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
New Options for CALS Library Card Users
Patrons of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will have more choices in managing their library accounts with two new types of cards beginning Saturday, February 1. Family and child provisional cards will offer more options for families using...
DIY Fashion Workshops in February and March
Learn how to make your own clothes and accessories and create a unique style. Boys and girls, toddlers to teens are encouraged to take part in the D.I.Y. Fashion Workshop Series and Youth-led D.I.Y. Community Fashion show. All events take place at t...
Job Skills Workshops
Need a job? The Main Library Reference department will host Job Skills workshops on the Main Library Campus each Saturday in March beginning at 1 p.m.
The job skills workshops are for all levels of experience in the job market. A different topic wi...
DIY @ Your Library During Teen Tech Week 2014
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with CALS, March 9-15, 2014. This year’s theme, DIY @ your library, raises awareness about how the library creates a space to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom, where they can explore, create, and share...
Animal Farm Nets Student a Kindle Fire in CALS Contest
Wintertime reading proved to be a valuable undertaking for ninth grader Sade Storthz. Her entry in the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) New Year, New Reads 2014 Most Creative Book Review online contest resulted in a Kindle Fire and extra poin...
McMath Library to Undergo Makeover
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Sidney S. McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, is having a makeover and will be closed from Monday, March 17, through early June 2014. A new children's programming room will be added and the existing ch...