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There are several ways to donate to the library: Book DedicationsIn-Kind DonationsMatching GiftsSponsorships, and Volunteering. Monetary contributions strengthen the library’s ability to serve and empower our community. When you donate to us, you will directly support our general operating fund, which supports our mission.

Book Dedications

Make a memory that lasts a lifetime and supports your library.

Honor that special person in your life or celebrate a special event by participating in our Book Dedication Program. Your monetary gift will help you purchase a book for the library’s collection.  For every material we purchase with your donation, we will place a bookplate inside the book, honoring the name of your special person or event.

  • Download the form (PDF) or pick one up at our library. Make checks payable to the Parkland Community Library. You may leave your donation at our library’s circulation desk or mail it to: 
  • Finance Department
    Parkland Community Library
    4422 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104

For more information, please get in touch with our Finance Department at 610-398-1361 Ext. 122.

In-Kind Donations

How (and What) to Donate to the Library

How can you donate to the library? It’s a popular question. The answer depends on what you want to donate. We cannot guarantee that materials will be added to our collection. Items not added to our collection may be sold at the Friends of the Library Used Book Sales. Donations are only accepted through the Friends’ group. *Please do not leave items at the front desk or in the book drops.

Book Donation Dropoffs

The Friends of the Library will only accept it in conjunction with their book sales. Check the Friends page for drop-off dates and locations.


Adult/YA/Children’s Fiction, Recent Nonfiction, Any Genre Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobooks, DVDs/Blu-Rays, Puzzles

Not Accepted:

Bibles, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Hymnals, Magazines, Reader’s Digest, Textbooks, VHS tapes, or damaged items.

Are You a Local Author?

Donated books are subject to the same selection criteria as books the library purchases for the collection. Materials that are not selected will be sent to the Friends of the Parkland Community Library for use in their book sales.

Donate Your Time — Volunteer

Discover our Volunteer Opportunities at the Library.


Empower your community while promoting your platform

The Parkland Community Library reaches a diverse audience through a wide variety of public events, exhibits, and special projects that can each provide a compelling sponsorship platform.

The Library will work with you to design a sponsorship program that meets your marketing and public relations goals while providing a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Credit line and/or logo recognition in programs, brochures, catalogs, posters, postcards, and other printed materials dedicated to the specific event or exhibition
  • Verbal recognition at events
  • Prominent corporate logo acknowledgment on printed materials, co-branded media, and online marketing campaigns related to the sponsored project
  • Right to display company materials at sponsored events

Sponsorship Opportunities at the Parkland Community Library include:

  • Special and ongoing events
  • Summer Quest reading program
  • Adult and children’s book clubs

Support PCL with a Matching Gift from Your Company

Please contact your Human Resources office to determine if your company offers a corporate match program.

Please mail completed matching gift forms with your gift to:

Finance Department, Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104