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How Do New Books Get on the Library Shelf?

New Books are Ordered Throughout the Year!

Ordering books for kids and teens is a constant responsibility of the Youth Services Librarian. Have you ever wondered how new books get ready to be checked out?  The first step is to decide which new books to order.  The budget fo...

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Upcoming Events for Kids

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

AARP Free Tax Assistance

February 27, 2020
2:00pm - 6:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: How-To, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
AARP will provide free tax assistance Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, February 5th-April 15th at the Windsor Branch Library.  Hours for free tax assistance are: Wednesdays 9:30am-1:30pm Thursdays 2:00pm-6:30pm Saturdays 12:30pm-3:...
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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime - Miller Branch

February 28, 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 "Everyone" group.

AARP Free Tax Assistance

February 29, 2020
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: How-To, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
AARP will provide free tax assistance Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, February 5th-April 15th at the Windsor Branch Library.  Hours for free tax assistance are: Wednesdays 9:30am-1:30pm Thursdays 2:00pm-6:30pm Saturdays 12:30pm-3:...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Black History Month Celebration

February 29, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Help celebrate the 94th annual Black History Month from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Branch.  We will begin the program with a storytime for families, that will feature books written by and about African Americans.  After our sto...
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: 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 "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...

Databases for Kids

ABC Mouse

Check out ABC Mouse for award-winning educational games, puzzles, books and other fun interactive learning activities for kids age 2 to 6.

By vendor contract rules, this website is accessible from FSPL’s four locations ONLY (NOT from home).

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CultureGrams

Primary sources, statistics, and cultural reports covering the countries of the world, states, and Canadian provinces.  Explore the United States and discover state flags, maps, sports teams, recipes, symbols, songs, and more. 

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LearningExpress

LearningExpress is an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. It also covers college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement for all ages. 

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Mango Languages

Learn more than 70 languages through real conversations, and also features ESL lessons. Great for kids.

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

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Science Online

A comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help students and researchers find a starting point for their research.  A great resource to search for science experiments.

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World Book Kids

Search thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies.

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World Book Spanish - Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. Includes maps, images, and activities. 

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World Book Student

Find thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum. Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.

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