Monday, September 20, 2010

CALS 5th Floor Writers' Names Election Begins

Voting to determine the writers' names to be incorporated into the remodeled 5th floor of the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Main Library will be held from September 20 - October 15. The space will become the Main reading room for the downtown Library. The election is sponsored by Regions Bank.

The ballot contains the names of 165 writers and is available online, at CALS branches, and at Regions Bank locations. Biographies for writers on the ballot are available online. Library patrons nominated writers to be included in the d├ęcor of the remodeled 5th floor of the library, and a committee of scholars prepared the final ballot.

Each participant voting for the writer who receives the most votes overall will be automatically entered for a drawing to receive $500 worth of "gently used" books from River Market Books & Gifts, the library's used book store. Completed ballots may be turned in to designated ballot boxes at CALS branches, Regions Bank locations, or mailed to

CALS Writer Election
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Decorating libraries with the names of important writers is an old tradition. CALS incorporated this tradition into the renovation of the Fones building as the site of the new Main Library in 1995, when library patrons voted on the names which were engraved on the parapet of the Main Library.

CALS libraries in Little Rock include: Main Library, 100 Rock Street; Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road; Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street; 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 Point Drive, Maumelle; Esther D. Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., Jacksonville; Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood.

For more information contact Susan Hill Gele at 918-3086.

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