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 "Teens" group.

Teen Lounge: Sensory Bags

January 27, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Writing, Games & Activities, Health & Fitness, How-To
Custom Program Description:
To start the new semester off right, teens will create sensory bags to experiment with stress-relief and concentration techniques at our January Teen Lounge.  All supplies will be provided at this free program for grades 7 – 12. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

January 28, 2020
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.

Music Appreciation with Dr. Kathleen Lavengood

January 29, 2020
10:00am - 10:45am
Main
Registration
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Program Type: How-To, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Custom Program Description:
Students in grades 3-6 are invited to register for a unique opportunity to participate in a Music Appreciation class. The six-session class, taught by Dr. Kathleen Lavengood of the Community School of the Arts, and hosted by the Youth Services Depart...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime

January 30, 2020
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 "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
An exhibit of the photographic works of Jim Anderson will be on display at Dewey's Café at the Main Library through the month of February.  Jim is a schoolteacher by trade and a photographer of the natural landscape as a hobby. He has trave...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room (Exhibit Space)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
The original photography of Taylor Prewitt will be on display in the Community Room of the Main Library through the month of February.  The featured photographs were taken on Wildcat Mountain, east of 74th Street (also known as Wildcat Moun...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team

February 3, 2020
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, How-To, 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! T...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

February 4, 2020
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.

Music Appreciation with Dr. Kathleen Lavengood

February 5, 2020
10:00am - 10:45am
Main
Registration
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Program Type: How-To, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Custom Program Description:
Students in grades 3-6 are invited to register for a unique opportunity to participate in a Music Appreciation class. The six-session class, taught by Dr. Kathleen Lavengood of the Community School of the Arts, and hosted by the Youth Services Depart...