Book and Plant Sale

We will be doing a used book sale plus plant sale on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 9am-3pm to raise money for the library.

Come see us and find books to add to your collection, and plants for your home, garden, or Mother’s Day or graduation gifts!

New Hours

Exciting news! The Nortonville Public Library will be opening back up to its regular 32 hours a week starting Monday, April 5th, but the hours are changing.

The hours will be as follows:

Sunday closed

Monday closed

Tuesday 9am-5pm

Wednesday 1pm-6pm

Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-12pm

Library Hours Effective Feb. 1, 2021

Starting next week, Feb. 1, the Nortonville Library hours will be changing slightly.

Mon: closed

Tues: 9 am- noon

Wed: noon – 8 pm

Thurs: 1 pm – 6 pm

Fri: 3 pm – 6 pm

Sat: 9 am – noon

Sun: closed

We’re not quite ready to go back to regular hours, but we hope these extended Wednesday and Thursday times are a little more convenient for everyone!

New Operating Hours, Effective Nov. 24, 2020

With the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Jefferson County and the upcoming holidays, the library will be cutting the hours we’ll be open to the public, starting on November 24, 2020.

The new hours, effective until further notice, are as follows:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am-Noon
Wednesday Noon-3pm, 5pm-8pm
Thursday 1pm-4pm
Friday 3pm-6pm
Saturday 9am-Noon
Sunday Closed

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please reach out if there’s anything we can do for you!


Phone: 913-886-2060

Donations Needed!

Our Silent Auction Fundraiser is coming up in December!

We’re looking for donations to be auctioned off: gift baskets, products, gift certificates, etc.

Donations should be received by the library no later than
November 30, 2020. You can drop items off at the library or city hall (407 Main St, Nortonville), or to coordinate pick-up of items, call us
at 913-886-2060 or email us at

Your donations will help us raise much needed funds for updated computer equipment at the library!

Thank you!!
Greta Funk, library director
and the Nortonville Public Library Staff

An Awesome (Free) Online Resource

Did you know that you can use your library card through to check out children’s and adult audiobooks, music, movies, and ebooks?? Call the library or send us an email at if you need assistance setting up a free account!

Book Recommendations and Curbside Pickup!

I love getting book recommendations for my kids. Sometimes it’s just hard to get them to read if they’re not quite interested enough to choose something themselves or it feels too much like “homework”, and sometimes they’d rather just go straight to video games or whatever.

So, if you’re anything like me, and would love help finding your kids’ new favorite read, I’m here for you!

Send me a message on Facebook, call us during business hours at 913-886-2060, or send an email to with your kids’ reading levels and interests, and I’ll “personal shop” the library for you! I’ll choose 4-5 books at a time for each child that I think they’ll love. If they do, fantastic! If they don’t, well it’s a free service and we’ll try, try again. We’ll even bring them out to the parking lot for you if you’d like curbside pickup.

We’re here for you at the Nortonville library!
~Greta Funk, director

August News and Updates

We are open! The Nortonville Library is open during our regular business hours:

Monday Closed

Tuesday 9am-12pm

Wednesday 12pm-8pm

Thursday 9am-6pm

Friday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-12pm

Sunday Closed

We are taking temperatures as patrons come in, and sanitizing computers and work spaces as patrons leave. Masks are available and encouraged.

We are in the process of obtaining new books, movies, and video games, and we have a LARGE selection of puzzles that can be checked out.

Stop by and see our new director, Greta Funk, and like our Facebook page for updates @nortonvillelibrary

We hope to see you soon!


Hello City of Nortonville!

We bring you more news about the library! We will be operating under the following guidelines starting June 29th.

We will be open our normal operating hours.

Only 20 people in the library will be allowed at a time, including employees.

While in the library, you must practice social distancing and remain 6 feet apart at all times.

We strongly encourage you to wear a mask when you visit the library.

We will still have a sign-in sheet to track patrons and we will be taking temperatures at the door. Anyone with a temperature above 99° will be asked to leave the library. Due to no time limits on visits to the library we will be asking patrons to sanitize their hands regularly while they are in the library.

We are opening up 4 computers as well as our gaming systems and toys. 6 feet of social distancing will be enforced in these areas.

We will begin our snack program again on Wednesday July 1st. Snack time will be from 3:30 to 4:30 Wednesday thru Friday and the snacks will be grab and go.

Our preschool story time will start on July 7th at 10am and Heather Trinkle will be helping us out with that again this summer.

The summer reading program has begun. We encourage you to stop by and see our prizes and get signed up. We also have weekly activities for school age kiddos. If you did not receive a mailer telling you about these, please stop by and get one so you know what is happening when. The activities are an excellent chance to get kids out of the house and interacting with others again!

Our courier/Inter library loan service is back up and running so we will be able to get your requested item from other libraries.

The restrooms will still be closed to the public.

We also ask that you do not carry borrowed items into the library to return. Instead, please use black return bin that is in the vestibule inside the door on the north side of the library.

Once again we thank you for your patronage, help, and understanding!
The Library Staff and Board

Nortonville Public Library Summer Schedule

June 2020

June 13, Saturday, 10:30am: Summer Reading Kick-Off. Sign up begins. We will have refreshments and prizes while learning about the Summer Reading Program.

June 17, Wednesday, 3:00pm: Grab & Go Catapult Kits. Come get a kit to build your very own catapult.

June 18, Thursday, 3:00pm: Grab & Go Kite Kits. Come get a kit to build your very own kite.

June 19, Friday, 3pm: Chalk Art!Come make your own masterpiece.

June 24, Wednesday, 3:00pm: Cardboard Forts. We supply materials, come make your own fort.

June 24, Wednesday, 6:30pm: Library Board Meeting.

June 25, Thursday, 3:00pm: Grab & Go Sunflower Kits. Get ready yo plant your own sunflower and watch it grow.

June 26, Friday, 6:00pm: Outdoors Movie Night. This movie will be rated PG-13. Anyone younger than 13 must have their parent sign a permission form to attend the movie. Call for movie information. Refreshments will be served.

July 2020

July 1, Wednesday, 3:00pm: Fairy Mud!Come play in the mud.

July 2, Thursday, 3:00pm: Game Day. Come play games and win prizes.

July 3, Friday, 3:00pm: Castle Defense. Two teams one build up the castle the other knocks it down.

July 4, Saturday: We are CLOSED for Independence Day.

July 7, Tuesday: 10:00am Preschool Storytime. Stories, treats, movement, songs, and more.

July 8, Wednesday, 3:00pm: Treasure Hunt. Follow the clues and find your treasure.

July 9, Thursday, 3:00pm:Water Balloon Art. Might be a little messy as we throw colored water at canvases

July 10, Friday, 3:00pm: Bingo @ The Library. Prizes, prizes, prizes!

July 14, Tuesday, 10:00am: Preschool Storytime. Stories, treats, movement, songs, and more.

July 15, Wednesday, 3:00pm: Water Games. Prepare to get wet at the library.

July16, Thursday, 3:00pm: Outdoors Movie Night. This movie will be rated PG-13. Anyone younger than 13 must have their parent sign a permission form to attend the movie. Call for movie information. Refreshments.

July 17, Friday, 3:00pm: Ice Cream In a Bag. Make a cold treat

July 21, Tuesday, 10:00am: Preschool Storytime. Stories, treats, movement, songs, and more.

July 22, Wednesday, 3:00pm: Kick Ball! We will meet the Nortonville ball field.

July 23, Thursday, 6:00pm: LEGO Day. Use your creativity to complete a challenge or make something uniquely yours.

July 24, Friday, 3:00pm: It’s a Wrap! End of Summer Reading Party. Refreshments will be served. Grand prize drawings at 4:00pm. Door prizes.

July 29, Wendnesday, 6:30pm: Library Board Meeting.