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Summer Chills and Thrills

This summer, chill out with a good thriller! Want to escape the heat? Pick out one of these great titles for a chilly surprise. From hauntings to secrets to memory loss, cool off with one of these great selections. 

To check the availability of an item in the library's catalog, click on the book cover. 


The titles below are available on either Hoopla or Library2Go- two digital resources that are available with your FSPL card! To learn more about these and other digi...

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All Together Now Summer Reading for Teens!

Hey Teens! 

Ready to read for fun and prizes?  Whether you like to read books, e-books, or audio books (or all three!) AND like to win stuff, the Teen Summer Reading Program is for you! There are prizes to win, books to read or listen to--all for you at the Fort Smith Public Library beginning June 1st, so make plans to participate.

SRP is Online

Like last year, the teen summer reading program is online! One book equals 100 points.  For every 100 points you earn, you'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card AND earn an entry into the end-of-summ...

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All Together Now Summer Reading for Kids!

Are you ready to read for fun and prizes?  

Are you ready for the All Together Now summer reading program?  Sign up in person or online and begin your reading adventure! It's easy and fun!  Listeners can earn points by listening to books, and Independent Readers can earn points for time spent reading.  Register, track your reading progress, play games, and earn badges online at  Download the READsquared app (available for iOS and Android devices).

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All Together Now Summer Reading Fun!

All Together Now is this year’s summer reading theme, and all ages are invited to participate! 

The Fort Smith Public Library’s annual summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults will begin June 1. The program is one of the many ways the library works to create a community of readers and library users. Through fun themes, activities, and prizes, the summer reading program offers incentives for spending time reading or listening to books. The summer reading program begins June 1 and runs through July 31. Participants can drop by any library location to register or register onl...

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New Wraps Available

Dewey's has added several new wraps to our sandwich selections.  In addition to our regular offerings, may we recommend our Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap ($7.50), Chicken Caesar Wrap ($7.50), or our Chinese Chicken Wrap ($7.50)?  All sandwiches include chips and a pickle.  We have also added some new snacks, and still have your favorite drinks.  You can see our full food menu here, and our full drink menu here.  Hope to see you soon!  Dewey's Café is currently open Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 5:30 PM, Friday, 9 AM - 4:30 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM - 3 ...

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Join the Friends of the Library

It’s time for the Friends of the Library membership drive!  If you are already a member, we thank you for your participation and hope you will use this time to renew your membership and encourage your friends and family to join also. If you are not a member, we would like to share with you just a few of the programs and projects Friends of the Library members have funded and perhaps you will want to join our group of library supporters.


Among the many and varied things funded by Friends of the Library are:

Supplies, Prizes, and incentives for kids, ...
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Celebrate Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History Month by revisiting some of our favorite stories! Watch the storytimes below to learn about about the lives, history, and culture behind this amazing and important celebration. Have fun discovering our diverse collection, and, after watching, come by any library location to find more wonderful books to honor Black History Month this February. 

Click on any book cover below to watch the storytime on FSPL's YouTube page. 

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Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month. By celebrating, we honor the generations of African Americans who have faced adversity as they fought for full citizenship in the United States. To commemorate both the struggles and successes of these generations, why not learn more about some of the influential people of the civil rights movement? Begin with John Lewis, a notable civil rights activist who later served as a congressman for Georgia. Watch John Lewis: Good Trouble on Hoopla or check out the graphic novel series March to see learn about his journey and work for civil rights.  Read Full Blog

Wiggle Worms Storytime

Baby storytime is BACK at the Miller Branch!  Bring your wiggle worms ages 0-24 months to a fun and interactive storytime every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. 


Why baby storytime? Reading stories to children helps to grow and nurture imagination.  As you read to them, children can envision the stories in their minds however they choose to!  This builds creativity and their capacity to imagine. Storytimes help to enhance listening, focus, and social skills.  Even if your child doesn’t sit still for the duration of the program, you are h...
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Snow Much Fun!

Winter is getting closer, but how can you tell when winter is here? You may see birds flying south, but where do frogs, caterpillars, and slugs go when the temperature drops? Do you know which animals love the cold weather and which would rather nap all winter long? Before bundling yourself up to go play in the snow, pick up one of these books to find out the answers and learn more about the coolest season! 

To check the availability of an item in the library's catalog, click on the book cover. 

For an extra special winter treat, click here to watch Ms. Robin r...

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Beat the Winter Blues

Escape the cold with these warm reads! 

As winter gets nearer and the temperature drops lower, some of us are looking for ways to stay warm. After wrapping up in a cozy blanket and grabbing a mug of hot cocoa, why not choose a book to help you escape the cold? Set in warm places, filled with lots of sunshine, secrets, and heart-warming moments, the books below are a wonderful way to run from the chilliness outside. 

To check the availability of an item in the library's catalog, click on the book cover.

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Join us for STORYTIME!

Join us for Friday storytimes at 10:00 a.m. at the Miller Branch!  Mrs. Melanie has been teaching children since 1985 and has been leading the Friday storytime at the Miller Branch since 2014.  Children that have attended her storytimes over the years have adored her sweet manner, fun stories, and creative crafts – she always has a fun and interactive storytime to share! 


We thought it would be fun for Mrs. Melanie to answer a few questions for us:

What is your favorite children’s book? 

Mrs. Melanie: “My...

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Libraries Are for Teens, Too!

What do you think of when you hear the word library? 

You may think of shelves filled with books, computers, or a quiet place to study. What else could the library offer? It may come as a surprise, but libraries are for so much more than just studying and reading! 

Besides books and DVDs, did you know that the Fort Smith Public Library provides access to some amazing digital resources? One of those can even help you pass your upcoming driving test. With the Arkansas Driving Tests database, you have free access to the state driving handbook, practice written tests, tip...

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Sandwiches are Back! (Monday - Friday, all open hours!)

We are excited to announce that we are once again serving sandwiches for lunch Monday - Friday at Dewey's Café!  We currently have ingredients for the following sandwiches on hand: Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato ($7.00), Chicken Salad ($7.00), Classic Club ($7.50), Classic Grilled Cheese ($6.50), Ham ($7.00), P.B. & J. ($6.50), Turkey ($7.00) and Veggie Wrap ($7.50).  All sandwiches are served on white, wheat, or croissant, and include chips and a pickle.  We have also added some new snacks, and still have your favorite drinks.  You can see our full food menu here, and...

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Back to School!



Are you getting ready to head back to school?  We have a lot of excellent books for you to read that will get you prepared!  If you'd like to check the availability of a book in our catalog, simply click on the book cover below.


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