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Thompson



    location & hours
  • 38 Rahling Circle
    Little Rock, AR 72223
    501-821-3060
  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon., Tue., & Thu.
    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed., Fri., & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Mary Louise Cantwell

The Roosevelt Thompson Library offers patrons more than 62,000 books, magazines and audiovisual items. The 13,500-square-feet facility also includes public meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, activity areas for children, study rooms, a dozen public computers, and wireless Internet access.

People of the Library

Roosevelt Thompson was a Little Rock native and the valedictorian the 1980 Central High School class. He had achieved the highest score ever by an Arkansan on the National Merit Scholarship exam and was preparing to attend Oxford University as the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship. His life ended in a car accident while traveling to Yale University.

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...
  • 2016 Distinguished Lectures Announced
    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) announces Kate Andersen Brower, Rabia Chaudry, and Julia Reed as the remaining 2016 distinguished lecturers. All three lectures are free and open to the public and will take place in the Ron Robinson Theat...
  • Children's Library to be Closed on Saturday, October 1
    The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center will be closed on Saturday, October 1 to accommodate heavy traffic due to the Arkansas Razorbacks game at War Memorial Stadium. The Children'...