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
New Options for CALS Library Card Users
Patrons of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will have more choices in managing their library accounts with two new types of cards beginning Saturday, February 1. Family and child provisional cards will offer more options for families using...
DIY Fashion Workshops in February and March
Learn how to make your own clothes and accessories and create a unique style. Boys and girls, toddlers to teens are encouraged to take part in the D.I.Y. Fashion Workshop Series and Youth-led D.I.Y. Community Fashion show. All events take place at t...
Read Across America Day
Grab your hat and read with the Cat during National Read Across America Day, Monday, March 3. To celebrate National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will have Dr. Seuss-themed events t...
Job Skills Workshops
Need a job? The Main Library Reference department will host Job Skills workshops on the Main Library Campus each Saturday in March beginning at 1 p.m.
The job skills workshops are for all levels of experience in the job market. A different topic wi...
DIY @ Your Library During Teen Tech Week 2014
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with CALS, March 9-15, 2014. This year’s theme, DIY @ your library, raises awareness about how the library creates a space to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom, where they can explore, create, and share...
Animal Farm Nets Student a Kindle Fire in CALS Contest
Wintertime reading proved to be a valuable undertaking for ninth grader Sade Storthz. Her entry in the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) New Year, New Reads 2014 Most Creative Book Review online contest resulted in a Kindle Fire and extra poin...
McMath Library to Undergo Makeover
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Sidney S. McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, is having a makeover and will be closed from Monday, March 17, through early June 2014. A new children's programming room will be added and the existing ch...