With the Governor Holcomb's recent Executive Order Directive for the State of Indiana to stay home, the Parke County Public Library will remain closed until the minimum mandated date of April 7th. As we get closer to this date and if the restrictions have been lifted, the Library Board of Trustees and the Director will reassess to determine a date for the library to reopen.
Though many of you find the library staff's friendly faces, access to books, use of our computers and access to the internet "essential", we don't fall into that category. In order to keep staff and all of our patrons safe, as well as to follow the orders of the Governor, we feel it’s important we are closed during this time. 
Material due dates have been extended to at least April 7th, so no overdues to worry about or fines to be concerned with. You may continue to use the drop box in the lower lot for books if you wish, though we can get them when we reopen. If you need to contact the library, you may leave a message and we are checking those frequently.
If you need internet access, our WiFi will be available around the perimeter of the library and the network “Patron.Wifi” is accessible. We just ask that you please be respectful of library property, as we know you will. It can be reached front front and upper rear parking areas.
Follow us on Facebook for fun posts, updates, and more. Also, keep an eye out for a Facebook Story-time group where we'll be offering virtual story-times of Picture books and Chapter books for kids and families! 
OverDrive and Hoopla are still very much accessible with your library card! OverDrive has a lot of new items as all the libraries in the Consortium are adding titles to better serve you! This could mean some wait times but with 500+ new titles, we know you can find something you love! You will need a library PIN so if you need that, have lost it, or don't remember what it is, leave a message or send us a Facebook message and we can update that for you. (Please be patient though!) No wait times on Hoopla and there are eBooks, Audio books, Movies, TV shows, Music, comics and more, including resources for kids! 5 downloads a month though, on Hoopla, but the Director is working on some changes to meet patron needs.

Again, please stay safe and follow the Governor's Directive. Monitor your health and follow guidelines recommended. The link for the Center for Disease Control ( is a great resource as well as Indiana State Department of Health website (

We look forward to seeing you as soon as we can. Please take care!

With all our love, PCPL Director, Staff, and Library Board .

About Us


Parke County Public Library is a great place to be.  There are plenty of books for research and reading.  We have many programs going on so be sure to check out our calendar and Programs page to see what events are coming up.  We are also renovating sections of our library so that they will be more useful to the public.  Feel free to stop in sometime and use our FREE WIFI.  Check out our Ebooks & Audiobooks to get and read books on your tablets or phones.  overdrive-all

Teen Zone / Kids Zone


The Teen Zone / Kids Zone has a  NEW LOOK with more changes coming soon!  We have added fun graphics to the tables in the Kids Zone.  The Teen Zone has a new arrangement, it is more open and new technology has been added.  Six new iPads are in this area with fun and educational games.  In the Teen Zone laptops will be available for teen use, or you could bring your own.


books-webThe Alberta T. Butler room on the lower level houses our genealogy resources.  Our genealogy area is known for its excellence in historical information of Indiana and specifically Parke County.  The resources include books, micro film and many online resources.  See our genealogy page for a list of our online resources. is available free when used from the library.  Our staff would be happy to assist you with your genealogy questions.

Upcoming Events

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eBooks, Movies, Magazines, Comics, Music

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Check out our Digital Media page to see the FREE resources that we offer through the library!Also check out our NEW database A to Z the USA.  This new database give you maps and the histories and information of the USA and all of its states with information about each state (ie. counties, flags, historical information, political information, census etc.)

Also check out our new A to Z the USA database.  This database lists off information and history for the USA and all of its states (ie. maps, counties, political, historical, and economical information etc.)