Library Services During COVID-19

The Main Library is open for brief visits by appointment Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Appointments are required and each appointment is for a maximum of 30 minutes.  Click here to request an appointment.  For more information on library services during COVID-19, including appointments, curbside service, digital access-only library cards, online library card renewal, online resources, digital programs, and more, click here.

Miller Branch

Branch Location, Contact, and Hours

Address:
8701 S. 28th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72908
 

Directions:
Google Maps

Phone:
(479) 646-3945

Fax:
(479) 646-3965

Hours:
Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Holiday Closings

About the Miller Branch

The Miller Branch had its beginnings in June 1996 as the Market Trace Branch, located in a storefront at Market Trace Shopping Center at the base of Fianna Hills on the south side of Fort Smith.  On April 29, 2000, it relocated to a brand new 11,000 square foot building, the last of the three new branch buildings to open after Fort Smith voters approved a temporary sales tax to fund new public library buildings in Fort Smith.

The Miller Branch is named in honor of Robert and Joan Miller in appreciation for their generous support of the library.  The Millers were loyal customers, advocates, and financial supporters of the Market Trace Branch.  Mrs. Joan Miller passed away January 19, 2003.

Upcoming Events & Classes at the Miller Branch

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make a Paper Snowman

All Day
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Have fun inside while it is cold outside with a paper snowman craft!  Watch the video for the supply list and instructions on how to complete the activity.  You can watch "Make a Paper Snowman" anytime on the Fort Smith Public Library's Fac...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

I Love Lucy Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
Get your Vitameatavegemin ready and let us test your knowledge on “I Love Lucy” on Facebook Live. www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Off-the-Cuff Cooking

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:
Cook up some fun while you watch Rachel and Jodie try to follow recipes from cookbooks you can check out from your library. You can watch "Off the Cuff Cooking" anytime on the Library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel. www.facebook.com/fortsmi...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Are you a person that likes to learn new facts as you listen to a book?  Then this storytime is for you!  Join Ms. Robin on the library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel as she reads one of the wonderful non-fiction books that are ava...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make It in a Minute

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Are you feeling crafty?  Rachel and Tiffany are demonstrating some fun and unique crafts - all jam packed into a one minute video!   ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Story Safari

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Games & Activities, Storytimes
Program Description:
Let’s go on a Story Safari! Join zany librarians Mrs. Rachel and Mrs. Tiffany on the hunt for a great book! You can watch Story Safari on the library's Facebook page or YouTube channel. www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary & www.youtube.com/fo...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Program Description:
Join Mrs. Tiffany for a virtual laptime storytime!  Be sure and stay tuned until the end when, after she reads and acts silly, she'll share a simple craft that you can create at home. Programs can be viewed at www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrar...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Caldecott Corner with Ms. Robin

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Each January, authors and illustrators anxiously await the announcement of the new Caldecott award-winning books.  This important award is given to the illustrator of a picture book.  A committee of book-loving people chose one book that is...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Virtual Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Program Description:
Stop!  It's time for a story break!  Mrs. Tiffany will be reading to a different animal or showing you something interesting in nature.  What will she read to next? You can watch Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany anytime on the library's F...

New Titles at the Miller Branch

Gardenia Sebastian

"One Dark Spring Night" Hog sculpture


In 2004, the City of Fort Smith’s Sculpture Fort Smith project selected the Miller Branch to be one of 12 locations to display a sculpture on loan.  The piece selected for the Miller Branch was a bronze sculpture by artist David Iles of Bolivar, Texas.  Titled “One Dark Spring Night,” the sculpture depicts a lassoed wild hog.  According to the artist, the sculpture was inspired by a childhood experience.  As children living in Texas, David Iles and his sister and brother tried to rope a wild hog who wandered up into their yard, “smack dab” between their house and his mother’s gardenia bush. Fortunately for them, they didn’t succeed, but their attempt became an often-told family story.

At the conclusion of the sculpture’s loan period, Miller Branch customer Carole Crockett purchased the sculpture and donated it to the Miller Branch in memory of her sister, Joan Crockett Short.  Shortly after, the Miller Branch hosted a “Name the Hog” contest.  The sculpture was named “Gardenia Sebastian” after the artist’s story of the inspiration of the statue and the name of the county in which the sculpture now resides.