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Summer Reading Club 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

CALS Summer Reading Club encourages reading and engagement in library activities for all ages.  Online registration is available at cals.beanstack.org or through the Beanstack Tracker mobile app. Once registered, readers can get book recommendations, keep track of their reading through a log, and earn digital badges for reading, attending programs, and other activities.  Digital badges earned will count as entries in our weekly prize drawings.

Everyone who registers can pick up a free book bag at our branches while supplies last.  We will also be giving away Travelers baseball tickets for games on June 7 and August 2 to Summer Reading participants.

We are also excited that in-person events are making a comeback!  We will be exploring our summer theme “Oceans of Possibilities” through special performances, crafts, and other programs.  We will also continue to offer grab & go activity bags that can be picked up for an at-home craft or project.

Complete List of Summer Reading Club Events

Arkansas Travelers Tickets

Sign up for Summer Reading Club and receive TWO free tickets to ArkansasTravelers baseball games! Grab tickets for Tuesday, June 7, starting May 31, and Tuesday, August 2, starting July 11. Tickets can be picked up at CALS branches while supplies last.


Summer Reading Club Shark Park Party

JULY 13 • 10AM-12PM

Beat the heat with Summer Reading Club at the River Market Splash Pad! We’ll have popsicles, shark crafts, ocean themed lawn games, and some play time in the splash pad.

Summer Reading Activity Bags

Summer Reading participants can pick up grab & go activity bags throughout the summer. We will have at least two bags per month for each age group (preschool, kids, teens, and adults). Some locations may have weekly activity bags available.



Our SRC website (cals.beanstack.org) provides some recommended reading lists and suggestions for each age group.

Toddlers | Preschoolers | K-2nd Grade | 3rd-5th Grade | Teens | Adults

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 1, 2022 and go through August 20, 2022. Lunch will be served Monday-Saturday at 11 library branches. Some sites will even offer breakfast. Find a list of local meal sites on the Be Mighty website, bemightylittlerock.org/meals. There is no cost. However, meals must be consumed on site.

Children’s Library, 4800 W. 10th Street, Little Rock – Breakfast 9-9:30am, Lunch 12:30-1:30pm

Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road, Little Rock – Lunch 12-12:30pm

Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan Street, Little Rock – Lunch 11:15-11:45am

Main Library, 100 S. Rock Street, Little Rock – Breakfast 9-9:30am, Lunch 12:30-1:30pm

Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Road, Maumelle – Breakfast 10-10:45am, Lunch 2:30-3:30pm

McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock – Lunch 12:15-12:45pm

Nixon Library, 703 W. Main Street, Jacksonville – Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm

Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court, Little Rock – Lunch 12-1pm

Sanders Library, 10200 Johnson Road, Sherwood – Lunch 11:15am-12:15pm

Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Road, Little Rock – Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm

Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester Street, Little Rock – Breakfast 9-10am, Lunch 1-2pm

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If you would like to assist CALS, we gratefully accept monetary donations to help make these meals possible.
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To sign up to serve meals at a Central Arkansas Library System site, contact jzandi@cals.org or complete our volunteer form:
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logo for BeanstackAbout Beanstack

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 Reading Club 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 Reading Club with the Beanstack app, you can choose to receive regular emails which include reader recommendations, helpful learning tips, and activities for each book selected. 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.