Month: December 2020

31 Days of CALS: Birdwatching Kits

Thanks to a generous memorial gift from the family of Alan Ross Kumpe, each CALS branch has birdwatching kits available for checkout to all CALS cardholders. Each kit contains a carrying bag, Celestron binoculars, binocular guide, polishing cloth, lens caps (three), and one book (Birds of Arkansas).

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31 Days of CALS: Online Learning

The Central Arkansas Library System offers several options for those wanting to learn a new skill, train for a new job, practice a new language, or brush up on a new technology or software. Each of these online learning options is available for free to CALS cardholders.
Universal Class provides over 500 high quality,

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31 Days of CALS: Mobile Printing

Need to print a resume? The article you need for a report? That recipe you found online? Use our mobile printing service to print from your phone, tablet, laptop, Chromebook, even your home computer and pick up the printed document at your favorite CALS branch. All you need is an email address and a document to print.

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31 Days of CALS: Grab ‘n Go Activities

Two things are certain – parents will always need free activities to entertain their kids and CALS will always have free activities to entertain your kids. But, it’s 2020 and we can’t gather inside, you say? No worries. Our librarians have created a series of Grab ‘N Go activities for you to, well, grab and go.

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31 Days of CALS: Freegal

All Central Arkansas Library System cardholders have access to millions of free songs through our Freegal service. You may download up to five songs per week and, the best part, you get to keep them forever! No late fees, no returns. Just all the streaming music you can handle. Freegal apps are available for Apple and Android,

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31 Days of CALS: eBooks

Tired of having to keep track of (and return) all the books you’ve checked out? Don’t have time to travel to the nearest branch to browse for books? Want the convenience of having all your reading in one place? eBooks are for you! The Central Arkansas Library System has tens of thousands of ebook titles to choose from in all genres and for all audiences.

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31 Days of CALS: Notary Service

Despite the increasing ubiquity of virtual and digital experiences, one thing we all have to do from time to time is verify our identity in person, with a signature. CALS provides free notary service for library users, and most branches have at least one notary on staff. While we strive to provide notary service at all times,

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31 Days of CALS: Audiobooks

The Central Arkansas Library System offers thousands and thousands of ebooks and audiobooks. You can borrow them – for free, instantly – with a library card. That’s it. A library card gives you free access to virtually all you could want to listen to.

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31 Days of CALS

Over the 31 days of December we’re looking back at whatever this year was,

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