Social Media

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Facebook Posts

Go visit Gustavo the Shy Ghost at Lakeside Park! It's a boo-tiful weekend to see the ducks and walk on the new finished sidewalk. The StoryWalk is available in English and Spanish and can be listened to by scanning the QR code on the sign. Thanks to City of Pittsburg, Kansas and Pittsburg Parks & Recreation ~ Pittsburg, KS for working with us on this project. ... See MoreSee Less

Go visit Gustavo the Shy Ghost at Lakeside Park! Its a boo-tiful weekend to see the ducks and walk on the new finished sidewalk. The StoryWalk is available in English and Spanish and can be listened to by scanning the QR code on the sign. Thanks to City of Pittsburg, Kansas and Pittsburg Parks & Recreation ~ Pittsburg, KS for working with us on this project.Image attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Lisa Harris Janet Holden

Check out this fun event! 🎃👻🧡This is going to be so much fun! Next week our Age Well Crawford County task force is bringing together forty 3rd graders and residents of a local, senior care facility to do fall activities together. They are going to decorate pumpkins and enjoy fall-themed games and snacks. How fun?! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this fun event! 🎃👻🧡

From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

My Stack of Books

I guess the drought affecting the area spread to my reading—for a while I sure wasn’t finding many titles that spoke to me. And then the skies opened up and broke my dry spell (bookwise, that is. The ground is still rock-hard solid).

First came “Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting,” by Clare Pooley. This book had all the right stuff for me—quirky but loveable characters who build their own community and end up helping each other, which in turn helps themselves. And it takes place in England. Oh, there’s even a dog (though it’s a little one).

Part of me did think, “oh, the English wouldn’t strike up friendships on a commuter train” and then the queue started for the Queen’s lying-in-state and you saw strangers quickly becoming mates as they stood in line for hours. I thought, “oh, the author was ‘clare-voyant’”—Iona and company could have easily met while queuing up. I liked this book so much that I was almost afraid to start the next one which I just knew couldn’t live up to my expectations.

Boy, was I ever wrong! Emily Henry’s “Book Lovers” was a terrific read. Even though I was quite sure I knew how the story would end, the characters felt fresh and different, I loved the bookish aspect, and I enjoyed how the author gently poked fun at the whole rom-com genre. Think Abbi Waxman’s Nina Hill with an edge.

Next up are a couple of mysteries: “Truth to Lie For,” the fourth installment of the Elena Standish series by Anne Perry, followed by “A Deadly Bone to Pick,” by Peggy Rothschild (it has a dog in it so it should be good, particularly since it’s a Golden Retriever). Then I’ll be re-reading “Book Woman’s Daughter,” by Kim Michelle Robinson for the October book discussion. I wish I could organize the rest of my life as well as I do my reading!
... See MoreSee Less

From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian
 
My Stack of Books

I guess the drought affecting the area spread to my reading—for a while I sure wasn’t finding many titles that spoke to me.  And then the skies opened up and broke my dry spell (bookwise, that is. The ground is still rock-hard solid). 

First came “Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting,” by Clare Pooley. This book had all the right stuff for me—quirky but loveable characters who build their own community and end up helping each other, which in turn helps themselves. And it takes place in England. Oh, there’s even a dog (though it’s a little one). 

Part of me did think, “oh, the English wouldn’t strike up friendships on a commuter train” and then the queue started for the Queen’s lying-in-state and you saw strangers quickly becoming mates as they stood in line for hours. I thought, “oh, the author was ‘clare-voyant’”—Iona and company could have easily met while queuing up. I liked this book so much that I was almost afraid to start the next one which I just knew couldn’t live up to my expectations.

Boy, was I ever wrong! Emily Henry’s “Book Lovers” was a terrific read. Even though I was quite sure I knew how the story would end, the characters felt fresh and different, I loved the bookish aspect, and I enjoyed how the author gently poked fun at the whole rom-com genre. Think Abbi Waxman’s Nina Hill with an edge.

