Closing

All locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed all day on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

 

Main Library

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. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

November 12, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Toddler Time at the Main Library is for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. This 30-minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and flannel stories. Special care is taken to select shorter, developmentally...

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 "Adults" group.

The Book Lover’s Club

November 12, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Campbell Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read.  Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three tit...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

L'heure des enfants (Children’s Storytime)

November 12, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
The members of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith French Club will be making a special appearance at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 12 at 4 pm.  Enjoy L'heure des enfants (Children’s Storytime) in French along with an English tran...

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 "Preschool" group.

Storytime

November 14, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Preschool Storytime at the Main Library is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This 45 minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, flannel stories, and crafts.

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 "Adults" group.

Authors in the Afternoon with Rachel Rotert

November 14, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Fort Smith author Rachel Rotert will make a special appearance to promote and sign copies of her new book, God’s Great Love. If you’ve never read the entire Bible, you’re not alone. The sheer length and complexity of this text tends to intimidate man...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

An Evening with the Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

November 14, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
We are thrilled to welcome National Book Award-winning, young adult author and poet Elizabeth Acevedo to Fort Smith to discuss her books The Poet X and With the Fire on High. A book signing will follow Elizabeth's presen...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

12th Annual Black Tie Bingo Gala

November 16, 2019
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Join the Fort Smith Public Library Endowment for a fabulous night of fine dining, exciting BINGO games, and outstanding raffle items in support of the Fort Smith Public Library Endowment Trust. Daren Bobb and Erika Thomas will be the e...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

LEGO Club: Exploring the Jungle

November 18, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:

Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club!  Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided – just bring your imagination!

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.