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Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library

Annual Meeting

Feb. 22, 2018

Community Room,

Borough Hall

7-8 p.m.

All are welcome!

Election of officers

Upcoming Fundraising projects

We hope to see you!


Update on Book & Bake Sale!

The Book & Bake Sale will feature a large collection of excellent books about sports, and especially football.  Look in the upstairs hallway for these!  And don’t forget our Booktique, filled with unusual and unique items, plus a wonderful selection of new publications from the current best-seller lists.  We also have an incredible array of children’s books, adult nonfiction, adult fiction, foreign language, poetry, drama, and reference.

Fall Book & Bake Sale Is Coming!

The Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library is pleased to announce its fall Book & Bake Sale, taking place Thursday, November 2, 2017, through Saturday, November 4, 2017.  The sale will open at 9:00 a.m. each day, at Swarthmore Borough Hall.  It closes at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Please contact the Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library with questions or to get more involved in the sale. You may contact Carol Kennedy at 610-328-7398 or at

New Officers of Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library

On Tuesday, February 21, The Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library elected new officers at its annual meeting.  Our Board now consists of the following: President Carol Kennedy, Vice President Jeannine Anckaitis, Secretary Betty Wallace, and Treasurer Anne Papa.  The new Board looks forward to working with community members to support the library with creativity and enthusiasm!