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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime - Miller Branch

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Miller Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts.  No registration is necessary for this fun and FREE program.  Storytime is held every Friday at 10:00 AM.

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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Laptime Storytime - Miller Branch

January 27, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

A love of reading starts early.  Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch Library for this special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old.  There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun!  The storytime will last around twenty minutes, with time for casual interaction following the program.

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 "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Meet the Artist Leslie StewART and Craft

January 28, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Custom Program Description:
The Miller Branch Artist of the Month, Leslie Stewart, will be visiting the Miller Branch for a special crafty event!  Leslie is a three dimensional painter who has worked as an elementary art teacher for the past 23 years.  Mrs. Stewart wi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Crafty Corner

January 30, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Adults can be crafty, also!  Rediscover your creative spark by joining the Miller Branch Library for an easy craft that you’ll be able to take home.  This month we will be making Valentine's Day cards with watercolor hearts on the front. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime - Miller Branch

January 31, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Miller Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts.  No registration is necessary for this fun and FREE program.  Storytime is held every Friday at 10:00 AM.

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 "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Therapy Dog Storytime

January 31, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Gunner the Therapy Dog, is hosting a special after school storytime at the Miller Branch!  Gunner will be accompanied by his handler Susan Kelly, and he loves being read to!  School age children are encouraged to come and read a story to th...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Miller
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
The award-winning photography of Michael Leonard will be on display at the Miller Branch during the month of February.  Well known as an innovative and highly skilled photographer, his photographic interests and styles are multifaceted and he ha...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Laptime Storytime - Miller Branch

February 3, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

A love of reading starts early.  Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch Library for this special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old.  There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun!  The storytime will last around twenty minutes, with time for casual interaction following the program.

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

Introduction to Beekeeping

February 3, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: How-To
Custom Program Description:
Individuals interested in pursuing beekeeping, are encouraged to attend this introductory program at the Miller Branch, on February 3rd at 5:00 PM.  Apiary Inspector Danny Brewer will be discussing how to begin beekeeping, including what equipme...

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.