Parkland Community Library will be closed until further notice.

There will be no curbside pickup and no returns accepted. 

We have been notified that one of our employees has been exposed to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. As such, employees working at Parkland Community Library may have been exposed to this virus. 

Returns- Please hold your returns until we reopen, or they can be returned to another LCLC library. Fines will not be issued during this COVID-19 closure. 

Holds- Can be picked up when we reopen. Notifications will not be resent. Items will be held for 4 business days after we reopen.

Staff may be reached by email. General questions please email info@parklandlibrary.org. Children: kids@parklandlibrary.org Young Adults: teens@parklandlibrary.org Adults: adults@parklandlibrary.org

Check this space for reopening status. 

Parkland Community Library is taking measures to ensure the safety of our employees during this coronavirus outbreak, including disinfecting workspaces, working remotely, hosting virtual events, offering curbside pickup, and quarantining returned books. For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov

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Coronavirus Resources

HEALTH INFORMATION

CDC Information:

Pennsylvania Information:

Local Resources

Mental Health Help:

Get support for your mental health in a local online support group offered by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Lehigh Valley.

Are you in crisis? If you are in a suicidal crisis or in emotional distress, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255  and has online resources. If you are experiencing abuse at home, Turning Point Lehigh Valley offers a helpline 24/7 at 1-610-437-3369.

  • Crisis text line: Text “PA” to 741-741

Crisis lines in each county: download the pdf here.

Job and Financial Help

Career help

If you are unemployed: Here’s information about filing for unemployment benefits. UC Benefits and Information for PA Employees impacted by COVID-19

If you’re looking for a job: Have you lost your job due to COVID-19 related business closures? Employers across the state are in need of hiring thousands of critical roles. View essential businesses’ job opportunities through this resource from Pennsylvania CareerLink. We also have great databases and books for job-seekers. Download our job search guide here.

If you own a business: See the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s webpage dedicated to helping businesses deal with coronavirus concerns at www.pachamber.org/coronavirus. Another great local resource for the Lehigh Valley is The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates

Utility assistance

Food assistance

THINGS TO READ, WATCH, AND DO

Find something to read:

Email info@parklandlibrary.org for help placing a hold on library materials. You can use your library card to read a newspaper via NewsBank, or an ebook using Libby or Hoopla. Find your next great book recommendation on NoveList or Books & Authors, or ask us for a personal recommendation

Visit our programs page to learn about our book clubs!

Reputable News Sources:

You can also read COVID-related coverage from the following publications for free, without a subscription:  The Atlantic , Bloomberg News, The Philadelphia Inquirer , The New York Times   

Find something to watch: 

Email info@parklandlibrary.org for help placing a hold on library materials. Use your library card to watch movies and shows on Hoopla. Watch movies, documentaries, and TV shows on AccessVideo

Learn something: 

If you're getting bored at home, try out a how-to tutorial video, cooking an international recipe or learning a language with Rosetta Stone, or taking a course through UniversalClass. (Just make sure to add PCL before your library card number to log in to UniversalClass). 

We also offer virtual adult programs on many topics!

Practice self-care:

Try free meditations from Headspace or find wellness and exercise videos through UniversalClass or AccessVideo. Please see mental health resources listed under health. Consider checking out virtual adult programs including yoga and much more.

Do something to help others:

Here are some local organizations that you can help.


Page Last Updated: 2021-01-25