Next up are a couple of mysteries: “Truth to Lie For,” the fourth installment of the Elena Standish series by Anne Perry, followed by “A Deadly Bone to Pick,” by Peggy Rothschild (it has a dog in it so it should be good, particularly since it’s a Golden Retriever). Then I’ll be re-reading “Book Woman’s Daughter,” by Kim Michelle Robinson for the October book discussion. I wish I could organize the rest of my life as well as I do my reading!

Comment on Facebook

I have been crocheting doing puzzles and yard work so found a great audio series on the Kansas cloud library, "Sullivans Crossing" by Robyn Carr. Its 5 books and I'll be starting book 3 today. Really enjoying it and getting lots done!

Today from 4:00 to 6:00pm. We look forward to seeing everyone! 🎨📓📒📚 ... See MoreSee Less

Today from 4:00 to 6:00pm. We look forward to seeing everyone! 🎨📓📒📚Image attachmentImage attachment

It’s Books & Treats time! Yes, it’s that time of year again when library staff treat you to a special Halloween surprise. No tricks involved—the staff will select two library books for you to read and return. We’ll choose titles that we hope you’ll enjoy—no scary stuff unless you request it.

And even though books alone are quite the treat, we’ll throw in some seasonal goodies for you to enjoy while you’re reading. Those living within Pittsburg city limits can have the PPL Booo-mobile deliver your bag on Tuesday, October 25th; otherwise you can pick up your bag at the library that day.

If you’re thinking, “how can I get my very own, customized ‘Books & Treats’ bag?” it’s really quite simple. Stop by or call the Adult Services desk at 620-230-5560 and we’ll get your information, including your reading likes and dislikes.

Sorry, we can’t promise specific titles but we’ll do our best to find books that will treat you to a good read. The number of bags is limited to 50 so don’t delay in ordering your bag. 👻📚
... See MoreSee Less

It’s Books & Treats time!  Yes, it’s that time of year again when library staff treat you to a special Halloween surprise.  No tricks involved—the staff will select two library books for you to read and return. We’ll choose titles that we hope you’ll enjoy—no scary stuff unless you request it. 

And even though books alone are quite the treat, we’ll throw in some seasonal goodies for you to enjoy while you’re reading.  Those living within Pittsburg city limits can have the PPL Booo-mobile deliver your bag on Tuesday, October 25th; otherwise you can pick up your bag at the library that day.

If you’re thinking, “how can I get my very own, customized ‘Books & Treats’ bag?” it’s really quite simple. Stop by or call the Adult Services desk at 620-230-5560 and we’ll get your information, including your reading likes and dislikes.  

Sorry, we can’t promise specific titles but we’ll do our best to find books that will treat you to a good read. The number of bags is limited to 50 so don’t delay in ordering your bag. 👻📚

Comment on Facebook

Awesome! I will call to get mine reserved!

Cool! I just got signed up from hubby & me. Can't wait

I need to remember to call!!!

Bernadette Sajovitz Vogler Carol Puckett Hannah Fowler Sabrina Arbuckle Cara Oliver I called and signed myself up and asked for delivery. Make it easy on them and do the same 🙂 Wendy Long Christel Benson

Sarah and Dionne - these are going fast if you are interested.

calling now

View more comments

Load more

Go visit Gustavo the Shy Ghost at Lakeside Park! It's a boo-tiful weekend to see the ducks and walk on the new finished sidewalk. The StoryWalk is available in English and Spanish and can be listened to by scanning the QR code on the sign. Thanks to @cityofpittsburg and Pittsburg Parks & Recreation for working with us on this project. ...

We're looking forward to another fun Story Time! 🍎📚 ...

We look forward to seeing you at Story Time, this morning at 10am. ...

Join us for Story Time this evening at 6pm. 🍎📚 ...

Come see us for Story Time at 10am! 📚 ...

Story Time this morning at 10am! 📚🧚‍♀🧚🧚‍♂️📚 ...

We're excited for Story Time at the Library! See you tonight at 6pm! 📚 ...

Load More...

Pittsburg Public Library

308 N Walnut
Pittsburg, KS 66762

► Library Hours

Sun: 1:00p - 5:00p
Mon -Thu: 9:00a - 8:00p
Fri: 9:00a - 5:00p
Sat: 10:00a - 4:00p

► Phone

(620) 231-8110

Our Location

Pittsburg, KS  Weather