The Library is Open.

The main entrance to the library is the same. Our 24-hour book drop is open. It is located in the back of the building of the new addition- the northeast corner. Additional parking has been added to the front and side of the building.

MASKS REQUIRED: Effective 8/11/21 Parkland Community Library is now requiring masks regardless of vaccination status for everyone aged 2 and up due to the recent surge of COVID-19 Delta variant in Lehigh County. Masks and/or face coverings must be worn inside the library and worn during all indoor library programs on or offsite.

CURBSIDE PICK-UP IS AVAILABLE for those who cannot wear a mask, and for anyone else who would like to use this service. If you need a mask, please request one at the circulation desk. Thank you for your cooperation!

Regular Saturday Hours Effective September 11, 2021

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-9PM | Friday: 9AM-6PM | Saturday: 9AM-5PM

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Book Sales

Next Porch Sale: September 28, 10 AM-5 PM

Sale Rain Date-September 29, 2021

Join the FPCL for their Porch Sale! Stock up on gently used books, games, media, and more. Bring your totes! We are going green, and we are no longer providing plastic bags. Cash or Check only. Rain or Shine. (The event will be moved indoors to the new Carol and Perry Zirkel Meeting Room if rain is predicted.)

Annual Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Parkland Community Library's Annual Used Book Sale is so huge that it requires its own webpage! Please click here to visit it.


Next Meeting: September 2, 2 PM. Meetings are held in the Carol and Perry Zirkel Meeting Room at the library.

Friends Board Mtg.–Nov. 4, 2 PM | Jan. 6, 2 PM 

Friends members and non-members alike are invited to our meetings. Find out more about who the Friends of PCL are, what we do, and opportunities to volunteer. Dates and times are subject to change.

2021 Scholarship in Honor of Alice Madden and Norm Dietrich

We are pleased to announce our 2021 scholarship winners!

On July 6, 2021, The Friends of PCL hosted their Norm Dietrich and Alice Madden Scholarship Contest winners ceremony at PCL. Each winner received a $500 scholarship from the fundraising group. Congratulations to Kayla Tivner, Angelina Roccamo, and Hannah Sarmir.

Kayla Tivner, a PCL Circulation Desk Assistant, will finish her second year at LCCC in Spring 2022, obtaining her Associate’s Degree in Communications.

Angelina Roccamo finished her first year at LCCC as a part of LCCC’s Honors Scholars Program and is going into her second year at LCCC, obtaining her Associate’s Degree in Psychology in Spring 2022.

Hannah Sarmir will be entering her Junior year at the University of Delaware with a major in Marine Biology.

Special thanks to scholarship committee members Ila Dietrich, president; Pat Elliott, and Lorna Rabe.

About The Scholarship

An annual scholarship created in memory of Alice Madden and Norman Dietrich awards $500 prizes to individuals every spring. The next chance to apply is Spring 2022.

The Friends Scholarship is available to Parkland Community Library's teen volunteers, all 2022 graduates, and graduating seniors that are continuing their educational pursuits. The teens must have volunteered with The Friends of the Library or Parkland Community Library. The scholarship is also open to library staff members who are continuing their education. 

Simply fill out the application and send it in via email: FPCL Scholarship or by mail Attention: Pat Elliott, 1417 Warba Drive, Orefield, PA 18069.

Download the Scholarship Application.

Meeting Luncheon

The Friends have been actively monitoring the evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have decided to cancel our Annual Luncheon in light of this situation.

Questions? Please email Pat Elliott at or call her at 610-395-8034.

Spring Flower Sale


SaveAround® Lehigh Valley Coupon Books

The Friends of the Library 2021 Save Around/Enjoy the City Books fundraiser is back! Books are on sale at the PCL Circulation Desk. Suiteside pickup is available. Call the library at (610) 398-1361 for more information, or email Lorna at for other arrangements. Included in these books are the same great coupons for restaurants, entertainment venues, and retail services.
Cost: $25. Please bring exact change or a check. 

Page Last Updated: 7/23/2021