TeenTober is an initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that encourages teens to visit their library in October to discover media in all forms, technology, games, STEAM activities, and more. This nationwide celebration hosted by libraries aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services, and the innovative ways we help teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and outside the library. Find out more about what we offer!
Check Out Our Booklists!
Teens are encouraged to get their own library card to connect, discover, and grow!
With 90,000 items in our collection alone, you are bound to find something that speaks to you!
Join The Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative
What is the LCLC? Together, local libraries have joined forces, and we all share one library card and catalog, expanding the collection to over 550,000 items. Place holds on items in one of our sister libraries and have it shipped, free of charge, to PCL.
Bogged down with exams? We understand. Parkland Community Library and our sister libraries in the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC) are no longer charging late fees for overdue books and select materials.
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TeenTober replaces YALSA’s previous Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™ celebrations, allowing libraries the flexibility to choose what to celebrate (digital literacy, reading, technology, writing, etc.) and the length of time for each celebration.
Try It Out, It’s FREE
No need to pay for expensive streaming services! Your library card gets you everything you’re looking for, all for free! Listen to music, stream movies, audiobooks, and read manga and comics, all free with your library card!
Try out these library services.
We offer a safe place to hang out with your friends—drop in for a program. The library has cozy nooks for study groups and plenty of seating to do your research. Library rules apply. Remember to keep your voice to a courteous level.
Visit Our Tech Center
If you need to use a computer, print an assignment, or make a copy, visit our tech center!
Need a place for a study group? Wireless internet access is available. We offer cozy seating with access to important resources for all your classes.
Free Computer Rentals
Don’t have a computer? Your library card grants you access to our Tech Center. Make an appointment to use a self-serve computer at the library. The library has self-serve public computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office.
Need to print a research paper? Make an appointment to use a self-serve computer at the library. All computers print to the library’s self-serve network printer for a charge of $.10 for black & white and $.50 for color per page.
PCL Teens, your library card grants you access to more than just books. Your library can provide you with special access and services! We have computer rentals, streaming services, online tutoring, practice tests for school and driving, and much more, all for free.
We Are Here To Help.
Questions? Not sure who can help? Our friendly staff is ready to answer any questions about using the library. Don’t be shy, give us a call.
- Research Questions
- Database Usage
More to Explore
Teens looking for reliable information can check out these informative blogs!
Try out our guides, databases, and resources for free with your library card!
This program meets the PA Forward Civil & Social Literacy initiative.
Parkland Community Library has maintained our PA Forward® Gold Star Status by participating in the Pennsylvania Library Association initiative, PA Forward. PA Forward is a statewide initiative under the PA Library Association (PaLA), which works to strengthen the state’s libraries through education, advocacy, and leadership.
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