Nov
2
Sat
Holiday Hope Chest Drive @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Nov 2 – Nov 25 all-day
Holiday Hope Chest Drive @ Parkland Community Library

Friday, November 1-Ends on November 23rd.

Drop off items to be included in the library’s Holiday Hope Chests! The Parkland Communtiy Library is participating in the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s Holiday Hope Chests. Create your own chest or drop off items to be put in the library’s chests. Check our website for a list of items that can be purchased to be used in the Hope Chests.

Drop off anytime till Nov. 23 at the our children’s department or the circulation desk after hours.

Join us for a Wrap Party on Monday, November 25th (materials provided).

“Holiday Hope Chests is a national project adopted by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, in partnership with Enterprise Holdings, UGI and Kids Care Clubs to help less fortunate children living in the Lehigh Valley. Holiday Hope Chests (individually prepared shoe boxes filled with age/gender appropriate gifts) will be distributed during the holiday season to LV non-profit agencies serving children.” – Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

Items Wanted: * Please select an item tag from our Hope Tree.*

Shoe boxes: No hinge-lid or boot boxes.

Holiday wrapping paper.

All items should be able to fit into a standard shoe box. This years ages are 2-3 years old gender neutral and 4-5 years old.

2-3 or 4-5 years old 

Barrettes, Headbands, Hair Brushes. Board Books* Card Games*. Craft Projects, Craft Supplies, Stickers*. Coloring Books, Crayons,* Flash Cards*, Flashlights*, Glitter Glue, Hats, Gloves, Socks, Scarves*, Legos, Blocks*, Light up Bouncy Balls*, Lunch Bags*, Magnets (magnetic letters)*, NEW Stuffed Animals – No Webkinz*, Pencils, Markers*, Play-Doh, Model Magic*, Puzzles*, Shampoo, Soap, Lotion, Sketch pad/drawing paper*, Toys, Matchbox Cars. 

* Can be a gender neutral item.

All toiletry items should be in the original packaging–please don’t open multi-packs.  

Items to Avoid:

Balloons, Cameras, Candy/Gum/Food, Glass items, Money, Religious materials, Sharp items: scissors, razors, knives, Toy guns, Used or opened items, Violent or inappropriate books, movies, or CDs, Webkinz.

Nov
16
Sat
Doreen Cronin Author Visit @ Springhouse Middle School Tickets
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Doreen Cronin Author Visit @ Springhouse Middle School
Doreen Cronin author of “The Chicken Squad” series and many other New York Times bestselling picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book “Click, Clack, Moo”, will be presenting and discussing her books at Springhouse Middle School. There will be a book signing and free crafts and activities for all ages following the presentation.
Doors open at 10 AM.
The event is FREE, however, we require you RSVP for space is limited.
This event is sponsored by Wells Fargo/George & Judith Arangio Foundation Trust and Keystone Savings Foundation and the Friends of the Parkland Community Library.
Parking
Public parking for this event is available in front of the main entrance of Springhouse Middle School. The lot is accessible off of Crackersport Road.
When you enter a Parkland Community Library event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Parkland Community Library. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar Parkland Community Library events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of Parkland Community Library. If you do not want to be recorded, please see a staff member at the event.
Nov
19
Tue
Toddler Storytime @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes at our storytime especially for children ages 18 months – 3 years.

Location: Community Room
No RSVP required.

Nov
20
Wed
Toddler Storytime @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes at our storytime especially for children ages 18 months – 3 years.

Location: Community Room
No RSVP required.

Preschool Storytime @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Meet new friends and enjoy engaging stories, songs, and a craft each week. For ages 3-5. RSVP for either the Wednesday or Thursday class. Last one is November 21.

Location: Community Room
Age requirement: Ages 3-5 A caregiver must remain in the library.

RSVP required.

Sign up by online by clicking here, kids@parklandlibrary.org or by calling 610.398.1361 x19.

Nov
21
Thu
Preschool Storytime @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Meet new friends and enjoy engaging stories, songs, and a craft each week. For ages 3-5. RSVP for either the Wednesday or Thursday class. Last one is November 21.

Location: Community Room
Age requirement: Ages 3-5 A caregiver must remain in the library.

RSVP required.

Sign up by online by clicking here, kids@parklandlibrary.org or by calling 610.398.1361 x19.

Young Critics Book Club @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Critics Book Club @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Monthly book discussion for grades 3-6. We’ll also share ideas for other great reads while enjoying fun activities and a snack. RSVP.

September- The Homework Machine (Dan Gutman)
October- Ghosts (Raina Telgemeier)
November- Spy School (Stuart Gibbs)

Age requirement: Grades 3-6
Location: Community Room.

RSVP: online, email kids@parklandlibrary.org, or call 610-398-1361×19

Dec
13
Fri
Lil Builders @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am
Lil Builders @ Parkland Community Library

Come play and build with our amazing block collection, Magnatiles, and more! No RSVP. Ages 2 and up with an adult.