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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.

Don't forget to pick up and pay for your winning bid for the MIMI ZABEL SILENT JEWELRY AUCTION!

Holiday SaleHoliday Half-Price Sale!  

Starting Saturday, Dec. 3, and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 10, all books in the BookCellar Used Book Store on the lower level of the Abington Free Library will be HALF PRICE.  

  • Finish your holiday and winter shopping by checking out the great used books in the BookCellar.
  • Many books are in as-new condition, perfect for gifts!
  • Teachers, these bargain books are a great way to reward your students.
  • Every category is included in this sale.  

Remember, BookCellar $5 Gift Certificates make great gifts and stocking-stuffers!  

WE WILL BE OPEN AN EXTRA DAY, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, from 1 pm to 4 pm for this special sale.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES - Funds raised benefit Abington libraries 

Come pay for and pick up your winning bid for the MIMI ZABEL SILENT JEWELRY AUCTION
Throughout November, bid on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and other gently-worn jewelry, displayed at the front of the Abington Free Library. Perfect for yourself or as gifts! Wide range of styles. 

Place your bids in the Jewelry Silent Auction book. Bids may be increased until Wed., Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., when auction closes and highest bidder wins each item.

If your bid wins, you will be notified by phone from Dec. 1-3. Pay for your jewelry and pick it up at the circulation desk. Please pick up your jewelry within two weeks after notification. Good luck with your bids!

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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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 our libraries. Sign up through this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7226052

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Upcoming Friends Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
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
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