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. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 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

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime with Matia! "Sulwe"

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Join Matia as she reads Sulwe, written by Lupita Nyong'o and illustrated by Vashti Harrison.  Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be b...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual True Crime Trivia Night!

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
How much do you know about true crimes? Let’s test your knowledge! Join us for a few rounds of true crime trivia on Facebook Live.  www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Origami for Everyone

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Add a touch of whimsy to your home and have some fun as you create origami.  Children, teens, and adults can enjoy learning the Japanese art of folding paper. Pick up a free origami packet at the Miller Branch before you tune in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Help Ms. Robin open up the Library Surprise Bag this Thursday morning to see Fred--AND to see which favorite story you'll get to hear!  If YOU'VE got a favorite story, be sure to let Ms. Robin know!  You can see "Ms. Robin's Favorites" anyt...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
  ¡Rugen! ¡Sisean! ¡Gruñen! ¡Los animales del zoológico son ruidosos! Únete a Monica mientras lee "Oso polar, Oso polar, ¿Qué es ese ruido?" (Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?). Escrito por Bill Martin Jr., ilustrado por Eric Carle y ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:
Expand your taste buds with our Season Ticket kit. This month’s featured spice blend is Tempero Baiano (Brazil). The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice, a fact s...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime with Christina!

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Have you ever eaten dim sum? It's one of Christina's favorite things to eat! It's also why she chose to read Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum, written by Natasha Yum and illustrated by Violet Kim. On Luna's birthday, the whole family goes out for dim sum--b...

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.