“Wow” and” look at that” are the words we most often hear when people enter the Parachute Branch Library. Our talented, enthusiastic staff welcomes you to the friendliest place in town. On cold days expect to see a warm fire, comfy chairs and wonderful natural light in our reading area. Our large community room with theater quality sound and screen plays host to a variety of programs from toddler storytime to technology classes for adults. Looking for something great to read? We take great pride in our collection of manga and young adult novels. Can't find what you are looking for? Let us help. We strive to connect every reader to a book and book to a reader.
The Parachute Branch Library arrived on the scene January 24, 1983. The Garfield County Commissioners desired oil lease money be spent on community improvement and what better idea than a library? Sadly, the oil shale industry was short lived and the town dropped into a depression. Parachute was later remarketed as a retirement community creating another boom and in 2004 the library was remodeled. Now the natural gas industry found riches in the valley and the last major remodel and addition was completed on September 11, 2010. Currently, the branch boasts over 9,000 square feet. In 1983 it recorded 800 visitors in a year and since the reopening, we see nearly 50,000 a year!