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
Fletcher Library to Temporarily Close for Expansion and Renovation
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) John Gould Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street, Little Rock, will close for remodeling and expansion from Wednesday, April 12, through early August. An exact reopening date will be released...
Read to Succeed Library Scavenger Hunt
Get your student signed up for the Read to Succeed Library Scavenger Hunt. It's a great way to make reading fun for kids and help you financially prepare for their future.
Students enrolled in any public or private institution, or those being home ...
You're Invited to the Williams Library 20th Anniversary Celebration
Join us Thursday, May 25, from 5-7:00 p.m., as we celebrate 20 years of preserving the legacy of educator, advocate, and CALS library namesake, Sue Cowan Williams.
Sue Cowan Williams was a teacher at the all black Paul Laurence Dunbar High School an...