Throughout May, all 13 CALS branches are getting back to basics with "CALS 101" programs, highlighting free resources offered by the library. Programs at branches include information on the CALS website and online services, free downloadable eBooks and downloadable music, access to free magazines online, networking at the library, and the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
A complete list of programs is available on the CALS website.
One program is the Great Library Scavenger Hunt through Saturday, May 18. The scavenger hunt includes tasks or items available at CALS branches or on the website, www.cals.org. Patrons may pick up play cards for the Great Library Scavenger Hunt from any branch or download them from the CALS website. A Kindle Fire will be given as a grand prize to one player. To be entered into the drawing, players should answer at least 75 percent of the questions correctly and return completed forms to a branch by May 18. Qualifying entries will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including the grand prize of a Kindle Fire, to be presented at the National Scavenger Hunt Day Party on Thursday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library’s Darragh Center, 100 Rock St., Little Rock.
Another feature of CALS 101 is "Y-U-LOVE-CALS," an opportunity for patrons to upload a video of what they like about the library to their YouTube channel and then email a link to the video to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos will be combined into a montage which will be shown at the National Scavenger Hunt Day party. Any video submitted may be edited by CALS for length and used for public viewing or promotion of library activities. For more information, contact 918-3086.
CALS libraries in Little Rock include: Main Library, 100 Rock Street; Children’s Library and Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th Street; Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road; Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street; Oley E. Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court, Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Drive; Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle; Williams Library, 1800 Chester Street; and McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road. CALS libraries in surrounding communities include: Max Milam Library, 609 Aplin Avenue, Perryville; Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Drive, Maumelle; Esther D. Nixon Library, 703 W. Main Street, Jacksonville; Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood.