Divergent Trivia

Join us on Facebook Live December 2 at 6 p.m. for Divergent Trivia!

Holiday Tea

Join us 2-4 p.m. Friday December 11 at this drive-thru event on the east side of the library. We will hand out treats and gifts to patrons of all ages.

Cookies with Santa

Join us at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 12 for a drive-thru event with Santa on the east side of the library. Children 12 and under will receive treats and gifts while supplies last.

Game Time!

Join us on Zoom every Monday at 6 p.m. for some fun family games!

Story Time

Join Miss Willie and Miss Carol in Forest Park every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for Story Hour! In the event of bad weather we will be on Zoom, click below to sign up.


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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 parsonslibrary.org, 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.”

This Week at the Library

Week of November 30, 2020

November 30 – December 11, 2020. Young Adults in grades 5-12 are invited to pick up a De-Stress and Self Care Take-Home Program either from their school librarian or from the Parsons Public Library. Every other week there will be a new take-home program available.

Monday, November 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. Game Time. Join us on Zoom to play classic board games like Yahtzee, Bingo, and Word Search.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 10 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Join Miss Willie and Miss Carol for Story Hour. Depending on the weather, we will either be on Zoom or meet at the Kiddie Shelter in Forest Park.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 6 p.m. Divergent Trivia Night. Join us on Facebook live for some fun trivia over Divergent.

Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Noon, Dungeons & Dragons Club. There are spots open to join the YA D&D game every other Saturday. Call 620-421-5920 and ask for Sabrina for more details.

Coming Soon:

Dec 9 – Jackbox Games

Dec 11 – 2-4 p.m. Holiday Tea Drive-Thru

Dec 12 – 10-11 a.m. Cookies with Santa Drive-Thru

Dec 14 – DIY Picture Frame Take-Home Program

Dec 16 – Trivia

Dec 18 – Winter Party Thing

Please call 620-421-5920 for more details.