We are delighted to open our doors again to the public. To reduce the spread of the COVID virus, the following changes to our normal service are in place:

  • Masks must be worn by everyone in the building, except children under the age of 2.

  • Five public computers will be available; self-serve only.

  • All photocopies will be done by library staff.

  • Chairs have been removed; all games, puzzles and toys are in storage.

  • Magazines are available by request.  No newspapers are available.



Mon & Tue  9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wed & Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fri & Sat     9:00 am - 1:00 pm



You may order library materials for curbside pickup by phone, email, or online catalog. 

We'll call you to confirm your order, then you can pick up your order within 3 business days.

Call us when you get to the library and we'll bring your order to your car!



Our Reopening Plan has been approved by the Library Board of Trustees.  It can be read here.  Please note, this plan may change if circumstances warrant.


You can join by phone (landline or mobile) or any Internet-connected device.

Just READ!  Summer Reading Program now through August 15.

All Ages! 

Join the fun, count your minutes while you read and win free books!

You can join using any Internet-connected device.  Click here to register!


Let's Talk Baking - Monday, July 13, 7 pm

Bring your baking questions to a Zoom discussion with Victorian Bakery owner Maria Brennan.  Make yourself a cup of tea and settle in as Maria answers your questions about baking.  The topic for July 13 is "Scones & Pastry Cream."  7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 2nd Monday each month.  See all the details here.

Parchment Action Team Meeting - July 16, 7:00 pm

The next Parchment Action Team meeting will be a Zoom conference, on June 18 at 7:00 pmFor more information on how to join the meeting, click here. 

Mystery Book Club - Monday, July 20, 4:00 pm

The Mystery Book Club is meeting via Zoom on the third Monday of every month until we're able to meet in the library.  You can join using a land-line phone, a cell phone, or any Internet-connected device. See all the details here.



Stories with Mrs. B

You can see Mrs. B's recorded storytimes on the library's website here.  
For more fun with Mrs. B, check Instagram: @mrsbstories and Facebook: KIDS at ParchmentLibrary. 

NEW! RBdigital audiobooks and magazines

We've added digital magazines and more digital audiobooks to our collection!  All titles are always available and you can check out as many as you like.  See all the details here.  

Use your library card to access free digital magazines, books, audiobooks, movies and music!

  • Go to our DIGITAL CONTENT page for more information.

  • Please note, only in-district cardholders may access digital resources like Hoopla and OverDrive through Parchment Community Library.

  • If you have a Reciprocal Borrower card from us, you may access digital resources through your home library's website.

NEW! Apply for a Parchment Library Card online! 

  • All those who reside or own property within the Parchment School District are eligible for a free Parchment Community Library card. 

    • Not sure if you live in our district?
      Check our Street Index for your address.

    • Live in Cooper's Landing Apartments?
      Check our map to see if you are in the Plainwell or Parchment library district.

    • If you do NOT live in our district, you may not apply online for a card.  When the library
      re-opens, stop in with a photo ID and your home library card, and we'll give you a Reciprocal Borrower card.


  • This card may be used to access our digital collections (Hoopla & OverDrive). 

  • The limit for Hoopla is now 10 checkouts per cardholder per month, and the limit for OverDrive is 7 checkouts per cardholder per month.

Free Wi-Fi

You can now access the library's wi-fi from the parking lot.  Look for the ParchmentLibrary service.  There is no password.  

Things to do 

  • Looking for educational resources for kids?                                                      See our GREAT WEBSITES FOR KIDS page!

  • Looking for fun activities for kids?  See our SUMMER READING PROGRAM, FUN & GAMES & STAY-AT-HOME BOREDOM BUSTERS page!

Important resources

To find resources for help with food, mortgage, unemployment, mental health, Internet service, and more, see this April 27 article from Bridge Magazine

For more information, go to


The Library Board will have two open seats in the November election.  Any adult who resides in the library district is eligible to serve as a Library Trustee.  Forms may be picked up at Parchment City Hall.  A minimum of 6, and a maximum of 20, signatures on
the petition form are required.  All forms must be filed at Parchment City Hall by August 11. The new trustees will serve a four-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

The Library Board oversees the policies and finances of the library.  The Board meets once a month, on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 pm (in December on the third Tuesday).  To learn more about the duties of a Library Trustee, read our Bylaws.

The Library has been a vital part of Parchment life since 1963, guided by cheerful, forward-thinking, community-minded people.  If you'd like more information about how to become a candidate, please contact Teresa Stannard, the Library Director, at 343-7747 or

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