After months of construction, the new Amy Sanders Library in Sherwood will open this Saturday.

A ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. and it will be followed by an open house and free concert by the Kinders.

The library, named after Sherwood’s first city clerk, was originally off Kiehl Avenue but after Sherwood voters approved a millage increase, the new location had its groundbreaking in January 2017.

The new building will have 14,244 square feet of space and is on 14 acres. The building will also include study rooms, a gallery and nearly 1,000 square feet in a public meeting room.

The library is part of the Central Arkansas Library System, which includes Little Rock, Sherwood, Jacksonville and Maumelle in Pulaski County. The system also has a branch in Perryville, in Perry County.

Among those expected to attend is Sanders, she also attended the groundbreaking. Sherwood Mayor Virginia Hillman Young and CALS director Nate Coulter.

The library is at 102000 Johnson Drive.

It is the first step in a big week for CALS.

The Maumelle branch of the library system is expected to reopen this coming Monday.

The building had been closed for renovations and replacement of the heating and air conditioning system. The total cost was not quite $2 million.

A ribbon-cutting will be held on Friday, March 30 at the library. It is set to start at 11 a.m.

The library is at 10 Lake Pointe Drive in Maumelle.

For more information on CALS, visit or contact Tameka Lee at 918-3048 or