Since 1962 The Friends of the Abington Community Library has been a volunteer-based organization designed to support the library by fostering interest in books and reading, focusing attention on library services, encouraging gifts of books and collections, and presenting programs of interest to the community. Fundraisers enable us to contribute to the library financially. Money raised by the Friends is used to purchase materials, equipment and facility upgrades not covered by the library’s budget.
A Board of Directors oversees the group’s activities and makes allocation decisions based upon the library’s needs.
Annual Membership fees for Friends of the ACL are $10 per individual and $15 per family. Benefits of membership include free or discounted admission to special events, a preview of the group’s semi-annual used book sales, specific communications geared toward members only, and the knowledge that you’re helping to support a vital community asset.
To learn about Friends-sponsored book sales and other fun, creative, and intellectually-stimulating events, please review our Events Page or ‘like’ us on Facebook.
Friends of the Abington Community Library Board of Directors
Current board members include:
Mitch Hamilton, President
Amy Hamilton, Vice-president
Kelly Smith, Treasurer
Dr. Michael Landram, Secretary
Vacant, Membership Chair
Friends of the ACL are always looking for new volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer for the semi-annual book sale, help with programs or events, or participate on one of the committees, please let us know by calling 570.587.3440.
Semi-annual Used Book Sales
Friends of the ACL sponsors two book sales a year (October and April) at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, located at the corner of West Grove Street and the Morgan Highway. Thousands of books, audio-books, movies, CDs and more are available at low prices. The Abington Community Library-Teen Leadership Committee sponsors a café featuring baked goods. Friends’ members may attend Preview Night the Friday before the sale. Members must be current with dues payments and are asked to assist with set-up before making purchases. If you’re not a member, you may join during Preview Night. Membership forms also are available at the Abington Community Library Circulation Desk. Check Library Events for Book Sale dates and contact the library if you have donations.
Please present form and fee at the library circulation desk or mail with your check payable to: Friends of the ACL, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.