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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




Sunday hours at the Main Library will resume on September 16th

Children and teens from birth to age 18 can still join the Summer Reading Club by picking up a reading log at one of our libraries!  Reading logs must be handed in by Thursday, August 23. 








Children's Programs

Main Library


Zumba for Kids

August 15


Ages 5-11

Learn some new moves and have fun exercising with Zumba!  No registration required.  Comfortable clothes and sneakers recommended.  **This is our final Zumba session for the summer!**



Play and Learn

August 17


Ages birth-5

Try out some toys and games in our storyhour room!  No registration required.




Starting Preschool Storytime

August 20


Ages 2-4

Listen to stories about starting preschool and make a craft.  No registration required.


Bingo for Kids
August 25
All Ages
Have fun playing Bingo!  No registration required.

Lake Hiawatha


Vote for your favorite entries in our annual Bookmark Contest! Voting is open now through August 17!

Sphero Robot

August 7 

6:15pm-7:30 pm

Grades K-5

Have fun experimenting with what the robot sphere can do! Bring a smartphone or tablet to download the free Sphero app. Spheros may be used for 20 minutes. If all are being used then there may be a short wait. If no one is waiting, then children may use the Sphero for a longer period of time.      



Play and Learn
August 10 & 17 


Ages birth-5

Listen to the librarian read a favorite book, and sing a few songs together. Then, enjoy free play in our meeting room with toys and educational games.  Children need playtime to develop creativity and to build cognitive strength. This informal playgroup is a great way for new parents to meet other families in Parsippany.



Create an Edible Book Cover
August 9
Grades 1-2, 2:00pm-2:45pm
Grades 3-4, 3:30pm-4:15pm
Re-create an edible book cover with cereal, candy, and other provided materials. Registration is not required, but space is limited! We will only be accepting the first 16 children in each age group who arrive to participate. Check in at Children’s desk 15 minutes before program to receive a free program ticket for admittance into program. No admittance after 2:10/3:40 p.m.








Adult Programs


Main Library

Tech Thursdays
Summer is here and with that comes vacations. If you need help sharing your vacation photos or loading up your tablet with books for the beach, we can help you. Drop-in tech help will be held at the Main Library from 2:00pm-4:00pm on Thursdays.


Great American Read

Adults are invited to participate in the Great American Read this summer. PBS conducted a national survey in search of America’s 100 best-loved novels.

The Parsippany Library would like to know what your favorite is from this list. Stop by any of our library locations and pick up the 100 Great Reads list.  See how many you have read and vote weekly for your favorites. When you cast your vote, you are entered in a raffle!

The Library will announce Parsippany’s #1 Best Loved novel in September.



Friday Night Film at the Main Library - Avengers: Infinity War

August 17th

Showtime: 7pm

Doors Open at 6:30pm


This film is rated PG13 and runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Anyone 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.


Friends of the Library 


Mad Science Fundraiser

Slimy Potions Camp
Parsippany Main Library
8/27-8/31 (mornings)
$180 per child
Includes all materials and take homes!
Join us in the depths of the Mad Science Laboratory where we harness the marvelous powers of liquids! Join us for a Mad "hands-on" experience as a Junior Mad Scientist! We'll create chemical reactions, learn to make bath fizzers, find out the secret to making chocolate taffy rolls and ooey gooey slime, create acid/base volcanoes and lots more!



Call for information: 
Mad Science of Morris & Sussex
Email us!



Support Summer Reading!


Donate to the Parsippany Library System Wish List on Amazon!


You can view our wishlist by clicking here.

Please have any items that you purchase off this list shipped to yourself and fill out the gift information so we can include the donor's name on a dedication sticker. You may bring the items to the Main Library, 449 Halsey Road, where they will be distributed to the correct department or library branch. Thank you for your support!

Further your donation by using Amazon Smile and select Friends of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System!



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. 


Joining the Friends of the Parsippany Library just got easier with a new online membership application and payment option.  Visit the membership section of the website to get started as a Friend today.  





Programs for Teens

Main Library


Junior Achievement Economics for Success

August 20-22


Grades 6-9

Learn practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals on a student's skills, interests, and values.  Registration is required.  Register once to attend all three sessions.  Click here to register online.