The Prescott Public Library is committed to providing opportunities for the community to have materials readily available that will meet educational, recreational and informational needs, as well as providing a comfortable and welcoming environment that promotes a strong sense of community.
Some of our Bulletin Boards
Library Board Members
The Prescott Library Board meets at the Library on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. All community members are welcome to attend, if you would like to speak please contact the Board President Mary Beth Fornelli before the meeting.
Mary Beth Fornelli
Here is a fun fact about the Prescott School House that was built in 1883:
“1883 Report of Prescott Grade School Cost of New 2 Story, 4 room brick building: $3,235.00;
Teachers: Wm. Erheart -$45.31 per month, M.A. Wilt (Female)- $28.00 per month. Board T.J. Holmes and L.H. Lane”
The building became a library in 1974 after the Prescott High School was closed and the students were to attend school in Mound City at the new Jayhawk Linn High School.
1972 was the last graduating class, the High School then became the Prescott Grade School.
In the 1980’s the building was given a much needed facelift, numerous unstable and damaged parts of the building were rebuilt and fixed so that the building could be enjoyed for another hundred years.