Library Update

To support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, all four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed until further notice.  For information on how to contact library staff, curbside pickup of library materials, the new digital access-only library card, and more check our Facebook page or the library website. 



Storytime Area

Young children and their adults can experience an interactive, literacy-based storytime at all four FSPL locations.  Storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, flannel stories, and crafts. Not only is storytime fun, it's an excellent way for adults and caregivers to interact with their children while helping them build early literacy skills and laying the foundation for preparing children to learn to read.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is for babies, toddlers ages 3 and under, and their adults.  This literacy-based storytime includes stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, flannel stories, and manipulatives.  Special care is taken to select shorter, developmentally-appropriate stories and provide lots of opportunity for movement. Join us for 30 minutes of music, books, and early literacy activities perfect for toddlers and their families.  

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. at the Main Library


Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-5 and their adults.  Lasting about 30 minutes, preschoolers and their families will enjoy music, books, and early literacy activities chosen just for them.  A variety of literacy-based activities are included each week, such as stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, flannel stories, manipulatives, and crafts. 

Mondays @ 10 a.m. at the Windsor Drive Branch

Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. at the Dallas Street Branch

Thursdays @ 10 a.m. at the Main Library

Fridays @ 10 a.m. at the Miller Branch (all ages)

Laptime Storytime

A love of reading starts early.  Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch staff for a special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old.  There are rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun!  Laptime Storytime is perfect for the attention spans of little ones, lasting about 20 minutes.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. at the Miller Branch

Storytime Etiquette

For the comfort and enjoyment of everyone, please follow the ABCs of Storytime:

The ABCs of Storytime etiquette information graphic