June Library News


Welcome summer! We hope everyone is enjoying 2024! Here is the latest news from your library. Don’t forget to check back, as we will update our blog throughout the month!

Coming Soon, a New Events Calendar

We are excited to announce that PCL will update our events calendar at the beginning of June. Please note that the June events listing is incomplete and will not be accurate. Remember that reservations and event listings may experience a slight hiccup during this time. Rest assured, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to bring you an enhanced experience. Programmers are available to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for being a part of our community and your continued support.

Questions? Adults: adults@parklandlibrary.org | Youth Services: Kids@parklandlibrary.org

Closed, July 4

The Library will be observing the holiday.

Summer Saturday Hours Begin on June 22

Saturday: 9am-1pm, June 22-August 31. 

Regular hours, effective after the Labor Day holiday: Saturday, September 7, 9am-5pm.

Learn anywhere, anytime— in 100+ languages free with your library card.

Transparent Language Online

Provided by POWER Library

Whether you’re a true language-learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language—Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it.

Summer Reading Club 2024

“Adventure Begins at Your Library”

June 8-August 3

Kickoff: Saturday, June 8, 10am-2pm.

Sign up for Summer Reading Club 2024 and participate in the adventure that awaits you at your local library. From June 8 to August 3, the 2024 Challenge is open to all ages and features special-themed programs, prize drawings, and more. Track activities by downloading the easy-to-use app Beanstack. Join us for music, food, and fun!

The first 100 sign-ups may request a complimentary ticket to the PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE at 2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim, PA 17545, good for Sunday, August 25, 2024, only while supplies last.

June Scavenger Hunt

Families can visit the Youth Services desk for a reusable scavenger hunt checklist. Locate the hidden letters in the library. Once you have found them all, you can win a prize!

June Awareness & Celebrations

Caribbean-American Heritage and Culture Month

Celebrate with these titles by Caribbean-American authors and enrich your life with stories from the islands that reflect the diversity of spirit that defines the American story.

River Sing Me Home | In the name of Salome

Queen of Exiles | Waiting for Snow in Havana

This Is How You Lose Her

Pride Month

Celebrate love and inclusivity this June at your local library as we honor Pride Month! Dive into our collection of diverse literature and resources that showcase the beauty and resilience of the LGBTQ+ experience. Whether you identify as a member of the community or an ally, we invite you to participate in our celebrations and learn more about the history and significance of Pride Month.

At the library, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space for all individuals to feel seen and heard. Our dedicated staff is here to provide support, information, and a safe environment for everyone who walks through our doors. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and belonging where diversity is celebrated and embraced. 

Please note: kanopy is only Available to PCL Home Library Patrons (Parkland School District and Northwestern residents only).

Summer Reading

Did you know Hoopla has Spanish titles?

Hoopla, PCL’s free streaming service, also has titles in Spanish! The Summer Reading Club is so much fun for all ages! Sign up, read, log activities, and win prizes!

Just visit hoopladigital.com, download the app, and have your library card handy.

#MyPCL #summerreading

Hoopla is a free at-home streaming service courtesy of your library for Parkland School District and Northwestern residents only!

June 16

Celebrate Fresh Veggies Day by incorporating more fresh vegetables into your daily meals. Not only are they delicious, but they also provide essential nutrients to keep you healthy and strong. 

Join us at the PCL Garden Club on Wednesdays to learn more about growing your veggies and the benefits of gardening. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, the PCL Garden Club welcomes everyone with open arms. Share your love for gardening with like-minded individuals and exchange tips and tricks for a successful harvest. 

Visit our Seed Library to start your vegetable garden and enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own food.

Let’s come together to celebrate Fresh Veggies Day and promote a healthy lifestyle through the power of fresh, delicious vegetables.

Father’s Day, June 16

Celebrate Father’s Day with your library this year! We are excited to honor all the dads out there! From book recommendations for the perfect father-child bonding time by signing up for a free program, there’s something for every dad at the library this month.

Don’t forget to check out our collection of books on fatherhood and parenting tips to help you become the best dad you can be.

Juneteenth, June 19

Join us in recognizing Juneteenth as a time for reflection, education, and unity. Together, we can celebrate the progress made and acknowledge the work that still lies ahead in the fight for equality and justice. Your library is here to support you on this journey of discovery and growth. We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you and connecting with our community as we learn and grow together. Happy Juneteenth!

Check out our new ad-free Streaming service kanopy!

Please note: kanopy is only Available to PCL Home Library Patrons (Parkland School District and Northwestern residents only).

National Meteor Watch Day, June 30

The summer months provide a perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of the night sky. With clear skies and longer evenings, stargazers can marvel at the incredible constellations and meteor showers that light up the darkness. The grand show is the Perseids in August, known for their spectacular display of shooting stars. Whether you’re an experienced astronomer or simply someone who enjoys the wonder of the cosmos, there is something truly special about looking up at the stars during these warm summer nights. 

For those interested in observing the night sky, PCL has plenty of resources to enhance the experience. With your library card, you can borrow our telescope or binoculars free of charge from the Library of Things. Take the time to appreciate the beauty of the night sky!

We Recommend These Best Sellers

USA RV Adventures: 25 Epic Routes

Bonnie and Grant Sinclair
Moon Travel Handbooks

Hit the road this summer with your RV.  Find 25 epic routes in the United States to take in new scenery, vistas, and horizons!

Place a hold.

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

Salman Rushdie

The author reflects on the events of August 12, 2022, when he was on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and a knife-wielding man attacked him.  Rushdie details the traumatic event and takes the reader on his journey of healing and physical recovery.

Place a hold.

Just for the Summer

Abby Jimenez

Add this to your beach reads!

Justin has a curse, and it spreads all over the internet. Every woman he dates goes on to find their soulmate the second they break up. He plots ways to break this unfortunate pattern.

Emma hadn’t planned her next assignment as a traveling nurse. Still, dating Justin is too good of an opportunity to pass up. What if this time, Fate has brought the perfect pair together?

Place a hold.

Beach Reads-Stories that stick with you like sand!

Looking for some exciting reads to enjoy while soaking up the sun this summer? Our Beach Reads booklist has got you covered! We’ve compiled a selection of the best books that you won’t be able to put down, ranging from thrilling mysteries to heartwarming romances.

Dive into gripping page-turners of suspenseful novels, which are perfect for keeping you on the edge of your beach chair as you try to piece together the clues alongside the complex characters.

If you want something more uplifting, why not pick up a charming romance? These heartwarming stories will make you laugh, cry, and feel all the feels as you root for the characters’ happily ever afters.

No matter what genre you prefer, our Beach Reads booklist has something for everyone. So grab your sunscreen, a cold drink, and one of these captivating books, and get ready to lose yourself in a story that will transport you to another world. Happy reading!