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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.


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.


Funds raised benefit Abington libraries

Fall Book & Plant Sale: Sat. Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beautiful garden mums and other flowers for sale. Gently-used books, CDs and DVDS 50% OFF BookCellar low prices. PLUS: Levis Hot Dogs! 

Scarecrow Contest: Kids and teens create a scarecrow character from a children’s or young adult book and enter it in this competition. Entries due Sept. 28.  Scarecrows on display in Abington Library, Oct. 1-23. Library visitors vote for their favorite! 

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day: Buy a Boscov’s shopping pass for $5 and receive 25% off purchases made at any Boscov’s store on Tues., Oct. 18. Passes sold in BookCellar starting in September. 

Mimi Zabel Jewelry Silent Auction: Donate jewelry items you no longer wear for this benefit. Bring to Circulation Desk by Oct. 18. Silent auction held in November. 

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. 


Upcoming Friends Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
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
Friends' Meeting 11/11/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm Abington