Friends of SLPL

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Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

Mission Statement:
The Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library (FSLPL) is an association of individuals who share a common interest: the well-being and financial stability of the library. Friends’ fundraising efforts and their volunteer activities help to ensure that the library’s collections and services will continue to meet the needs of the community that it serves, Upper Saucon Township, Coopersburg and Lower Milford Township.

Brief History:
In 2007, Joseph and Sandra Andreucci, co-founders of FSLPL, organized a group of dedicated individuals from each of the locally served communities. Their purpose was and remains to guide the organization’s efforts to increase an awareness of the library, and to encourage support and use of the Southern Lehigh Public Library.

FSLPL Board:
The Friends governing board consists of president, vice-president in charge of membership, secretary and treasurer.

FSLPL Activities:

  • Sponsor cultural activities at the library, such as story telling, dramatic skits, and musical programs
  • Provide programs of interest
  • Provide financial gifts to the library in support of its services. Since 2010 the Friends have underwritten the library’s summer reading program among one of the many services.
  • Provide financial gifts to the library so that it can purchase equipment and important materials which might exceed the library’s budget.
  • Sponsor Keystone-Miller Blood Drives
  • Help with library mailings and newsletters
  • Hold fundraising activities such as Cookie/Fudge Sale, Holiday Bazaar, Bus trips, Antique Appraisal and Auction, Book and Bake Sales and manage the Book Sale Room at the library.

Meetings:

FSLPL meets the second Monday of each month (unless a holiday, then rescheduled for the following Monday) at 1:00 PM in the library meeting room. All library patrons and interested persons are welcome to attend.

FSLPL Membership

JOIN FRIENDS OF THE SOUTHERN LEHIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

A friend of the Southern Lehigh Public Library (FSLPL) is an auxiliary group with the purpose of supplementing library services. FSLPL provides support services for which tax money is not available. Revenues from FSLPL, dues and fund raising activities are all used to support the library. Our aim is to create community awareness of the library as a cultural and educational center. Membership is open to all individuals and businesses interested in promoting the services, facilities, and needs of the library.

Annual Membership Dues:

  • Level I – $10 – Early announcement of FSLPL sponsored events with priority reservations PLUS one free book from our booksale room during your birthday month (excluding specially priced books)
  • Level II – $25 – All of Level I benefits PLUS one raffle ticket for the bimonthly $25 gift card (local restaurant or business) drawing PLUS 50% off coupon for one library class/program (up to $10 value)
  • Level III – $50 – All of Level I & II benefits PLUS-additional raffle ticket for bimonthly drawing PLUS purchase books through SLPL with a discount of up to 40%. Orders processed monthly.

Download a membership form here. Membership forms can be dropped off at the library or mailed to:

Southern Lehigh Public Library
Attn: Friends of SLPL
3200 Preston Lane
PO Box 279
Center Valley, PA 18034

FSLPL CALENDAR

August 23
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Evening

Sept 1 – 11
Sign up for The Last Days of Pompeii

Sept 9
Friend’s meeting at library 1pm.

Sept 11
Evening with Friends: The Last Days of Pompeii – 7pm at SLPL

Sept 1 – 30
Sign up for Ghosts of the Lehigh Valley

Sept 16 – 30
Scrip Gift Card sale program

Oct 2
Evening with Friends: Ghosts of the Lehigh Valley – 7pm at SLPL

Oct 14
Friend’s meeting at library 1pm

Oct 1 – 31
Scrip Gift Card sale program

Oct 1- 31
Sign up for Local Moravian History and Christmas Traditions

Nov 1 –  13
Sign up for Local Moravian History and Christmas Traditions

Nov 11
Friend’s meeting at library 1pm

Nov 13
Evening with Friends: Local Moravian History and Christmas Traditions – 7pm at SLPL

Nov 1 – 30
Cookie Sale

Nov 1 – 30
Sign up for Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

Nov 14
Pick up Scrip Gift Cards at SLPL – 12pm – 5pm

Dec 1 – 9
Cookie Sale

Dec 9
Friend’s meeting 1pm library

Dec 1 – 11
Sign up for Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

Dec 11
Evening with Friends: Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

Dec 13
Cookie pick up: 12:30 – 5:00pm

Dec 14
Cookie pick up: 10am – 12pm

BOOK SALE ROOM IS OPEN DURING LIBRARY HOURS

Shop with Scrip Fundraiser

Here’s how Scrip works:

  • You buy retail gift cards through the Friends of SLPL Scrip Program at face value. Choose from over 400 national retail stores including supermarkets, gas stations & restaurants.
  • Friends of SLPL buy the gift cards at 1 – 25% less than the face value (varies by retailer).
  • The difference between face value and what Friends of SLPL pays = Friends of SLPL earnings!
  • It’s just that easy! Complete list of stores available here.

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FSLPL Evening with Friends 2019

A YEAR-LONG PRESENTATION SERIES

Join us for a spectacular variety of music, talks and presentations.

The Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library cordially invite you to join us throughout the year in attending a series of special events. We are sure that everyone will enjoy the variety of music, talks and presentations offered in this series.

Friends of the Library can purchase the individual event tickets for $8.00 per event or purchase the full series of 8 events for just $50.00 (a 20% discount).

Non-members can purchase the individual event tickets for $10.00 per event or purchase the full series of 8 events for just $64.00 (a 20% discount).

Registration required. All tickets will be advertised for sale before each event.

Oct. 2 – Ghosts of the Lehigh Valley with Mr. Charles Adams III
Nov. 13 – Local Moravian History & Christmas Traditions with Mr. Thomas McCullough
Dec. 11 – Dickens “A Christmas Carol” with Alisa Dupuy