Coronavirus COVID19

Important Information to Know While the COVID Virus Remains a Threat to Public Health


Currently at Stage 5 (Library open with minimal restrictions) as of June 23, 2021

  • MDHHS lifted all restrictions for non-healthcare settings on June 22, 2021. 

  • Masks are no longer required for any visitor or employee.

  • Social distancing is no longer required for any visitor or fully vaccinated employee.

  • Limits on indoor gatherings have been removed.

  • All furnishings have been returned to their original positions in the library.

  • Visits are no longer limited to 1 hour.

  • Drinking fountains have been purged and sanitized, and are available for use.

  • Meeting rooms will be available starting mid-July.

  • MIOSHA rescinded employer restrictions on June 23, 2021. 

  • Employers no longer need to require staff to complete daily health checks. 

  • However, employers are required to maintain a safe work environment, and should encourage non-vaccinated staff to maintain a 6-foot distance from others.  

  • All employees should continue to stay home when they feel ill, and non-vaccinated employees should stay home if they have been exposed to COVID.

  • All employees should continue to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of their elbow.

  • All employees should continue to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.


9:00-6:00 Mon, Tue

9:00-5:00 Wed, Thu, Fri

9:00-1:00 Sat



You may order library materials for curbside pickup.  We'll call you to confirm your order, then 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.

No more overdues. You will not incur an overdue fee if you return materials past their due date. 


However, your library card will be blocked if you have DVDs, New Books or Interlibrary Loan materials that are 7 or more days overdue, or if you have other library materials that are 30 days overdue. You'll need to either return or pay to replace such long-overdue items to use your library card again.

Can I apply for a library card online? Yes, all those who reside within (or who work in or attend as a student) the Parchment School District, may apply for a library card online here.  If you reside outside of the Parchment School District, you may apply for a Reciprocal Borrower card in person at the library (bring your photo ID and home library card).  

Will cancelled events be rescheduled? See our Library Events page for updates on all events, as well as helpful links to free Internet service and resources.

How can I keep updated about the status of the library? All service updates will be posted on the homepage of our website and on Facebook.

Use our 24/7 online library! Use your library card and any Internet-connected device to borrow digital books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music.  PCL offers a large variety of digital books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music via Hoopla and OverDrive.

For more information, go to

How to prevent the spread of colds and flu

  • Wash your hands at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially before eating or after using the bathroom.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.

  • If you or a family member has a weakened immune system, avoid crowds as much as possible.