Friends of Library make contribution

By on January 16, 2013

Library director Kathy Thren (left) accepts the 2013 financial contribution from Friends of the Adamstown Area Library president Margaret Harting (right). (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

The Friends of the Adamstown Area Library presented a monetary gift of $35,000 to the Library Board of Trustees and Library Director Kathy Thren.

The funds will add to the library’s collection of books and bring educational and entertaining programs to the library.

The Friends plan fundraisers throughout the year, including the Glance at Romance Valentine bag sale held in February. Other events include basket bingo at the Reamstown Fire Hall on March 17. The event features bingo prizes of filled Longaberger baskets. The Friends also host the Spring book sale April 17-20 at Peace UCC Church and the Bucks for Books dinner, which takes place Nov. 9 at Stoudt’s Black Angus Restaurant. The most successful fundraiser of the year, this event proves to be a night of fun and entertainment for everyone who attends.

The Friends would also like to extend a thank you to those who invest in their community by volunteering their time and expertise at the fundraisers, to businesses and individuals who donate to the events, and to those who contribute by attending these functions.

Adamstown Library is located at 3000 N. Reading Road/Route 272 in Adamstown. For more information, visit For more information on the Friends of the Adamstown Area Library, visit

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