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 "Preschool" group.

Storytime

February 27, 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 "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Authors in the Afternoon with Crystal Dickson

February 27, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: School Age, Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Fort Smith author Crystal Dickson will appear at the Fort Smith Public Library to promote and sign copies her children’s book Elinor’s New Home. Meet Elinor the kitten, she has a new home...changes sure can be scary. Find all about her new home &...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Genealogy & History, Performances, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Join the Fort Smith Public Library for its annual Black Heritage Celebration, an inspiring, informative, and entertaining celebration of African American history and heritage. This year's all-ages event will feature magician Tommy Terrific's educatio...
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 paintings of Arkansas artist Anna Sue Wilcox will be on exhibit in the Community Room of the Main library from March 1 – April 24. Since childhood her dream was to be an artist whose focus would be people. Anna works in oils because of the sheer ...
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 Traci Mills will be on display at Dewey's Café at the Main Library through the month of March. Traci has lived in Fort Smith for over 20 years and is an employee of Dewey’s Café at the Library.  Traci’s wo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drop-In Crafts: Vision Boards

March 1, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Jump start your future by creating your own vision board. All supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own photos or any extras. No registration required for this free open-house style event for adults. ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team: Kaleidoscopes

March 2, 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! In M...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

March 3, 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.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bingo for Books: Dr. Seuss Edition!

March 3, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Games & Activities, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so let’s celebrate with Bingo for Books—Dr. Seuss edition!  Bring your family and join the fun in this after school event.  Play BINGO and earn books as your prize.  Winners will be able to select a book from ...