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

May 1 – 31
Sign up for Evening with Friends: “Quilts Then and Now” on June 12
Sign up for Family Bus Trip: Marvel, Universe of Super Heroes – Franklin Institute on July 24
Sign up for Reverse Raffle on July 27
Sign up for Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Evening on August 23

June 1 – 12
Sign up for Evening with Friends: “Quilts Then and Now” on June 12

June 1 – 21
Sign up for Family Bus Trip: Marvel, Universe of Super Heroes – Franklin Institute on July 24

June 10
Friend’s Monthly Meeting- 1pm at Library

June 12
Evening with Friends: “Quilts Then and Now”

June 15
3 B”s..Books, Bake and Bedding Sale and Yard Sale at Library from 10am to 5pm

June 1 – 30
Sign up for Reverse Raffle on July 27
Sign up for Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Evening on August 23

July 1 – 27
Sign up for Reverse Raffle on July 27

July 1 – 31
Sign up for Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Evening on August 23

July 8
Friend’s Monthly Meeting – 1pm at Library

July 24
Family Bus Trip: Marvel, Universe of Super Heroes – Franklin Institute

July 27
Reverse Raffle

August 12
Friend’s Monthly Meeting – 1pm at Library

August 23
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Evening

BOOK SALE ROOM IS OPEN DURING LIBRARY HOURS

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

Friday, August 23 @ 7:05 PM

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

Join us for a fun night at Coca Cola Park!

$28 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)

FSLPL Yard Sale and 3 Bs Sale!

Yard Sale + Books, Baked Goods ‘n Bedding Plants SALE

Saturday, June 15 from 10 AM – 4 PM

3Bs

No early birds please!

  • 28 (8.5 x 17’ – parking spot size) spaces available – $15
  • Secure a space in person at SLPL or by phone (610-282-8825) with a credit card
  • Proceeds from space rentals benefit Friends of SLPL
  • Some parking @ library; more available at UST Park

Sponsored by Friends of SLPL.

Quilting Then & Now

Evening with Friends Series

Wednesday, June 12 from 7 – 8:30 PM

Enjoy a beautiful display of quilts from the Goschenhoppen Historians Textile Collection. Listen to quilter, Linda Szapacs, recount a brief history of quilting in Eastern Pennsylvania and explain how these Goschenhoppen quilts have influenced her own.

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

Register in person at the library or call 610-282-8825 to register by phone.

Sponsored by Friends of SLPL. Evening with Friends Series made possible through donations from the Charles Wilde Memorial.

FSLPL Bus Trip

Bus Trip

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at The Franklin Institute

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Come join us in experiencing the East Coast premiere of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroescelebrating the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics at the Franklin Institute. More than 300 artifacts are featured in the exhibit, including some of the most iconic and sought after pages, costumes and props! Take selfies with life-sized statues such as Captain America, Spiderman and the Black Panther! This fully immersive experience will delight fans both young and old.

The trip includes transportation, general admission, the timed exhibit and the planetarium show. Lunch is on your own.

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FSLPL 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.

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.

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