Library Services During COVID-19

The Main Library is open for brief visits by appointment Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 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.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
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This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
It's Dr. Seuss' birthday!  Do YOU have a favorite Dr. Seuss book? If it's "The Cat in the Hat"--or even if it isn't--this is the biography for you! Listen and find out WHY and HOW Dr. Seuss wrote "The Cat in the Hat," a book that changed reading...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

90s Music Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
Join us (virtually) for a few rounds of 90s music trivia on Facebook Live! www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary   ...
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.

Biography Break with Ms. Robin

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
It's Women's History Month, so let's celebrate with a Biography Break!  Join Ms. Robin as she reads Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone.  When Elizabeth was growing up, women were n...
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!   Watch for more DIY projects and recipes in under 60 seconds from the Library. www.facebook.com/f...
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Paper Strip Shamrocks

All Day
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Have fun making a March-themed paper strip shamrock craft!  Watch the video for a supplies list and instructions about how to complete the activity.  You can watch "Paper Strip Shamrocks" anytime on the Fort Smith Public Library's Facebook ...
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:
Who is the queen of soul?  Aretha Franklin, of course!  Join Matia on the library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel as she reads this award-winning biography of Aretha Franklin to find out more about her life and legacy.  &nbs...
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:
Help Ms. Robin open up the Library Surprise Bag this Thursday morning to see Fred--AND to see which favorite story you'll get to hear!  If YOU'VE got a favorite story, be sure to let Ms. Robin know!  You can see "Ms. Robin's Favorites" anyt...
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:
Expand your taste buds with our Season Ticket kit. This month’s featured spice is Tabil. The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice, a fact sheet, and a recipe using...

Origami for All Ages

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Program Description:
Add a touch of whimsy to your home and have some fun as you create origami.  Children, teens, and adults can enjoy learning the Japanese art of folding paper.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Trivia Night!

6:30pm - 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 ...
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 Description:
Grab your favorite stuffed animal and join Mrs. Tiffany on Facebook Live while she reads to you a couple of her favorite bedtime stories!   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.

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 "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!   Watch for more DIY projects and recipes in under 60 seconds from the Library. www.facebook.com/f...
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.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime with Christina

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Join Christina as she reads Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, the story of a young girl who notices that her eyes look different from her friends' round eyes.  She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little...