The library will be closed for staff training from 9-11 AM on Thursday, August 13.

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Friends of the Parkland Community Library (FPCL): Events & Fundraising


June 4 Board Meeting:  Thursday, June 4, 2 PM. Covered Bridge Park.
The meeting will be held in the large pavilion at Wehrs Mill Park: 2465 Wehr Mill Rd. We will be following social distance guidelines. Masks are required.

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.

2020 Scholarship in Honor of Alice Madden and Norm Dietrich

On Monday, August 3, at 4 PM, The Friends of PCL hosted the Norm Dietrich and Alice Madden Scholarship Contest winners ceremony at Wehr’s Dam Park in South Whitehall. Each winner received a $500 scholarship from the fundraising group. Congratulations to Ga Young Lee, Imran Ali Dharamsi, and Daniel Oravetz. Special thanks to scholarship committee members Ila Dietrich, president, Pat Elliott, and Lorna Rabe.


An annual scholarship created in memory of Alice Madden and Norman Dietrich awards $500 prizes to individuals every spring. 

The Friends Scholarship is available to Parkland Community Library's teen volunteers, all 2020 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. Congratulations to our 2019 winners Jack Blommel, Julia Young, and Aimee Joy G.!

If interested please contact Pat Elliott at to apply. 

By mail:  Pat Elliott, 1417 Warba Drive, Orefield, PA 18069.

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Milestones is a Friends of the Parkland Community Library program where you can honor your loved one or celebrate an event with a special book in the library's collection. Library staff will use your monetary donation to select a title while Friends will supply special book plates to place in the selected books. Please contact the library for more info.

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.

Porch Sale

The next porch sale TBA.

SaveAround® Lehigh Valley Coupon Books

2020 Lehigh Valley, PA KidStuff™ & SaveAround® Coupon Books sold out! Thank you so much for your support.

Questions about the book, please contact Lorna via email at or by phone at (610) 395-4881.

Spring Flower Sale

Details about the next flower sale will be found here once it's announced.

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