There are several ways to donate to the library through Book Dedications, In-Kind Donations, Matching Gifts, Sponsorships, 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 to support our mission.
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Make a Donation
Donations to the library are gladly accepted in person at the library (download the form here), or make a gift through the website. Make A Gift, Click Here.
To donate, fill out a form with your contact information provided by circulation to receive your thank you letter, and choose where you would like your donation to be applied. We accept cash, check, or credit card.
- Operating Fund
- Adult Programming
- Children’s Programming
- Memorial/Honor Books: forms are available at the Circulation Desk for patrons interested in donating towards the purchase of a memorial/honor book.
Unspecified donations will go towards the general operating fund to support the library’s mission.
Thank you for your donations!
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 purchase a book for the library’s collection. For every material we purchase with your donation, we will place a bookplate inside of 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 contact our Finance Department at 610-398-1361 Ext. 122.
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.
Book Donation Dropoffs
Will only be accepted by The Friends of the Library in conjunction with their book sales. Check the Friends page for drop-off dates and locations.
What We Accept
Accepting donations of new, gently used, or rare books: hardcover and paperback books, games, video games, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs.
What We Cannot Accept
Broken or damaged items will not be accepted. Please, no magazines, Reader’s Digests, encyclopedias, textbooks, law books, or formats we don’t circulate like cassette tapes, VHS, and records.
Materials for the History Collections
We welcome the donation of rare and unique materials. Please contact Executive Director, Debbie Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-398-1361.
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 its semiannual 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
The Lehigh Valley employers listed below will generously match your gift to our library which can double or sometimes triple the impact of your gift. Some companies also match retirees’ or spouses’ gifts.
Please contact your Human Resources office to find out 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