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Main Library 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 (973)-887-5150

Lake Hiawatha 68 Nokomis Ave., Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034 (973)-335-0952
Mount Tabor 31 Trinity Park, Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 (973)-627-9508


Small Business Workshops at the Main Library

Register online for the following programs at



Technology Petting Zoo at the Main Library

October 19


Children and teens can drop in and learn all about the different technology education kits and toys the library has!  Teen volunteers will demonstrate how to use LEGO Mindstorms, Sphero Robots, and other interactive educational toys.  Registration is not required for this program.

Items Needed!

Children's Costumes

Do you have children’s costumes you no longer need? 

If you have costumes for children that are in good condition, drop them off at the Parsippany Public Library Children’s Department during  regular library hours.  Costumes must be brought in by Monday, October 23.  They will be used in our upcoming Costume Swap!





The Teen Department is looking for gently used toy donations to use in an upcoming program.  We are specifically looking for Barbies, action figures, snall stuffed animals, and K'NEX.  Please keep in mind toys will not be returned.  Donations will be accepted until Friday, October 20 and can be dropped off at the Teen Services Desk at the Main Library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program that encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their children prior to the start of kindergarten. 

To participate, stop by the Children’s Desk at either the Main Library or Lake Hiawatha Branch for an information packet.  More information can be found online at

You can keep track of the books you read with your child on paper logs we provide or with the free 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app for iPhone or Android.








The Main Library is featuring The Lakeside Art Studio Teen Art Exhibit currently on display in the library's gallery.  The gallery is located on the lower level in the Main Library at 449 Halsey Rd. Parsippany.  While visiting the library, stop by and see these wonderful works of art by these talented local teen artists.
Show Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2017
Artist’s Reception: Sunday, October 15, 1:30 – 3:30PM 
(Parsippany, NJ)  - Students of Lakeside Art Studio will hold an exhibition at the Parsippany Library for the month of October. The exhibit will include artworks of the teen students of Dannielle Mick: Emma Han of Madison, Emma Navarro of Lake Hiawatha, Alessandra Parziale of Parsippany, and Yasmeen Sharipova of Towaco.  All of these students began their art studies with Dannielle as children, and have progressed under her tutelage into talented young artists.  This will be the first time these students have the opportunity to display their work for the public to see.
At Lakeside Art Studio not only are the students learning how to draw and paint, but they are also introduced to the business aspects of being an artist. Part of the art experience is learning how to show your work in a professional manner, which includes framing, pricing and photographing.  This exhibition is an important learning experience for the young artists.
A reception to meet the artists will take place on Sunday, October 15, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.  Artwork can be viewed any time during library hours.  All artwork is for sale.  The Parsippany Library is located at 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ.
About Lakeside Art Studio (
At Lakeside Art Studio, teaching is done both in the studio and outdoors, en plein air.  Inspiration translates from the local lakeshore scenery into the light and airy studio.  The school offers in-depth art instruction, including private instruction, in a variety of media suitable for students of all levels.
The studio holds classes and workshops year round for all agesThey are offered days, evenings, and weekends and are updated frequently.  Classes and workshops are kept small to give each student more individual attention.
Students from Lakeside Art Studio learn to see their world in a new way.  The impact on their art can be significant.  A newly developed vision changes their appreciation of life and surroundings and enhances creative awareness. Students bond together and share a common artistic and personal journey.
About Dannielle Mick (
Dannielle Mick is an internationally recognized, award-winning, professional artist and art educator. She has been teaching students of all ages for more than twenty-five years. Since 2009, as owner and director of Lakeside Art Studio in Parsippany, NJ, she has taught and inspired hundreds of students to develop their creative potential. Dannielle has exhibited at the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan (as part of the Federal Art in Embassies Program), the International Pastel Artists Invitational in Taipei, Taiwan, and the National Arts Club and The Salmagundi Club, both in New York City. Her work has appeared in Pastel Journal Magazine, Southwest Magazine, and The New York Times. She is a past president of the Pastel Society of New Jersey and on the past board of directors for Audubon Artists, Inc. in New York City. 










In addition to books, this sale features select pieces of original artwork by local artists!




Credit Cards are accepted on purchases of $5. or more


Can't make it to the sale?  Visit our Book Nook, located at the Parsippany Community Center on 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha.  The Book Nook is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Check out the Friends of the Library website for more information:

Become a Friend of the Library!

Every library needs a volunteer group and the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System is no exception! The purpose of the Friends of the Parsippany Library, a 501C3 organization, is to raise money for special library programs and collections of library materials. 

The Friends also serve as advocates for the library and support any legislation that benefits libraries.

The Library Board and administration are looking for Friends members as well as Friends officers. Friends members are 18 years of age and older and pay an annual donation of $15 or more.

If you would like to volunteer, you can print out a Friends Interest form here:…/…/Friends-Interest-Form-1.pdf


Programs for Teens

Main Library

Trivia Friday!

October 20


Grades 6-12

Have fun with friends, enjoy a snack, and test your trivia knowledge fpr the chance to win a prize!  Registration is not required.



Lake Hiawatha


Tinkering Station for Teens

October 24


Grades 6-12

Let the tinkering begin! Learn how to make a photo coaster!  Please bring a 4X4 print out of your favorite picture or photo.  For students in grades 6-12. Registration is required.  Register online here.






October 30


Grades 6-12

Make a funny or creepy creature out of discarded toys.  For students in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Register online here.