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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. 

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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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Oceans of Possibilities 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 oceans of possibilities 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-summer grand prize drawing....

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Oceans of Possibilities for Kids!

Are you ready to read for fun and prizes?  

Are you ready for the Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program?  Dive in and sign up for the library's online reading program!  It's easy and fun!  Starfish Listeners can earn points by listening to books, and Dolphin 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).

For more information,...

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May the 4th Be with You!

Happy Star Wars Day! 

May the 4th – or Star War’s Day - is a special day for Star Wars fans.  The title is a play on the words, “And may the force be with you!” that originated from the first movie, Star Wars: A New Hope.

FUN FACT: Do you know when the first instance of May the 4th being used as a Star Wars pun was?  Margaret Thatcher was elected as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister on May 4, 1979 and her political party took out an advertisement with the London Evening News saying, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie.”  Since then, the pun and celebration...

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Celebrate Women's History Month!

During March, women across history are recognized for their contributions to art, music, science, activism, and so much more. Women from around the world are also celebrated during International Women's Day on March 8th. This month, we recognize women like actress-turned-spy Josephine Baker, sensational artist Frida Kahlo, and even inspiring women of today like Emma Watson and Chloe Kim. 

Interested in learning about some incredible women and their historical contributions? Why not try watching a documentary on Kanopy like RBG, a look into the l...

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AARP Free Tax Assistance

Tax season is upon us, and AARP is here to help!  AARP volunteers will be at the Windsor Branch Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, February 1st through April 13th. Help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Hours for the free tax assistance are:

Tuesday 9:30AM-1:00PM

Wednesday 9:30AM-1:00PM

Friday 9:30AM-1:00 PM

Don't make your trip to the Windsor Branch Library a once-a-year activity!  We would be thrilled to have you check out books, movies and more, year round. 

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April is National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month began in April 1966 and was introduced by the Academy of American Poets.  It serves as a reminder of the vast role that poetry plays in our culture and that poetry is important.  The month has grown into the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of people participating!

You can celebrate National Poetry month with children by exploring rhymes, songs, and verse.  Check out some of these recommended books in verse and start engaging your children in poetry.  If you'd like to check the availability of a book in our ...

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What Happens Next?

When the movie credits have rolled across the screen, the tears have dried, and the final notes of the ending theme song have faded, how do you find out what happens to Tanjiro, Nezuko, and the others? Thanks to the newest addition to the Youth Services collection, you can return to the world of Demon Slayer before watching the newest season! All 23 volumes of Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba -- plus a Special Report booklet filled with concept art, character charts, and more- are now available to check out!

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Jimena's Recommendations

Meet Jimena! 

Jimena is another awesome Page that works in Youth Services! Just like our other pages, Jimena is responsible for assisting library customers and answering questions. 

Jimena is a junior at Northside High School and plays the flute for the Northside Grizzly Band. She has played the flute for five years and says she has no plans to stop anytime soon! After school, she likes to come home and relax with her cat and dog. Although it can be hectic between band, school, and work, Jimena loves working at the library. For her, the libra...

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An's Recommendations

Meet An!

An is another Page who works in Youth Services. Just like Ellie, An is responsible for shelving books, answering questions, and helping library customers!  

In her spare time, An likes to play video games, listen to music, paint with watercolors, and take morning bike rides through her neighborhood. An's favorite genre is fantasy fiction, and she's a big fan of Roald Dahl. For An, working in the library is great because she is surrounded by wonderful and inspiring people that have helped her!  

Here a...

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