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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.

Contact the Friends at FriendsATPL@gmail.com or 215-885-5180, ext. 36.


The BookCellar will be closed Sept. 18-23, 2017 due to no air conditioning.


Scarecrow Competition Official Entry Form

Sponsored by Friends of the Abington Library

Scarecrow should resemble a character from your favorite children’s book, young adult book, or or a character from your imagination! Individuals or families may enter the contest. Scarecrows will be displayed indoors in Abington Free Library. Deadline for Entry Forms is Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Have Fun! Be Creative!

First Place: $50.00

Second Place: $30.00 

Third Place: $20.00

All other participants will receive a $5 gift certificate to the BookCellar.

Click here for the rules and more information.

Friends Fall Book & Plant Sale!

Friends Jewelry Silent Auction:

Jewelry donations needed now. Thank you!

Please donate your no-longer-worn earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, rings and other jewelry for the Friends Jewelry Silent Auction. This annual event raises funds for books, programs and more at the Abington and Roslyn libraries. Bring jewelry donations to the Circulation Desk at Abington Free Library.

We need:

  • Gold or silver
  • Stones, beads or precious gems
  • Costume
  • Artistic
  • Vintage
  • Watches 

Donations needed immediately. Please donate before Oct. 15. 

The Friends Jewelry Silent Auction, held in November, is sponsored by the Friends of Abington Township Public Library,
in memory of volunteer
Mimi Zabel.

Questions? Contact FriendsATPL@gmail.com or 215-885-5180, ext. 36.

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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Friends Of The Abington Township Public Library

Upcoming Friends Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
Friends Fall Book & Plant Sale! 10/07/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 11/11/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 02/10/2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 05/12/2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 09/08/2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 11/10/2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington