Friday, March 31, 2006

Egg Hunt Begins Monday

Starting Monday I will post a clue each weekday on the whereabouts of an egg hidden in the library building. The clue may be posted at a different time each day. Only one egg will be hidden each day and once it is found then you must wait until the next day to find an egg. If you find an egg then bring it to the main desk to pick up a small prize. Please encourage your children, friends and relatives to read the Parsons Public Library blog for clues.

City of Parsons Survey

The city of Parsons will be mailing out a survey of city services to all households that receive Parsons water bills. I have been told that the library is one of the city services on the survey and I hope that all library users will take time to complete the survey even just the part on the library so that we can receive feedback on how we are doing. The library is also a drop off site for the survey, so please take time to let us and the city know how we are doing, what we are doing well and areas where we can improve.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Treasure Hunt

Parsons Public Library is hosting a unique treasure hunt. Each weekday in April read the library blog for a clue. Find the hidden egg and bring it to the front desk for a prize. Only one prize will be awarded each day.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Library Director Travels to Boston

I had the opportunity last week to attend a national library conference just for public librarians in Boston. It was a wonderful experience to meet with, talk and listen to other librarians, see new library products and be exposed to some new ideas. I am back today with a desk piled high with things to do and a head full of new ideas. Getting out of my day to day routine was just what I needed and I am now looking forward to working on several big projects. Thanks to the Parsons Public Library Board and the library staff for making it possible for me to attend this conference.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Charlie Chaplin Program

Charlie Chaplin was one of the best known stars in the early days of Hollywood’s silent film era. He was also a noted writer and director. Chaplin is most often associated with his “Little Tramp” character, who wore a bowler hat, carried a bamboo cane, had funny walk and a tiny mustache.

On Friday evening, March 24 at 7:00pm, local attorney, Steve Wilhoft will give a brief introduction to Chaplin’s life and career and show one of his films. For more information or to sign up for this event, call 421-5920.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Summer Reading Plans

Library staff have already been meeting to develop the plans for our summer reading program. Our children's program will be entitled "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales" with a focus on animals. Some of our special events will include a visit from the Nature Reach program at Pittsburg State University, the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company's presentation of "The Hobbit", an afternoon with lizards, snakes and turtles, and a special magic show featuring several rabbits.
Plans are in the works for our teen reading program entitled "Creature Feature" with more details coming at a later date.
For the adults our program will have a western theme with "Round Up Those Books. It's the Library Way." The first program will feature cowboy poet, Harold Carpenter.
All of our programs will begin June 1st and run through the end of July. A calendar of all summer events will be available at the library and on our website in May.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Trucks and Comics

Toy trucks and classic comic books are now on display in the glass cases just inside the front doors. We are always looking for new display ideas and collections of interesting or unusual items to place in the cases. If you have something that you are willing to share with the patrons of the library, please contact us.