Expansion Update February 2021 Flexible Timeline: 

We are moving!

February 1: closed until further notice.

All dates are approximations and subject to change. Check here for our reopening status. 

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February 2021-We are excited to announce that the expansion project of Parkland Community Library’s Walbert Avenue Campus is near completion. We are in the final stages of renovation which entails moving from our temporary location at the Roma Building to the newly renovated library campus at 4422 Walbert Avenue. We are expecting to be closed all of February. Please do not contact South Whitehall Township at the Roma building for library updates as the township does not have anything to do with our day-to-day operations.

February 1: The Roma Suite is closed, all library operations at this location have ceased. Do not try to enter the Roma Suite upon its closure.

*** The South Whitehall Township Campus is still under construction.
Do not enter the campus until we announce our official opening. ***

PhonesThe phone lines are disconnected and are being transferred back to the Walbert Avenue Campus. Voicemail is currently unavailable.

Get In TouchPlease note, our staff may be reached by email. General library questions may be sent to info@parklandlibrary.org.

Using the LCLC for Library Services

Returns: 

April 2: Is the due date for items that you checked out at PCL. Please hold them until we alert you of our reopening. Book drops will not reopen until further notice. See our LCLC Returns section below on borrowing during our closure.

If you want your items checked in, return them to another co-op library. The Library shall not be responsible for any materials left outside of the suite or closed book drops. If any materials are lost, damaged, or stolen that were left outside the suite, the patron will be held accountable.

Fines: Fines are waived during the transition period.  

Lost/Damaged Items: Patrons are responsible for lost or damaged items. 

Using the LCLC for Library Services

Patrons will be able to check out items from other LCLC libraries during our closure. Patrons should first check the other libraries’ websites or call before visiting. Available services vary by library (in-person, pickup only, etc.) due to COVID-19 procedures.

LCLC ReturnsDuring our closure, materials that are checked out/picked up elsewhere, even if they are owned by PCL, have standard due dates. Please be sure to obey the rules and return these items on time at another LCLC library. 

An LCLC card is needed to check out items from the library network. E-books are still available, too! Give Libby, Hoopla, and CloudLibrary a try.

Library Cards During the Move

Renewals: To renew, send an email to circulation@parklandlibrary.org with the following information. All information must be current. First and last name, library card number, phone number, email address, and street address, including apartment number or PO Box if applicable.

Lost and New Cards: Apply on our website. 

RESERVING MATERIALS/PICKUP APPOINTMENTS

How do I put books on hold?

  1. 1. Go online to My Account and log into your library account, using your full library card number and PIN.

  2. 2. Search the library catalog for your items. You will need to select Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative, or a specific library besides Parkland, from the drop-down menu.

  3. 3. Click "Place Hold".

  4. 4. Fill out the information for pick up location and notification options. During our closure, you must select another library that is not Parkland from the drop-down menu.

  5. 5. Click "Submit".

If you need help placing a hold, email the reference librarians at info@parklandlibrary.org. Our phones will be disconnected during our move.

How do I pick up my books?

  1. Please directly contact the LCLC library where you would like to pick up your books, as procedures vary by library and are subject to changes. 

PROGRAMMING

Throughout our move and beyond, virtual programs will be available for all ages, listed on our website under the ATTEND tab for childrenteens, and adults. We encourage you to check our website and social media for more information on virtual programs and library services being offered. Sign up for eNews for important updates, events, and news.  COVID-19: in-person library programs and volunteer programs are suspended. We will reevaluate the situation later in the year.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Visiting An LCLC Library 

LCLC EXPECTATIONS: MASKS REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

Patrons should first check the other libraries’ websites or call before visiting. Available services vary by library (in-person, pickup only, etc.) due to COVID-19 procedures.

  • Per CDC and State Public Health guidelines, patrons are required to wear masks and have them in place before entering an LCLC Library. Have your mask in place before you enter a building.

  • Maintain social distancing by putting space (at least 6 feet) between yourself and others.

  • Patrons should sanitize their hands upon arrival at the library. 

  • For the safety of all, we ask that people who feel ill, do not come inside. Patrons who are visibly sick or coughing/sneezing excessively will be asked to leave.
    Click Here To Download The Patron Safety Guidelines.

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe!


Page Last Updated: 2021-2-2

550,000 Items at Your Request! A Proud Member of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative 

The Parkland Community Library has joined forces with ten other 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 place holds on materials in any of our partner libraries!

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