Imagine Your Story
Summer Reading Club 2020

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Summer Reading Club 2020: Imagine Your Story

Patrons of all ages are encouraged imagine their own stories by participating in Summer Reading Club with CALS. Registration is available online at where patrons can log their reading and other library activities, earn badges, and be entered in drawings for weekly prizes. This year, all Summer Reading Club programs at CALS will be do-at-home activities or virtual events taking place on Facebook, YouTube, Zoom, and other digital platforms. Some events will be live and others will be recorded.

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Programs for All Ages


Each branch of the Central Arkansas Library System will have regular weekly presentations and activities – including storytimes, crafts, movies, games, and performances – for babies and toddlers, kids, and pre-teens.


CALS also will have regular weekly presentations and activities – including crafts, games, movies, and performances – for teens. All sessions intended for kids ages 12-19, unless noted otherwise.


Many branches of the Central Arkansas Library System will have presentations for adults throughout the summer.


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

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


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Virtual Events

Magic Mondays: Tommy Terrific

Monday’s Show: “The Magic of Science”

Join us on Mondays for a new episode of Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show. Each session is pre-recorded and will be available on demand on YouTube, beginning at 10:00 am. Please return to this page to watch the video.


SRC Museum of Discovery

Join us every Thursday at 1pm for some virtual science fun, presented by the Museum of Discovery. Registration for this zoom event is required and will be available until noon the day of the event. You will receive email confirmation of registration today; we will email the meeting’s access link at 12:00pm on the day of the event.

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Grab and Go Meals

Lunches are available for pickup from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Children’s, Dee Brown, Williams, and McMath branches, seven days a week. Evening meals for everyone are available Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, grab the meal and consume it off-site. If others are present, keep your distance and do not congregate. Beginning Monday, June 1, six additional branches will serve meals; their locations and hours of operation are listed below.

Monday-Saturday 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

Fletcher Library – 823 North Buchanan Street
Main Library – 100 Rock St.
Rooker Library – 11 Otter Creek Ct.
Sanders Library – 10200 Johnson Dr., Sherwood
Terry Library – 2015 Napa Valley Dr.

Monday-Sunday 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

Children’s Library** – 4800 W 10th St.

Monday-Sunday 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m.; M-F 5:00p.m.-7p.m.

Dee Brown Library – 6325 Baseline Rd.
McMath Library – 2100 John Barrow Rd.
Nixon Library – 703 W. Main Street, Jacksonville
Williams Library – 1800 S Chester St.

** Beginning Monday, June 8, dinners will no longer be available at Children’s Library. Dinners may be picked up at Christ Temple Church located at 12th and Lewis, instead.

Along with our partners at the City of Little Rock, Clinton Foundation, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and Little Rock School District, we are providing grab & go meals for children who typically get their most substantial nutrition from their schools and at our libraries. If you would like to support meal programs at the Central Arkansas Library System, consider donating here.

Adults picking up meals without children present will be required to complete parent/ guardian pick up waiver forms.

Parent Pick Up Waiver 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.