Food for Fines

Shed unwanted library fines this holiday season. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is continuing its tradition of helping those in need by holding its annual Food for Fines event from Monday, November 30, through Monday, December 7.

Food for Fines gives patrons an opportunity to help others in central Arkansas and to reduce fines for overdue library materials. During Food for Fines, patrons may bring in donations of non-perishable food items to offset overdue fines on their library accounts. Each non-perishable food item will offset $1 in fines up to $10. Fines accrued for billed items or replacement fees are not eligible under the program.

Food collected in Pulaski County during the drive will be donated to the Arkansas Foodbank. Donations collected at Milam Library will be donated to Partners for Progress in Perryville.

Where to Donate:

CALS libraries in Little Rock:

Main Library
100 Rock Street
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center
4800 W. 10th Street
Dee Brown Library
6325 Baseline Road
John Gould Fletcher Library
823 North Buchanan Street
Sidney S. McMath Library
2100 John Barrow Road
Oley E. Rooker Library
11 Otter Creek Court
Adolphine Fletcher Terry Library
2015 Napa Valley Drive
Roosevelt Thompson Library
38 Rahling Circle
Sue Cowan Williams Library
1800 Chester Street

CALS libraries in surrounding communities:

Millie M. Brooks Library
13024 Hwy. 365 S., Wrightsville
Maumelle Library
10 Lake Pointe Drive, Maumelle
Max Milam Library
609 Aplin Avenue, Perryville
Esther D. Nixon Library
703 W. Main Street, Jacksonville
Amy Sanders Library
10200 Johnson Drive, Sherwood

Holiday Toy Drive

CALS is also partnering with Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) again this year, collecting toys at each Pulaski County CALS location for MTCC’s Robert “Say” McIntosh Stop the Violence Toy Drive. Patrons are invited to donate new, unopened toys through Tuesday, December 1. The annual toy drive pays tribute to Robert “Say” McIntosh, a Little Rock restauranteur and political activist honored for his generosity.

For more information about Food for Fines, call 918-3000. For more information about the Robert “Say” McIntosh Stop the Violence Toy Drive, call MTCC at 683-3593 or email