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, encompassing 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.
Libraries are ever-evolving, and PCL is no exception. We have expanded our collection to include unique items for patrons to check out and enjoy. Borrow a laptop, binoculars, a museum pass, and more!
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 hopes that individuals will spread their enthusiasm to the rest of the community. See what we offer for children, teens, and adults.
Self Checkout Available
PCL has a self checkout station located by the reference desk.
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, Streaming Services.
The LCLC Is Fine Free
Parkland Community Library and the LCLC are now Fine Free! Patrons will no longer be charged late fees on most overdue materials. Exceptions Apply.
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, get started with eBooks, and assist with research questions.
Call Ext. 106 or email the Reference desk for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. We now carry FM Transmitters. Read more here.
The Library of Things is PCL’s newest unique collection of gadgets, electronics, and non-traditional items for patrons to borrow.
Job seekers can borrow a laptop free with their library card and access online career tools.
Our youth services department provides book recommendations, movies, child-safe computers, learning tools, and programs for families.
Stop by the Barclay Family Children’s Wing for assistance.
My First Library Card
All children, birth-age of 5
The LCLC offers My First Library Card to families! 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.
Stop by the youth services department for recommendations.
Our teen book selection is located to the left of the main entrance.
Browse our collection of graphic novels to DVDs.
Teens Section in Our News Blog
Teens looking for recommendations, craft instructions, and resources should check out our blog.
Available for ages 12+
Bring your friends to a FREE program just for teens! We provide many activities from coding and crafts to test prep and presentations. Some events require RSVP.
WiFi is available for all your devices
At Parkland Community Library, we aim to provide a welcoming space for all ages. Host a study group at one of our quiet seating areas.
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.
Support Your Library
PCL is a nonprofit organization. We receive funding from the state and donations. Consider making a charitable donation or volunteering 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.
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.
Questions? Contact Us
Join us on social media. #mypcl
Connect • Discover • Grow Consider Making A Charitable Donation To Your Library! 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. A Letter from our Executive Director Parkland Community Library…
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