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Library Hours
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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Please note that some of our policies have changed in accordance with Governor Wolf's and the State Librarian guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic. Food and drink are prohibited at this time. Please view our homepage for updated information.

Food & Drink Policy

The Parkland Community Library strives to create a welcoming environment for the public. It is consistent with this goal to allow food and non-alcoholic beverages to be consumed in the library in a responsible and considerate manner, minimizing the risk of damage to library collection, computers, and furnishings while meeting the needs of users who are in the library for extended periods. Therefore, the following rules apply:

  • Covered beverages and snacks are permitted.

  • Covered beverages should have a cap or a securely fitted lid.

  • Library staff has the right to direct patrons to immediately remove any food and beverages that do not conform to this policy in library staff’s sole judgment.

  • Patrons bringing food and beverages into the library are responsible for disposing of empty containers and trash in appropriate receptacles, they must clean up any spills or messes they create, and they must bring any more serious damage to the attention of library staff immediately.

Damage caused by food/drinks will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Unattended Child Policy

For the protection and well-being of children who use and enjoy the library, the following policy has been established:

  1. Library staff cannot assume responsibility for the care, safety, or well-being of children in the library.

  1. Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children of any age while in the Library.

Returned Check Policy

The Library will accept cash, money orders, cashier checks, or personal checks for the payments of fines and fees. If a check is returned for any reason, the Library will assess a processing fee of $25 on the patron’s library account. Payment must be made in full with cash or money order before the customer can resume borrowing privileges. The Library reserves the right to refuse personal checks of any patron who previously has had checks returned.

Customer Code of Conduct

The Board of Directors of the Parkland Community Library, by adopting the following code, seeks to ensure that our library provides a positive atmosphere conducive to the appropriate use of its services and facilities. This code is supported by related library policies and procedures. We expect our customers to:

  1. Attend to personal belongings. The library is not responsible for personal belongings left in or on Library property.

  2. Use restrooms only for their intended purpose. Smoking and bathing are prohibited.

  3. Wear shoes and shirts.

  4. Maintain bodily hygiene.

  5. Use covered containers when bringing beverages into the library and comply with the posted ‘Food and Drink policy’.

  6. Use library furniture, equipment, and materials for their intended purpose.

  7. A parent or caregiver is responsible for the safety and well-being of their children on library property. We request parents consider not leaving any child under 12 unaccompanied in the library.

  8. Follow established loan procedures before taking Library property out of the building.

  9. Use all library areas, including library parking areas, sidewalks, and lawns, safely.

  10. Leave the library at the designated closing time. Any children 12 through 17 not picked up by closing time will be turned over to the South Whitehall Township Police Department.

  11. Refrain from solicitation of any kind for any purpose.

The following actions and forms of conduct are not permitted:

  1. Sleeping.

  2. Harassing or speaking abusively to library staff or customers.

  3. Destroying library buildings, materials, or equipment.

  4. Bringing animals and pets into the library, except for service animals.

  5. Loitering outside the building.

  6. Behaving in an unlawful, disruptive, or potentially harmful manner.

  7. Blocking or interfering with the movement of individuals.

  8. Engaging in sexual activity of any kind, sexual harassment, or indecent exposure.

  9. Smoking cigarettes or E-cigarettes.

  10. Consuming or possessing alcohol, illegal drugs, or being under the influence.

  11. Monopolizing library equipment, materials, or facilities; preventing others from using them.

  12. Carrying illegal weapons of any type.

  13. Disturbing other customers with noise-producing activities such as cell phone use.

  14. Damaging, destroying, or stealing any customer’s, or employee’s property.

Violation of the Library Customer Code of Conduct

The library reserves the right to require anyone violating the Library Customer Code of Conduct to leave the library. Anyone who is required to leave the library due to a violation of the Library Customer Code of Conduct will not be permitted back in the library building or grounds for the remainder of the day. Serious or repeated misconduct may lead to contacting local officials.

Community Bulletin Board Policy

Purpose: The Parkland Community Library provides a community space for the display and dissemination of materials for community activities and events as well as public service notices of community interest.

The community bulletin board, located by the restrooms to the right of the circulation desk, may be used for posting the following types of information:

1. Postings of forthcoming or continuing educational, social, civic, charitable, cultural, or recreational activities.

2. Flyers, announcements, or schedules by nonprofit organizations, groups, or agencies, or by any federal, state, or local government agency pertaining to services provided by the government to citizens.

3. Materials announcing community services and volunteer opportunities. Items that do not meet the above criteria, such as commercial, personal, or political notices or petitions, will not be posted.

Posting Guidelines

The following applies to the bulletin board:

  1. Sized limit 8.5x11. 11x17 posters will be folded and placed in an open slot on the wall mounted brochure holder.
  2. All items must be reviewed and posted by library staff. Notices posted or left on tables without authorization will be removed and recycled.
  3. Due to limited display space, some approved items may not be posted due to space restrictions. Priority in posting will be given to announcements by local and neighboring organizations.
  4. Postings without a specific date will be displayed for a reasonable length of time, as determined by the library, and then removed. Once items are removed, they are recycled.
  5. The Parkland Community Library does not assume responsibility for materials damaged or stolen.
  6. Posting of materials does not imply library endorsement or consent; nor will the library accept responsibility for the accuracy of the statements made in such materials.

Page Last Updated: 4/5/2021