May 01, 2023 Member Spotlight- McPherson Public Library
The theme for the 2023 National Library Week is “There’s More to the Story.” AND if you’ve taken the opportunity to visit the McPherson Public Library or have explored their website, you’ll quickly discover that “There’s More to the Story” absolutely describes our library.
Did you know the McPherson Public Library has an Arts After School program which includes writing, drama, cross-stitch, and knitting? That you can check out kids’ toys and games from the library, including parent kits that help Pre-K and Kindergarten-aged kids achieve skills like tying shoes, using zippers and buttons, and sorting. Did you know you can check out Experience Passes to museums, etc. around the state for destination venues like The Cosmosphere and Botanica?
The McPherson Public Library also provides educational series throughout the year. In May, they are hosting a Women’s Health Series. There will be a medical professional each Monday night at 5:30 PM, May 1st-May 22nd who will be speaking about nutrition and other health issues women should be aware of. On June 1st, the summer program at the library will begin. The theme for the program is “All Together Now,” which will focus on kindness and friendship AND will have activities for kids as well as adults.
There are computers available for use at the library for folks who do not have access to one. AND if you don’t have the Internet at your home, you can check out a library hotspot for a week. But there’s SO much more to our library’s story. Did you know that the McPherson Public Library has telescopes that can be checked out (by an adult) for a week at a time? And that the library has a FAX machine as well as copiers that are available for public use?
What other services can be found at our McPherson Public Library you may ask? How about the streaming service which allows viewers the opportunity to see movies, television shows, concerts, and educational courses. You can watch on your mobile device or connect your mobile device to your TV. The library also has online learning opportunities available.
At the library, you will find the McPherson Room which is filled with all kinds of local history documented through books, newspapers, photographs, county atlases, and city directories. There is also a Map Room with local atlases of McPherson County that date back to 1884! You’ll find a nice collection of state, national, and international maps as well.
Were you aware that our library has a Book Express program available, which will deliver books to those who aren’t able to journey to the library due to limitations? The staff works with library patrons to discover their favorite reading genre and then volunteers will deliver the materials to the patrons.
So as you can see, there IS more to the story at the McPherson Public Library. MUCH more! Visit the library! They’re located at 214 West Marlin. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Check out their website and familiarize yourself with their many services. Look at their Facebook page for updates on happenings. In other words, CHECK IT OUT! You’ll also want to check out these photos taken at Chamber Connections hosted by the McPherson Public Library.