Friday, August 1  8:00-9:15 am

Walk with local historian Lynn Houghton (co-author of 'Kalamazoo: Lost & Found') and learn the history of local houses! 

The tour will start at the Parchment Community Library and will end at the old Kindleberger house (now O'Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Associates).  The tour will take about 75 minutes to complete.  It's free and open to everyone. 

Brochures Available in the Library Now!

June - July - August
Sundays 6:30 pm - Kindleberger Park in Parchment 

Back and better than ever - and as always, FREE!   Bring portable chairs or blankets to sit on, at the stage in Kindleberger Park.   Upcoming concerts are:
  • August 3 33rd Street Band
  • August 17 Michigan Hiryu Daiko Flying Dragon Drummers
This year two special FRIDAY events are added -
  • August 1 at 9PM, a TEEN MOVIE NIGHT screening of Hunger Games : Catching Fire
  • August 8 at 6PM, a KIDS SING-ALONG with Jim Gill

Summer Anime Club
Every Monday!
June 16 - August 18
from 4:00-5:30 PM

  Join us for anime, manga, food, and fun!
--Teens and Young Adults--

Get FREE Audiobooks all summer long!!
They're free & yours to keep -
click below for more info!


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Remember Your Shot and Forget the Flu!The flu season is rapidly approaching and more than likely in the past youíve suffered from the dreaded flu bug. Fortunately you donít have to let the flu virus make you miserable. You can fight off the flu with a fast and safe vaccination administered by our licensed nurses.

Pneumonia Vaccine:The pneumonia vaccine will be available at all of our clinics. Two additional groups that should receive this vaccine have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control: any adult between the ages of 19 and 64 years of age who 1) smokes and 2) has asthma.

Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine: Available in both the flu mist and the traditional injectable vaccine. The quadrivalent vaccine offers an additional level of protection protecting against four strains of the flu virus instead of three. Flu mist is intended for those between the ages of 2 and 49.

Fluzone High-Dose flu vaccine is designed specifically for people 65 years of age and older. Human immune defenses become weaker with age, which places older people at the greater risk of severe illness form influenza. Aging decreases the bodyís ability to have a good immune response after getting the influenza vaccine. Data from clinical trials comparing the regular flu vaccine to the High-Dose vaccine indicate that a stronger immune response occurs after vaccination with the High-Dose.

Clinic Information

Both Flu and Pneumonia shots are covered by Medicare Part B. Borgess nurses will be acceptingALL Medicare Part B Plans and most Commercial Insurances. You can also pay with Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard. They will provide a receipt for those that require one.  A price list for vaccines will be sent out as soon as it is available.

 Public sites will be listed in our direct flu mailer and at www.flushot.borgess.com


Woman with books
Our next booksale is Saturday, October 11, 10:00am - 3:00pm. You may attend the Early Bird Sale from 9:00 - 10:00am for $1.00.
Please donate your gently-used books to our Friends of the Library Book Sales.
We take ALL books (and DVDs, videos & CDs) in good condition except textbooks and encyclopedias.
For more information about our booksales and the wonderful people who make them possible, click the Friends of the Library tab in the left-hand menu. 


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.

Thank you for supporting our Book Sales!  


To celebrate National Library Week (April 14-April 19), we roamed all over Parchment and filmed people reading the children's book "The Library" by West Michigan's own SARAH STEWART and DAVID SMALL. This proves that Parchment is full of very good sports and great readers! Our thanks to the 64 awesome people who participated.

Learn a new language for FREE!
Just use your Parchment Community Library card to register. 

(Note: your library card must contain 6 digits.  If you have an older card you can obtain a new one free of charge.)

You can access your library account information via our online catalog!  Click the "Library Catalog" link in the top menu bar of this page.  When the online catalog screen opens, click the 'Log In' link at the right end of the dark blue bar near the top of the page.

You'll need to know your Patron ID (the number on the back of your library card) and your password.  The default password is the last four digits of your phone number.   If this doesn't work, give us a call.  

You may ask us to re-set your password at any time - it can be any length and contain letters and/or numbers.   Stop in or call 343-7747.


All events are listed on the Events Calendar.
You can narrow the list by going to the Adult Events, Teen, or Children's pages.
Click here to suggest an event / Click here to suggest an item for our collection
Look through our Coupon Sharing Box before your next shopping trip! If you have coupons to share, please drop them in the "Unsorted Coupons" box.  You'll find the Coupon Sharing Box on the counter in front of the Director's office.

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Check out some of our newest books...

If your library account has expired or has more than $2.00 in fines, you will not be able to use OverDrive. 

If this happens, come in to update your account (please bring your license or Michigan ID) and/or pay your fines and you'll be able to use OverDrive again immediately!

Questions?  Call us at 269.343.7747 or e-mail ref@parchmentlibrary.org.


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The Michigan Electronic Library gives you FREE access to databases of all kinds, books from other Michigan libraries (interlibrary loan), and subject guides to the Internet! 
Need help ordering interlibrary loan books from other libraries through MeL?  See our Interloan page.


 Our next book sale is
Saturday, July 12
10:00am - 3:00pm
You may attend the Early Bird Sale from 9:00 - 10:00am for $1.00.  

For more information about our book sales and the wonderful people who make them possible, click the Friends of the Library tab in the left-hand menu.  

We always have a selection of Friends Book Sale books, DVDs and audiobooks available for sale in the center atrium area on the main floor. 
Thank you for supporting our Book Sales!
You can "check out" and
download audiobooks, e-books, music and video from the Southwest Michigan Digital Library (SMDL) website.
You must have a resident library card, Senior Free library card, or Teacher library card in order to use this service.  If you have a reciprocal library card from us, please use your home library card instead in order to access the SMDL site.  You must also have a six-digit library card number.  We can provide a new card to you at no cost, if you need one.

The Library Director is a Notary Public.   She can notarize signatures on certain documents.  This service is free to Parchment Community Library resident cardholders; all others $10 per document.  Please call in advance.