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
CALS is Preserving Sue Cowan Williams' History
Sue Cowan Williams made a difference to African American teachers in the Little Rock School District by requesting equal pay for all teachers. Very little is recorded about Mrs. Williams' life, and the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is workin...
Observation Beehive Installed at CALS' Clinton Children's Library
An observation beehive was installed inside of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th Street, on Friday, May 6, at 8 a.m.
The hive will allow children and families to watch bees in a safe, non-threatening e...
Dr. Bobby Roberts Initiates Two New Funds at CALS
Dr. Bobby Roberts has once again demonstrated his ongoing commitment to CALS by making a very generous donation to the library. With his contribution, the Central Arkansas Library System has established two separate funds that will advance goals dea...
CALS' Children's Library Wins National Architecture Award
The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center is one of ten building projects nationwide to win an award from the American Institute of Steel Construction.
The 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structur...