location & hours
  • 609 Aplin Avenue
    Perryville, AR 72126
  • 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue.
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon. & Wed.-Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Jan Guffey

About the Library

The Max Milam Library is a vital part of the community in Perry County. The 5,000 square-feet library was built in 1993, offers a wide variety of adult and children’s books, DVDs, public computers, and wireless Internet access, as well as a meeting room.

People of the Library

Max Milam was chairman of the Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas, and founder of the University's public administration program. He was the Director of the State Finance and Administration for Gov. Rockefeller and Gov. Bumpers. He later became the Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of Rockefeller and Associates, and the Executor and Trustee of the Rockefeller Estate and Trust. Milam was a tireless promoter for rural health care delivery and rural economic development in Perry County and Arkansas.

News & Announcements

  • Sanders/Darrow Debate Revisited as CALS Sanders Distinguished Lecture
    On November 3, 1930, the nationally-known religious skeptic Clarence Darrow debated immortality with Rabbi Ira Sanders at Little Rock High School in an auditorium packed with more than 2,000 people. This event will be explored anew as the Central Ark...
  • Final Candidates Announced for CALS Director
    The Transition/Selection Committee of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has recommended the CALS Board of Trustees consider two candidates, Nate Coulter and Haley Lagasse, both of Little Rock, as the final candidates for the position of dir...
  • 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 Monday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. The e...
  • CALS Sets Food for Fines Dates
    Shed unwanted library fines this holiday season. The Central Arkansas Library System is continuing its annual tradition of helping those in need by holding its annual Food for Fines week from Monday, December 7, through Sunday, December 13. The Food ...