April is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating here at the Frank Carlson Library. We encourage you to celebrate rhythm and rhyme too! Either by coming in to check out one of our poetry books or by visiting Poets.org and reading their daily poem. You can also sign up for them to e-mail you that poem every morning. Check it Out!

April 24th is "Poem In Your Pocket Day", so be sure and stop by to get a poem for your pocket to share with everyone or just for yourself!

April Craft Group





Seeking Legos and Duplo Block Donations

The Frank Carlson Library is seeking Legos and Duplo Block donation. We will use Duplo Blocks for Pre-School Story time to help tell the story, build towers, and to match colors and size. With Lego Clubs being one of the fastest-growing library and school programs nationwide, Frank Carlson Library is planning on staring a Lego Club during Sumer Reading Program. We'll accept Alphabet blocks, too, in good condition to help children acquire early literacy skills. You may bring Legos, Duplo Blocks and Alphabet Blocks to Frank Carlson Library during regular business hours. for more information please contact the library at 243-2250 or e-mail at frankcarlsonreads@yahoo.com.

The Sunflower E-Library

Announcing the arrival of Sunflower eLibrary!

The Frank Carlson Library has joined the Sunflower eLibrary group. This means you can check out ebooks, audio books, and even music or movies from the Sunflower site with your Frank Carlson Library Card. Come in for more information and be on the look out for our quick classes coming in the next few weeks.

Check it out at http://www.sunflowerelibrary.org!


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

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.


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