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Friends of Abington Libraries

The Friends are a group of volunteers dedicated to fostering public awareness and support of the Abington Township Public Libraries. New volunteers and ideas are always welcome! If you wish to join us and volunteer, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  


Visit the BookCellar - Used Book Store 
on the lower level of the Abington Free Library.

Find gifts for summer birthdays at the Friends Book Cellar Used Book Store. Gift Certificates, Book Bags and Book Marks also make great gifts for your summer reader. Visit us soon.

BookCellar Hours:
Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri.: noon - 4 p.m., 
Wed.: noon - 4:30 p.m.; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 
Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   

Benefits Abington Libraries. The BookCellar is located on the Lower Level of Abington Free Library. Please come by and browse through our extensive collection. All of our books, movies and music are for sale at bargain prices!

Friends phone: 215-885-5180, ext. 36. All proceeds benefit the Abington Libraries’ Book Fund. 


Upcoming Friends Activities:

Quarterly Meeting: Saturday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m., Community Room in the lower level of the Abington Library. Open to all; ideas welcome!

Friends Book and Plant Sale: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m., Abington Library. Books will be half-price!

Scarecrow contest: Create a scarecrow character from your favorite children’s or young adult book. Entries are due Sept. 28; the scarecrows will be on display in the Abington Library Oct. 1-23. Library patrons can vote for their favorite scarecrow!

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day: Support our Libraries; buy a shopping pass for $5 and receive a 25% discount on purchases made at the Boscov’s store in Plymouth Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Passes will be sold in the BookCellar starting in September.

Mimi Zabel Jewelry Silent Auction: Jewelry donations are needed! Purge your jewelry box of items you no longer wear. Please leave your donations at the Circulation Desk between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15. The auction will be in November.


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Friends Meeting Dates: We meet on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m. and the Annual Meeting Brunch, this year on June 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room on the lower level of Abington Free Library. New members (and new ideas) are always welcome. Please join us! 


Friends' Article in the August 2016 Library newsletter, The Ab Lib:

News & Views of the Friends of Abington Libraries

The Friends are saddened by the loss of our past-President, Liz Christian, whose dedication and enthusiasm enriched the library and the Friends. Liz was an avid promoter of the library and its programs, particularly Adult Literacy. As a member of the Library’s 50th Anniversary Committee, she was instrumental in planning the Discovery Garden, dedicated on June 25. The garden, near the Abington Library main entrance, features a “literary” bench and commemorative pavers and is an inviting reading and meeting space. The Friends thank everyone who purchased pavers.

The Friends support the programs of the Abington Township Public Libraries through fundraising and advocacy.

The BookCellar, which sells gently used books, DVDs, audio books, and music CDs at bargain prices, raises funds for our libraries. Donations of books and media are needed all year and are tax-deductible.

Please visit the BookCellar on the Abington Library lower level. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon-4 p.m.; Wednesday, noon-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
We also sell on Amazon.

Upcoming Friends Activities:
Quarterly Meeting: Saturday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m., Community Room in the lower level of the Abington Library. Open to all; ideas welcome!

Friends Book and Plant Sale: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m., Abington Library. Books will be half-price!

Scarecrow contest: Create a scarecrow character from your favorite children’s or young adult book. Entries are due Sept. 28; the scarecrows will be on display in the Abington Library Oct. 1-23. Library patrons can vote for their favorite scarecrow!

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day: Support our Libraries; buy a shopping pass for $5 and receive a 25% discount on purchases made at the Boscov’s store in Plymouth Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Passes will be sold in the BookCellar starting in September.

Mimi Zabel Jewelry Silent Auction: Jewelry donations are needed! Purge your jewelry box of items you no longer wear. Please leave your donations at the Circulation Desk between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15. The auction will be in November.

Please join the Friends!

Ellen Baxter, President
Terry Biansco, Vice President
Ruth Gebhardtsbauer, Corresponding Secretary
Jay Freedman, Treasurer
Etta Norton, Recording Secretary

 

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Upcoming Friends Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
Friends' Meeting 09/10/2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington
Friends Book and Plant Sale 09/24/2016 - 9:30am to 3:00pm 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