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 Max Milam Library to Plant WWI Memorial Tree
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Max Milam Library is pleased to announce a tree planting ceremony, Saturday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Milam Library, 609 Aplin Avenue, Perryville, to honor World War I veterans who served in the Great War.
Through a partnership with the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission, CALS sponsored a willow oak tree that will be planted on library grounds. The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee will provide soil from the Meuse-Argonne National Cemetery in France to be added when the tree is planted.
Nearly 72,000 soldiers from Arkansas served in World War I with 2,183 fatalities through combat or illness.
The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee has held several commemoration events during 2017 and will continue through this year, including the tree planting program in each county.