Friends of SLPL



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.


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

Judaism and Christianity: Alienation and Reconciliation

Alice EckardtMONDAY, MAY 8 AT 7 PM

Friends of SLPL are very proud to present:

An evening with Alice L. Eckardt, Professor Emerita Lehigh University, Religion Studies Department

Dr. Eckardt was a member of Lehigh University’s Department of Religion Studies for 15 years, teaching courses on the history of Christian-Jewish relations, two courses on the Holocaust, Religion and American Experiences, Judaism, and Women in World Religions. In 1976 she and Dr. Harriet Parmet initiated an auxiliary program of Jewish Studies.

She has been directly involved in the institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College since its inception, serving on the Board, the Executive Committee, as well as the Program Committee. In the fall of 1990 she was a Scholar in Residence at Muhlenberg College, and in 1984 an Exchange Professor at Cedar Crest College for two years. She was also a Visiting Scholar and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Oxford Centre for postgraduate Hebrew and Jewish Studies and taught courses there for the University of Oxford on several occasions.

She co-authored, with her husband Roy Eckardt, Encounter with Israel: A Challenge to Conscience (1970), and Long Night’s Journey into Day: Life and Faith after the Holocaust (1982). Eckardt edited and contributed to Burning Memory in 1993, Jerusalem: City of the Ages in 1987, and a retrospective of her husband’s writings, Collecting Myself in 1993.

This program is FREE but registration is required.


Tea Time @ SLPL

saturday, may 20 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

Register Online

FSLPL Bus Trip: Adventure Aquarium

Bus Trip


FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

Join us as we travel to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden for a day of close encounters with Amazon River fish (new for 2017) sharks, stingrays, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, penguins & much more! You’ll have an opportunity to walk a suspension bridge just inches over the shark realm, walk through the shark tunnel, touch a shark, feed a stingray (additional $3 for food), watch the hippopotamuses feed and go into a free flight aviary where there are more than 20 species of birds.

Space is limited - sign up early - deadline is June 26!

Cost: $60 / adults (age 13+), $55 / children (ages 3-12)


  • Round trip bus fare
  • Admission to aquarium including all exhibits and 3D show
  • All gratuities

Itinerary: (subject to change)

8:30 AM - depart from Upper Saucon Township Park
10:15 AM - approximate arrival at Adventure Aquarium
3:30 PM - depart from Adventure Aquarium
5:30 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: June 26, 2017
  • Questions?  Call Mary Ann: 610-282-2731

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

FSLPL Basket Raffle

2016 Basket Rafflepurchase raffle TICKETS from feb. 27 - may 20

Baskets are on display at the library


You do not need to be present to win.

Proceeds benefit Friends of SLPL

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