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 is Preserving Sue Cowan Williams' History
Sue Cowan Williams made a difference to African American teachers in the Little Rock School District by requesting equal pay for all teachers. Very little is recorded about Mrs. Williams' life, and the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is workin...
Observation Beehive Installed at CALS' Clinton Children's Library
An observation beehive was installed inside of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th Street, on Friday, May 6, at 8 a.m.
The hive will allow children and families to watch bees in a safe, non-threatening e...
Dr. Bobby Roberts Initiates Two New Funds at CALS
Dr. Bobby Roberts has once again demonstrated his ongoing commitment to CALS by making a very generous donation to the library. With his contribution, the Central Arkansas Library System has established two separate funds that will advance goals dea...
CALS' Children's Library Wins National Architecture Award
The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center is one of ten building projects nationwide to win an award from the American Institute of Steel Construction.
The 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structur...
Share Where You Read This Summer with #mySRC
Summer Reading Club is a seven-week program that celebrates reading while maintaining and improving reading skills when school is not in session. Each branch of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will host programs for kids, teens, and adults...
Dee Brown Library to Temporarily Close for Expansion and Renovation
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road, will close for remodeling and expansion from Wednesday, June 22, through late September. An exact reopening date will be released at a later time.
The 2200 square f...
July FOCAL Book Sale Includes Night Shopping and Teacher Discount
It's hot outside, but the deals are hotter at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale on the Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, July 7-9. Basement sale hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9.
A $5 wris...