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Friends of Abington Libraries


Friends’ Flea Market, Book and Spring Plant Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Flowering plants for gardens & porches - Direct from local grower!
  • Used Books, CDs & DVDs for adults & kids - 50% OFF BookCellar prices (lower level of Library)
  • Flea Market treasures!
  • Vendors welcome—The application will be online here and at the Library soon. 
  • Raffle baskets, soft pretzels & cookies!
  • Meet writers at Local Author Expo!

Give the gift that keeps on giving - BOOKS!

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. 136.

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


Together we can do so much!

Quarterly Meetings: Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of Feb., May, Sept., and Nov., at 9:30 a.m. The Friends meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the library.  

Schedule of Meeting Dates 2020:
February 8, May 9, June 13 - Annual Brunch/Meeting, September 12, November 14.

Open to all; ideas welcome!

Book Donations: The BookCellar needs your gently-used books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children. Donations needed year-round. Bring in paper bags or small boxes, 3 bags or boxes at a time, to the Circulation Desk.  See more details about donating books.  



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! 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. 136.

 Friends Book and Plant Sale Fall 2016

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Upcoming Friends Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
Friends' Meeting 02/08/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
FLEA MARKET, BOOK & SPRING PLANT SALE 04/25/2020 - 9:30am to 3:30pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 05/09/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 06/13/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 09/12/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 11/14/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington