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Our first bookmobile stops around Nampa were a success!


We loved meeting all of the enthusiastic readers at the Harward Recreation Center, Breaking Chains Academy, Prestige Assisted Living and Streamside Assisted Living.


We want to hear from you! If you’d like to request a bookmobile stop, simply fill out our online form HERE. We value your input and are always looking for new places to visit and engage with the community. We will be expanding our route to include neighborhood visits soon, so stay tuned and keep checking our bookmobile calendar for more updates.


Meet our bookmobile artist, Cassie Mitchell (pictured bottom left), and read about how she came up with the absolutely amazing bookmobile wrap art!


We look forward to seeing you at our next stop!

Preschool Storytime

Mondays & Fridays, 10:15-10:45 AM

Children's Storytime Area, 1st Floor

For children aged 3-5 and their caregivers. Featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.

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Baby Toddler Storytime

Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 AM

Children's Storytime Area, 1st Floor

For children aged 0-2 and their caregivers. Featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.

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Art Endeavor

Tuesday, April 4, 4-5 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Join us for our monthly Art Endeavor program where youth (ages 8-16) are inspired to make their own art creation! Children, youth and their caregiver’s welcome.

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Ready! for Kindergarten Workshop

Thursday, April 6, 5:30-7:30 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

FREE parent workshops for families with children ages 1-5 to get ready for Kindergarten. We will show you ways to turn everyday moments into learning moments. Dinner and childcare provided! Sign up nampalibrary.org/ready.

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Literature in the Garden

Tuesday, April 11, 4:30-5:30 PM

Multipurpose Room A

This fun program is part of the Junior Master Gardener curriculum. Aimed to engage children through garden and ecology themed children's books and helps inspire learning through garden activities, creative expression and exploration. For ages 6 and up! Younger children are welcome as long as they have their caregiver with them to assist them with the activities. Presented by University of Idaho Extension's Canyon County Jr. Master Gardener volunteers. 

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Teen Paint & Sip

Wednesday, April 12, 4-6 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Come learn how to paint step-by-step. This month we are painting a sunset ocean! This is a teen paint & sip, ages 13-19 are welcome. Registration required.

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LEGO Club

Monday, April 24, 4-5 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

All ages are invited to get creative and build anything they choose with LEGO and DUPLO blocks!

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Book to Movie Club:

The Book was Better

Tuesday, April 25, 5-7 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Read the book, then come watch the film with us! We will be reading The BFG by Ronald Dahl. The film is rated PG. Snacks provided!

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Tweens & Teens Take On:

Perler Beads

Wednesday, April 26, 3:30-4:30 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Bring your friends and let your creativity show with perler beads! Using a grid, arrange colorful beads into your own design and then iron to finalize your creation. For ages 8-18.

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Ready! for Math Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

FREE math workshops for caregivers and children ages 3-5. Learn activities that will help your child learn a range of essential math skills through playful practice and discovery. Dinner provided! Registration required. Sign up today at nampalibrary.org/ready.

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Fit and Fall Proof

Tuesdays & Thursday, 10:15-11 AM

Multipurpose Rooms

Fit and Fall Proof™ is designed to help senior citizens prevent injuries and the subsequent loss of independence. Class participants learn simple exercises to increase strength, balance, and endurance, which can help prevent the accidental falls and tripping sometimes associated with age.

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Idaho Department of Labor

Thursdays, 10 AM - 4 PM

Study Room 203

Walk-in & by-appointment services available to assist you with career planning, unemployment insurance benefits, resumes and more! Call 208-364-7781 to schedule an appointment. 

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DIY Body Care for Every Body: Make your own body scrub!

Saturday, April 8, 12:30-1:15 PM

3rd Floor Board Room

As part of our 2023 Destination Wellness Fair, make your own body scrub!

Scrub goodbye to skin care chemicals. You eat organic and read labels to avoid chemicals, but what about your body care products? The average American uses 9 products a day for a total of 126 different ingredients - many of which are hormone disruptors, neurotoxins and skin irritants. But not ours! Scrub goodbye to skin care chemicals and learn fun, easy do-it-yourself body care using oils, foods and everyday ingredients at home.

Limited space, registration required.

*Presented by Jennyfer Berg, Natural Grocers

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Medicare Seminar:

Free, Unbiased Information

from the State of Idaho

Tuesday, April 11, 5:30-7 PM

Multipurpose Room B

Learn everything you need to know before your Medicare coverage begins.

  • When and how to enroll
  • Medicare's costs and benefits
  • Medigap vs. Advantage plans
  • Find the best available drug plan
  • Get help with Medicare costs

Register by calling 800-247-4422.

*Presented by Senior Health Insurance

Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a service of the

Idaho Department of Insurance.

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Women's & Children's Alliance

Wednesday, April 12, 1:30-3:30 PM

Nampa Library Lobby

The Women's & Children's Alliance (WCA) provides a comprehensive and secure emergency and transitional shelter program, in confidential locations with round-the-clock staff assistance. The shelters have private rooms and common living facilities for women and children who are fleeing domestic and/or sexual assault.

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The Squad

Thursday, April 13, 1:30-2:30 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

"The Squad" is a group function for adults

with disabilities. Music, crafts and games!

*Must be accompanied by a caregiver

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Understanding Credit Scores

& Reports presented by Idaho Central Credit Union

Thursday, April 13, 6-7 PM

3rd Floor Board Room

Your credit can have a big effect on your financial life. Understanding how credit scores and reports work will help you keep your finances healthy and help you achieve your financial goals, such as buying a home, leasing a car, or paying off debt.

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No Pressure Book Club & Trivia at Flying M Coffee Garage

Saturday, April 15, 3-4:30 PM

Flying M Coffee Garage Nampa

Participate in a discussion covering this month’s theme "Detective Novels Through the Ages." Enjoy themed trivia and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Flying M Coffee Garage is located at 1314 2nd St S in Nampa.

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Bunco!

Tuesday, April 18, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Multipurpose Room A

The fun and easy dice game that everyone loves to play. If you can roll some dice and count to 21, you could be yelling out 'Bunco!' and win the game.

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Nampa Bookworms

Wednesday, April 19

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

3rd Floor Board Room

The group meets monthly. View the current reading list and book summaries at nampalibrary.org/bookworms.

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Adopt a Plant Swap

and DIY Hanger

Thursday, April 20, 6-7:30 PM

Multipurpose Room A

We will be swapping plants and making plant pot hangers. Bring a propagated plant in a vial or container of water, to swap for another. Learn how to make your own plant hanger with thrifted yarn and rope.

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Nampa Caregiver Support Group presented by Alzheimer's Association

Monday, April 24, 2-3:30 PM

Study Room 302

Build a support system with people who understand. Walk-ins are welcome.

Alzheimer’s Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners. Meets every 4th Monday of the month. For more info, visit alz.org/Idaho.

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Free Legal Clinic

Thursday, April 27, 12-2 PM

Multipurpose Room B

In partnership with Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, get free general legal advice and council on topics including family law, landlord/tenant issues, probate, and more. Register at nampalibrary.org/legal

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Adult Paint & Sip

Friday, April 28, 2-3:30 PM

Multipurpose Room A

Join us for step-by-step paiting and some tasty (non-alcoholic) drinks! Limited spots available. Registration required.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, May 1, 11 AM - 4 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Schedule your appointment today at nampalibrary.org/blood.

*Must be at least 17 years old to donate

Schedule Appointment 

Guitar for Beginners

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 PM

Multipurpose Rooms or Board Room

Interested in learning to play the guitar? Join volunteer David Johnson every Wednesday evening to learn guitar basics such as chords, strumming patterns, and a tiny bit of music theory. Bring your own guitar. Designed for ages 13 and older.

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Destination Wellness Fair

Saturday, April 8, 10 AM - 2 PM

Library Lobby & Multipurpose Rooms

Destination Wellness 2023 offers FREE health and wellness education and resources featuring exhibitors from the local area. You can learn about resources for seniors, health insurance, Medicaid, preventing drug use and suicide, proper medication disposal and more. You can participate in a relaxation watercolor program by Lane’s Art Supply, Mommy and Me Yoga by 2C yoga, and get health screenings for high blood pressure and diabetes from Terry Reilly Health Services. We will be giving away reusable water bottles, “Take care of our teachers” swag bags and you can enter to win an essential oil diffuser and resistance bands. Some activities require registration. See details and sign up at nampalibrary.org/wellness.

