Currently, our online catalog, Bibliocommons, is not recognizing valid account passwords. Users may still browse the catalog, but access to your account will be denied until the error is fixed.
CALS staff are working to resolve the issue. If you have questions or concerns, please call 501-918-3000.

Friends of CALS



Friends of CALS: Get Involved with Your Local Library

Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) is a nonprofit group interested in books and libraries whose purpose is to support the Central Arkansas Library System. FOCAL volunteers work in programs raising money through book sales, River Market Books & Gifts – the Little Rock Main Library's "gently read" book store – and membership. With funds generated through these projects FOCAL sponsors library programs for children, such as Summer Reading Club, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF — distributing free books to school children), Read To Me (supplying books to newborns and toddlers when their parents register them for a library card), storytelling, music and puppet shows at the Little Rock Main Library and many public library reading programs at CALS's twelve branches. In 2010, FOCAL donated over $112,000 to the Central Arkansas Library System.

Using your local library as a volunteer opportunity, you can help FOCAL continue to provide programs like these. Submit a FOCAL Membership Application at any CALS branch or contact us at 501-918-3095. Click here to download a FOCAL Membership Application.

Volunteers help throughout the system shelving or sorting books; with programs such as the Arkansas Literary Festival, the art galleries, or River Market Books & Gifts, the library’s “gently read” book store; or with book sales. Join us and become a FOCAL volunteer and begin using your local library to raise money for educational programs in Central Arkansas. Contact 918-3095 or click here if you would like additional information about volunteer opportunities.