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
Award Winners and Noted Authors Lead Roster of Literary Festival Authors
Prestigious award-winners, big names, GRAMMY nominees, filmmakers, journalists, and artists are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the twelfth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 23-26, 2015. The Central Ark...
Share the Wonder(ful)
In celebration of national Library Lover's Month, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is encouraging patrons to share what they love about their library throughout the month of February.
Patrons who visit any CALS library branch during the mo...
Donation of Musical Instruments Creates CALS Lending Library
Searcy Ewell Jr.'s parents taught him that "Music is what feelings sound like," and he wants to share that with central Arkansas children through the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).
Ewell donated a collection of musical instruments including...
Read Across America Day
Oh, the places you'll go when you read!
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and millions of others at events and programs on Monday...
Tax Assistance Available at CALS
Volunteers from Volunteers In Tax Assistance (VITA) / Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will be at Dee Brown Library, as well as other locations in and around Little Rock, through April 15 to help qualified patrons file their tax returns. ...