Parsons Public Library was awarded a Family Engagement in Public Libraries Grant on September 11, 2023. Tammie Benham of Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) wrote and is administering this grant which provides training, support, and equipment to promote early literacy and inform families about community agencies, parenting resources, and ideas to promote early literacy in children from birth to kindergarten. The public is invited to stop by the library to watch the progress and participate in events over the next year as the library becomes a Nationally Certified Family Place Library.