Month: November 2021

Blake named to Emerging Leaders Program

Katherine Blake, teen programmer at Main Library, has been named to the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders Program. This exclusive program selects no more than fifty participants each year. Applicants must be relatively new to the library world, having fewer than five years’ experience. This national leadership development program provides the opportunity to network with other library employees from across the country,

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CALS millage passes!


On November 9, Little Rock voters went to the polls to vote on whether to increase the operational millage rate in the city. We are excited and gratified by the results.  The measure was passed with roughly 71 percent of the vote!

The support CALS received from Little Rock voters underscores what I’ve always believed: public libraries are still widely recognized as essential to a vibrant community.

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A Message from the Executive Director

If you are not yet aware, I want to remind you that CALS is on the ballot in Little Rock on November 9. Early voting begins November 2. We didn’t decide where people could vote but it is a reflection of the community’s confidence in the library’s facility that the election commission once again designated six of our library branches as early voting sites.

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The Rock It! Lab kicks off with the first class

On October 17, the Rock It! Lab officially inaugurated the first class of entrepreneurs. The class includes individuals with businesses that run the gamut from simply an idea to those who already have a full-fledged business and want to take their ideas to the next level.

If you’re not familiar with the Rock It!

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