FRIENDS OF THE PARCHMENT COMMUNITY LIBRARY

friends of the libraryWHO WE ARE

The Friends of the Parchment Community Libraryare men and women who value the services the library provides to our community, and who participate in fund-raising events to support library programs.
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
  • continued library lawn care & maintenance
  • paid for the Library Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Everyone is welcome to join the Friends!

BOOKSALES

If you love great bargains, then you'll LOVE our booksales! Prices are typically just 25 cents per paperback and 50 cents per hardback book, with audios and movies priced at just one or two dollars. ALL children's books are just 25 cents each! Our magazines are FREE! New bestsellers in hardback are priced at one to five dollars.

Booksales for 2015:

Saturday, March 7, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Early Bird Sale 9-10 am, $1.00 admission)

Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Early Bird Sale 9-10 am, $1.00 admission)

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Early Bird Sale 9-10 am, $1.00 admission)

We also have a selection of used books for sale EVERY DAY in our Friends of the Library shelves near the Circulation Desk!

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library booksales are used to support the library's collection and programs.

NEVER MISS A BOOK SALE!

Send your e-mail address to ref@parchmentlibrary.org and ask to be added to the book sale reminder list. We'll send you a reminder before every sale.

We also post our sales on Craigslist.com, in the Kalamazoo Gazette's Jottings (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday prior to each sale), and on BookSaleFinder.com.

HOW TO JOIN US

There are two ways to become a Friend. Support us through financial contributions and/or become an active volunteer.

Membership levels are listed below expire on December 31 each year. (Membership forms are available at the library.)

New Cell Senior Membership (age 65+) $4.00 New Cell NEW CELL
New Cell Individual Membership $5.00 New Cell NEW CELL
New Cell Family Membership $10.00 New Cell NEW CELL
New Cell Patron Membership $25.00+ New Cell NEW CELL

We appreciate your charitable giving! If a monetary donation is not possible but you would like to support the mission of the Friends of the library, many volunteer opportunities are available. If you are interested in becoming a Friend, please fill out a Membership Form or leave contact information with the library staff.

WHEN WE MEET

The Friends meet at the library on the 3rd Mondayof the month at 2:00 pm, in the following months:
January
February
March
June
July
September
October
November

GOT BOOKS?

Please donate your gently-used books to our Friends of the Library booksales.

Clean off your shelves and help the library at the same time! We take books, DVDs and CDs except textbooks, encyclopedias, and videotapes.

Also, books that are smoky, dirty, or moldy are better off taken to the recycling center.

THANK YOU!