Browse the catalog for physical books, DVDs, CDs, and more. You can search our physical collection (of more than 3 million items!) via our online catalog at, or via the Missouri Evergreen app.
Search for digital books and magazines via Missouri Libraries 2 Go (on a computer via and the Libby app (on a smartphone or tablet). And search our physical collection digitally, via the Missouri Evergreen app.

Browse NKCPL's December classes and events: it's DINOvember for kids and families--plus there's card crafting, sewing, and yoga for adults. Explore more and register at!

Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? On December 8, NKCPL partners with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive at the Library. This event will take place in the large Meeting Room on the building's lower level from 10:30-2:30 pm, and donors are encouraged to register in advance. Go here to sign up, or click the image above to register.

Donors receive a $10 Amazon email gift card this month! Can't make it this month, but still want to donate? The Red Cross plans to return in February for another Friday event. Stay tuned for details!

A *new* way to get audiobooks: Blackstone Unlimited Audiobooks!

Introducing Blackstone Unlimited Audio, a new way to get digital audiobooks! With Blackstone, you have instant access to more than 6,000 titles across a variety of genres. The best part? Your NKCPL card means you're always first in line--because Blackstone offers unlimited/simultaneous access to the titles in this collection, you'll never have to wait to check out these items.

To get started, download the Blackstone Unlimited app via the App Store, or on Google Play. Link your library card, and start listening! Or you can go to Blackstone Unlimited to create your account and link your card, then listen via Blackstone's online player.

NKCPL is excited to add Blackstone Unlimited to its robust digital collection. To find additional digital titles available via NKCPL, don't forget about Missouri Libraries 2 Go, which is available here and/or via the Libby app. Happy audiobook listening!

December at the Library = Santa/crafty fun! :)

*New* Dino Club!

Mondays at 10 am

Join us on Monday mornings for our newest imaginative play club! We have large, loose-part foam bones that kiddos can use for dinosaur-building. Dino fans unite! No registration required.

Pokémon Card Trading/Playing

First Mondays from 5:30-8:30 pm, starting in November

Drop in for some Pokémon fun on the first Mondays of each month! This event is all about informal card-trading and game playing, so you can stop in anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 pm on these evenings--no registration required. Bring your binders and connect with other Pokémon enthusiasts! For Pokémon players of all ages. 


Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Thursdays at 10 am

Join us after Storytime on Tuesdays or drop in on Thursday mornings for some open-ended LEGO building/play! Open to kids of all ages. No registration required.

DIY Watercolor Hanging Ornaments

Tues Dec 5 @ 7 pm

We’re making watercolor ornaments, based on a video tutorial. Join us! Register here.

DIY Clay Ornaments

Thurs, Dec 14 @ 10 am

We're making some fun and festive clay ornaments! Feat. air dry clay, paint, and glitter/sequins for glam. Register here.

MYO Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Farm

Sat, Dec 16 @ 10 am

Use cardboard, paint and glitter to make your own sweet Charlie Brown Tree Farm! Register here.

Special Storytime: Santa Visit!

Tues, Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm & Wed, Dec 20 @ 10 am

Join us for a special Storytime with Santa! No registration required.

Join us for a special Storytime with Santa! Santa will read a story or two, then kiddos can line up to say hello and get a pic with St. Nick. We’ll have a craft to work on while you wait! No registration required. For kids of all ages!

Come for the stories, stay for crafts + play!

And join us on Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. for our regular Pre-k Storytime! These sessions include read-aloud stories, songs/movement, and a super-simple craft/activity. If you want, plan to stay after the Wednesday Storytime for some Stay-and-Play time with LEGOS/Duplos. Storytimes are geared toward pre-k kiddos, but children of all ages are welcome.

Have a question about Library programs for kids and families, including our Storytimes or LEGO playtimes? Email Jennifer Shea.

Feeling festive? Join us at the Library on Saturday, December 9, for a winter concert, featuring live music by North Kansas City High School's orchestra students. This event should last about an hour. We'll have warm apple cider on hand for you to enjoy while you listen! No registration required.

Starting in January, join us for a new knitting series for adults called Knit Happens here at NKCPL! Very, very beginners are welcome--as are returning (or even advanced) knitters. Keep your eyes peeled for our January and February class dates and supply requirements, which will be posted soon. Hope to see you at the Library for knitting in the New Year!

Come sew! Offering classes + by appt usage!

Want to make something new? Check out our December classes. Interested in using the sewing space on your own, or with a group of friends? Email Amy to reserve a date/time that works for you!

Sewing Studio: Intro to the Sewing Machine + Open Sew

Tues, Dec 5 from 10 am-1 pm

Join us for an intro class to our Janome sewing machine! Learn how to wind a bobbin and thread a machine, and get started with some basic stitching.

Have a work in progress? This session is also an Open Sew, so feel free to bring your WIP and get some stitching done! If you're making a stuffed bunny or bear with us, you can bring that project to finish and/or embroider. 

This session is for adult sewists. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Sewing Studio: Open Sew (and Sewing Machine/Mixer Cover Session 2 of 2) from 10-1

Wed, Dec 12 from 10 am-1 pm

Have a work in progress? Come to the Library and get some stitching done! You can use the embroidery machine, and/or finish your mixer/sewing machine cover project, which we started last month. 

This session is for adult sewists only. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Sewing Studio: Open Sew/Project Finishing Session

Wed, Dec 13 from 6-9 pm

Have a work in progress--maybe the stand-up mixer/sewing machine cover project, or MYO stuffed bear/bunny project from last month? This session is all about wrapping up those loose ends. Bring whatever's in your current project pile and get some stitching done!  

This session is for adult sewists only. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Have questions? Let us know!

And don't forget! The Library offers a variety of additional classes for adults, too! For a full/current lineup of these programs--which include crafting sessions, sewing opportunities, weekly yoga options (both mat and chair, offered via Zoom), a monthly Medicare class, and more--and to register, go to