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

  • CALS and Camp Lovely to Offer Artisan Workshop Series
    It's absolutely lovely at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). CALS and Camp Lovely, a local group of craft bloggers, will present four different workshops during the Artisan Workshop series as a part of CALS Community Learning Courses. The s...
  • ESPN Anchor and Best-selling Author Jeremy Schaap to Present Heiskell Distinguished Lecture
    Jeremy Schaap will discuss his experiences in sports journalism at An Evening with Jeremy Schaap, the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater,...
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    From a garment on a carved ivory figure of an Egyptian Pharaoh in 3400 B.C. to patented techniques created by an Arkansas quilter in the 21st Century, quilts have been a vital part of everyday life. The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Terry...
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    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 15, through Sunday, December 21. The Foo...
  • CALS to Participate in the National #GivingTuesday Movement
    Even if the holiday shopping season is a blur, take time to give back on #GivingTuesday. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will participate in the #GivingTuesday national campaign on Tuesday, December 2. The aim of #GivingTuesday is to cha...