Welcome To Your Library

About Us

Parkland Community Library is a non-profit organization administrated by a Library Director and governed by a Board of Directors. The library serves the Parkland School District which, encompasses North Whitehall Township, South Whitehall Township, and Upper Macungie Township.

Parkland
Community Library

Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative 550,000 Items at Your Request! 

The Parkland Community Library has joined forces with local libraries to form the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC)! We all share one library card and catalog combining us into one collection of over 550,000 items! Patrons can search the catalogs and place holds on materials in any of our partner libraries!

Mission

The library connects people to each other and the world, serving as the cornerstone of our community by providing access to information, technology, and cultural enrichment for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment.

Vision

Parkland is a thriving community where all residents are empowered to connect, discover, and grow.

Card Information
Programming and Events

Our programs and events are free unless otherwise stated. PCL strives to provide health, financial, environmental, business, social, and technology education with the support of PA Forward Star Programming. We hope that through programming, we will link people to services, provide social support, and even help our patrons find a creative outlet that can benefit daily life. PCL hope would like that individual’s will to spread their enthusiasm to the rest of the community. See what we offer for children, teens, and adults.

Computers and Technology

We have a Tech Center! Public use computers, printing, copying, scanning, and WiFi are available to you. Printing and copying: BW- $.10 per page. Color: $.50 per page.

There are two computers for children in the Barclay Family Children’s Wing.

Alerts

Our holiday hours, inclement weather, and closures are posted in the alert bar on our homepage, Google business page, and eNews.

Be sure to visit our News Blog for library news, featured items, book lists, and resources.

Self Checkout Available

PCL has a self checkout station located in the Barclay Family Children’s Wing just past the restrooms.

Book Drop

24-Hour Book Drop: PCL’s book drop is located in the back of the building on the new extension. Use the second entrance off Walbert Avenue by the staff parking.

Enjoy These Benefits

YOUR LIBRARY CARD GIVES YOU A PLACE OF POSSIBILITIES

Not Just Paperbacks! Your library card grants you exclusive FREE access to materials and resources. We encourage everyone to check out our digital resources! From streaming services to ebooks to online tutoring, you can explore and discover new passions at your library. 

We offer: Online Courses, Job Search Tools, Genealogy Databases, e-books, e-magazines, e-audiobooks, e-newspapers, Recipes, Genealogy Databases, Resume Help, Job Search Tools, Online Courses, Tech Help, Free Fitness Classes, Writing Classes, Movies and Streaming Services.

The LCLC Is Fine Free

Parkland Community Library and the LCLC is now Fine Free! Patrons will no longer be charged late fees on most overdue materials. Exceptions Apply.

Catalog Features

The library’s catalog has become more social! Users can write reviews, access ratings, and see what others think before placing a hold on an item. Create book lists to share and follow other patrons.

Database & Online Resources

Online resources are available 24/7, free with your library card!

Reference Services

Catalog Questions, eResources, and Placing Holds

We help you find what you are looking for! We can search for the title you want in a format you prefer, recommend books, and place holds or interlibrary loans (ILLs). We’ll also guide you through our online resources and getting started with ebooks, and assist with research questions.

Call Ext. 106 or email the Reference desk for assistance info@parklandlibrary.org

Borrow A Museum Pass

We’ve partnered with some incredible museums to provide you and your family access to one-of-a-kind educational experiences.

Notary

It is recommended that patrons call the Library to make an appointment prior to their visit to ensure that a Notary is available at that time. Please call the library at 610-398-1361 ext. 101.

Have a movie night!

Explore our DVD collection packed with movies, documentaries, TV series, and more for all ages.

CD Audiobook

Enjoy physical media? Pick up an audiobook available in a wide range of genres.

Playaways

Try out Playaways, an all-in-one, pre-loaded audiobook. It’s easy to use in the car, with headphones and speakers. We now carry FM Transmitters. Read more here.

