executive director for the System. Dr. Bobby Roberts, who has led CALS for the past 27 years, has announced that he will retire in early 2016. The new executive d...
CALS Community Learning Courses Feature a Variety of Options for Fall
Back to school doesn’t have the same meaning when you participate in a Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Course. Beginning in the fall, patrons will experience a variety of courses, from starting a small business to tak...
ABC News White House Correspondent Featured at Heiskell Distinguished Lecture
Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, will present the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture on Friday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Sanders/Darrow Debate Revisited as CALS Sanders Distinguished Lecture
Eighty-five years ago at Little Rock High School, the nationally known religious skeptic Clarence Darrow debated immortality with Rabbi Ira Sanders. This event will be explored anew as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) 2015 Sanders D...