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 announces closure due to COVID-19

Dated: March 18, 2020

After carefully considering a multitude of factors and the rapidly changing situation, the Parsons Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, March 18, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The library intends to reopen on Wednesday, April 1, unless the closure is extended.

This decision was made in support of the overall health and wellness of our community and for the safety of our patrons and staff. This difficult decision is the responsible thing to do-and the best way to serve our patrons right now-is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Libraries play a critical role, and we care deeply about the community we serve, so we are taking steps to support our patrons as much as possible during the temporary closure:

• Due dates are being extended during this closure period.
• We encourage you to keep any materials you may have until the library reopens. If you wish to return your materials, please use the walk-up drop box, located on the east side of the library, or the library’s drive-up drop box, located by the City of Parsons water bill drop box.
• All library events and meeting room reservations have been cancelled through March 31.
• We encourage patrons to make the most of the online resource provided by the library and the State Library of Kansas. These free options to download audio and ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers, and full online access to the New York Times, are all available 24/7 on the library’s website.

The library will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates and work with state and medical departments to determine the next steps.

The health and safety of our patrons and staff are our top priority. Any further decision will be posted on our website and Facebook page. We will continue to check our library email and social media inboxes for questions, but please be patient with us as we may take longer to respond than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Thank you,
Samantha Graven
Library Director

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.