Parkland Community Library
Parkland Community Library began as a grass roots effort in a small building in Guthsville, where it served residents of South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and North Whitehall. Its collection grew quickly, and by 1981 the library moved to a new building at its current location off Walbert Avenue. Now also serving a portion of West Allentown, the library is a valuable community resource, providing programs for adults and children and offering a rich collection of books, magazines, DVDs and music CDs. Library users borrow about 300,000 items annually and thousands more attend its multitude of programs. The library has continued to grow; plans call for its eventual move to a new 32,000-square-foot building in Upper Macungie.
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 10am - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, closed; during summer, Saturday hours are from 10am to 2pm.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1973
- What makes this community special?: The library is a great community resource, providing a wide and varied collection of books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs. Among its programs are family and pre-school story times, storytelling, holiday concerts, book clubs and a knitting circle.
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 70,000
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Public Internet terminals are available
- Book donation information: Book donations are accepted.