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Friends of the Adamstown Area Library

Annual Booksale

2019 bucks for books items

"Bucks for Books"

Dinner and Auction

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2020 friends donation

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

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Basket Bingo

2020 glance at romance

Glance at Romance

Book Sale


Photo of the Board of Trustee at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the new library.  Due to the COVID-19, invitations were limited.   Several other dedication events, including the public, will take place prior to the actual opening of the facility.  The Friends thank all of our community friends who have supported and worked with us for many years to finally achieve this goal.  Much work and financing is still ahead of us and we will again be looking to the community for support.  It is a fine example of everyone working together to create something of great value for everyone of all ages.




With unknown factors at this time and in the interest of planning ahead, the Friends of the Adamstown Area Library are postponing the annual book sale scheduled for May until a later date.  We will look forward to again working with all of our helpful volunteers at that time.  We appreciate your patience and kindness and hope that you all have a good book or two for some reading time.

Stay Safe.





Experiencing keen disappointment, the Friends’ Board arrived at the decision to cancel one of  our  favorite fundraisers this year, the Bucks for Books Dinner/Auction.  Timing could not be worse.  For years, we yearned for a new library.  Now we have a beautiful new exciting building and funds are needed more than ever, and the library always looks to the Friends for help.  With all the considerations needed to host an event like this, it just wasn’t  feasible to make it happen.


If you are able, contributions to the Friends would be greatly appreciated and would help compensate for the loss of that event’s earnings.  If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to  Friends of the Adamstown Area Library, and mail it to:


Joy Maier, Treasurer

7 Arabian Court

Reinholds, PA  17517


In the meantime, if you have items you were holding for the auction, please continue to  keep them and we will use them next year when we have another fun (and hopefully virus free) evening on Saturday, November 13, 2021.


Thank you for understanding,

The Friends’ Board of Adamstown Area Library





Another way you can help us….we always run out of the brown Weaver’s shopping bags (used at Saturday’s annual used book 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???


Because of the COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended our Amazon sales.  Once all is safe again, we will resume 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.



2021 Mississippi Cruise


We’re sailing 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.  The 2021 sail date will be June 5.


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


Notice:  Until the library reopens and we are able to accept donations, our Amazon on-line sales have been suspended.


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!


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



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2020- Postponed Until a Later Date


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


Some of the items from the 2018 auction.