About the Library
Sidney S. McMath Library offers patrons thousands of books and audio/visual items. The 10,700 square-feet facility features a children's area, public meeting rooms and wireless Internet access. The library's 10-acre site features a boardwalk from John Barrow Road, a walking path, an amphitheater, and a koi pond with an observation pier.
People of the Library
Sid McMath was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1948. He entered office January 11, 1949 as the nation's youngest governor. He was reelected in 1950. His administration built the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which was financed with a two-cent tax on cigarettes.
News & Announcements
Nate Coulter to be New CALS Director
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Board of Directors has selected Nate Coulter, Little Rock, as its director.
Selection/Transition Committee chair Fred Ursery said, "After a nation-wide search, the Selection/Transition Committee reviewed the...
Create Cherished Reading Traditions with Children
Reading with children of all ages has many benefits. Most children have cherished memories of reading experiences with parents and grandparents. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) offers several programs for children that can help create tho...
Tax Assistance Available 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. Consultation sessions will be ...