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Nixon



    location & hours
  • 703 W. Main Street
    Jacksonville, AR 72076
    501-457-5038
  • 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue. & Thu.
    9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Cindy Powell

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

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