Due to continued possible hazardous road conditions, all branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be open reduced hours Wednesday, January 17, from 12pm - 6pm.


About the Library

The Max Milam Library is a vital part of the community in Perry County. The 5,000 square-feet library was built in 1993, offers a wide variety of adult and children’s books, DVDs, public computers, and wireless Internet access, as well as a meeting room.

People of the Library

Max Milam was chairman of the Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas, and founder of the University's public administration program. He was the Director of the State Finance and Administration for Gov. Rockefeller and Gov. Bumpers. He later became the Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of Rockefeller and Associates, and the Executor and Trustee of the Rockefeller Estate and Trust. Milam was a tireless promoter for rural health care delivery and rural economic development in Perry County and Arkansas.

News & Announcements

CALS Construction Projects in Maumelle and Sherwood Advance

CALS Construction Projects in Maumelle and Sherwood Advance

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Dr., Maumelle, and Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Dr., Sherwood, will close temporarily to continue renovation and construction projects in November and December, respectively. The anticipated completion time for both projects is early 2018.

CALS Maumelle Library will be closed for remodeling and expansion from Monday, November 20, through early March 2018. The exact reopening date is to be determined.

The branch will be open limited hours for holds pick-up only: Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Patrons may also participate in Food for Fines (November 26-December 2) during those restricted hours. For assistance, patrons may call 501-918-3000.

CALS Amy Sanders Library will close Monday, December 4, through Thursday, December 7, in preparation for the move to the new 14,500-square-foot facility located at 10200 Johnson Drive. Patrons must collect hold items by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. Any hold items that are not claimed will be available when the library reopens on Friday, December 8. For assistance, patrons may call 501-835-7756.

Patrons may return items to both libraries using the book drops located on the outside of the buildings.

Maumelle Library’s 1,377-square-foot addition will include five new study rooms and one additional meeting room. Space will also be made in the existing building for a children’s program room. Other features to be included in the renovation are an upgraded HVAC system, LED lighting, new interior finishes, and additional parking spaces.

Funds for the $1.954 million addition and renovation are provided through bonds issued by the Maumelle Facilities Board in December 2016.

Sherwood voters approved a 1.3 mil personal and property tax increase to issue bonds to fund a new library in November 2014. CALS broke ground on the new building earlier this year.

For more information, visit www.cals.org or contact Tameka Lee at 918-3048 or tlee@cals.org.