Dear Library Patron, Friend and Investor,
This is written to ask you to help your Library continue to serve you and your fellow citizens of this great community. We are reaching out to ask for your support, and to remind you of some of the wonderful accomplishments and valuable services the Abington Free Library and Roslyn Branch have offered to the citizens of Abington – and beyond – as the No. 1 library in the MCLINC consortium. Sadly, we again have to alert you to the ongoing challenge the libraries face in light of state budget cuts.
If you have limited time to consider all this, or are already aware of and impressed by all that the libraries do, then by all means save your valuable time, stop reading, and please give, and give generously, either at your library or online safely through Just Give. For those of you who want to learn more about all that has been accomplished, as well as come to understand just how vital your support is, please read on and then, please give, and give generously, either at your library or online safely through Just Give.
The Abington Township Public Libraries set another record this past year for both levels of patronage and delivery of services. Our numbers go up every year! Almost 400,000 users entered our doors to utilize books, download eBooks, read magazines, borrow DVDs, access the Internet, or just to revel in the quiet buzz of learning and share in the Library’s unique sense of community. Add to that 330,000 virtual users who entered through our website, AbingtonFreeLibrary.org.
The state funding shortfall means both libraries need your assistance to continue offering the breadth of programming that meets all Abington residents’ interests. Over 500 programs enjoyed by 20,000 people were offered last year (a record among MCLINC libraries). Programs such as adult and children’s book discussions, Abington and Roslyn Reads! Doggone Good Readers, pre-school education, story times, free lectures, Baby Days, World War II lectures, and Teen Journaling classes. This list highlights just a few of our many programs and makes no mention of all that is accomplished in our Adult Literacy Program, which makes a significant difference to hundreds of lives.
Your investment in and commitment to our libraries is essential to assure that important services and unique programs are not curtailed. Please invest, give, donate or bequeath to the full extent of your capabilities. Your gift will help us continue to meet the needs of the thousands of families, students, teachers, children and seniors who count on our libraries to brighten their lives, and it will allow us to continue to brighten yours.
Thank you for your kind consideration and support.
|Ken Kind||Nancy Hammeke Marshall|
|Vice President, Board of Trustees||Executive Director|
Ways to donate
Please help support the Abington Free Library and Roslyn branches through the following: