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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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