Experience Jackson

141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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Nobody Ever Tells Me Anything

Ever found out about an event the same weekend as your organization’s big event and thought, “Nobody ever tells me anything.” Well you’re not alone and Experience Jackson is inviting you to join the conversation by participating in NETMA. 

NETMA is a group dedicated to communication and collaboration between festivals, events and the travel industry at large. NETMA meets 11 times a year at 4 pm in the Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch's Auditorium January through November on the 4th Monday of the month. There is no meeting scheduled in December due to the Holidays. All organizations in attendance will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and provide a short update which may last up to 2 minutes per organization. 

Remember to registering online to skip the line at check in, and send your community update to Jennifer at Jennifer@ExperienceJackson.com at least one week in advance.

If you have questions please contact Jennifer Cronkhite, Marketing Director,
at 517-764-4440 at Jennifer@ExperienceJackson.com

NETMA Agendas and Recaps

2017 NETMA Meetings 2/27/2017 | NETMA Workshop I: Prevent Event Planning Burnout and Reenergize Your Team Recap 1/23/17 | Multiple Hats Activity Agenda Summary Community Updates 2016 NETMA Meetings 1/26/16 | Local Advertising Mini-presentations by local advertising... » Read more on NETMA Agendas and Recaps

NETMA testimonial

October 2015 The October NETMA meeting was fantastic and very informative. I learned critical information which will change how Center Stage Jackson plans one of our events this next year. ... » Read more on NETMA testimonial

· Mar ·

NETMA Unscripted

Cross promotion is a form of marketing where patrons at one event or location are targeted with promotion of a... » Event Details

· Apr ·

NETMA Workshop II: Event Marketing Must-Haves and Must-Dos

The biggest success barrier to any event is getting the word out.  The second biggest barrier to any event... » Event Details

Jackson District Library - Carnegie Branch

(517) 788-4087
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244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson District Library - Carnegie Branch Inspiring our community to discover, learn and succeed! Jackson County residents can enjoy library services of the highest quality while visiting our 13 locations or the virtual branch at www.myjdl... » More Information


Carnegie Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 80
  • Jackson District Library - Carnegie Branch

Inspiring our community to discover, learn and succeed! Jackson County residents can enjoy library services of the highest quality while visiting our 13 locations or the virtual branch at www.myjdl.com. The library strives to meet our community’s ever-changing needs for educational, cultural and recreational information. Patrons can reserve books, download eBooks, and eAudiobooks, and check the status of their library account by logging in to the online catalog through the web page 24/7. The library’s computerized catalog is also linked with the Jackson College Learning Resources Center Library.

In addition to the library services and collections, the library offers programs for all ages at all our locations throughout the year. Most programs and services are free of charge.  For more information, call 517-788-4087 or visit www.myjdl.com.

In 1901, Andrew Carnegie donated $70,000 for the construction of a library building in the city of Jackson. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State of Michigan Register of Historic Sites, this Neo-Classical style building was designed and built in 1906. The facility features inlaid terrazzo floors, intricate ceiling moldings, Carrara white marble staircase and numerous pieces of art. The Carnegie building became the main branch for the newly created district in 1978. In 1981, with a bequest from Mrs. Mable MinterVan Orman, a circular structure was built at the rear of the library. This added an elevator, history room, back lobby and a children's storytelling room. 

Meeting Rooms are available for rent free of charge. See their website for rental policies.

Carnegie Library - Reserve by calling the Reference desk at (517) 788-4087, ext. 1339 or 1340.

McIntyre Room (Seats 24)

Sergeant Auditorium (Seats 80)

Eastern Branch – Reserve by calling the East Branch at (517) 788-4074.

Knibloe Room (Seats 70) 

Meijer Branch – Reserve by calling Meijer at (517) 788-4480.

Two study rooms available on a first come, first serve basis (Each Room Seats 4)  Also, the Meijer Digital Studio offers space for a wide variety of activities.Three additional meeting rooms are also available!

The Child, The Parent, and The Book, by Freeman L. Schoolcraft, bronze, and limestone, 1988, Jackson District Library/Carnegie Branch, Michigan Ave.

The Carnegie building is graced with an outdoor public sculpture a parent and child reading and was created by famed sculptor Freeman Schoolcraft, Jackson High School graduate. Freeman Schoolcraft's The Child, The Parent, and The Book sits beside the main entrance to the Jackson District Library welcoming patrons while celebrating the right to read and symbolizing the value of parents and children learning and growing together.

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