Oley E. Rooker Library is located in the southwestern area of Little Rock. The 13,500 square foot building provides books, audiovisual, and electronic materials for children, teens, and adults, as well as public computers, wireless access, programs for all age groups, and a meeting room.
People of the Library
The library was named for Oley Eldon Rooker, an active advocate of the southwest Little Rock community for many years.
News & Announcements
CALS is Preserving Sue Cowan Williams' History
Sue Cowan Williams made a difference to African American teachers in the Little Rock School District by requesting equal pay for all teachers. Very little is recorded about Mrs. Williams' life, and the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is workin...
Observation Beehive Installed at CALS' Clinton Children's Library
An observation beehive was installed inside of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th Street, on Friday, May 6, at 8 a.m.
The hive will allow children and families to watch bees in a safe, non-threatening e...
Dr. Bobby Roberts Initiates Two New Funds at CALS
Dr. Bobby Roberts has once again demonstrated his ongoing commitment to CALS by making a very generous donation to the library. With his contribution, the Central Arkansas Library System has established two separate funds that will advance goals dea...
CALS' Children's Library Wins National Architecture Award
The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center is one of ten building projects nationwide to win an award from the American Institute of Steel Construction.
The 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structur...
Share Where You Read This Summer with #mySRC
Summer Reading Club is a seven-week program that celebrates reading while maintaining and improving reading skills when school is not in session. Each branch of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will host programs for kids, teens, and adults...
Dee Brown Library to Temporarily Close for Expansion and Renovation
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road, will close for remodeling and expansion from Wednesday, June 22, through late September. An exact reopening date will be released at a later time.
The 2200 square f...
July FOCAL Book Sale Includes Night Shopping and Teacher Discount
It's hot outside, but the deals are hotter at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale on the Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, July 7-9. Basement sale hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9.
A $5 wris...