Arkansas Libraries http://ualrpublicradio.org en The Fundamentals Of Adult Literacy In Arkansas: Part Two http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fundamentals-adult-literacy-arkansas-part-two <p>Recent estimates by the U.S. Department Education show more than <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/naal/kf_demographics.asp">298,000 Arkansans</a> lack basic reading skills.</p><p>Many adults seek out help from tutors because they never learned how to read in grade school. However, a growing number of adults are participating in literacy programs for a different reason.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:56:52 +0000 Malcolm Glover 11556 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Fundamentals Of Adult Literacy In Arkansas: Part Two The Fundamentals Of Adult Literacy In Arkansas: Part One http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fundamentals-adult-literacy-arkansas-part-one <p>In Central Arkansas, one out of 10 adults struggles to read. These Arkansans often have a tough time paying bills, understanding street signs, and completing basic tasks because of an inability to comprehend written words.</p><p>For many, this can be an embarrassing secret to live with. However, one organization and its affiliates are taking steps to improve adult literacy in the state.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:55:44 +0000 Malcolm Glover 11494 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Fundamentals Of Adult Literacy In Arkansas: Part One Jacksonville Library Exhibiting Ancient Artifacts http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/jacksonville-library-exhibiting-ancient-artifacts <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">An exhibit featuring prehistoric Native American artifacts unearthed near Jacksonville are on display at the Esther Dewitt Nixon Library in Jacksonville. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">The Central Arkansas Library System says the artifacts were dug over a 30-year-period by Jacksonville resident Mike Wilson on land he owns along Bayou </span>Meto<span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:25:11 +0000 Associated Press 8858 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hillary Clinton Attends Dedication Of Library Named In Her Honor http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hillary-clinton-attends-dedication-library-named-her-honor <p></p><p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hopes a new children’s library in Little Rock will encourage reading among kids at an early age.</p><p>Monday she attended a dedication ceremony where the facility was formally named in her honor.</p><p>The board of the Central Arkansas Library System voted last month to name it for Clinton, in recognition of her work on issues regarding children's health and education while she was Arkansas' first lady.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:55:29 +0000 Michael Hibblen 7523 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hillary Clinton Attends Dedication Of Library Named In Her Honor Oscar de la Renta To Join Clintons In Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/oscar-de-la-renta-join-clintons-arkansas <p>Oscar de la Renta is coming to Arkansas. The fashion designer is expected to meet with the Clinton clan, including former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Monday in Little Rock.</p><p>A temporary exhibit showcasing some of de la Renta's creations is on display at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.</p><p>The exhibit features more than 30 of the designer's creations, including pieces worn by Hollywood stars and first ladies.</p><p>The "Oscar de la Renta: American Icon" exhibit is on display at the Clinton library until Dec. 1.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:13:18 +0000 Associated Press 7471 at http://ualrpublicradio.org More Visitors To The Rivermarket And Public Library Mean An Increased Need For Parking http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/more-visitors-rivermarket-and-public-library-mean-increased-need-parking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Little Rock and the Central Arkansas Library System are developing a plan to build a new parking deck on Riverfront Park. With between 3,000 and 4,000 people visiting the library per day, more parking space is needed.</span></p><p>The project is still in the early stages, but has already received some pushback. The main concern is that the structure would obscure riverfront land.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:59:58 +0000 Maggie Carroll 6680 at http://ualrpublicradio.org More Visitors To The Rivermarket And Public Library Mean An Increased Need For Parking Officials Consider Naming New Library For Hillary Clinton http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/officials-consider-naming-new-library-hillary-clinton <div>The Central Arkansas Library&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">System is considering a plan to name its new children's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">library in honor of Hillary </span>Rodham<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Clinton.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The library's board of trustees is now accepting&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">public comment on the plan.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The board says it wishes to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:48:28 +0000 Associated Press 6594 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Officials Consider Naming New Library For Hillary Clinton 'Big Library Read' To Showcase E-Book Benefits http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/big-library-read-showcase-e-book-benefits <p>The Central Arkansas Library System is set to take part in a worldwide event beginning Wednesday called the “Big Library Read.”</p><p>It’s a giant book club of sorts where participants all simultaneously check out the same book via e-readers.</p><p>Carol Coffey with CALS&nbsp;said it’s a pilot program to promote libraries e-book offerings.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 00:43:00 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 4475 at http://ualrpublicradio.org 'Big Library Read' To Showcase E-Book Benefits Civil War Images At North Little Rock Library Capture Life During Conflict http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/civil-war-images-north-little-rock-library-capture-life-during-conflict <p></p><p>Historic photographs from the Civil War-era will be on display at the <a href="http://www.lamanlibrary.org/page/37/current-exhibit">William F.&nbsp;Laman Library</a> in North Little Rock from Friday through June 15th. Dan Noble with the library says the 70 high-quality images take viewers on a journey through various aspects of war.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:38:31 +0000 Malcolm Glover 1757 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Civil War Images At North Little Rock Library Capture Life During Conflict