Located in a beautiful historic building (originally the First National Bank of Parma) at 121 North 3rd Street, the Patricia Romanko Public Library serves the greater Parma area, including northwest Canyon County and parts of Payette and Owyhee counties. The Library’s collection includes over 20,000 titles in the form of books, audiobooks, and DVDs, with additional access to inter-library loans and an extensive online library through Hoopla Digital.
In addition, the library offers public computers and free Wi-Fi access, printing/copying and scanning services, local newspapers, exam proctoring, access to 3-D printers, and a creative space called “Envisions” STEAM Lab. There is Storytime for children on Saturdays at 11:00am, Paint-A-Masterpiece on the 2nd Saturday of every month, and specialty classes and events throughout the year.
The library first opened its doors in January 1927, housed in a small room above one of the original drug stores on Main Street. Gradually the collection increased until more space was required, and after a number of years of moves, growth, and community support, the Library found its current home in 1975.
The library’s book and bake sale is in June and November of each year, however a small selection of books are available for sale year-round. The Summer Reading program runs from June to July and offers fabulous prizes to the young readers of our community. There are regular STEAM activities for children of all ages, and a book club for the adults as well.
Volunteers and fresh ideas for improvement are always appreciated. We are also grateful for donations of new and gently-used books, audiobooks, and DVDs.
A public library is a treasure that thrives through the support of the community. We are the heart of Parma, and we plan to keep beating for a long time!