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...
Donation of Musical Instruments Creates CALS Lending Library
Searcy Ewell Jr.'s parents taught him that "Music is what feelings sound like," and he wants to share that with central Arkansas children through the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).
Ewell donated a collection of musical instruments including...
Read Across America Day
Oh, the places you'll go when you read!
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and millions of others at events and programs on Monday...
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. ...