Youth Services

Not just books! Our youth services department provides movies, reading advisory, and programs for families and teens.
Stop by the Barclay Family Children’s Wing for assistance.

Our Teen book selection is located to the left of the main entrance. Browse our collection of graphic novels to DVDs.

My First Library Card

All children, birth-age of 4

PCL also offers My First Library Card to Parkland residents! This card is an early literacy program to help your child build reading and language skills to prepare them for kindergarten.

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1000 Books
Before Kindergarten

Nurture a love of reading

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. 

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Launchpads

Secure learning

Playaway Launchpad tablets are 100% secure, pre-loaded with learning apps, and ready to play. No download time. No need for Wi-Fi.

View Launchpads

Kids Only Computers

Free Secure Computer Sessions

Parkland Community Library now has two computers in the Barclay Family Children’s Wing! Available on a first-come, first-served basis, and exclusively for children under the age of 13. Visit our website for policies.

View Computer Policies Here

Parenting Collection

Our Featured Collection

Our parenting collection includes materials and resources on a wide range of topics to support your role as a parent or caregiver. Topics include: pregnancy, developmental milestones, styles of discipline, homeschooling, potty training, and beyond.

Find Titles

Programs and Events

Join us in-person or virtually

PCL offers in-house and offsite programs for all ages. Join us for storytimes, educational presentations, crafting, author events, and community events like Touch-A-Truck in September.

Event Calendar

Support Your Library

PCL is a nonprofit organization. We receive funding from the state and by donations. Consider making a charitable donation or volunteer your time and talents. 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.

How to Donate

Make A Gift

There are several ways to donate to the library through Book DedicationsIn-Kind DonationsMatching GiftsSponsorships, and Volunteering.

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Volunteer

Contribute Your Time & Talents

PCL is looking for adults willing to donate just a few hours of their time on an ongoing basis.

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Teen Volunteers

Seasonal Openings

Get professional working experience and community service hours for your resume! We accept mature students entering 8th grade in the fall age 13 and older.

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The Friends Of PCL

Volunteer Group

The Friends are passionate that the library is an essential part of the community. The FPCL work actively to make the library a better place by promoting community outreach, fundraising, and enhancing the library experience for all patrons.

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The Friends Book Shop

Open On Select Days

The 2020-2021 Library Expansion Project provided The Friends of PCL their very own space located on the new expansion side of the the library. Hours on the library’s homepage.

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Fundraisers

Book Sales & Promotional Items

FPCL have several sales throughout the year available for purchase at PCL’s circulation desk. Popular campaigns include gardening gifts, coupon books, and more. 

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Questions? Contact Us

Join us on social media.


Circulation

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

(610) 398-1361 Ext. 101
EMAIL: circulation@parklandlibrary.org 

Programs

EMAIL:

Adults: Ext. 117 adults@parklandlibrary.org Children’s: Ext. 104
kids@parklandlibrary.org
Teens: Ext. 115 teens@parklandlibrary.org

Reference

eResources, Place a hold

Ext. 106
EMAIL: info@parklandlibrary.org

Friends of PCL

Ext. 106
EMAIL: 
friendsofpcl@parklandlibrary.org


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…

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Touch-A-Truck 2022

We would like to thank our community partners for making Touch-A-Truck possible! The Friends of the Library Air Products: Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car Cetronia Ambulance DonutNV Allentown Greenawalds Fire and Rescue: rescue truck Hall of Fame Bin Cleaning: bin cleaning truck Lehigh County Special Operations: drones, field truckNorth Whitehall Township Public Works:…

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UniversalClass Entrepreneurship

Try Entrepreneurship Classes for Free Online via UniversalClass! Did you know… that Parkland Community Library cardholders can take classes from UniversalClass for free? Just use the letters “PCL” followed by your library card number to log in.  Here are the details. UniversalClass has a huge range of class offerings. Classes are available 24/7, so you can…

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