Miller Branch

Exterior shot of Miller Branch of Fort Smith Public Library

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. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 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 "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Miller
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Writing, Games & Activities
Program Description:
Get in the mood for the Community School of the Arts' upcoming show, Junie B. Jones the Musical JR!  CSA has the actors, and your library has the books!  Drop by any library location and pick up your Junie B. activity packet beginning ...
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:
It's not easy living with a bear!  Watch and find out why in this fun story written and illustrated by Mary Tatsuwka.  ROOAARRR! You can watch all of the FSPL storytime videos at any time on the library's Facebook page or YouTube...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Crafty Corner

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Discover your creative spark by joining Mrs. Tiffany for an easy craft that you can make at your home.  You can pick up a craft bag with the supplies you’ll need from the Miller Branch, starting on October 18th, until supplies run out.  Tun...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Horror Movie Trivia

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
It’s a good season for Horror Movie Trivia; join the library (virtually) for a few rounds on Facebook Live! www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary   ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

TRICK or TREAT the Miller Branch!

10:00am - 2:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Come dressed in your Halloween costume and trick or treat the Miller Branch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 30th!  There will be CANDY and take-and-make CRAFTS available! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Miller
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Celebrations, Special Events
Program Description:
TEAse yourself with two varieties of delicious tea.  The sampler will also include honey sticks and a sweet treat.  Pick up yours at the Main Library or the Miller Branch, starting on November 1st, while supplies last.   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Real people are fascinating!  Want to learn more about them?  Join Ms. Robin online at Facebook or YouTube for a Biography Break!  This month, Ms. Robin will be reading Nacho’s Nachos – The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snacks. You...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Trivia Night!

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
Join us (virtually) for a few rounds of trivia fun! Test your knowledge variety of topics from books, popular culture, music, and more on Facebook LIVE!   www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...

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.