Main Library

Main Library exterior during dusk

Branch Location, Contact, and Hours

Address:
3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
 

Directions:
Google Maps

Phone:
(479) 783-0229


Fax:
(479) 783-5129

Hours:
Monday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Genealogy Department Hours

Holiday Closings

About Your Library

The Main Library is centrally located at 3201 Rogers Avenue, at the intersection of Rogers Avenue, Free Ferry Road, and Old Greenwood Road.  Construction on the 67,000-square-foot, two-story building began in 1999, and the building opened on February 23, 2001.  

The Main Library offers a full selection of books and videos for all ages, free Wi-Fi and a range of technology resources, a full schedule of programs and events, a top-notch genealogy and Arkansas history collection, and a café offering a full menu of premium coffee drinks, sandwiches, salads, and more.

For more about the Fort Smith Public Library’s history and the Main Library, see FSPL History and Art and Architecture at the Main Library.

Upcoming Events & Classes at the Main Library

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Plant & Seed Swap at the Library

All Day 5/1 - 5/31
Main
Location: Main
Room: Grand Staircase
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Garden becoming a little overgrown, too many seeds to plant? Bring plants/seeds to share or swap. Table will be setup at the Main Library in the Circulation area for the whole month of May. Feel free to drop off and pick up! In the spirit of sharing,...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Local authors Katie Marie and Effie Jo Stock will appear at the Fort Smith Public library to promote and sign copies of their books Saving Zora (Katie Marie) and Child of the Dragon Prophecy (Effie Jo Stock).  Spy. Fighter. Zorian. Can one gi...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Doug is a slug who needs a hug!  Poor Doug. Will he EVER get a hug?  Listen and find out as Christina reads 'Slug in Love', written by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Nadia Shireen. You can watch Storytime with Christina at any t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Local authors Judy Harrington and Bill Wilwers will appear at the Fort Smith Public library to promote and sign copies of their books A.B.I.L. and A.B.I.L Returns (Harrington) and Home Is Where the Hound Is and Bertie Steps Out (Wilwers).  Judy ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime - Main Library

10:00am - 11:00am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts. Not only is storytime f...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Zen Doodling Basics

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Learn about Zen Doodling (a style of doodling/drawing that allows you to create intricate designs using a pattern) and start on your own doodle! Supplies will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Frame Glass Painting

All Day
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Program Description:
Pick up a frame glass painting kit from the Main Library or the Miller Branch and create a fun fish painting, while supplies last!  Inside you’ll find everything you need to create your own masterpiece: paint, picture frame, and brushes.  F...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Games & Activities, Special Events
Program Description:
There are Oceans of Possibilities at your library this summer!  Drop by any library location to help us celebrate the beginning of the summer reading program.  It’s free and fun for everyone!  ...