Nixon



    location & hours
  • 703 W. Main Street
    Jacksonville, AR 72076
    501-457-5038
  • 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue. & Thu.
    9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Cindy Powell

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

  • CALS and Camp Lovely to Offer Artisan Workshop Series
    It's absolutely lovely at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). CALS and Camp Lovely, a local group of craft bloggers, will present four different workshops during the Artisan Workshop series as a part of CALS Community Learning Courses. The s...
  • ESPN Anchor and Best-selling Author Jeremy Schaap to Present Heiskell Distinguished Lecture
    Jeremy Schaap will discuss his experiences in sports journalism at An Evening with Jeremy Schaap, the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater,...
  • Terry Library Hosts Arkansas Quilters Guild Display
    From a garment on a carved ivory figure of an Egyptian Pharaoh in 3400 B.C. to patented techniques created by an Arkansas quilter in the 21st Century, quilts have been a vital part of everyday life. The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Terry...
  • Central Arkansas Library System Sets Food for Fines Dates
    Shed unwanted library fines this holiday season. The Central Arkansas Library System is continuing its annual tradition of helping those in need by holding its annual Food for Fines week from Monday, December 15, through Sunday, December 21. The Foo...
  • CALS to Participate in the National #GivingTuesday Movement
    Even if the holiday shopping season is a blur, take time to give back on #GivingTuesday. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will participate in the #GivingTuesday national campaign on Tuesday, December 2. The aim of #GivingTuesday is to cha...