Friends of the Adamstown Area Library

Used Booksale

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

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What’s Happening


Please scroll down for the latest news on the Friends Basket Bingo, Used Book Sale, Annual Donation to the Library, “Bucks for Books” Dinner & Auction, and Amazon Book Sales.







Just a Few of the Beautiful Filled Baskets for our

March 19, 2023, Basket Bingo

They Loved Them!!!


Bingo was a Huge Success!!!

See you Next Year

Sunday, March 17, 2024

same place

same time

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2023 Basket Bingo

and to our basket fillers and sponsors.









We have again opened the doors to our book sales!


And good news, we’ve added more hours!

Open every Tuesday 11 am to 7 pm

EXCEPT — the second Tuesday of the month we have to close at 5:30 due to a library program.


We’ve been busy doing some upgrades during shut down.

Some more book cases  have been added and have expanded our collection.

Donations have been coming in steadily so there are lots of choices for you.


Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Books and puzzles will be continued to be stocked and for sale on our Friends bookcase in the library near the circulation desk.


Carts for book donations are just outside of the

conference room for your convenience.



This will be our temporary home until the new Borough Hall building is completed and we will have space given to us there.


Come and check it out!!






Annual Donation


Keeping our commitments to the library is important to the Friends group, so we are especially happy that we can again offer our annual donation of $25,000 towards the library expenses of providing children’s books and programs.


Thank you to the community, whose support made this possible.




“Bucks for Books” 2023 Dinner & Auction


Experiencing keen disappointment, the Friends’ Board arrived at the decision in 2023  to postpone until November 2024 one of  our  favorite fundraisers, the Bucks for Books Dinner/Auction.  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  17569


In the meantime, if you have items you were holding for the auction, please continue to  keep them and we will use them when we have another fun (and hopefully virus free) evening in November 2023.


Thank you for understanding,

The Friends’ Board of Adamstown Area Library





Another way to help us out — 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 have resumed 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 as well as some free books.    We’re trying to help you find your favorite books at a great price!




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.


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