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Friends of the Parkland Community Library

The Friends is a nonprofit organization that supports our library by making contributions to our library in the ways of materials, public events, community outreach, and staff development. The Friends raise these funds by organizing events such as our Porch Sale, dinners, and the Annual Book Sale. They also operate our Alcove Book Sale.

Become a Friend of the Parkland Community Library

Whether you are a business, family or an individual, you can make a difference in our community by becoming a Friend of the Parkland Community Library. Please print and fill out the membership form by clicking here. Mail it to us or leave it at our desk with your dues payable to FPCL.

COUNCIL MEMBERS 2018 Officers:

  • Ila Dietrich, President
  • Pat Elliott, Vice President, Programs
  • Lois Doncevic, Vice President , Membership
  • Mary Sue Schnell, Secretary
  • Vacant, Treasurer
  • Vacant, Ways and Means 
  • Vacant, Gifts and Bequests
  • Cindy Perosa, Publicity & Communications
  • Township Representatives:
  • Lorna Rabe and Sharon Laub, North Whitehall Township
  • Helen Papathanasiou & Syman Hirsch, South Whitehall Township
  • Marilyn Cornell and Lois Doncevic,  Upper Macungie Township
  • Ex Officio: Debbie Jack Library Director
  • Nancy Holler, Board Representative
  • Lynne Harakal, Board Representative

Annual Book Sale

Join us for our popular 29th Annual Book Sale from July 22-29 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield, PA. Click here for more details.

Book Page

Do you want to discover reviews on your favorite bestsellers and new releases?  You can now pick up a free copy of BookPage, a literary review magazine, at our library, courtesey of Friends of the Parkland Community Library. Click here to read BookPage's book reviews digitally on their website.

Little Free Library

Click here to read the Parkland Press article about our Little Free Libraries.


Transform your life and library by making your voice count at our Friends' meetings held on the below Thursdays at 2pm in our community room:

January 3, March 7, June 6

Annual Meeting Luncheon

Our Annual Luncheon (open to members and nonmembers) is held every May 2, 2019 at Morgan's Restaurant, 3079 Willow Street, Allentown. Instead of a set menu anyone attending will be able to choose anything from Morgan's regular menu.   Separate checks will be given so you do not need to pay ahead of time. We do need to know how many will be attending so please email Pat at

Annual Scholarship in Honor of Norm Dietrich and Alice Madden

Our 2018 $500 scholarship recipients are Habeeb Salau and Tiffany Sherman. Habeeb will major in chemical engineering at MIT, and Tiffany is currently taking library technical assistant courses at Northampton Community College. 

The scholarship contest is available to teen volunteer applicants every spring. This year's deadline is June 30, 2019.

Download Scholarship Application (Page 1)    Download Scholarship Application (Page 2)

Save Around Lehigh Valley Coupon Books

Get the gift of the Enjoy the City coupon books for $25/book to benefit our library. Buy a copy starting mid-September to mid-January at our circulation desk. Interested in purchasing an edition for an area other than the Lehigh Valley? Please contact Lorna at 610 395-4881 or

Porch Sale

Stock up on your favorite reads and give to our library at the same time when you shop at the Friends of the Library porch sales. Next porch sale TBA.

Spring Flower Sale

Next flower sale TBA.

Book Donation Drop Off

Next book donation drop off is TBA.


We welcome new volunteers to become involved in our activities. Opportunities include working on our Friends Book Sale, fundraising, publicity, programming, and becoming a committee chair. When you volunteer your time and talents, you can make a valuable contribution to our library and our community. For more information, contact President Ila Dietrich at

Celebrate a Milestone with Friends

Milestones is a Friends of the Library program where you can honor your loved one or celebrate an event with a special book in our library. Our staff will use your monetary donation to select a title. Our Friends will supply special book plates to place in your books.