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
2016 Distinguished Lectures Announced
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) announces Kate Andersen Brower, Rabia Chaudry, and Julia Reed as the remaining 2016 distinguished lecturers. All three lectures are free and open to the public and will take place in the Ron Robinson Theat...
Thompson Library To Close for Remodeling and Expansion
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Roosevelt Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle, will close for remodeling and expansion on Thursday, November 10. A re-opening date will be announced at a later date.
The expansion will allow the Thompson Li...
CALS Sets Food for Fines Dates
Shed unwanted library fines this holiday season. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is continuing its tradition of helping those in need by holding its annual Food for Fines event from Monday, December 5 through Sunday, December 11.
The Food ...