Summer @ CALS: All Together Now
ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 15
IN-BRANCH REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 30
PICK UP FREE REGISTRATION MATERIALS AND A CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
Join us this summer at your favorite library for reading, learning, and lots of fun activities.
Register online to log and track your reading to earn digital badges and the chance to win our weekly prize drawings! Everyone who registers will receive a free book bag while supplies last and free tickets to two Arkansas Travelers baseball games at Dickey-Stephens Park.
Each week of Summer @ CALS, our library branches will host fun events such as story-times, magic shows, concerts, arts & crafts, and STEM activities. There are programs for all ages (including adults)! Kids and teens who earn at least seven digital badges can earn a free book. Prize books can be picked up at any CALS branch from July 17-August 2.
Summer @ CALS – Music
Summer @ CALS – Magic
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Summer @ CALS Kick-Off Celebration
Join us on Saturday, June 10, for a Kick-Off Celebration at Children’s Library.
Arkansas Travelers Tickets
Sign up for Summer @ CALS and receive TWO free tickets to ArkansasTravelers baseball games! Grab tickets for Tuesday, June 13, starting May 30, and Wednesday, August 2, starting July 17. Tickets can be picked up at CALS branches while supplies last.
Be Mighty Summer Meal Program
Kids and teens 18 and younger can receive free USDA meals through Be Mighty Little Rock and the Central Arkansas Library System. Summer meal service will begin on June 5, 2023 and go through August 12, 2023. Meals will be served Monday-Saturday at 11 library branches. All meals must be consumed on site.
Find a list of local meal sites on the Be Mighty website, bemightylittlerock.org/meals.
Be Mighty Summer Meal Schedule
Children’s Library, 4800 W. 10th Street, Little Rock – 11am-12pm
Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road, Little Rock – 11:30am-12:30pm
Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan Street, Little Rock – 4:15-4:45pm
Main Library, 100 S. Rock Street, Little Rock – Mon-Fri 3:30-4:30pm, Sat 11:30am – 12:30pm
Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Road, Maumelle – 11:30am-12:30pm
McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock – 12:15-12:45pm
Nixon Library, 703 W. Main Street, Jacksonville – 11am-12pm
Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court, Little Rock – 12-1pm
Sanders Library, 10200 Johnson Road, Sherwood – 11am-12pm
Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Road, Little Rock – 11:30am-12:30pm
Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester Street, Little Rock – 12-1:30pm
Support Meal Programs at CALS
If you would like to assist CALS, we gratefully accept monetary donations to help make these meals possible.
Make a Donation >
To sign up to serve meals at a Central Arkansas Library System site, contact Jessica Frazier-Emerson at email@example.com.
CALS has partnered with Beanstack, an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website which offers age-appropriate book recommendations for kids, teens, adults, and families, based on your interests and background. Summer @ CALS participants may also track their reading and log their summer library activity to earn badges and entries into our weekly prize drawings.
When you register for Summer @ CALS with the Beanstack app, you can choose to receive regular emails which include reader recommendations and updates on reading challenge progress. If you click the link in the email, you’ll have direct access to the CALS catalog where you can place an item on hold and pick it up at your favorite branch.