Construction Updates at CALS

Thompson Library Closed for Remodeling and Expansion

UPDATE 2/17/17: The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Roosevelt Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle, will reopen to the public Wednesday, March 8. It has been closed for remodeling and expansion since November 10, 2016. For a complete description of renovation plans, please click here »

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Expansion and Renovation Ongoing at Fletcher Library

UPDATE 2/9/17: Beginning Monday, February 13, construction at the John Gould Fletcher branch will require temporary and intermittent closure of the sidewalk that runs south from H street to the front door of the library. Access to the library will only be permitted via the parking lot.

a photo of the closed portion of the sidewalk at Fletcher

Remodeling and construction of an addition to the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan is ongoing. The branch will remain open until a to-be-determined closure during the second quarter of 2017 to complete interior renovations. For a complete description of renovation plans, please click here »

Renovations to Maumelle Library Coming Soon

Proposed additions and renovations of the Maumelle Library will provide much needed improvements to this high-use CALS branch. Site work is to include a new parking lot to the east of the current building, along with the relocation of the geothermal loop piping from Lake Valencia to areas under the proposed parking lot. Six meeting rooms of various sizes will be added to the east of the current reading room and the current staff area will be expanded. Areas within the existing library will be repurposed to accommodate new story time area for children. For more information, please call 918-3000.

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