Month: August 2020

Poll Champs 2020

Democracy can’t survive without you.

This is no exaggeration. Pulaski County faces a serious shortage of poll workers to run the general election on November 3, 2020. The Pulaski County Election Commission recently put out a call for poll workers, and CALS is helping spread the word in a nonpartisan, publicly funded effort to support our elections.

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What Are You Reading? Amy Forbus

My name is Amy Forbus, and I serve as Communications Director for Hendrix College. After I graduated from Hendrix, my husband and I spent 14 years living in the Dallas area, then moved back to Little Rock in 2010 – we’re both Arkansas natives. When we aren’t constrained by a pandemic, I sing with a couple of different bands on a regular basis.

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Summer Reading Club 2020 Kindles Imaginations with Virtual Fun

It’s a wrap! Summer Reading Club 2020 has come to a close for this summer. Kids had loads of fun as we all celebrated reading with our theme, “Imagine Your Story.” And thanks to our online book-tracking system, readers of all ages were still able to log their books, movies, and activities and win prizes!

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A Back-to-School Message for Students and Parents

As a new school year begins, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) wishes to communicate to students and parents who are our frequent visitors after school about some of our current policies and procedures that may affect library visitors. We understand that this will be a significant change from how many students have utilized our branches and spaces after school in the past,

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Porter Fund Donates Acclaimed Arkansas Book Collection to CALS

With a grant from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust, the Porter Prize Board has generously donated a collection of books authored by winners of the Porter Prize to the Central Arkansas Library System and six other Arkansas libraries.

The Porter Prize is one of Arkansas’s most prestigious literary awards,

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What Are You Reading? Diane Newton

My name is Diane Newton and I have lived in Little Rock with my wife, Andrea, and our 3 Yorkshire Terriers, Hanna, Charlie, and Eliza, since 2014. I have an adult son, Mason, who lives and works in Fayetteville. I am a project manager at a prominent local bank, which keeps me pretty busy, but I love to read in my spare time,

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Volunteer for Research Toward Better Future Medical Care

CALS is partnering with medical research program All of Us to host an informational Zoom session on September 10 from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us to find out how you can help advance medical health research so that the future of medicine is more closely tailored to our diverse America.

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Our Email Notices Get a Fresh New Look

Coming Soon to Your Inbox

We’re redesigning our email notices for your ease of reading and convenience of access.

On Monday August 10, we’ll begin using a new system to generate our email notices.

Our old notices included only information about which materials were about to be overdue, were overdue,

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