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
Nate Coulter to be New CALS Director
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Board of Directors has selected Nate Coulter, Little Rock, as its director.
Selection/Transition Committee chair Fred Ursery said, "After a nation-wide search, the Selection/Transition Committee reviewed the...
Create Cherished Reading Traditions with Children
Reading with children of all ages has many benefits. Most children have cherished memories of reading experiences with parents and grandparents. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) offers several programs for children that can help create tho...
Tax Assistance Available at CALS
Volunteers from Volunteers In Tax Assistance (VITA) will be at the Dee Brown and Nixon Libraries, as well as other locations in and around Little Rock, through April 15 to help qualified patrons file their tax returns. Consultation sessions will be ...