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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

Nov 1 – 30
Cookie Sale

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

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

Bookfair @ Barnes & Noble

Join us at Barnes & Noble Promenade Shops, Center Valley PA.

Saturday, December 7 from 10 AM – 3 PM

  • STEAM themed activities
  • Stop by the welcome table and enter a raffle
  • Check out the e-reader and robot demos
  • Show off your creative side at the art table
  • Have fun building at the engineering table

Shop in stores, nationwide, for three days from 12/7/19-12/12/19 using Bookfair code: 12554168. 

Can’t attend in person? Shop online at www.bn.com/bookfairs and enter bookfair ID 12554168 at checkout!

Please present your voucher prior to making your purchase. A percentage of the sale will be contributed to Southern Lehigh Public Library.

A Christmas Carol

Come see and hear Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” through the eyes of Scrooge’s sister, Fan. Ms. Alisa Dupuy is well known for her historical first person portrayals and presentations.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 @ SLPL from 7:00 – 8:30PM

Cost: $10 per person ($8 for FSLPL members)

Register in person at the library or call 610-282-8825.

10th Annual Baker’s Choice Holiday Cookie Sale

No time to bake this holiday season?

  • You can buy homemade holiday treats and help out the library at the same time!
  • We are looking for volunteers to bake cookies and customers to buy and eat cookies!

**Buyers and bakers need to sign up in advance at Southern Lehigh Public Library.**

$10 for a 1lb box of assorted cookies.
Payment is due when you place your order.

Cookie pick-up times:

Friday, December 13 from 12:30PM – 5PM
Saturday December 14 from 10AM – NOON

May contain nut products!

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.

Dec. 11 – Dickens “A Christmas Carol” with Alisa Dupuy