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
Arkansas Author Round Up
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th Street, will hold an Arkansas Author Round Up on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 10 a.m. Five Arkansas children's book authors...
Notice of New Public Library in Sherwood
The City of Sherwood will build a new public library to replace the building currently located at 31 Shelby Drive. Funds for this library, which will also be named after Amy Sanders, were approved by Sherwood voters in November 2014. The Public Libr...