To our patrons, our event calendar may be temporarily out of service in the upcoming week.
If you need to RSVP for an event, please email youth services kids@parklandlibrary.org, teen services teens@parklandlibrary.org or adult services at adults@parklandlibrary.org

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Monday-Thursday: 9AM-9PM | Friday: 9AM-6PM | Saturday: 9AM-5PM

MASKS REQUIRED: Effective 8/11/21 Parkland Community Library is now requiring masks regardless of vaccination status for everyone aged 2 and up due to the recent surge of COVID-19 Delta variant in Lehigh County. Masks and/or face coverings must be worn inside the library and worn during all indoor library programs on or offsite.

CURBSIDE PICK-UP IS AVAILABLE for those who cannot wear a mask, and for anyone else who would like to use this service. If you need a mask, please request one at the circulation desk. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Prepare your child for one of their biggest milestones: kindergarten!

What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.

Why should your family participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Reading with your child and making it a special time together shows him that reading is valuable and enjoyable. You can start to develop a love of reading in your child from a very young age!

By coming to the library together, you can teach your child an understanding of how the library works, a respectful attitude towards books, and an appreciation for the wide range of stories that can be found at the library.

How does reading 1000 Books help my child?

You are your child’s first teacher and your home is where your child begins to learn. When you talk, sing, read, write, and play you are helping your child get ready to read! Through reading aloud, a child:

  • Develops background knowledge about a variety of topics
  • Builds vocabulary
  • Becomes familiar with rich language patterns
  • Develops familiarity with story structure
  • Acquires familiarity with the reading process
  • Identifies reading as a pleasurable activity

-Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats