Tag: philanthropy

Giving to the Library: Jean Scheidemantel

When Jean Scheidemantel was five years old, she and her older sister could get on their bikes and ride to their local library by themselves. They checked out books, stowed them in their bicycle baskets, and rode home to read their treasures. Back then, Jean’s favorites were Black Beauty, The Black Stallion,


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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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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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