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 Children: Young Adults: Adults:

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

Search this Site:

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

2021 Scholarship in Honor of Alice Madden and Norm Dietrich
The deadline to apply is June 30, 2021. 


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 2021 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 2020 winners: Ga Young Lee, Imran Ali Dharamsi, and Daniel Oravetz. Special thanks to scholarship committee members Ila Dietrich, president, Pat Elliott, and Lorna Rabe.

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.

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. 


Next Meeting: TBA Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 2 PM at the Covered Bridge Park. 
We will be following social distance guidelines. Masks are required. Please bring a folding chair in case the pavilion is unavailable.

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.

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


Spring Flower Sale


Page Last Updated: 4/7/2021