Media Day 2023: CALS Updates on Buildings and Bookmobile

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is inviting you to attend a media announcement pertaining to the Main Library renovation and upcoming events for 2023. There are big changes on the horizon for CALS as we begin planning for the time when our Main Library branch will be unavailable. We believe that the best way to understand this massive undertaking is to hear our story and see the vision for the new space.

Agenda items will include:

  • Brief recap of 2022
  • A look ahead at events for 2023 (including Women’s History Month, Six Bridges Book Festival, Summer at CALS, and the Used Book Sale)
  • Changes to the library’s catalog
  • New playground at Children’s Library & Learning Center
  • Progress of the highly anticipated bookmobile
  • Renovation timeline and updates (closure of Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, Community Meetings Schedule)
  • Tour of “Mini Main” space inside Roberts Library

Refreshments will be served.

Who: The following CALS staff will be available for comments: Nate Coulter, Executive Director; Lance Ivy, Director of Facilities and Operations; Glenn Whaley, Branch Manager of Bobby L. Roberts Library; Ellen Samples, Youth Program Coordinator; Tameka Lee, Communications Director; and additional members of the Communications Department.

When: Tuesday, February 28, at 10 a.m.

Where: CALS Roberts Library, Concordia Hall; 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock