Tag: Friends of CALS

Friends of the Library Week

Friends of the Library Week is October 16 – 22. “Friends of the Library” are individuals who purchase annual memberships and those dues go toward funding some important programming, like the book festival, book club kits and some of the Arkansas Sounds Concerts. At the Central Arkansas Library System, we call them Friends of CALS.

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2022 Volunteer Appreciation Week: Hard work that doesn’t go unnoticed

April 17-23 is Volunteer Appreciation Week and CALS wants to express a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers. Close to 400 volunteers donate their time to the library regularly throughout the year. Volunteers age 14 and older are welcome to work at library branches. These volunteers assist with stocking shelves, cleaning, boxing pulled books,

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Friends basement book sale returns!

The pandemic has taken a lot of great things from us- vacations, birthdays, dining out, working at work. But the most devastating thing (in our humble opinion) was the loss of the Friends of CALS Used Book Sale. Thankfully, the book sale is back!

The first book sale will take place March 10-12;

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Book donations accepted at Main

As we continue to move through the phases of the coronavirus pandemic, we at CALS are continuing to evaluate our procedures and how we interact with the public. We have looked at things like, continuing our mask mandate, how we handle quarantining our books,

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Volunteer for the Library and Make a Difference

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month! Even though our doors are closed to the public to protect your health, we still see our volunteers who are distributing grab-and-go meals every day at some of our library locations. Their cheerful and generous service shows the spirit that motivates our volunteers throughout our community.

When social distancing rules are relaxed,

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