Friends of Abington Libraries
If you wish to join us and volunteer, please go to the Library Office and fill out a Volunteer Application form, or call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.
Friends Executive Board for 2012-2013:
Linda Connelly, President
Linda Jarow, Vice President
Elizabeth Christian, Treasurer
Alice Hungerford, Recording Secretary
Ellen Baxter, Corresponding Secretary
Friends Meeting Dates:
Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m.
Donations of time and money, however small, are always welcome. If you would like to officially join the Friends (membership levels start at $10.00) ask for a membership form at the library. You may send your tax deductible donation to:
The Friends of the Abington Township Public Library
1030 0ld York Road
Abington, PA 19001-4530
Help support the friends and buy a "Friends of Abington Libraries" tote tag through the Friends at the Circulation Desk or in the Bookcellar.
Please come by our Book Cellar and browse through our extensive collection. We are located in the lower level of the Abington Township Public Library, next to the Children’s Department. All of our books, movies and music are for sale at bargain prices!
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BAKERS NEEDED FOR OUR ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE
at the Abington Free Library
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Please bring baked goods to the Circulation Desk on May 20 or 21.
ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
South entrance by the flagpole Abington Free Library
Homemade goodies galore!
Stop by the Election Day bake sale and purchase cookies, cakes, pies, and breads.
Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
215-885-5180, ext. 36
News & Views of the Friends of Abington Libraries - From the Ab Lib
Learn about our activities: Call 215-885-5180, ext. 36
THE FRIENDS MEET in the Community Room of Abington Free Library. Our next meeting is Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m. Please join us to learn more about the Friends and how you can help your libraries. Our pot luck picnic is Monday, June 10, beginning 5:45 p.m. at Alverthorpe Park.
From September 2012 through February 2013 the Friends donated $31,500 to the Abington Libraries. Thank you for your generosity in supporting Friends activities and fund-raisers.
FRIENDS SPRING ACTIVITIES included two Jelly Bean Counting Contests. Callie Gingrich, 10, won the jelly beans at Abington Library. There were 1,509 jelly beans and she guessed 1,500. Ryan Cannon, 7, won the jelly beans at Roslyn Library. There were 1,207 jelly beans and he guessed 1,194. Congratulations to both our winners.
The Book, Plant and Flea Market Sale, along with a Bike Expo, were held in April. A Nook HD 7-inch media tablet was the prize for our new library patron contest, held from February until April 20.
Below are the winners in our annual 5th Annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest Winners!
Kindergarten: Colin Breslin
1st grade: P. J. Schloth
2nd grade: Harrison Homack
3rd grade: Pippa Young
4th grade: Callie Gingrich
5th grade: T. C. Cheng
6th grade: Mara Lenti
Junior High (7-8): Micah Cheng
Senior High (9-12): Lydia Johnson
A reception for the winners and their families was held during National Library Week in April. Look for copies of the winning designs in the libraries.
BookCellar hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donated books arrive every day. Please come by and browse through our extensive collection. We are located in the lower level of the Abington Free Library. All our books, movies and music are for sale at bargain prices!
HOW CAN YOU HELP THE FRIENDS?
Donate books, movies, audio books, music and jewelry. Donations are gratefully accepted daily at the Circulation Desk. Support our annual appeal in June. Become a member and help with Friends’ activities.
- Linda Connelly, President, The Friends of Abington Township Public Libraries
The Friends of Abington Libraries Bookstore, Downstairs next to the Children's Department, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.
Friends phone: 215-885-5180, ext. 36. All proceeds benefit the Abington Libraries’ Book Fund.