Abington Township Public Library

1030 Old York Road
215-885-5180

About Us:

Welcome to the Abington Township Public Library (“ATPL”). ATPL provides informational resources to Abington Township residents in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We offer our library patrons two convenient locations: Abington and Roslyn.

The Core Values of the Abington Township Public Library represent the Library’s highest priorities and its deeply held driving forces. The Library cultivates a community of its patrons, friends, supporters, staff and volunteers who equally aspire to realize and work by these values in their association with the Library, and, in so doing, advance these valuable qualities.


Upcoming Events at Abington Township Public Library

Teen Creative Writing Club

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Abington, PA
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Light Painting Photography

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Abington, PA
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Ask a Question, Save a Life - Free QPR Training

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Abington, PA
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Teen Creative Writing Club

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Abington, PA
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Teen Creative Writing Club

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Abington, PA
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Recent News

​Registration Now Open for Abington and Roslyn READS Program

Abington READS at Abington Free Library Runs July 1-30. Select a 45-minute session for 5 weeks: Mondays - 6pm or 7pm Tuesdays - 6pm or 7pmChildren Entering grades K-3. Practice reading aloud with a teen buddy.Register…

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Teen and Adult Summer Quest at Abington Free Library

Abington Township Public Libraries (ATPL) are committed to lifelong learning. Every day, ATPL encourages people of all ages to expand their horizons and creativity through reading and learning.Once again, ATPL offers the Teen & Adult Summer…

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Donation to Abington Free Library's Bark Pals

Huck (left) and Bailey Carswell, ages 9 and 5, display two of the 47 brand-new children’s books that they donated to Abington Free Library’s Bark Pals therapy dog reading program on April 22. The boys, who celebrated their birthdays…

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Abington Township Public Library Launches Micro:Bit Kits

Abington, Pa – Abington Township Public Library (ATPL) announces the launch of micro:bit kits, a new technology item available for borrowing. For ages 10 and up, a micro:bit is a pocket-size programmable microcontroller, enabling young people…

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The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

The season begins again for the Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington. Join us these six Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Shorday Room. The discussions are led by Dr. Karen…

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Abington Township Public Library - Summer Quest

Abington Township Public Libraries are committed to lifelong learning. Every day, we encourage children, teens, and adults to expand their horizons and creativity through reading and learning.Our traditional summer reading program has been rebranded…

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New Search Tool - EBSCO Discovery Service

When you visit the library’s website (www.abingtonfreelibrary.org) you will see a new search button (Search Everything) next to the Search Catalog button. The Search Catalog button will direct your search to the online catalog. The Search…

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World War II Lecture Series/Military Memories at Abington Free Library

In 1996, Donald E. Lee, Navy Seabee during World War II, walked into Abington Free Library and told our Director, Nancy Hammeke Marshall that we should have a WWII lecture series; in which veterans tell their stories.  She said, “Yes,…

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Free Practice for College Entrance Exams at Abington Free Library

This practice college exam is being proctored like an actual test except your score won’t go on record. Students will be emailed their score report within five business days and will receive a score report consultation from The Princeton…

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Abington Free Library is Closed Due to No Air Conditioning through July19, 2017

The Abington Free Library will be closed thru Wednesday due to no air conditioning.Overdue fines will be waived during this time.Roslyn Branch hours will be expanded toMonday thru Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.Friday and Saturday, from 9:30 a.m.…

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News : Abington Township Public Libraries Board Of Trustees And Rebecca Kelly Of Abington’s Inter-Faith Food Cupboard met in support Of The Libraries’ Food For Fines initiative.

