Friends of the Parkland Community Library (FPCL): Events & Fundraising

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Friends of the Parkland Community Library (FPCL): Events & Fundraising

The Friends Book Shop Is Open:

November 2021

11/30 10am-12pm | 6-8pm

December 2021

12/02 10am-12pm
12/06 10am-4pm (Children’s Book Sale)
12/09 10am-12pm
12/14 10am-12pm
12/16 10am-12pm
12/28 10am-12pm

The Friends Holiday Sale

Join us for our holiday book sale on Monday, December 6, 10am-4pm. Bring your totes and stock up on some festive reads!

The book shop is now open on select days and is located on the new expansion side of Parkland Community Library.

City book

SaveAround® Lehigh Valley Coupon Books Are Back!

2022 Save Around/Enjoy the City Book now have an app! On sale at the PCL Circulation Desk or email Lorna at for other arrangements. Enjoy discounts for restaurants, entertainment venues, and retail services.

Cost: $25. Please bring exact change or a check. 

Featured: Macy’s, Yankee Candle, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Weis, Sherwin Williams, Knoebel’s, Allentown Art Museum, The Crayola Experience, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom,  Olive Garden, Saladworks, Jersey Mike’s,TGI Fridays, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Rita’s Italian Ice, and more.


Friends Board Mtg.– Jan. 6, 2 PM

Meetings are held in the Carol and Perry Zirkel Meeting Room at the library. Friends members and non-members alike are invited to our meetings. Find out more about who the Friends of PCL are, what we do, and opportunities to volunteer. Dates and times are subject to change.

Dan Schantz Friends of the PCL Fundraiser

The 2021 Dan Schantz’s Monthly Madness Cards are sold out! Thank you so much for your support.

Questions about the card, please contact Lorna via email at or by phone at (610) 395-4881.

Friends of PCL

Next Porch Sale: TBA

Donation Day: TBA

Stock up on your favorite reads and support Parkland Community Library at the same time! When you shop at the Friends of the Library Porch Sales, all proceeds go to improvements. Friends Porch Sales are held outside weather permitting.

Bring your totes! We are no longer providing plastic bags.

Cash or Check only. 

Thank you for your support!

2021 Scholarship in Honor of Alice Madden and Norm Dietrich

We are pleased to announce our 2021 scholarship winners!

On July 6, 2021, The Friends of PCL hosted their Norm Dietrich and Alice Madden Scholarship Contest winners ceremony at PCL. Each winner received a $500 scholarship from the fundraising group. Congratulations to Kayla Tivner, Angelina Roccamo, and Hannah Sarmir.

Kayla Tivner, a PCL Circulation Desk Assistant, will finish her second year at LCCC in Spring 2022, obtaining her Associate’s Degree in Communications.

Angelina Roccamo finished her first year at LCCC as a part of LCCC’s Honors Scholars Program and is going into her second year at LCCC, obtaining her Associate’s Degree in Psychology in Spring 2022.

Hannah Sarmir will be entering her Junior year at the University of Delaware with a major in Marine Biology.

Special thanks to scholarship committee members Ila Dietrich, president; Pat Elliott, and Lorna Rabe.


An annual scholarship created in memory of Alice Madden and Norman Dietrich awards $500 prizes to individuals every spring. 

The Friends Scholarship is available to Parkland Community Library’s teen volunteers, all 2022 graduates and graduating seniors that are continuing their educational pursuits. The teens must have volunteered with The Friends of the Library or Parkland Community Library. The scholarship is also open to library staff members who are continuing their education. Congratulations to our 2020 winners: Ga Young Lee, Imran Ali Dharamsi, and Daniel Oravetz. Special thanks to scholarship committee members Ila Dietrich, president, Pat Elliott, and Lorna Rabe.

Simply, fill out the application and send it in via email: FPCL Scholarship or by mail, Attention: Pat Elliott, 1417 Warba Drive, Orefield, PA 18069.

Download the Scholarship Application.

Meeting Luncheon

The Friends have been actively monitoring the evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have decided to cancel our Annual Luncheon in light of this situation.

Questions? Please email Pat Elliott at or call her at 610-395-8034.

Contact The Friends

Donations are not accepted year round.
Check our Events Page for Donation Days.

Book Shop

Located in the new expansion wing of PCL


Are listed on our Events Page

Via Email


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