New Nexus Nook Brings Coffee, Comfort, and Community to Main Library

A perfect blend of library and coffee shop arrives at CALS Main Library this Saturday, December 15, as we open the new Nexus Nook! This coffee shop and gathering space will offer beverages, snacks, a vibrant atmosphere and a host of new possibilities for connecting with others.

The Nexus Nook and its seating area enhance the ground floor of the library in exciting ways. Come enjoy the warm aroma of fresh coffee and gentle buzz of conversation when you meet your friends over tea or muffins. Free computer access and thousands of books are available only steps from your café table. Tech-smart design provides plug-ins and CALS free wi-fi for all your digital devices in the coffee shop seating area. And friendly CALS staff members are always available at our library desks to help with your project needs and resource questions.

The Nexus Nook will offer a comfortable gathering place for your club, business, or writers’ group. Local events, creative workshops, and educational seminars will also take place in the Nook. The menu will include Nexus favorites such as lattes, Americanos, tea, and iced coffee as well as pastries and snacks. Nexus will also be able to provide catering for meetings and parties at the library.

Nexus Coffee and Creative and the Central Arkansas Library System are natural partners who share a mission to support community engagement. Nexus owner Amy Moorehead is enthusiastic about the new opportunities for visitors. “We are honored to be collaborating with CALS to serve the community,” Moorehead said. “Our goal is to create a comfortable, inviting and innovative space for everyone to enjoy.”

The opening of the Nexus Nook is a major step toward the library’s goal to be a “third place” for our patrons, a place with the comforts of home enhanced by the resources of a space for learning, work and creativity.

The Nexus Nook opens Saturday, December 15, at the Main Library, 100 Rock Street in Library Square. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Nexus Coffee & Creative at (501) 295-7515 or nexuscoffeear@gmail.com, or Tameka Lee at (501) 918-3048 or email tlee@cals.org.

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