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.
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!
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.
Parkland is a thriving community where all residents are empowered to connect, discover, and grow.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Enjoy physical media? Pick up an audiobook available in a wide range of genres.
Try out Playaways, an all-in-one, pre-loaded audiobook. It’s easy to use in the car, with headphones and speakers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Friends Book Shop
Now 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 are listed on their events page.
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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