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READ For The Gold
Summer Reading 2016
June 20 - August 5

Prizes, events, and activities
for kids, teens & adults!


Baby & Me Time
for babies up to 23 months
Tuesdays, May 24-July 26 from 11:15-11:40 am

You and your baby can enjoy 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs with Mrs. B, then stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and parents.

Summer Storytime Olympics
for kids up to 6 years
Tuesdays, June 21-July 26 from 10:15-11:00 am

(children 3 and under must attend with an adult) 


Book Club
Monday, August 1 at 7:00 pm

Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

2016 Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
Sundays at 6:30 pm

Free summer concerts start on Sunday June 12.  All performances start at 6:30 pm and will be held at The Stage at Kindleberger Park in Parchment.  Bring the kids, a picnic dinner and your lawn chairs for an entertaining evening!  See the full schedule at kindleberger.org.

Warm Up for Summer Reading Favorites

Some great books were discussed at the Warm Up for Summer Reading event on May 19. Click here to see the list!


Amy Manley, Parchment School District Media Specialist, has found tons of great books for kids to read this summer!  Click on the grade level below.

1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade | 6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade | 9th Grade | 10th Grade | 11th & 12th Grades

About Our Second Sundays Live in Concert Series
The "Second Sunday Live!" series will take a break from June through August, when there will be free Sunday concerts in Kindleberger Park. The series will start again in September and continue through May, always at 2:00 pm on the second Sunday each month. If you have suggestions for music styles or bands, let us know!

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more.

Learn a new language for FREE!
Just use your Parchment Community Library card to register.

(Note: your library card must contain 6 digits. If you have an older card you can obtain a new one free of charge.)


You can access your library account information via our online catalog!  Click the "Library Catalog" link in the top menu bar of this page.  When the online catalog screen opens, click the 'Log In' link at the right end of the dark blue bar near the top of the page.

You'll need to know your Patron ID (the number on the back of your library card) and your password.  The default password is the last four digits of your phone number.   If this doesn't work, give us a call.  

You may ask us to re-set your password at any time - it can be any length and contain letters and/or numbers.   Stop in or call 343-7747.


All events are listed on the Events Calendar.
You can narrow the list by going to the Adult Events, Teen, or Children's pages.
Click here to suggest an event / Click here to suggest an item for our collection
Look through our Coupon Sharing Box before your next shopping trip! If you have coupons to share, please drop them in the "Unsorted Coupons" box.  You'll find the Coupon Sharing Box on the counter in front of the Director's office.

Click for Kalamazoo, Michigan Forecast

New York Times Bestsellers
The Michigan Electronic Library gives you FREE access to databases of all kinds, books from other Michigan libraries (interlibrary loan), and subject guides to the Internet! 
Need help ordering interlibrary loan books from other libraries through MeL?  See our Interloan page. 
 Our next book sale is
Saturday, October 22
10:00am - 3:00pm
You may attend the Early Bird Sale from 9:00 - 10:00am for $1.00.  

For more information about our book sales and the wonderful people who make them possible, click the Friends of the Library tab in the left-hand menu.  
We always have a selection of Friends Book Sale books, DVDs and audiobooks available for sale in the center atrium area on the main floor. 
Thank you for supporting our Book Sales!
You can "check out" and
download audiobooks, e-books, music and video from the Southwest Michigan Digital Library (SMDL) website.
You must have a resident library card, Senior Free library card, or Teacher library card in order to use this service.  If you have a reciprocal library card from us, please use your home library card instead in order to access the SMDL site.  You must also have a six-digit library card number.  We can provide a new card to you at no cost, if you need one.
The Library Director is a Notary Public.   She can notarize signatures on certain documents.  This service is free to Parchment Community Library resident cardholders; all others $10 per document.  Please call in advance.

If your library account has expired or has more than $2.00 in fines, you will not be able to use OverDrive. 

If this happens, come in to update your account (please bring your license or Michigan ID) and/or pay your fines and you'll be able to use OverDrive again immediately!

Questions?  Call us at 269.343.7747 or e-mail ref@parchmentlibrary.org.