Libraries to Open Meeting Spaces to Students Affected by Strike

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will open meeting spaces at seven Little Rock area branch libraries early on Thursday, November 14, to accommodate students while the Little Rock Education Association (LREA) conducts a one-day strike.

In keeping with its tradition of anticipating and meeting community needs, CALS will open meeting spaces at seven branch locations in order for community volunteers to provide activities and meals for students affected by the strike. The community volunteers will be at the locations to help parents and guardians sign in their students upon arrival and to supervise the students throughout the day.

Each CALS branch location provides daily educational and enrichment activities for kids and teens. Most of these branches serve as Be Mighty Little Rock meal sites, providing free after-school meals for patrons age 18 and younger.

The following CALS branch locations will open their meeting spaces at 7:30 a.m. for LRSD students affected by the strike:

Main Library, 100 S. Rock St. (capacity 60)
Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester St. (capacity 35)
John Gould Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan St. (capacity 30)
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th St. (capacity 60)
Sidney S. McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Rd. (capacity 30)
Roosevelt Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle (capacity 25)
Oley Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court (capacity 30)

For more information, contact Tameka Lee at (501) 918-3048 or email tlee@cals.org.

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will close at 5pm today, Saturday, December 7.