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 "School Age" group.

STEAM Team

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

STEAM Team is a program for children ages 8-12 who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The STEAM Team will have a chance to build fun stuff, be active, make art, and even make a mess!

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Genealogy
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Genealogy & History, How-To
Program Description:

Join us this month at our Genealogy Writer’s Workshop for a Scrapbooking Party! Bring your trinkets and mementos to learn how to scrapbook with us.

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

BINGO for Books (for Adults!)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:

Bring your lucky bingo daubers or lucky troll for this fun hour of bingo! We will have book prizes for winners of this free program!

This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Books & Writing, Celebrations, Special Events
Program Description:

One of our favorite authors is back in town! Join award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson for an afternoon of literary adventures.  Ms. Nelson, author of Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S.

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 "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: Arts & Crafts, 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.

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 "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:

Bring your snacks and covered drinks- or visit Dewey’s Café!- before watching a movie on the big screen. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today’s movie is Wonka.

Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Program Description:

Join us and make a DIY Terracotta Diffuser! Whether you're freshening your space or making a thoughtful gift, it's perfect for you! No registration required but limited to the first 15 attendees. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:

Learn about Ebru (Turkish Water Marbling) and make your own cool piece of art. No registration is required but limited to the first 15 attendees.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:

Expand your taste buds with our Season Ticket kit. This month’s featured spice blend is Piri Piri. The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice and along with a recipe.