About Us › Friends of Abington Libraries

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 go to the Library Office or click on this link and fill out a Volunteer Application form or call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: We meet on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m. and an Annual Meeting Brunch in June in the Community Room on the lower level of Abington Free Library.

CANCELLED: Our Friends of the Abington Libraries meeting for Saturday, February 13, 2016 has been cancelled.

New members (and new ideas) are always welcome. Please join us!  Click here to get the PDF of the schedule.

Design a Bookmark Contest!The Friends of Abington Township Public Library

Winning designs will be printed as bookmarks and made available to library patrons. 

CONTEST DETAILS: Who is eligible? Students of all ages (Kindergarten through 12th Grade) 

Is there a required theme? Yes! Your drawing must illustrate one of the following themes: (1) Libraries Transform (the 2016 National Library Week theme) - OR - (2) my favorite things @ the library.
How will winners be selected? Judges will select one winner from each grade K-6, one winner from grades 7-8, and one winner from grades 9-12. 

Winners will be notified by phone by April 4th. A celebratory dessert reception will be held for the winners and their families during the week of April 18th. 

How do I enter?

  1. Design an original bookmark. Your drawing may be vertical or horizontal, but it must measure 2.25” x 7” and fit entirely within the border. 
  2. The bookmarks will be printed in black and white. Use of pencil, black pen or marker is recommended. Drawings with crayon & color do not reproduce well.
  3. Draw your artwork in the space provided on the entry form; or you may submit your drawing on a separate sheet (attached to your entry form) provided that the drawing meets the dimension requirements. 
  4. Return your completed form to the entry box located at the Circulation Desk by March 25th. You may submit more than one entry.

Click here for the entry form.

Friends’ Flea Market, Book and Spring Plant Sidewalk Sale

Sponsored by the Friends of the Abington Township Public Libraries
Join us Saturday, April 16, 2016
from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

on the sidewalk in front of the
Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
215-885-5180, ext. 15, abingtonfreelibrary.org

  • Spring/summer flowers for planting and pots and a variety of hanging baskets
  • Used Books on a variety of topics provided by the BookCellar 
    Half-priced for the Sidewalk Sale!
  • Children’s Activities

Flea Market Vendor Applications at Abington Free Library or online here.

Local Author Expo
Saturday, April 16, 2016 
Choose either 
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Meet writers from just around the corner, discuss their books, the writing process, or how to self-publish. If you are a local author, contact us and join our Expo. 
Call 215-885-5180, ext. 14 or email through our website abingtonfreelibrary.org/contact

All proceeds benefit Abington Township Public Libraries

As you pass by Abington Free Library's Circulation Desk, consider buying the 2016 Book Lover's calendar, for the discounted price of $7.50 - for you and for all your book-loving kith and kin!

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. 

Friends Of The Abington Township Public Library

How does AmazonSmile work?

For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The Friends of Abington Township Public Library to support its Libraries when you sign up through this link:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7226052


Amazon.comDid you know ... 

that you can get BookCellar books on Amazon?

Buy BookCellar Books on Amazon! 

Wonderful selection, great prices, fast service!

Upcoming Friends Events