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Meet Ellie!  

Ellie is a Page in the Youth Services Department. A Page takes care of putting books back on the shelf and helping others with whatever they need whether that's finding books or answering questions. Ellie is one of best! 

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Upcoming Events for Teens

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229) Get creative and design your own button with our BDK! You design and we make! The kit will include everything you need to design your buttons (up to 4). Kits will be availabl...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Seed Catalog - ALL MONTH LONG

All Day
All Library Locations
Location: All Library Locations
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:
Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just beginning to dabble in gardening, stop by the Miller Branch during the month of October and grab a seed packet (or two)!  In October, we will be handing out a variety of herb seeds that you can grow in...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DIY Moveable Mummy (for teens & adults)

All Day
All Library Locations
Location: All Library Locations
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Pick up a kit and make your own moveable mummy! Kits will be available starting October 11 at Main Library. Limited supplies are available. ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Origami for Everyone

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
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. Pick up a free origami packet at the Miller Branch before you tune in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Educators, home schoolers, and anyone who loves sharing books with children and teens won’t want to miss the Friends of the Library used book sale featuring ONLY books and media for children and young adults.  Thousands of fiction and non-fictio...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Educators, home schoolers, and anyone who loves sharing books with children and teens won’t want to miss the Friends of the Library used book sale featuring ONLY books and media for children and young adults.  Thousands of fiction and non-fictio...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Educators, home schoolers, and anyone who loves sharing books with children and teens won’t want to miss the Friends of the Library used book sale featuring ONLY books and media for children and young adults.  Thousands of fiction and non-fictio...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Holiday
Program Description:
We hope to see you in your costume on Halloween at the Library!  Stop by anytime between 1 – 5 PM for trick-or-treating throughout the library. ...

Databases for Teens

American History Online

By providing the most comprehensive range of information in one complete resource, American History offers a virtual library of American history for educators, students, and researchers of all ages. Includes articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.

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Arkansas Driving Tests

Practice permit tests and handbooks for cars, motorcycles, and CDL.  Also available in Spanish.

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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. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Your library card is required to access this database.

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Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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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. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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Mango Languages

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

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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ProQuest Central

An easy-to-use multimedia resource that supports research in business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and dozens of other disciplines.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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ProQuest Research Companion

This database helps students understand the scholarly research process and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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Salem Press Online Collection

Salem Presses offers a wealth of information on literature, history, science, health, and more. Researchers have access to a collection of reference materials, eBooks, and more. This resource also has biographical information and primary documents. Outside the library, use fortsmith as the remote password.

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SIRS Issues Researcher

Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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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.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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