About Thompson Library
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, nine public computers (including 3 laptops and a Chromebook), 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 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, res...
Sherwood Library Closing to Prepare for Move to New Building
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood, will close beginning January 22 to prepare for the move to the new library building located at 10200 Johnson Drive. The exact opening date of the new b...
Arkansas Studies Institute Building Renamed to Honor Former Library Director
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has renamed the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art in honor of the former CALS executive director who served in the position for more than twenty years ...
CALS Max Milam Library to Plant WWI Memorial Tree
POSTPONED: Due to heavy flooding in Perry County, the WWI Memorial Tree planting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, February 24, has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled. Return to www.cals.org for updates.
The Central Arkansas Librar...
CALS Maumelle Library to Reopen After Remodel and Expansion
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Dr., Maumelle, will reopen on Monday, March 12, after an extensive remodeling and expansion. A grand reopening ribbon cutting event with city officials is scheduled for Fr...
Grand Opening of New Amy Sanders Library in Sherwood
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Amy Sanders Library, 10200 Johnson Drive, will mark its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. The grand opening will include CALS and Sherwood city leadership, includ...