About the Library
Sidney S. McMath Library offers patrons thousands of books and audio/visual items. The 10,700 square-feet facility features a children's area, public meeting rooms and wireless Internet access. The library's 10-acre site features a boardwalk from John Barrow Road, a walking path, an amphitheater, and a koi pond with an observation pier.
People of the Library
Sid McMath was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1948. He entered office January 11, 1949 as the nation's youngest governor. He was reelected in 1950. His administration built the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which was financed with a two-cent tax on cigarettes.
News & Announcements
A North Little Rock Veteran's Story of Humanities Programs and CALS
With early presidential drafts of the federal budget including severe cuts to arts and humanities programs, the Central Arkansas Library System wants to highlight a poignant reminder of how those programs help people in ways we never anticipated.
Distinguished Lecture Celebrates First Woman Elected to U.S. Senate
Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host the second annual Betsey Wright Distinguished Lecture, “Hattie Caraway’s Long Shadow: Women in the U.S. Senate,” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, S...
Fletcher Library to Open
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) John Gould Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street, Little Rock, will re-open after remodel and expansion on Wednesday, August 16, at 9 a.m. The library’s regular operating hours are Monday...