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Saturday, Feb. 9 - 23, the BookCellar Used Book Store, located on the lower level of the Abington Free Library, will be having a special winter sale! Click here for more!

Design a Bookmark Contest


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

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) My favorite book/character - OR - (2) Why I like 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 March 25th.
A celebratory dessert reception will be held for the winners and their families during the week of April 8th.

  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. Draw your artwork in the space provided in the application; or you may submit your drawing on a separate sheet (attached to your entry form) provided that the drawing meets the dimension requirements.
  3. The bookmarks will be printed in black and white, so entries in black and white are strongly recommended.
    Hint: Test the printability of your drawing by making a photocopy.
  4. Return your completed form to the entry box located at the Circulation Desk by March 15th. You may submit more than one entry.

Click here for the application in PDF. You can also pick up the application at either Abington or Roslyn Libraries.



Saturday, April 27
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Abington Free Library, on the grass above North parking lot.

 Friends’ Flea Market, Book and Spring Plant Sidewalk Sale

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.

Give the gift that keeps on giving - BOOKS!



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.  

The next meeting is Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the Library Community Room. The following meetings are on: September 14, and November 9, 2019.

June 8, 2019 is the next Annual Meeting Brunch, at 10 a.m. in the Library Community Room. 

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! 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. 136. 

 Friends Book and Plant Sale Fall 2016

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Upcoming Friends Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
FLEA MARKET, BOOK & SPRING PLANT SALE 04/27/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm Abington
Friends' Meeting 05/11/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 06/08/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 09/14/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 11/09/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 02/08/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington
Friends' Meeting 05/09/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am Abington