Awesome Extras

Nifty services you may not know about.  Happy surprises @ your library!

Bicycle Locks

  • Keep your bike safe while you're at the library - borrow one of our bike locks to secure your ride. 

  • When you leave, just drop the lock into the book drop near the bike rack. ​

  • Our warmest thanks to Zoo City Bicycles, who donated four locks to the library.


Eyeglasses Donation Box

  • The Lions Club maintains a collection box for used eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses in the library's front lobby.  Please donate any eyeglasses you no longer need.  

  • The Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Program volunteers clean and sort the donated eyeglasses by prescription strength, package them and distribute them to those in need.  


Free Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped

  • The Braille and Talking Book Library service is provided directly from the Library of Michigan (rather than through the Parchment Community Library) AT NO CHARGE.  

  • Do you enjoy a good book but are no longer able to read small print? The Michigan Network of Regional and Subregional Libraries serving people with visual and physical disabilities offers best-sellers, mysteries, westerns, biographies, how-to books and other types of materials found in a public library. The only difference is that the books are recorded on a digital cartridge or printed in braille and will arrive at your door through the regular U.S. postal service. You may also choose to download books from online directly to a flash drive or mobile device. And best of all, this service is FREE, with no charge to mail materials to or from the library.

  • You do not need to be legally blind to use this service - if standard print has become difficult for you, a friend, or a family member, please call 1-800-992-9012.

  • The first step in beginning long- or short-term service is the submission of an Application (PDF).

  • The Braille and Talking Book Library is located on the first floor of the Michigan Library and Historical Center at 702 West Kalamazoo Street in Lansing. Come see what it has to offer!


Notary Service

Notary service is provided at the Parchment Community Library in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.

  • There is no charge for this service - up to 3 documents per person per day.  

  • Please call before you visit to be sure the notary is available to assist you.  

  • Notary services will NOT be provided for I-9 forms, closing or other real estate documents, trusts or wills, divorce or child custody, or blank pages,
    pages not related to the body of the document, or pages in a language other than English.

  • Each person required to sign the document must present valid, government-issued picture identification.

  • Each person required to sign the document must do so in the presence of the notary, after the notary has inspected the document and all identification cards.

  • All persons required to sign the document must be present at the same time. 

  • Neither the notary or any Library staff may act as witnesses.

  • The notary cannot notarize that a record is an original copy of another record.

  • Notarizing a document does not constitute a legal review of the document's content.

  • The notary retains the right to refuse to notarize a document.

  • The notary will maintain a journal wherein each transaction will be noted, along with the identification provided.

Mystery & Romance Paperbacks Exchange

This collection was built by, and continues to be supplied by, our readers.

You don't need a library card to borrow these books.  In fact, you never have to return them if you don't want to!  Take as many as you like, and return them (or not) as you wish. If you have mystery or romance paperbacks in good condition that you don't need anymore, bring them in for others to enjoy.