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Fletcher Library to Temporarily Close for Expansion and Renovation

Fletcher Library to Temporarily Close for Expansion and Renovation



The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) John Gould Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street, Little Rock, will close for remodeling and expansion from Wednesday, April 12, through early August. An exact reopening date will be released at a later time.

The 3,008-square-foot addition will allow the Fletcher Library to add three new meeting rooms with after-hours availability and a catering kitchen. Other features to be included in the renovation are an upgraded HVAC system, LED lighting, and new interior finishes.

Funds for the $2.7 million addition and renovation were approved by Little Rock voters through a bond refinance in July 2015.

The project design was completed by Allison Architects. Baldwin and Shell will provide construction services.

Fletcher Library, which opened in its current location in 1996, is located in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock. The library’s namesake, John Gould Fletcher, was a poet and essayist. He is widely acknowledged as one of Arkansas’s most notable literary figures. He enjoyed an international reputation for much of his long career, earned the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, and participated in movements that shaped twentieth century literature.

For more information contact Lee Ann Hoskyn or call 918-3029.