Thompson



    location & hours
  • 38 Rahling Circle
    Little Rock, AR 72223
    501-821-3060
  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon., Tue., & Thu.
    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed., Fri., & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Mary Louise Cantwell

The Roosevelt Thompson Library offers patrons more than 62,000 books, magazines and audiovisual items. The 13,500-square-feet facility also includes public meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, activity areas for children, study rooms, a dozen public computers, and wireless Internet access.

People of the Library

Roosevelt Thompson was a Little Rock native and the valedictorian the 1980 Central High School class. He had achieved the highest score ever by an Arkansan on the National Merit Scholarship exam and was preparing to attend Oxford University as the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship. His life ended in a car accident while traveling to Yale University.

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...
  • Tune in to CALS on KABF in January
    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is taking to the airwaves with a weekly radio show on KABF beginning on Friday, January 8, from noon-2 p.m. As part of an underwriting agreement with the community radio station, the show will feature a comb...
  • 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 ...