Category: Programs and Services

Pump Up Your Digital Skills This Month with CALS Virtual Classes

The month of May offers an exciting set of classes with live, online instruction from one of our digital skills experts, Nathan Smith.

Whether you want to edit videos, build a website with WordPress, or design marketing materials with Canva, Nathan has lots of experience teaching these skill sets. He will work with you through the Zoom platform,


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CALS Announces New Dates for 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

CALS presents a stellar line-up for the seventeenth annual celebration of the written word

Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) seventeenth annual Six Bridges Book Festival has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 8, through Sunday, October 11, 2020. The event will still include popular events such as Author! Author!, Little Readers Rock (in partnership with the Junior League of Little Rock),


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Ways to Give to Your Central Arkansas Library System

Your donation helps us keep thousands of programs and millions of free resources available to everyone in our communities. Whether you can give $10 or a larger donation, every contribution makes a difference.

Community support ensures continuing high quality for vital offerings such as collection acquisitions, which are challenging today’s public library budgets as publishers charge libraries higher prices for popular digital items such as audiobooks and e-books.


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New Partnership Provides Hygiene Supplies for Women in Need

October brings the kickoff of a promising new partnership to make sanitary supplies available to homeless women and others in need.

CALS is teaming up with Arkansas Women’s Outreach to start the program with an Oscar-winning short film (Period. End of Sentence) and a panel discussion on Monday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.


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No Limitations: Art Class Inspires David to Discover His Gifts

David Johnson loves bowling and has trophies to prove it. He loves the Arkansas Razorbacks. And now, thanks to his work in art classes at CALS, a caring family, and a dedicated health care professional, David also has a passion for art.

David is 35 and has Down Syndrome, which presents him with a different set of abilities and challenges than most people.


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CALS Takes a Mighty Step to Reduce Youth Hunger

In the past twelve months, Be Mighty Little Rock has created an unprecedented partnership of many organizations across Little Rock in order to help kids, teens, and their families. Our staff here at CALS administered the program, and with the help of crucial partners, Be Mighty connected kids and teens with nutritious meals after school and throughout the summer months.


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Library On Demand: Mobile Printing Joins Digital Services at CALS

CALS is delighted to announce the addition of mobile printing to our digital services. Mobile printing increases access and convenience for patrons who need printing capability for work, school projects, or community groups.

Mobile printing makes printed materials a quick takeaway service

From any digital device, a patron can now send a document to be printed at a convenient CALS library branch by email,


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Gran Gran’s Toy Library Supports Active, Healthy Playtime

Looking for ways to keep your children interested in active play in a world overrun with the latest digital devices? Now, parents and caregivers can find help at the first toy library in Arkansas, a program of our CALS Nixon Library.

Our rotating, renewable supply of high-quality toys will stoke a child’s natural curiosity while easing the family budget.


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