Due to continued possible hazardous road conditions, all branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be open reduced hours Wednesday, January 17, from 12pm - 6pm.

FOCAL Membership

FOCAL raises funds for CALS through book sales, membership fees, and the sale of books at River Market Books & Gifts (RMBG). This money is used for projects like branch grants, Community Book Club Kits, movie licenses, Summer Reading Club, storytimes, and many public programs at CALS’ fourteen branches.


Senior (60+)

$ 25

CALS Next Chapter (ages 18-45)

$ 25 + five hours volunteering


$ 35


$ 75

  Purchase a Membership
2 Tickets to a CALS Movie Program at CALS Ron Robinson Theater ($10 value)
Early Entrance to the Main Library basement book sale (minor children admitted with guardian)
50% Discount on used books at River Market Books & Gifts (RMBG) applies only during book sales
20% Discount on all merchandise for card holder at RMBG
Exclusive communications from CALS
Weekly library emails
Invitations to members-only events
One-time 50% discount on FOCAL Books during birth month at River Market Books & Gifts
2 Tickets to one CALS ticketed special event (Author Party, Arkansas Sounds concert, movie event, or other special event) ($50-100 value)
Invitations to VIP events

Memberships also may be purchased at any CALS branch, at River Market Books & Gifts, at the door during any FOCAL event, or by using our secure form below. For more information, contact Christopher Beaumont at 501-918-3085.

Weekend Book Sale Passes

Anyone interested in early access to the book sales without FOCAL membership may purchase a wristband for each sale.

    $5 Wristband
  • Early entrance for one adult to the Main Library basement book sale only (minor children admitted with guardian)

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering your time and energy to FOCAL? To apply to be a CALS volunteer or for more information about our volunteer program, click here »

FOCAL Membership Form