By Tamika Keener
In November 2021, I began serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Rock It! Lab. Rock It! Lab supports entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities in Central Arkansas, and my research project as a VISTA explored how other organizations successfully integrate groups with varying language,
CALS is proud to partner with Arkansas PBS to host the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. This drive is a tribute to Fred Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor. Those who have watched Mister Rogers may be familiar with his tradition of changing into a sweater and sneakers as the show started.
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.
One of our patron families, the Tang family, recently explained how they raised their kids to encourage their curiosity. Every Saturday, Mom and Dad took the three boys to their CALS library, the Roosevelt Thompson branch. And no matter what books the boys picked out, even if the books were way beyond their current grade level,
In June, the Millie Brooks Library celebrated its five-year anniversary as a branch of the Central Arkansas Library System. The library opened on June 1, 2013.
Town residents and guests gathered in the city hall to commemorate the fifth anniversary with a concert by the band Recovery,
CALS OneRead is an event where we all decide to read the same book at the same time, and then get together to talk (and frequently joke and banter) about our reactions and thoughts.
This summer, the CALS OneRead choice is a futuristic novel and national bestseller titled Station Eleven.
Honor or memorial gifts are an everlasting way to pay tribute to someone who has touched your life. Give a donation in someone’s name to mark a special occasion, honor a friend or colleague or remember a beloved family member. When a tribute gift is given the honoree will receive a letter acknowledging your generosity and a bookplate will be placed in a book. For more information, contact 501-918-3025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spreading your gift out through monthly contributions is a great solution for your budget and ours. Your monthly donation provides ongoing and predictable support we can count on to fund educational and cultural programming for the patrons, communities, and neighborhoods being served by CALS.
Leave your legacy with a planned gift that can help ensure quality materials, programming, and services for our libraries. For more information, contact 501-918-3025 or email@example.com.
Or, sign up for Kroger Rewards and a portion of your purchases at Kroger will be donated to the CALS Foundation. Simply go to krogercommunityrewards.com, click “Create an Account” to sign in, and select CALS Foundation as your organization to support.
If you would like to make a donation by check, print this donation form, fill it out and mail it with your check to:
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR. 72201
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