Robertson Memorial Library offers many resources, including internet access, genealogy, microfilm of the Higginsville Advance from 1890-present, story-time throughout the year. We are a user friendly automated library and will be happy to assist you in your search for information. We can save you money, educate you, teach children responsibility, and provide you with hours of inexpensive enjoyment. Every summer, we have a successful reading program, sponsored by the Higginsville Rotary Club, where children are awarded a small prize when they reach their reading goal. Annually, the Friends of the Library sponsor a live show to coincide with the summer reading program.

Robertson Memorial Library


Library interest in Higginsville originated in 1928 by the P.E.O. president, Mrs. Alma Lyons. She promoted the library project with membership dues. The first library opened July 2, 1928 on the second floor of City Hall in the Mayor’s office. The library was known as the Higginsville Free Public Library with 418 volumes and was opened two days a week. The present library has been located at 19 West 20th Street since February 1957. The library was named “Robertson Memorial” in memory of Miss Margaret E. Robertson who left her real estate and financial holdings to the City of Higginsville to be used for library purposes. In 1980 an addition was completed that nearly doubled the size of the library. Today the library has over 20,000 volumes and is open five days a week. For more information, please call 660-584-2880.  Visit at or on Facebook under Higginsville Library


Friends of the Library


Friends of the Library was created in 1987 to help provide for the needs of our local library. The support of our organization is vital, and receiving funds through memberships, donations, and fund-raising is critical to our continuing efforts. Friends sponsors and participates in: Storytime after the Christmas Parade, Summer Reading Entertainment, evening Milk and Cookies Storytime, entries in parades, and the Annual Book Sale during Country Fair. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday at 5:30p.m. at the Robertson Memorial Library, 19 W. 20th Street.