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
A North Little Rock Veteran's Story of Humanities Programs and CALS
With early presidential drafts of the federal budget including severe cuts to arts and humanities programs, the Central Arkansas Library System wants to highlight a poignant reminder of how those programs help people in ways we never anticipated.
Distinguished Lecture Celebrates First Woman Elected to U.S. Senate
Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host the second annual Betsey Wright Distinguished Lecture, “Hattie Caraway’s Long Shadow: Women in the U.S. Senate,” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, S...
Fletcher Library to Open
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) John Gould Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street, Little Rock, will re-open after remodel and expansion on Wednesday, August 16, at 9 a.m. The library’s regular operating hours are Monday...