Remodeled McMath Library Reopens
The McMath Library has received a new look and additional space. The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Sidney Sanders McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, reopened on Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m. More info »
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
Award Winners and Noted Authors Lead Roster of Literary Festival Authors
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Tax Assistance Available at CALS
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