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Mommy and Me Yoga

Saturday, April 8, 10:15-10:45 AM

Children's Storytime Area

As part of our 2023 Destination Wellness Fair, we will be having Mommy and Me Yoga for parents and their children ages 4-6. Learn to do yoga together with instruction by 2C Yoga! Stretch out and build a healthy routine with your little ones. Please wear comfortable clothing! Registration is required due to limited space.

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Reading Buddies:

Read to a Therapy Dog

Saturday, April 8, 11 AM - 12 PM

Children's Storytime Area, 1st Floor

Come read or tell a story to one of the Go Team therapy dogs. All ages are welcome!

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Crochet & Knit with us!

Tuesday, April 11, 1-3:30 PM

Multipurpose Room A

This class is open to ages 12 and up. Participants should bring #4 worsted yarn, knitting needles (size 8 or 9 and/or crochet hooks size G or H). Beginners thru advanced welcome. Instruction provided!

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Shakespearience presents

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Thursday, April 13, 6-7 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Much Ado About Nothing is one of the original romantic comedies. Mix-ups and mischief fill this tale, along with moments of tragedy, creating a play with something for everyone.

This 50-minute performance is an engaging way to bring students deeper into Shakespeare’s work in a relatable, entertaining, and accessible experience. Enjoy a question and answer session with the actors following the performance! Recommended for Kinder-6th grade students, but all ages are welcome!

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Hobby Hangout:

Miniatures & Model Kit Painting

Saturday, April 15, 11 AM - 2:30 PM

Multipurpose Room A

Join Outland Hobbies as we paint miniatures or model kits. Bring your own supplies and paint with the group or beginners can practice on a free miniature and learn beginning painting skills. For Ages 16+. Registration required at nampalibrary.org/hobby

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Family Trivia Night with

West Valley Humane Society

Tuesday, April 18, 5-6 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Show off your knowledge about pet care and animal rescue facts! Play alone or as a team.

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All Things Green Fair

Friday, April 21, 12-5 PM

Multipurpose Rooms & Lobby

We're hosting an All Things Green Fair to highlight the importance of the environment and sustainability in coordination of Earth Day. This event is for local activists, educators and organizations to come together and provide opportunities for one another and to engage the community on various environmental concepts and resources within the Nampa community.

  • 12-5 PM: Community Booths
  • 12-1 PM: Soil Health & Conservation
  • 3-4 PM: Project Drawdown Workshop
  • 4:30-5:30 PM: EcoPoetry: The Seasons
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EcoPoetry: The Seasons

Friday, April 21, 4:30-5:30 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

As part of the All Things Green Fair, we're hosting an EcoPoetry reading! Fill out THIS FORM to be considered for the reading. You will be contacted by a Nampa Library staff member when your reading has been approved.


Share an original or already existing piece of poetry or reflective writing surrounding one’s thoughts and feelings regarding the environment. The theme for this reading is "The Seasons." Readings are limited to 5 minutes.

Submit Poetry

Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, April 22, 2-4:30 PM

3rd Floor Board Room

Choose from a selection of pre-made characters, learn how to play the game in a relaxed and fun environment, and make new friends! Players of every experience level are welcome. Open to players 16+. Registration required.

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Crochet & Knit with us!

Tuesday, April 25, 1-3:30 PM

Multipurpose Room B

This class is open to ages 12 and up. Participants should bring #4 worsted yarn, knitting needles (size 8 or 9 and/or crochet hooks size G or H). Beginners thru advanced welcome. Instruction provided!

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Master Gardener:

Edible Landscaping

Wednesday, April 26, 6-7 PM

Multipurpose Room B

Want a landscape that provides more than just beauty? Join us to learn how to create an edible garden. For ages 16+ and adults.

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Carnaval para todos los Niños

(Día de los Niños)

Saturday, April 29, 11 AM - 4 PM

Multipurpose Rooms

Join us for a carnival-themed Día de los Niños celebration, a holiday based on childhood and literacy. Mariachi, folklórico dancers, piñata making, bilingual storytime, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, and more!

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Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 6, 10 AM - 12 PM

Nampa Library Lobby

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is the biggest event in the comic book industry—a single day when participating comic book shops and libraries around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes in!

Join us to snag your free comic book! You can even dress up as your favorite hero and take part in our extra comic themed activities!

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