This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Week of September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019, at 5 p.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, September 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Lawrence in the Fall by Matthew Farina.

Monday, September 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Adult Book Discussion. Join us for a discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The Discussion will be led by Sister Rosemary Kolich.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the library. Next Chapter Book Club.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Lawrence in the Fall by Matthew Farina.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Last day to turn in purple baby caps for the CLICK for Babies Period of PURPLE Crying.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Lawrence in the Fall by Matthew Farina.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 2 p.m. Color Your Stress Away. Join us to color. All supplies are furnished.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 2 p.m. Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us as we watch Room Service.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Kitchen Pass Restaurant & Bar. Family Trivia Night. Bring a team of 3-6 for a night of 80s and 90s music trivia.

Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons Club. Everyone in grades 7-12 is invited to our first meeting. We will plan future meeting dates, form parties, find DMs, and help with character creation.

Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

Pictured: Briar Mathis, 13, reads to his brother Jett, 5, in the children’s room at the Parsons Public Library

Overdue fines are a thing of the past for Parsons Public Library patrons as of September 1, 2019. The library’s Board of Trustees voted in their August meeting to join a growing number of libraries and eliminate overdue fines on materials.

“The Parsons Public Library’s mission is to best serve its community and eliminate barriers for our patrons. By eliminating overdue fines, we want everyone to feel welcome to use all the resources the library provides,” said Library Director, Samantha Graven.  “Overdue fines can penalize the most vulnerable families and individuals and we want to reverse this trend and get our patrons back into our building to use materials and enhance their quality of life and education.  Libraries are not only about books. As technology and the needs of our community change, our goal is to evolve so we can continue to meet those needs. One way we are evolving is by eliminating barriers, such as overdue fines.   We greatly appreciate the support of the community we serve, and feel this is a way we can give back. We can’t wait to see you at the library.”

Patrons will continue to receive notifications of due dates and overdue materials. Materials not returned after 30-days will be considered lost and charged to the patron. Until the matter is resolved, the patron’s account will be blocked. Patrons can still take advantage of the 3-day grace period to renew materials. Renewals can be done in person, over the phone, email or by the library’s free text messaging service. For more information, call the library at 620-421-5920.