Nixon Library Upcoming Events


Toddler Storytime

Music, movement, and fun!

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


Gran Gran’s Toy Library

Check items in and out at the library. Every Wednesday and Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


Teen Time

Play video games, eat snacks, and hang out after school. This program is for teens 12-19 years.

From 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.


Food for Good Supper

Enjoy an afterschool supper provided by Food for Good.

This program is for kids 0 – 18 years.

From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.





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Library Manager

Shya N. Washington

Hours of Operation

  • Mon 9:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Fri 9:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 9:30AM - 6:00PM
  • 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.

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