Solar Eclipse Alert!

While the Frank Carlson Library is not providing solar eclipse glasses, we do want to make people aware that there fraudulent glasses being sold. Here is how to identify the legitimate NASA approved glasses.

Approved Glasses

Can clearly see the registered trademark symbol near the ISO symbol.

Marked on front, "Safe for direct solar viewing".


Fraudulent Glasses!

No registered trademark symbol next to the ISO symbol.

Clearly says Made in China.




The Frank Carlson Library

Welcome to the web site for the Frank Carlson Library, serving Concordia, Cloud County, and North Central Kansas.

The Frank Carlson Library's mission is to meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community and surrounding area.

You are invited to explore this web site, which has been designed to be a helpful and practical guide to the library services available through the Frank Carlson Library. Comments and suggestions about the web site or library services in general are always welcome so that we can better serve you.

Address and Services

We hope that you will visit the library at 702 Broadway in Concordia, Kansas, where you will find a comfortable, inviting environment with services for people of all ages and interests.

  • Toys, games, and learning opportunities for children
  • Comfortable, well-lighted reading area for adults
  • Extensive genealogy and local history collection
  • Thousands of videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and more!
  • The Frank Carlson Room, celebrating the life of Concordia's most illustrious citizen


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The Frank Carlson Library is a member of the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce, a Charter Affiliate of the Kansas Center for the Book, a member of the the Central Kansas Library System, and receives hundreds of items for adults and kids from the CKLS Rotating Book Van six times each year.