About the Library
Sue Cowan Williams Library was constructed in 1997 in downtown Little Rock. In addition to a wide selection of books and audio/visual items, the 8,500-square-feet facility offers public computers, wireless Internet access, and a public meeting room. Williams offers a wide range of programs for children and teens.
People of the Library
Sue Cowan Williams was a Little Rock schoolteacher who, in 1942, won a lawsuit seeking equal pay for black teachers and white teachers.
News & Announcements
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...
CALS Launches Primary Sources Podcast with Baker Kurrus Interview
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will launch a new podcast, Primary Sources, on Friday, August 12. The inaugural podcast will feature an interview with Baker Kurrus, former Little Rock School District (LRSD) superintendent. The podcast will...
Lit Fest Announces Arabian Nights Writing Contest for Banned Books Week
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Arkansas Literary Festival will hold a Banned Books Week writing contest based on the classic, A Thousand and One Nights, also known as the Arabian Nights beginning Thursday, September 1. All entries...