TeenTober

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 teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library. Find out more about what we offer!

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History

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! What to hear Billie Eilish’s latest single? Looking to read some manga and comic books? 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 group and plenty of seating to do your research. Library rules apply. Remember to keep your voices to a courteous level.

Hoopla

Free Streaming Service

Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, comics, audiobooks, and ebooks, to enjoy on any of your devices –even your TV! Available for Parkland School District patrons.

Libby

Read On Your Device With Libby

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free! Libby is the latest library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide. View our quick start guide to using ebooks here.

Teen Programs

Meet Your Friends At The Library!

We are proud to offer a variety programs to PCL teens. Gather your friends for gaming, crafting, exciting presentations, and more! Some events require RSVP. View our calendar here.

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Resources

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.

Visit Our Tech Center

If you need to use a computer, print an assignment or make a copy, visit our tech center!

Free WiFi

Need a place for a study group? Wireless internet access is available. We offer a 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.

Printing Available

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.

Tech Center Kids Computers
Bring your library card to make an appointment.

We Are Here To Help.

Questions? Not sure who can help? Our friendly staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about using the library. Don’t be shy, give us a call.

  • Research Questions
  • Database Usage
  • Recommendations

Teens: Ext. 115

(610) 398-1361

Reference

Catalog Questions, eResources, and Placing Holds

Ext. 106
Email  info@parklandlibrary.org

Via Email

teens@parklandlibrary.org

Circulation

General Account Information
Card renewal, Fines, Damages, etc.

Ext. 101
Email circulation@parklandlibrary.org

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.

Over 500,000 items at your fingertips.

Fine Free

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. 

Exceptions apply. 

Pa Forward Gold Star Library Since 2018

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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