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Holiday Open House – Sunday, December 10, 1 – 5 PM, Main Library!

We invite you and your family to celebrate the holiday season with us at our 21st Annual Holiday Open House!  Join us at the Main Library for a festive afternoon of music, crafts, games, stories, holiday displays, light refreshments, and other entertainment for children and adults. There will be special activities to delight all ages throughout the entire afternoon. This Holiday Open House is free to all . . . don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for the Holiday Food Drive!

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November is DINOvember and the dinosaurs are invading the Miller Branch Library!  Join us for some fun dinosaur-themed events at the library during the month!

The dinosaurs are busy playing and making messes around the library.  Can you find them all on our Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt?  Let one of the library staff members know when you locate them all and get a fun dinosaur reROARd (reward)!  The Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt is available all month during library hours.

Dino Blast LLC will be visiting the Miller Branch on Thursday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m. wi...

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Baked to Perfection: National Dessert Month

While October usually ushers in cooler temperatures, fall colors, and terrifying thrills, it's also National Dessert Month! Ranging from the bittersweet to the cavity-inducing, the titles below are a perfect way to celebrate this sugar-coated holiday. Take a whisk and check out one of the books below! 

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


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October is Cat-tastic!

October might be filled with tasty treats, spooky stories, and fall colors, but did you know that National Cat Day is celebrated during this month? October 29th is the purr-fect day to appreciate our feline friends. Below are some great titles to help you prepare for this special day! 

For an extra special, cat-tastic treat, check out one of Ms. Robin's favorites- Six-Dinner Sid!

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

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

The Miller Branch is having a pumpkin decorating contest!  Pick up an entry form at the Miller Branch or print off an entry form, decorate the paper "pumpkin" as your favorite book character, and return your masterpiece to the library by Friday, October 27th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, October 30th!

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Halloween Happenings

We invite you to bring your little ghosts, mermaids, pirates, and Barbies to the library for trick-or-treating on Tuesday, October 31, 9 AM – 8 PM at the Main Library, and 9 AM – 5 PM at the library branches!  In the meantime, get in the spirit by attending one of our FREE Halloween or autumn-themed programs.  Space may be limited at some programs.  For more details, visit our events page.

STEAM Team: DIY Lava Lamps for kids

Monday, October 2, 3:30 - 6 PM (drop-in) Main Library

Adult Craft: Book Page Pumpkins

Saturday, October 7, 1 - 2...

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We are starting a Hoopla Book Club!

The Miller Branch Library is starting a book club with Hoopla!  Read or listen to the book selection and then let us know what you think about it during our book discussion, on the last Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.  Visit Hoopla to check out the book digitally (for FREE with your library card!) or borrow a print copy from the Fort Smith Public Library.

Don't know what Hoopla is?  Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your...

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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