Nixon Library Upcoming Events


ESL Classes

The classes are presented by El Zocalo Cultural Center.  They will be on Mondays starting February 3 and runs until May 18.


Gran Gran’s Toy Library (Afternoon)

This time is reserved for checking toys in or out only.


Gran Gran’s Toy Library

Play with toy’s from Gran Gran’s Toy Library!

This is also a time to check toys in and out.


Adult Activity Time

Come play games or relax by working some adult coloring pages.  You choose.

Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. excluding holidays.





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Library Manager

Shya N. Washington


Closed until March 23; No public programs until May 11 View updates here

Hours of Operation

  • Mon CLOSED
  • Tue CLOSED
  • Wed CLOSED
  • Thu CLOSED
  • Fri CLOSED
  • Sat CLOSED
  • Sun CLOSED

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Public Transit

Route 36 Jacksonville/Sherwood Express Live Map
Inbound Stop #11314 Jacksonville Shopping Center
Outbound Stop #13493 Main St. & James St.
Saturday Service
Sunday Service

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.

Point of Interest

Esther Dewitt Nixon

Esther DeWitt Nixon was the founding librarian of the Jacksonville (Pulaski County) public library and served there for nearly three decades. The Jacksonville branch library of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) was named in her honor in 1992.