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

  • Award Winners and Noted Authors Lead Roster of Literary Festival Authors
    Prestigious award-winners, big names, GRAMMY nominees, filmmakers, journalists, and artists are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the twelfth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 23-26, 2015. The Central Ark...
  • Tax Assistance Available at CALS
    Volunteers from Volunteers In Tax Assistance (VITA) / Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will be at Dee Brown Library, as well as other locations in and around Little Rock, through April 15 to help qualified patrons file their tax returns. ...
  • Arkansas Gives Day
    Mark Your Calendar! Thursday, April 2 is Arkansas Gives Day. On this day, Arkansans will come together as a state to donate to a cause of their choice. Please choose to support the mission of the CALS Foundation, which raises funds to support CALS. ...
  • Construction on Main Library Parking Deck Has Begun
    The Central Arkansas Library System has begun construction on a new parking deck at the corner of Rock Street and President Clinton Avenue. Rock Street is closed from the corner to the alley on the north side of the Main Library to accommodate constr...
  • CALS Foundation Participates in ArkansasGives
    When everyone works together for a common goal, much can be achieved. Arkansans can work together on Thursday, April 2, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. to help Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) when CALS Foundation will participate in ArkansasGives, a one-...
  • New CALS Department Offers More Programs for Adults
    Community Paint Night, a launch event for Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Courses, will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Ave. A free guided-painting experience with local artists will...
  • CALS to Host Massage Techniques for Caregivers of Autistic Children Workshops
    Autism now affects 1 in 68 children. Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will hold Massage Techniques for Caregivers of Autistic Children workshops led by Alicia Romine at select CALS branches in April. Romine will discuss the benefits of therapeu...
  • Community Paint Night Launches New CALS Adult Programming Department
    Community Paint Night, a launch event for Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Courses, will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Ave. A free guided-painting experience with local artists will...