Friends of SLPL



membership drive sign 2018Mission 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.


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.



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 or click here to complete the form online. 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

Queen Victoria: An Evening With Her Majesty

Queen Victoria

March 21 @ 7 PM

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

Her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors, and is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.

Historical character presentation by Alisa Dupuy.



Scene of the Crime

scene of the crime

Crime Scene Reconstruction and Bloodstain Analysis

Tuesday, April 10 @ 7 PM

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

  • Presented by Carol Ritter, retired forensic scientist with the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Laboratory, currently teaching Advanced Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction & Advanced Pattern Analysis at Cedar Crest College.
  • For adults only, ages 18+.



FSLPL Bus Trip: Million Dollar Quartet

at The Fulton in Lancaster

Bus Trip


Join us for a fun day in Lancaster starting with a hot luncheon buffet in the unique setting of the historic Cork Factory Hotel, built in 1865 and a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Following lunch, we arrive at the Fulton Theater, another historic building built in 1852, to see the popular musical, "The Million Dollar Quartet". It's based on an impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash on  December 4,1956 in Memphis, Tennessee - one of the greatest jam sessions of all time! It features such rock 'n roll classics as "Hound Dog", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Memories are Made of This", and much, much more.

Cost is $105.00 per person and includes round trip bus, hot luncheon buffet, show and all gratuities.
Deadline to register is April 6, 2018. Space is limited so sign up early!

Cost: $105 / person

Million Dollar QuartetIncludes:

  • Round trip bus fare and all gratuities
  • Admission to Fulton Theater
  • Lunch at the historic Cork Factory Hotel

Itinerary: (subject to change)

9:45 AM - depart from Upper Saucon Township Park
11:30 AM -  lunch at the Cork Factory Hotel
2:00 PM - Million Dollar Quartet at the Fulton Theater
6:00 PM - approximate arrival at Upper Saucon Township Park

To reserve your spot:

  • Payment due at time of booking; cash or check at SLPL or credit card @ 610-282-8825
  • Checks payable to: FSLPL
  • All sales final, no refunds. Tickets are transferable.
  • Registration deadline: April 6, 2018
  • Questions?  Call Mary Ann: 610-282-2731

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library. Proceeds benefit SLPL

Basket Raffle

Basketpurchase raffle TICKETS from feb. 26 - may 19

46 beautiful high-quality baskets are on display at the library


You do not need to be present to win.


Proceeds benefit Friends of SLPL

Tea Time @ SLPL

saturday, may 19 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Tea Timehosted by FRIENDS OF SLPL

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sweet and savory treats and stimulating conversation! If you'd like, bring something you love to talk about!

For adults and ages 12+! We will also be raffling a high quality basket.

COST: $15 / person

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