Month: April 2024

Rock It Lab sparks Flamin’ Grill

The Rock It! Lab is helping launch businesses all over town. The newest, Chicago Flamin’ Grill Express opened on April 30 to a welcoming crowd. For those not familiar, the Rock It! Lab (RIL) is a partnership between CALS and Advancing Black Entrepreneurship (ABE) that helps potential entrepreneurs who have previously been underserved, including minorities,


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Top 10 Things to Do in May

May is often referred to as the bridge between spring and summer, and at CALS, we’re taking advantage of that and heading outside. Whether you take advantage of the water view at Maumelle Library or watch the birds (and squirrels) at Fletcher Library, there’s beauty around our branches. Grab a book or an item from our “Library of Things,” and enjoy the outside of our libraries before the summer heat is in full swing.


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CALS Volunteers Help Turn the Page!

April 21-27 is Volunteer Appreciation Week and CALS wants to express a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers. Close to 800 volunteers donate their time to the library regularly throughout the year. We currently have 1,296 volunteers on file at CALS. This past year, we had 668 volunteers donate 12,697.25 hours, for a cost savings of $403,772.55 to the library system.


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Work at Williams

April 1, 2024

So much progress has been made at Williams Library recently! So much so that it’s almost time to reopen. Check out the progress photos below. The bright orange crosswalk has been painted and leads from Dunbar Middle School to the new entrance. Bright colors are splashed across the walls, creating a fun and inviting space.


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