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 "Preschool" group.

Storytime

September 19, 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.

Open Mic Night

September 19, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Performances
Custom Program Description:

Join us for a fun, casual open mic night at Dewey’s Café.  Musicians, poets, and other talented folks are invited to perform.  Sign-up at the door; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list.  Showcase your talent, or just come and listen … music or poetry does not have to be original work – come and share a favorite poem or musical piece with us!  Acoustic music only please; we look forward to seeing you!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Downton Tea & Trivia

September 21, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main
Registration
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Custom Program Description:
Join us for an afternoon tea with light refreshments to celebrate the release of the Downton Abbey movie.  Downton Trivia time will follow with prizes provided. Seating is limited, so call or register online to reserve your spot.    ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

September 24, 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 "Preschool" group.

Storytime

September 26, 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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Beatles Trivia Night

September 26, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
It's time to test your Beatles knowledge! How much do you know about the Fab Four?  Flex your trivia muscles and let us find out!  Prizes for winners. Play solo or as a team (up to four).  ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bingo for Books: Back to School Edition

September 27, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Bingo for books is fun for everyone!  Bring your family and friends, play BINGO and earn books as your prize. Winners will be able to select a book from a selection of children and teen titles. Children will also receive a variety of school supp...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Lounge: Harry Potter Locker Magnets

September 30, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Teens in grades 7th-12th are invited to the Main library for after-school activities, snacks, and crafts. Activities will change on a monthly basis, and all supplies will be provided.  Attention Potterheads! Come hang out at the Teen Lounge t...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Massard Prairie Beauty

October 1, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room (Exhibit Space)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Photographs of the flora and fauna of Massard Prairie will be on display in the community room of the Main library  through October 21.  As one of three naturally occurring prairies located near Fort Smith, Massard Prairie was first describ...