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 "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
An exhibit of photographic works by Jim Anderson featuring the beauty of America will be on display at the Main Library through March. Jim is a school teacher by trade and a photographer of the natural landscape as a hobby. He has traveled and photog...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
The Arkansas Art Educators Western Regional Art Show returns to the Fort Smith Public Library March 5 – March 25.  The show consists of student artwork from Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian, Johnson, Logan, Yell, ...
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: Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, 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! In March, STEAMers will learn abo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

B-Movie Bingo

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities, Movies
Program Description:
Join us for bingo with a twist. We’ll watch a B list movie featuring unheard of relations of Hollywood stars and cringe worthy moments.  Mark off cliché moments like explosions, bad acting, and aloof staring etc. Whoever bingos win a prize! This...
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: 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. Not only is storytime f...

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 "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 Chermoula The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice along with a recipe. Pick up ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room (Exhibit Space)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
An exhibit of original works by Katelynn Smith will be on display at the Main Library during the month of April. An artist working out of the River Valley, Katelyn has had an innate love for all things art since she was young.  She obtained a ba...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description:
All locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will hold a pet food and supply drive for Fort Smith Animal Haven during the month of April.  The shelter relies heavily on donations to better the care and treatment of all animals within their she...