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Friends of Abington Libraries

The Friends are community members who work to keep Abington libraries strong. Friends’ fundraising activities include the BookCellar bookstore, special book, plant and other sales, and membership campaigns. The group helps fund:
  *  library programs for children and adults
  *  new books, movies, computers and library furnishings
  *  adult literacy program
Library improvements sponsored or funded by the Friends also include the Discovery Garden, outdoor electronic sign and the library’s wireless system.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES - Funds raised benefit Abington libraries 

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Please bring baked goods to the Circulation Desk on Nov. 7 
or to the 
Bake Table near the entrance by the flagpole on Nov. 8. 
Thank you!   

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
South entrance by the flagpole, Abington Free Library
Homemade goodies galore! Stop by the Election Day bake sale and purchase cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. 

Throughout November, bid on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and other gently-worn jewelry, displayed at the front of the Abington Free Library. Perfect for yourself or as gifts! Wide range of styles. 

Place your bids in the Jewelry Silent Auction book. Bids may be increased until Wed., Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., when auction closes and highest bidder wins each item.

If your bid wins, you will be notified by phone from Dec. 1-3. Pay for your jewelry and pick it up at the circulation desk. Please pick up your jewelry within two weeks after notification. Good luck with your bids!

Thank you!  Sponsored by the Friends of Abington Township Public Libraries. All proceeds benefit Abington and Roslyn Libraries.  

Abington Free Library will be closed for library business on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Abington Free Library is a polling place for Wards 11-1 and 7-3. Come vote! 

Scarecrow Contest Winners - as if they were on an Olympic Podium2016 Scarecrow Contest Winners!
First Place: Steve from Minecraft by Fox and Ronin Chandler. Prize $50.
Second Place: Alice in Wonderland by McDaid Family. Prize $25.
Third Place: Corduroy by Sarah and Julia Lewis. prize $15.
We congratulate our winners and all of our participants for such creative scarecrows. Thank you for taking part. All runner-ups receive a $5 gift certificate to the BookCellar. This year 620 patrons voted. The scarecrows brought many smiles to all of our children and adult library patrons.

Book Donations: The BookCellar needs your gently-used books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children. Donations needed year-round. Bring in paper bags, 3 bags at a time, to the Circulation Desk. To help our staff, please bring book donations Wed. through Sat. to Abington Library; Thurs. through Sat. to Roslyn Library. See more details about donating books. 


Friends Book and Plant Sale Fall 2016

It’s easy to join the Friends! The group is open to everyone who uses our libraries – residents, businesses, local workers, teachers and students – even if you live outside Abington. Your donation makes a difference! Donate online, if you like. Volunteers are also needed to work in the BookCellar, help at events and expand our efforts.

We welcome you to bring your ideas to our meetings and volunteer with us to support our libraries! To learn more, contact the Friends at FriendsATPL@gmail.com or 215-885-5180, ext. 36.


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Upcoming Friends Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
FRIENDS ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE 11/08/2016 - 7:00am to 5:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 11/12/2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 02/11/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 05/13/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 06/10/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 09/09/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 11/11/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington