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.
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.
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.
Monday she attended a dedication ceremony where the facility was formally named in her honor.
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.
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.
A temporary exhibit showcasing some of de la Renta's creations is on display at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.
The exhibit features more than 30 of the designer's creations, including pieces worn by Hollywood stars and first ladies.
The "Oscar de la Renta: American Icon" exhibit is on display at the Clinton library until Dec. 1.
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.
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.
The Central Arkansas Library System is considering a plan to name its new children's library in honor of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The library's board of trustees is now accepting public comment on the plan. The board says it wishes to honor Clinton's work as Arkansas' first lady, as well as her charitable work with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Clinton was also involved in several early childhood education initiatives. The library opened its new children's library on 10th Street in Little Rock earlier this year. The board of trustees i
Historic photographs from the Civil War-era will be on display at the William F. Laman Library 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.