Abington Township Public Libraries Board of Trustees and Rebecca Kelly of Abington’s Inter-Faith Food Cupboard met in support of the Libraries’ Food for…

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Computer Tutors at Abington Free Library

Meet with a computer tutor for one hour at the library! Get help with internet, tablets, smartphones, programs, or any other miscellaneous computer questions you may have! Contact the Information Desk (215-885-5180, ext. 13) to make…

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge at Abington Free Library

YOU COULD WIN gift cards, free food, and more! YOU CAN READ - books, audiobooks, manga, e-books, magazines, graphic novels.Read at least 10 hours for a chance to win grand prizes like a Kindle Fire Tablet at the Teen Summer Reading Party on August…

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Foods for Fines Program at Abington Township Public Library

From June 26 through July 5, 2017, Abington Free Library and Roslyn Branch Library will open the Foods for Fines program. For each donated food item (acceptable items are online at www.abingtonfreelibrary.org  and on flyers in each library) the…

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Adult Literacy Program at Abington Free Library Receives $6,700 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Abington, Pennsylvania – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Adult Literacy Program at Abington Free Library a $6,700 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in…

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Abington Free Library Celebrates 15 Years of its Buddy Reading Program

Abington READS!, Abington Free Library's summer buddy reading program, is going into its 15th year. This program matches young children in grades K-2 with teen volunteers in grades 7-12. They will spend 1 hour a week reading together over the course…

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Abington Free Library Receives Itka Frajman Zygmuntowicz Book as Donation for Yom HaShoah

Abington Free Library received from Itka Frajman Zygmuntowicz, Holocaust Survivor, her book, “Remember My Child: a memoir of survival and transcendence,” in honor of Yom HaShoah – Holocaust…

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Abington Township Public Library Announces a Subscription to Universal Class, Free, Online, Continuing Education Courses

Through the library’s website, www.abingtonfreelibrary.org/eResources , patrons can access Universal Class and register for classes.  More than 500 courses are available;  all are designed and led by professional instructors in order to build a…

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Celebrate National Library Week With Us! April 9 - 15, 2017

Stop by the library each day during National Library Week and enter a chance to win a free admission ticket (up to 4 people) to Longwood Gardens.   Admission tickets are valid through May 26, 2017.  A great way to jump into spring!Get a free…

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Abington Free Library’s Adult Programs

RUTH AND ROBERT ABEL MEMORIAL BOOK AND FILM DISCUSSION GROUP, led by Dr. Karen Weekes, begins again at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA  19001. On these Wednesdays, at 7 p.m., starting March 15, we’ll discuss The…

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Abington Township Public Library Offers Online Access to Consumer Reports

This online resource offers consumer information on appliances, electronics, home and garden items, and more.ConsumerReports.org includes car ratings for consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. ConsumerReports.org also…

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Abington Free Library and Roslyn Branch Staff Celebrate 50 Years of Working and Celebrating Together

This month’s display at Abington Free Library, in honor of its 50th Anniversary, focuses on Abington and Roslyn Library Staff as we dress up, give back, show pride in our teams, celebrate holidays and much more all while giving our patrons the…

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Abington Township Public Library is loaning T-Mobile HotSpots!

Abington Township Public Library has partnered with T-Mobile to offer mobile HotSpots.  The HotSpots are available to borrow for seven days and allow access to unlimited high-speed Internet anywhere a T-Mobile signal can be received.   This free…

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Mimi Zabel Silent Jewelry Auction

Throughout November, Abington Free Library’s Display Case will hold the Mimi Zabel Silent Jewelry Auction. Bid on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and other gently-worn jewelry. Perfect for yourself or as gifts! Wide range of styles. Place…

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What’s Changed at Abington Township Public Library Over the Past 50 Years?

