About the Library
The current 13,500 square-feet building is the third site for the Jacksonville Library, and opened in 2009.
When it opened, the library contained about 12,000 books. The collection at the Nixon Library currently includes over 60,000 items including adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, and additional audiovisual items.
People of the Library
Esther DeWitt Nixon was the first librarian for the Jacksonville Library. She served in that capacity for 27 years until her retirement in 1986. The library is named in her honor and serves the community of Jacksonville with a variety of programs for adults and children, reading and research materials and public computer and internet access.
News & Announcments
Natural Living Series
This program consists of 4 Sessions promoting healthy and natural alternatives from October 12 through December 5 and is hosted by Shasta Dockery (Natural Medicine and Natural Nutrition Teacher and Enthusiast).
Healthy Families Kickoff
Thursday, October 10 • 6:00p.m.
Natural Solutions to keep everyone healthy during the holidays. How to make DIY hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes.
Healthy Homes, Healthy Families
Saturday, October 12 • 10:00a.m.
Ideas and recipes for Naturally Clean Homes. DIY take home samples of laundry detergent, window cleaner, and scrub cleaner.
My Mood Needs a Makeover
New Date & Time!
Thursday, November 21 • 6:30p.m.
Aromatherapy for a Happier Holiday
Do It Yourself Natural Gifts
Thursday, December 12 • 6:00p.m.
Impress your friends and family with a DIY holiday gift.