Flipster Digital Magazine

Flipster Digital Magazine

Don’t forget that your Parsons Public Library Card gives you access to free Digital Magazines through Flipster! Click on the Flipster logo in the sidebar and sign in with your library card number to access current issues of popular magazines like People and National Geographic.

New York Times

New York Times

Did you know that the Parsons Public Library gives you access to The New York Times for free? Click on The New York Times logo in the sidebar, enter the first 8 digits of your library card number, and there will be instructions on how to gain access to it.

Parsons Public Library announces closure due to COVID-19

Parsons Public Library announces closure due to COVID-19

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

COVID-19 Announcement

COVID-19 Announcement

The health and safety of our patrons and staff are always our top priority. As of today, in accordance with state and medical guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus, we are canceling all programming events and meeting room reservations until further notice. The library will remain open today until 7:30 p.m.; however, we encourage everyone to follow our website and Facebook page on a daily basis. Any further decisions will be posted there, as we continue to monitor this unprecedented and evolving situation.

Thank you for your understanding.

Samantha Graven

Library Director

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Update: As of March 16, 2020, all programs are cancelled until further notice.

Week of March 16, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, March 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 11 a.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Anime Club. Ages 12-18 are welcome to come watch anime, draw manga, and learn about Japanese culture.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 2 p.m. Color Your Stress Away. Join us to color. All supplies are furnished.

Wednesday March 18, 2020, at 4 p.m. YA Dungeons & Dragons Club. Everyone in grades 7-12 come and join us to play Dungeons & Dragons.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 4 p.m. STEAM Wednesday. Join Miss Willie to make Ping Pong Ball Launchers. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Parsons Public Library or by calling 421-5920. This event is for ages 5 and up. We’ll meet in the Children’s Room.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 2 p.m. Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us to watch Seabiscuit.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

The Parsons Public Library makes the health, safety and well-being of our visitors our top priority.

The Parsons Public Library makes the health, safety and well-being of our visitors our top priority.

We are closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking extra measures by increasing the frequency of cleaning – especially computer keyboards, restrooms, door handles and other frequently touched surfaces. At this time, all scheduled events will continue as normal.

Additionally, we would like to remind visitors that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into a library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. (See symptoms here.) Please do your part to stop the spread of germs and disease.