We have been celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year and in September we took a look back at how some things have changed. Finding information from newspapers and magazines once was done by loading microfilm and fiche onto a special reader. …

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Behind the Scenes at the Library

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the library?  Check out our display case for the month of August. How does a book get to the shelf at the library?  You can discover all the answers to your questions if you stop by and take a look at…

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Abington Library Presents its First Ever Adult Summer Reading Program in 2016

There’s something new in the air this summer at the Abington Free Library. It’s a summer reading program. What’s so new about that, you might ask? Well, this one is for adults! Check out our website for the first ever Adult Summer Reading…

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge

June 27 – August 21, 2016Ages 12-18 Read for a chance to win! When teens log their reading online every week, they will be entered to win raffle prizes like gift cards and free food. Teens who reach the goal of more than 10 hours will be invited…

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Abington Township Public Library Display Case Featuring Building Changes Over The Past 50 Years

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we took a look at photos of the interior and exterior the Library’s building.  The current building that is now the Abington Free Library used to be Best & Co. department store.   There were jewelry display…

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Abington Reads, A Summer Buddy Reading Program, At Abington Free Library

Abington READS! KIDS!Practice reading over the summer! Children (PreK-2nd grade) will be matched with a teen buddy to read together for one hour a week. They will practice reading aloud, learn new words, and discover the joy of…

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Abington Township Public Library Display Case Is Featuring 'Looks, Books And Hooks From 1966' This Month

1966 is the year that Abington Township Public Library was incorporated. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we took a look back to the year 1966 and filled the display case with photos and books highlighting arts and culture in 1966. The ’66…

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The Adult Literacy Program at the Abington Free Library Tutor Support Meeting

Helping Students Navigate Services in our AreaA Panel Discussion with area experts discussing how our students can access Social Services including Education, Healthcare, Immigration Information and help with the job search process.On Monday, May 2,…

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Abington Township Public Library April Display Case Honoring Our Volunteers And Volunteer Luncheon!

We've filled the display case with photos and articles recognizing the hard work of all our volunteers.  197 volunteers and over 5,000 hours of hard work!  The display will be up throughout the month of April. On Wednesday April 13th, we…

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ATPL Celebrating National Library Week - Libraries Transform

The Abington Township Public Library (ATPL) will be joining libraries across the nation in celebration of the transformative nature of all types of libraries. National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and…

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Ross Dress for Less Donates to Abington Township Libraries

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the new Ross Dress for Less of Jenkintown donated $2,500 to Abington Township Public Libraries. We certainly appreciate this kind gift! Accepting are (left to right) Nancy Hammeke Marshall, Executive Director, Ellen…

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Roslyn Library Through the Decades

The Roslyn Staff is excited to share in Abington Township Public’s Library’s 50th Anniversary Celebration by creating a special display case devoted to the Roslyn Branch Library. The theme is Roslyn Through the Decades and includes photos of the…

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Abington Township Public’s Library’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Roslyn Staff is excited to share in Abington Township Public’s Library’s 50th Anniversary Celebration by creating a special display case devoted to the Roslyn Branch Library. The theme is Roslyn Through the Decades and includes photos of the…

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Friends Of Abington Libraries Announces That Commemorative Pavers Are Available!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Abington Libraries, the Friends of Abington Libraries are creating a Discovery Garden that will feature a landscaped courtyard and commemorative pavers. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to purchase pavers…

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Pre-K Sings Happy Birthday - Celebrating 50 years at the AbingtonTownship Public Library

Celebrating 50 years at the Abington Township Public Library On Wednesday January 13th, 2016, The Abington Township Public Library celebrated its 50th birthday.  The Abington Presbyterian Nursery School Pre-K class sang Happy Birthday and each…

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Abington Township Public Library Display Case Commemorating The Trustees And Directors – 1966-2016

We've filled the display case with photos and articles commemorating the Trustees and Directors who helped shape and direct the Abington Township Public Libraries into what it is today.Displays during 2016 will celebrate the library’s 50th…

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50th Anniversary of the Abington Township Public Library

50th Anniversary of the Abington Township Public Library On Wednesday January 13th, 2016, The Abington Township Public Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary. The celebratory year will begin with cupcakes and song. At 10:30 a.m. we will welcome…

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Abington Township Public Library News - December 11, 2015

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party - Ages 3-6 NOTE DATE CHANGE! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7-7:45 p.m. Led by AB-TABBring a stuffed animal friend for story time and a craft on Monday night.  Then leave your stuffed animal overnight for a fun sleepover at…

