Located in the heart of Grundy County in northern Missouri, our library was dedicated on October 31, 1891; and along with Mr. Jewett Norris, is steeped in history and tradition.

Today, we offer a wide array of modern services, including a large selection of genealogy materials; library cards for ages six and up (free to Grundy County residents); fax, copy, and lamination services; computer prints; microfilm readers; internet access; inter-library resources; and much more!

Our mission is to provide for the educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of the residents of Grundy County by offering a professionally selected and well-organized collection of print and non-print materials as well as other library services.




The Library is open to patrons with the following guidelines . The health and safety of our library patrons and staff are our top priority therefore; we have placed the following restrictions in effect until further notice:

  • If you are sick, have a cough or fever please use our curbside service and come see us when you are feeling better
  • North Door Entrance Only–No Elevator Available At This Time Due to Mechanical Problems-Curbside Service still Available
  • All Patrons Must Wear A Mask that Covers Nose and Mouth Including Children
  • Non-Contact Forehead Temperatures Will Be Taken Upon Entering
  • Computer Usage  Lab For Adults Mainly For Essential Business(To Guarantee Computer Use, You May Make An Appointment By Calling (660)359-3577 As There Is Only A Limited Number of Computers Available to Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines)
  • Children’s Computer Lab Is Open with social distancing guidelines, Toys are unavailable at this time.
  •  Children 2 years and older will be permitted in the library, 2-10 year olds must be accompanied with an adult (18 and older), all must wear mask to cover nose and mouth.


Explore The World Through Books

Temporary Hours


8:30 AM -4:00 PM

These Hours Are In Effect Until Further Notice