Summer Reading Kick-Off

Join us on the Northeast library lawn from 10 a.m.-noon to kick-off our summer reading program! Sign up for programs, pick up reading logs, do some crafts, and more!

A Man Called Ove Book Discussion

Join us for a Book Discussion over A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, presented by Dennis Etzel. There is a limit of 25 people and books are available for pickup.

Elder Scrolls Trivia

Join us Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live for a fun night of Elder Scrolls Trivia!

Spring Saturdays

In April and May, the Parsons Public Library will be open some Saturdays. Patrons are invited to come in to the library April 17, May 1, and May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In-person and contactless services will be offered.

YA D&D Club

People in grades 6-12 can talk to Sabrina at the library about joining the YA D&D Club on Zoom.


Library eCard

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Program Signup

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Mobile Printing

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Online Catalog

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9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Starting June 1
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Latest News
Mar 18 2020

Parsons Public Library offers contactless curbside service starting May 11

Dated: May 8, 2020


Beginning Monday, May 11, the Parsons Public Library will begin contactless curbside pick-up on the east side of the library.

While the library building remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the no-contact pick-up service will be available Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“While the library is still closed, the library staff is excited to serve our community again,” said Samantha Graven, library director. “We are taking extra precautions, because this pandemic is still affecting us locally and statewide. Our dedication to the safety and health of our staff and patrons remains our top priority.”

Patrons will be able to place hold requests on books, audiobooks and movies, with a limit of 10 per card.

Participating in this service is relatively simple. Patrons can use the online catalog found on our website at, or by calling the library at (620) 421-5920. At this time, interlibrary loan has not resumed. Requests must be limited to items owned by the library.

Once the requested items are pulled, a library staff member will call and make arrangements for pick-up and remind you to park on the east side of the library. Be sure to bring your library card with you.

When you arrive at the library, call the library and tell us you are here. You will be asked to provide your name and library card number. At this time, your items will be checked out and bagged. Your bag will be labeled with the last five digits of your library card number and first three letters of your last name. Your bagged items will then be placed on the pick-up table located outside on the east side of the library. For your safety (and ours!), please wait in your car until the staff member has returned to the building.

“Believe me, we miss you!” Graven said.  “We miss seeing your smiles, chatting about books and movies, and, more importantly, serving the needs of our community. We are currently working on our summer reading programs, and when the plan is finalized, we will share it with you. We look forward to seeing you at the library.”

Upcoming Events

Story Hour every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

May 15 - YA D&D Club

May 17 – A Man Called Ove Book Discussion

May 19 – Elder Scrolls Trivia

May 20 – YA Discord Kick-Off

May 22 – Summer Kickoff and Signup

May 22 – Summer Outdoor Movie

May 31 – Library Closed for Memorial Day

Please call 620-421-5920 for more details.