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. 

 

Miller Branch

Branch Location, Contact, and Hours

Address:
8701 S. 28th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72908
 

Directions:
Google Maps

Phone:
(479) 646-3945

Fax:
(479) 646-3965

Hours:
Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Holiday Closings

About the Miller Branch

The Miller Branch had its beginnings in June 1996 as the Market Trace Branch, located in a storefront at Market Trace Shopping Center at the base of Fianna Hills on the south side of Fort Smith.  On April 29, 2000, it relocated to a brand new 11,000 square foot building, the last of the three new branch buildings to open after Fort Smith voters approved a temporary sales tax to fund new public library buildings in Fort Smith.

The Miller Branch is named in honor of Robert and Joan Miller in appreciation for their generous support of the library.  The Millers were loyal customers, advocates, and financial supporters of the Market Trace Branch.  Mrs. Joan Miller passed away January 19, 2003.

Upcoming Events & Classes at the Miller Branch

New Titles at the Miller Branch

Gardenia Sebastian

"One Dark Spring Night" Hog sculpture


In 2004, the City of Fort Smith’s Sculpture Fort Smith project selected the Miller Branch to be one of 12 locations to display a sculpture on loan.  The piece selected for the Miller Branch was a bronze sculpture by artist David Iles of Bolivar, Texas.  Titled “One Dark Spring Night,” the sculpture depicts a lassoed wild hog.  According to the artist, the sculpture was inspired by a childhood experience.  As children living in Texas, David Iles and his sister and brother tried to rope a wild hog who wandered up into their yard, “smack dab” between their house and his mother’s gardenia bush. Fortunately for them, they didn’t succeed, but their attempt became an often-told family story.

At the conclusion of the sculpture’s loan period, Miller Branch customer Carole Crockett purchased the sculpture and donated it to the Miller Branch in memory of her sister, Joan Crockett Short.  Shortly after, the Miller Branch hosted a “Name the Hog” contest.  The sculpture was named “Gardenia Sebastian” after the artist’s story of the inspiration of the statue and the name of the county in which the sculpture now resides.