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

Toddler Time

May 28, 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.

Teen Lounge: Galaxy Jars

May 28, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Get ready for the Summer Reading Program theme, A Universe of Stories, by making Galaxy Jars during Teen Lounge! Teens will be able to sign up for the Teen Reading Lottery and receive an extra entry into the grand prize drawing. This offer is on...

Storytime

May 30, 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.

Super Saturday with NHECM's Wildlife Friends

June 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performances, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
NHECM (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth) is back in town with some special wildlife friends to help kick off the Summer Reading program!  This "homesteading" outer space program will include a variety of animals that could be ...

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.

STEAM Team: Telescopes and Constellations

June 3, 2019
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: STEAM
Custom Program Description:

STEAM Team is a monthly program for children ages 8-12 who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Every first Monday, the STEAM Team will have a chance to build fun stuff, be active, make art, and even make a mess! Please see the program details for this month’s activity.   All supplies are provided at this free program for ages 8 – 12.

In June, STEAMers will learn about telescopes and constellations during this drop-in program at the Main Library. Children will make a telescope craft and constellation cards to take home. ...

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.

Toddler Time

June 4, 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.

Community Coding Club: Cosmic Coding

June 4, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Special Events, STEAM, Technology
Custom Program Description:
If you’re in grades 5-8, then mark your calendar for the Community Coding Club: Cosmic Coding at the Main Library!  This hands-on event will be led by Sara Williams, Fort Smith Public School Community Club teacher, and is funded by an Arkansas D...

Wonderful Wednesday with mömandpöp

June 5, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Performances
Custom Program Description:
Are you ready for a fun afternoon?  The mömandpöp show is a musical comedy variety show, which you are guaranteed to enjoy!  Their CD mömandpöp was recently awarded the Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award.  Support for this program is p...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Children and Teens ages 8-18 are invited to the "Let's Talk" Summit hosted by Miss K's Dance Bungalow. "Let's Talk" will be a free, open floor discussion for children and teens to talk about issues that are important to them like bullying, social med...