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Friends of the Adamstown Area Library

Annual Booksale

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"Bucks for Books"

Dinner and Auction

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2018 Friends Donation

The Friends Are Committed to Donating $25,000 Annually to Our Library

Basket Bingo

Basket Bingo

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Glance at Romance

Book Sale


“Bucks for Books” 14th Annual Dinner & Auction

November 9, 2019, Foxchase Golf Club


When spiced pumpkin latte hits Starbucks and pumpkin pie Blizzards arrive at Dairy Queen, you know fall has arrived and festivals are scheduled everywhere.  Including, our popular “Bucks for Books” dinner/auction.


Yes, it’s true, Finally!!, our ground-breaking for the new library is coming up and the library will look to the Friends more and more for financial help.  We in turn are looking to the community for support for our fundraiser.  Can you help us in any way??  A donation for the auction?  Attend the auction and not only show your support but have a fun filled evening as well.


Please plan to join us for yet another fun and exciting evening with a wonderful dinner, live auction, silent auction, raffles, 50/50, and our “secret wine” table.  Check our Events/Bucks for Books page for more information on donations and tickets.  We accept cash, checks, and credit cards in payment; however, please keep in mind that a percentage of all credit card charges is due in fees to PayPal from the Friends.


After a nice relaxing summer, we’re all set to go…hope you are as well.




Another way you can help us….we always run out of the brown Weaver’s shopping bags (used at Saturday’s sale), so during the year could you please save your bags and bring them to the library when you get a pile?  If you want to be really helpful, double bag them for us.


Also, the Amazon team uses bubble wrap and (new) mailing envelopes to send our books.  We would appreciate donations of those items also to help us cut costs.




Want More Choices???


We’re also offering books on Amazon, so check us out there for some unusual finds.  Also offering another choice, we maintain a large bookcase of books for sale at the Mad Hatter Antiques.  And, if you are a frequent patron at the library, you will know that there is also a bookcase of books available for sale.    We’re trying to help you find your favorite books at a great price!





We’re cruising Down the River…the Mississippi River, that is.  Join us on this fundraiser for the library Capital Campaign.

We’re sailing on June 20, 2020 (2019 already booked) with American Cruise Lines starting in New Orleans and heading north to Memphis, Tennessee.  (9 days, 8 nights)  Lots of excursions in between and things to do.

Travel arrangements (shuttles, flights, pre-cruise hotel, etc.,) are all being handled thru the Reading AAA.  You may contact Beth Chapin at 484-878-2057 at AAA Travel, Wyomissing, to book your cruise.  Be sure to let her know you are with the Friends group.

Flyers will also be available at the library or you can also contact Judy Nichol (484-1447) , Marj Hyrb (484-4047) or Margaret Harting (336-7145).  The ship is small, the tours are advertised nationally, so reservations are needed ASAP.

Come Aboard!!





Do you know that The Friends are selling high quality books on


Visit  In the search box, type Friends of Adamstown Library.  You will then see a listing of our available books.  Click on a book, then look for our name under Seller on the right side of the page.  All proceeds from the Amazon sales will benefit the building fund for our new library.  Happy Shopping!


Our Amazon team is busily working away and it is highly successful with our online sales.  In fact, some additional help would be most welcome.  A few minutes of training is all that is needed if you enjoy doing some computer time.  If interested, leave your information with the staff at the library checkout desk.





Can you lift up to 40 pounds??  Can you spare an hour a week or whatever your schedule allows?  We really need help in moving bags and boxes of donated books to our bottom level book sorting area.  If you can help us, please give your name and contact information to the library staff.  Thank you so much.


Check out the library website to see the fundraising activities of the Trustees.


Everyone loves the Adamstown Area Library.
Help keep it strong and vital!


We look forward to seeing you around the library.


Margaret Harting,
Friends of the Adamstown Area Library

Libraries are free….except they really aren’t.  Please help us continue to fund the library and the many services it provides to the community.


The Friends’ donations of $100,000 for the capital campaign and $25,000 for the Tranquility Garden for the new library are in keeping with their goals to support the library and to make a worthwhile learning facility even better. That’s what Friends are for!


March 15, 2020

A few of the beautifully filled baskets from 2018 Basket Bingo.



Peace UCC

May 6 – 9, 2020

14th Annual “Bucks for Books” Dinner & Auction Event

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Foxchase Golf Club

Some of the items from the 2018 auction.