Friends of SLPL



FSLPL 2019 Membership DriveMission 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

Carrot Cake Fundraiser

Carrot Cake Fundraiser

by Estelle’s Catering of Northampton

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

  • made with pineapple, cranberry & carrots; cream cheese icing!
  • 6” cake, 2 layer round - $12
  • 8” cake, 2 layer round - $15
  • pick up at library April 20
  • proceeds benefit Friends of SLPL

FSLPL Evening with Friends 2019

A Year-Long Presentation Series

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


Evening With FriendsThe 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.

April 9 - Forensics with Dr. Carol Ritter
May 1 - PA Germans: Ethics & American Experiences with Dr. William Donner
June 12 - Quilts - Then and Now with Linda Szapacs
Sep. 11 - The last Days of Pompeii with Dr. Nicole Colosimo
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

Forensics: Bloodstain Pattern and Analysis


Tuesday, April 9 @ 7 PM

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

  • Carol Ritter, Cedar Crest College forensic science instructor and retired Pennsylvania State Police forensic scientist, specializing in bloodstain pattern reconstruction of violent crimes, will explore through slide and lecture the process of reconstructing crime scenes

  • $10/person ($8 for FSLPL members)

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

FSLPL Bus Trip

Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies" at The Fulton in Lancaster

Bus Trip


Come swing as the Tony award winning legacy of the Duke is celebrated on stage in the glamorous show stopping production of “Sophisticated Ladies.” A jazz legend, Duke Ellington's musical expression captivates audiences with his stylish big band sound. Relive the days with such hits as "Take the "A" Train", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", "It Don't Mean a Thing (if it Ain't Got That Swing)" and the title song "Sophisticated Ladies". This lavish musical extravaganza features spectacular dancing, outstanding vocals, and an onstage big band that will transport you back to the era when big band was "the thing". Prior to the show we will have lunch at Lancaster's Press Room Restaurant. 

Price is $115.00 per person and includes round trip bus fare, lunch, show and all gratuities.
Deadline to register is April 5, 2019. Space is limited so sign up early!

Tickets on sale to FSLPL Members 2/18 | General Public - 3/4

Cost: $115 / person

Duke EllingtonIncludes:

  • Round trip bus fare and all gratuities
  • Admission to Fulton Theater
  • Lunch at The Press Room Restaurant

Itinerary: (subject to change)

9:45 AM - depart from Upper Saucon Township Park
11:45 AM -  lunch at The Press Room Restaurant
2:00 PM - Sophisticated Ladies at the Fulton Theatre
6:30 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 5, 2019
  • Questions?  Call Mary Ann: 610-282-2731

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

Tea Time @ SLPL

saturday, may 18 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 10+! 

COST: $15 / person


FSLPL Reverse Raffle

Reverse Raffle

where the losers are the winners!

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

A reverse raffle awards the grand prize to the last ticket drawn instead of the first!

Saturday, July 27 @ Faith United Church, 5992 Route 378, Center Valley, PA 18034
Doors Open at 4:30 PM - Buffet Dinner starts at 5:30 PM

German dinner catered by Estelle’s Catering featuring: Bratwurst, Chicken Paprika, Spaetzle & Cabbage and Noodles. Non alcoholic beverages, dessert and after dinner snack included.

$50 includes dinner and chance to win 1 of 10 Reverse Raffle prizes:
Tickets must be purchased with cash or check at the library.

  • Ultimate Loser: $500
  • Worst Loser: $400
  • Bad Loser: $300
  • Unfortunate Loser: $200
  • Mediocre Loser: $100 (5)
  • I’m Not Such a Loser: $50

Basket Raffle and 50/50 tickets will be sold separately at the dinner. Must be 18 years of age. Winner does not need to be present to win.

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

Iron Pigs

Friday, August 23 at 7:05 PM - $28/person

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

Join us for a fun night at Coca Cola Park!

Admission price includes the baseball game, unlimited buffet & non-alcoholic beverages at Berks Patio, and fireworks!

Tickets go on sale April 1, must be purchased in advance and are available at the library.
(2 years old and under are free)

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