News & Announcements

CALS Used Book Sale Returns at New Location

Little Rock, AR – The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has announced the details for the spring CALS Used Book Sale. The Used Book Sale will take place March 7-9 at the Port Industrial Hub, 7773 Sloane Dr., where CALS administration offices are located. Used books will be priced $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks.

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Crowd Gathered for Wall-Breaking Ceremony at CALS Main Library

Little Rock, AR – This morning, the Central Arkansas Library System hosted a ceremonial wall-breaking event for the flagship Main Library. Key members of CALS staff, project leads from Polk Stanley Wilcox, WER Architects, Stocks-Mann Architects, and CDI Contractors, as well as Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., and a large group of patrons and guests gathered to view the empty library one last time.

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Free Legal Information is Available with “Lawyers in the Library”

Little Rock, AR – The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services have once again teamed up to offer Lawyers in the Library. This free series of events provides the opportunity to hear from lawyers on several topics at no cost to the attendees.

“We are delighted to continue our collaboration with the Central Arkansas Library System,

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Main Library Wall Breaking Scheduled

Join the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) for an exciting “Wall Breaking” Ceremony. Witness the unveiling of the final renderings, hear announcements from key individuals – including details about the library cafe, and experience a final viewing of the vacant structure before demolition.

Who: CALS leadership and project leads from Polk Stanley Wilcox,

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Award Winning Journalist and Author McKay Coppins to Speak at Free CALS Event

Little Rock, AR – The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is excited to host McKay Coppins through the CALS Speaker Series. Coppins will be discussing his New York Times bestselling book, Romney: A Reckoning, on Thursday, February 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. The CALS Speaker Series is free;

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CALS Announces Food for Fines Program Details

Little Rock, AR – The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has announced the details for the popular Food for Fines Program. This year, Food for Fines will take place December 10 – 16. During that time, patrons are invited to bring non-perishable food and personal hygiene products to a CALS library to offset overdue fines on their accounts.

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Shawn Camp to Hold Intimate Concert

Celebrated Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer Shawn Camp to Hold Intimate Solo Acoustic Concert in December

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is honored to host celebrated and award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer Shawn Camp.

Who: Shawn Camp, a Perryville native, is a two-time Grammy Award winner who has provided material for artists ranging from Ralph Stanley,

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CALS Communications Department Receives MarCom Awards

Little Rock, AR – MarCom Awards announced the winners of the 2023 international creative competition for marketing and communications professionals. There were over 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 47 other countries. The Central Arkansas Library System received four MarCom Awards; one Platinum and three Golds.

CALS received a Platinum Award for the 2022 Media Day Invitation – “The Library,

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