To our patrons, our event calendar may be temporarily out of service in the upcoming week.
If you need to RSVP for an event, please email youth services, teen services or adult services at

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

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!

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Book Sales
Next Porch Sale: TBA

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

Friends Board Mtg.– 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.

Dan Schantz Friends of the PCL Fundraiser

Beginning September 1, 2021, The Friends of PCL will be selling Dan Schantz's Monthly Madness Cards at PCL's circ desk and in the Friends' Book Room (when it's open). With this card, you will be able to pick up a special #gardening treat at Dan Schantz each month for an entire year! 

    • The following items will be offered: 
    • January 2022-A 1-Pint Primrose 
    • February-A 6-inch Tulip or Hyacinth 
    • March-A 4.5-inch Oxalis (Shamrock Plant) or 4-inch Daffodil 
    • April-A 1-Quart Annual 
    • May-A 4.5-inch Geranium 
    • June-A 2.5 Qt. Annual-Asst. Variety 
    • July-Any 1.5G Hanging Basket 
    • August-$2 Discount Off Anything in the Store 
    • September-3 JBL Pumpkins or 3 Gourds 
    • October-1 Face Pumpkin {12-18 lbs.) 
    • November-A 4.5-inch Turkey Mum 
    • December-A 4-inch Poinsettia 

Each monthly special will be displayed at clearly marked tables at Dan Schantz's Greenhouse, 2031 29th Street, SW in Allentown (located just off Lehigh Street). You MUST have your "Monthly Madness Card" with you to obtain your monthly item!! If you forget to redeem a monthly item, save your card and bring it back that same month the following year and you will be able to get it then. The cards do not expire! 

These cards will be available for purchase on Wednesday, September 1, and will continue to be sold until our limited supply of "Monthly Madness Cards" is gone. Cost: $20. Cash or checks (payable to Friends of PCL) can be accepted. They're sure to sell quickly, especially since they are a unique gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. Any questions about this fundraiser? If so, please contact Lorna R. at 610 395-4881.

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. 

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