Nampa Public Library opens to public March 15

The Nampa Public Library is pleased to announce they will safely reopen the library building and welcome patrons in beginning Monday, March 15, 2021. 

On Feb. 9, the Nampa Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Library Director’s recommendation to open the library to patrons starting Monday, March 15.

Nampa Library Director Claire Connley said, “I would like to thank our staff and our community for their understanding and support as we have navigated the challenges related to COVID-19. We are happy at this time to be opening for patrons to browse the collection and will maintain all safety protocols.”

The library will continue to maintain a flexible, responsive approach to library services. The holds pickup window is a permanent service and will remain an amenity for those not wishing to enter the building to pick up their holds.

In the next few weeks, the library will be hiring and training new employees to bring staffing levels up to normal in order to provide excellent customer service to returning patrons. 

Library hours beginning March 15 will be:
Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

The holds pickup window will be open Monday thru Saturday and its permanent hours will be 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

All library staff will be wearing facial coverings and anyone entering the building is highly encouraged to wear facial coverings over the nose and mouth as well. The library will provide masks for those who do not have one. Patrons are also asked to maintain a minimum of six (6) feet distance from others.

Meeting rooms will remain closed and technology will be minimal, though a limited number of public computers will be available.
PRESS RELEASE: Nampa Public Library and Amazon celebrate Read Across America Day with Makerspace donation, Dr. Seuss activities, and announced partnership as library prepares to open doors to public on March 15
Click HERE to read the news release.
Amazon is sponsoring our Read Across America event, celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

March 2 is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity. The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. The day occurs each year on the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss. On National Read Across America Day, students, teachers, parents, and community members around the nation come together to read books and celebrate the joy of reading.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”- Dr. Seuss

Enter to win a prize!

Write a short Dr. Seuss-style poem or story (1 page or less) or create a piece of Dr. Seuss-inspired art to be entered into an Amazon prize drawing!
Limit of 2 entries per person. Entries are due March 14, 2021. Entries will be shared on social media.

  • Write a Dr. Seuss-style verse using your choice of elements below:
  • Silly ideas
  • Made-up names
  • Made-up words
  • Tongue-twisters
  • Simple rhymes
  • A moral or lesson

  • Create a Dr. Seuss-style piece of art (drawing, painting, digital artwork, etc.)

Age groups:

Submit your entries by March 14 here or drop them off at the Holds Pickup Window on 3rd St. S. next to the outdoor book return.
Prize winners will be announced March 15. 

See all the details at
Watch for Summer Reading 2021 information ... coming soon! This year, the theme is "Tails & Tales."
If you are short on time at the Holds Pickup Window, ask for our youth and teen grab bags! Movies and books are available!
If you don't receive a bag, you can still download the materials at
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