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Abington Township Public Library News: Kindle Paperwhites

We are excited to announce that we have four Kindle Paperwhites for loan. Each Paperwhite has over fifty titles loaded on them. This is a great way to read new releases and to practice using a Paperwhite. The loan period is three weeks; a library…

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Abington Township Public Library News - Montgomery County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour

The Best Kept Secrets Tour is returning to Montgomery County!, we have 36 small business owners throughout Montgomery County who will pool their talents, time, and resources to create a county-wide event. This is a unique shopping event that is not…

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Abington Township Public Library News - Scarecrow Contest and SilentAuction

SCARECROW CONTEST: month of October.Make a scarecrow! Win a prize! Make a scarecrow as a character from your favorite children’s book, young adult book, or an historical, fictional or nonfictional character or a character from your imagination!…

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge at Abington Library

Log your summer reading online to enter prize raffles.You could win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire Tablet!Sponsors: The Friends of Abington Library, All Wrapped Up at Baederwood Pharmacy, Applebee’s, Hill Top Miniature Golf, Jules Thin Crust…

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Author Shane Burcaw To Visit Abington Free Library

Abington, PA -- Author Shane Burcaw will speak at the Abington Free Library to talk about his critically-acclaimed book, Laughing at my Nightmare, and his mission to improve lives through laughter. Free books are available to those who register at…

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Abington Township Public Library Announces Access To World Book eBooks

Abington Township Public Library announces access to World Book eBooks.    World Book eBooks is a premier collection of highly illustrated, engaging titles that supports various reading levels and a span of curriculum and topical areas.  Key…

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Spectrum Club Provides Social Opportunities For Teens With Autism

Abington Free Library will host the Spectrum Club for teens, ages 12-18, on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disorders. The Spectrum Club will meet on Tuesdays, March 24, April 21, & May 12 at 6:30-7:30pm. Teens will receive…

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The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience

Join the Abington Free Library for The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience in the Community Room. This Pennsylvania Humanities Council presentation is a family program geared for ages 8 and up. The most famous conductor of the Underground…

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Abington Township Public Library News - November 17, 2014

We are so proud of our long-time Reference Librarian, Jay Bhatt, who was recently recognized by Drexel University for “The Exceptional Service Award” and “The Learning Partner Award” from the School of Biomedical Engineering.  One award…

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Friends of Abington Libraries Fall 2014 Activities

SCARECROW CONTEST: month of October. Create a scarecrow resembling a character from your favorite children’s or young adult book. Entry forms and contest rules are available at the Circulation Desk and on the website. Vote for your favorite…

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge at the Abington Free Library

The Abington Free Library is starting its first year of the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. The reading incentive program. Teens going into grades 7 through 12 can participate by going online to abingtonfreelibrary.org/teens and clicking on the Teen…

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Tour of Kremp Florist in Willow Grove to be Sponsored by The Friends of Abington Library

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 The Friends of the Abington Library will sponsor a tour and flower arranging workshop to be held at Kremp Florist, 220 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, Pa. The program will run from 7 to 8:30PM. Participants will get a full…

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Abington Free Library Honored to host Denis Okema's 'A Global Perspective on Peace, Hope, and Leadership'

The Abington Free Library is honored to host DENIS OKEMA as he gives his talk entitled “A Global Perspective on Peace, Hope, and Leadership” in the Abington Free Library, Community Room. Denis’ life story is one filled with tragedy, war, and…

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Museum Passes at Abington Free Library!

