an artist's rendering of the new Amy Sanders library

City and Library Leadership Break Ground on New Facility

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and the City of Sherwood will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Amy Sanders Library in Sherwood on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30 a.m. Immediately following the groundbreaking, a reception will be held at the current Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood. More info »

John Cain

John Cain Featured on CALS Primary Sources Podcast

Primary Sources, features extended conversations with politicians, artists, journalists, activists, business leaders -- each with a unique perspective on the history, society, culture, and politics of life in Arkansas. This week we hear from John Cain, community organizer and Director of KABF 88.3.

john gould fletcher library

Expansion and Renovation Begins on CALS Fletcher Library

Remodeling and addition of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan has begun. The branch will remain open until a to-be-determined closure during the second quarter of 2017 to complete interior renovations. More info »

fiction & fact: a war dialogue

Book Group for Veterans: Fiction and Fact Applications Now Available

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) has received one of seventeen national grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans, a two-year project to be offered beginning in Fall 2016. More info »


Listen to Radio CALS on KABF 88.3 Each Wednesday

Catch Radio CALS, a weekly half-hour radio show on KABF 88.3 FM, each Wednesday from 6-6:30 p.m. Radio CALS features music and stories about Arkansas from the collections of the Butler Center, the CALS Arkansas history department, as well as news of CALS programs and services. Listen live on or subscribe to our podcast iTunes | Google Play .