Ongoing Events

These events occur regularly - weekly, monthly, or annually. 

ALL AGES: Book Sales

The Friends of the Library host three Saturday book sales a year - in March/April, July (during Kindleberger Fest), and October.

 

  • Each sale runs from 10:00am to 3:00 pm.  

  • Early Birds can get in the sale early, at 9:00 am, for just $1.00!

  • After 2:00 pm, you can get a bag of books for just $3.00 - and if you bring a Parchment Library book bag you can fill it for only $2.00.

  • You can purchase a Parchment Library shopping bag for just $2.00 or our deluxe canvas book bag for $8.00 at every book sale, and they're always available at the library's front desk.

  • You can order a custom-made Book Letter at our book sales, or at the front desk of the library at any time.  A Book Letter is a Readers Digest condensed book that has been cut into the shape of a letter of the alphabet.  You choose the color of the book cover, solid or patterned, and the letter you want.  Each letter is just $5.00 each.

2019 Book Sale dates:  March 23, July 13, November 23

Click here to receive a reminder the week before each book sale.

Every Day Sale: In addition to our three big sales, we always have a nice selection of books, audiobooks, and DVDs available to purchase from a display near the front desk, with the same low prices!

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Parchment Community Library, who use them to fund library services and events.

ALL AGES: Holiday Chocolate and Parchment Wassailing

Always the first Wednesday in December, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

The Holiday Chocolate has been a Parchment tradition since 1995.  The Parchment Garden Club and the Friends of the Library make scrumptious homemade hot cocoa and cookies and serve them in a festive atmosphere of twinkling lights and holiday music.  In 2005, local businesses and organizations joined in the fun and now Parchment Wassailing brings the city alive with family activities and free refreshments.  Ride the free Holly Trolley and see it all!  

ALL AGES: Kindleberger Fest

Usually the first full week in July - go to the Kindleberger Arts Commission page on Facebook for more details.

Kindleberger Fest is a week full of fun for the whole family!  Civic theater (a musical plus a youth production), 5k race, auto show, and more.  

 

The festival's biggest day is Saturday with a parade and a huge arts and crafts show in Kindleberger Park.  Stop by the library's table and win a prize!  

 

The library is just in front of the park, so walk over and find bargains at library's biggest booksale of the year.

ALL AGES: Second Sundays Live! free music concerts

Meets the 2nd Sunday each month from 2:00-3:00 pm, except June, July and August.

Catch great live music at the library.  Refreshments.

ALL AGES: Summer Reading

Win prizes!  Reading programs for all ages in June and July every year.

ADULTS: Friends of the Library

The Friends meet at 2:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of January, February, March, June, July, September, October, and November.

In recent years, the Friends have raised several thousand dollars a year for new equipment, programming, and materials. Last year, the Friends renewed the library's subscription to "Book Page," a monthly publication available to library patrons for free paid for library programming for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program. Everyone is welcome to join the Friends!

ADULTS: Front Page: Donuts and Discussion

Third Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Discuss current events with national and local relevance in a civil atmosphere.  Some meetings will have a specific topic (see Newsletter for details) and we will bring in local experts to share first-hand knowledge of the subject.  Some meetings will be open forums with the topic decided by the group.  

 

Hot topics. Cool heads.  Free donuts and coffee.

ADULTS: Parchment Thread & Yarn Club

Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month, 3:00-5:00 pm

Come craft with us! All experience levels welcome. Bring your own project.

ADULTS: Parchment Threads & Beads Club

Meets the 1st Tuesday each month, 5:00-7:30 pm

Come craft with us! All experience levels welcome. Bring your own project.

ADULTS: Mystery Book Club

Meets the 3rd Monday each month from 6:30-8:00 pm

If you love reading mysteries and whodunnits - this is the club for you!

ADULTS: Parchment Book Group

Meets the 1st Monday each month from 6:30-8:00 pm

Talk about great books with friends -- what could be better? 

ADULTS: Town Hall : A Parchment Community Forum

Third Thursday, 7:00 pm

Meet with your neighbors to discuss ways to make Parchment a great place to live.  Develop ideas into hands-on projects for volunteers and/or into proposals for the City Commission.  

For more information, go to www.tinyurl.com/parhall.  There you'll find meeting agendas and minutes, photos of current and completed projects, and data from our 2017 Community Survey.

Our motto is "We find and we fix" - this is a group that gets things done! Share your talents with your community!

ADULTS: Tuesday Morning Sorters

Meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am

The Sorters review all the items donated for the next book sale and arrange them on the Book Sale Room shelves.  Lots of chat, lots of fun, and lots of fascinating books to look through!  

KIDS: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Book by book, step by step, help your child get ready for school and start a life-long love of reading and learning.  


How the program works:

  • Register your child, at any age before they enter 5-year old Kindergarten, for this FREE do-it-at-home program.

  • Your child will receive a program folder which will contain their first reading log to record the first 100 books read together.

  • For every 100 books you read, your child will receive fun rewards.  It's OK to read the same book several times.


Sign up today!

KIDS: Baby & Me Time

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:40 am, September - May (see Newsletter for details)

A storytime for babies through 24 months with a caregiver.

You and your baby will enjoy 15 minutes of lap bounces, rhymes and songs with Mrs. B, then play time!

Note: we have special storytimes June - August.  See Newsletter for details.

KIDS: Family-style Storytime

Thursdays, 10:15-11:00 am, September - May (see Newsletter for details)

Start your day with stories, songs and fingerplays to enhance your child's early literacy skills! Designed for 2-4 year olds but all ages are welcome. Children aged 3 1/2 and younger must attend with a caregiver.

Note: we have special storytimes June - August.  See Newsletter for details.

KIDS: Preschool Pals Storytime

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00 am, September - May (see Newsletter for details)

For 3 1/2 to 5 year olds.  Stories and songs, fingerplays and fun, designed for preschoolers ready to try it on their own.

Note: we have special storytimes June - August.  See Newsletter for details.

KIDS: Toddler Tales Storytime

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am, September - May (see Newsletter for details)

For 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver.  A story with related activities expecially designed for young ones.

Note: we have special storytimes June - August.  See Newsletter for details.

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