Starting March 14th, museum member cards will be available for check out from Abington Township Public Library! Please ask at the Information Desk about how to borrow a member card for three days. The Library is offering member cards for borrowing…

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Go on a Blind Date with a Book in February 2014

Abington, PA - A delightful display located across from the Circulation Desk at Abington Free Library and in the Young Adult area.Ever been on a blind date? Not so good, huh? Well, this “Blind Date with a Book” is sure to please. Come to the…

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‘Tis the Season…Abington Township Public Libraries Support Informed Giving

Abington Township Public Libraries are:- Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001-4530, 215-885-5180- Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Avenue, Roslyn, PA 19001-4292, 215-886-9818 Libraries provide citizens of all ages the…

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NAMI Donation to Abington Libraries for MentalIllness Awareness Week October 6-12, 2013

Mimi Satterthwaite, Head of Reference, Abington Free Library, along with Marla Benjamin, Library Assistant, gratefully accept a $500 check from Carol Caruso, Executive Director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) PA Montgomery County,…

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Abington Libraries Offer Zinio, Online Magazines

Abington Township Public Library is pleased to announce that we are now offering Zinio, “world’s largest newsstand,” to our patrons. Zinio offers access to the digital copy of the current issue of magazines. Patrons can browse the…

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The Adult Literacy Program at the Abington Township Public Library Receives a $6,500 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Abington, PA---The Adult Literacy Program at the Abington Township Public Library recently received a $6,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs.  Specifically, the grant will enable the Adult…

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New Fall Abington Free Library Adult Programs - August 12, 2013

Enjoy the continuing series "A Year of Austen in Books and Films" at Abington Free Library. Read the book and/or watch the film at home, then join the group at Abington Free Library. Discussions are held on Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. on these dates:…

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Fox Chase Bank Donates to Abington Township Public Libraries

In a continuing effort to contribute to the communities in which they are conducting business, Fox Chase Bank in Willow Grove chose to host a book collection in their branch for the month of June. The books and DVDs were then donated to the Abington…

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Abington Township Public Library News - June 24, 2013

A Year of Austen in Books and Films! Read the book and/or watch the film, come to Abington Free Library and discuss with this lively group on certain Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. On July 25 we'll discuss "Emma" the book and/or the 1996 film directed…

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Wired Wednesdays - Evenings at Abington Free Library

New Time! - Every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room. Also, every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room. Topic: Online eResources - Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free…

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Abington Township Public Library News - April 29, 2013

Come to Abington Free Library and join Abington READS! Volunteer this summer with kids! Earn service learning hours! We need teens (grades 6-12) who want to help young children with their reading skills. By reading to children one hour a week, you…

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Wired Wednesdays! e-Books and More at Abington Public Library

Wired Wednesdays! e-Books and more! Every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday at 2:00 pm and every 4th Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Community Room Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free e-books from the library’s Overdrive catalog to your…

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Adult Programs at Abington Free Library

Special One Time Events or Series: Everyone will be reading The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka for ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA. Come to the discussion group at Abington Free Library on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. led by Dr. Karen Weekes of Penn…

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For Teens and Parents of Teens at Abington Free Library

Members Needed for New Teen Advisory Board Become a leader at the library and earn service learning hours. You can help us select new teen books, plan programs, and coordinate fund-raisers. Download the PDF application. http://bit.ly/AB-TAB…

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Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist

For half a century beginning in the 1940s, Leonard Bernstein was one of the most charismatic presences on the American arts scene. This presentation is a portal to understanding one of America’s most colossal but enigmatic musicians. Commonwealth…

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Abington Free Public Library News - September 2012

Introduction to Zentangle® on Thursday, September 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for ages 16 and up.  Zentangle® is a relaxing, easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  Develop your own images with guidance…

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Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist

For half a century beginning in the 1940s, Leonard Bernstein was one of the most charismatic presences on the American arts scene. This presentation is a portal to understanding one of America’s most colossal but enigmatic musicians. Commonwealth…

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A Tree Grows In Abington, or Abington Shade Tree Commission To The Rescue

The Abington Shade Tree Commission strives to care for and improve the environment in the community through a range of programs. So when a dangerous Sweet Gum tree had to be removed from the Abington Free Library parking lot, Director Nancy Hammeke…

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