Library News: Scranton Area Community Foundation to match gifts to Abington Community Library, other organizations, on May 6

Library News - Laura Gardoski | April 15th, 2016 3:11 pm

For every dollar people give on May 6 to one of 25 nonprofits, including the Abington Community Library, the Scranton Area Community Foundation will match that gift, up to $1,000 per organization. Together, in one day, we can provide over $50,000 worth of funding to the nonprofits of Lackawanna County. These partnering nonprofit agencies educate our children, protect the environment, rescue animals, rebuild and revitalize our neighborhoods, empower the disadvantaged and feed the hungry.

Take the challenge to strengthen the invaluable work and services these organizations provide to the citizens of Northeastern PA.

At the Abington Community Library, you can participate in this exciting fundraiser by purchasing Gertrude Hawk candy bars or ordering a tie-dyed T-shirt to help us reach our $1,000 goal. Until May 6, these purchases, along with donations, will count towards NEPA Match Day and will be matched. Candy bars are available at the circulation desk. When you check out your books, check out a variety of flavors and pick your favorite for $1. Purple tie-dyed T-shirts with the Abington Community Library logo are $15. Put in an order for your size today.

Visit the Scranton Area Community Foundation website at for more information on this great organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all people in Lackawanna County through the development of organized philanthropy.

Looking for the latest bestseller or novel with great reviews, but end up placed on a lengthy holds list? Take a look at the seven-day only books located right next to the new book shelf. These books cannot be placed on hold or renewed, so snatch one up when you see one you like:

• “Blue” by Danielle Steel

• “Brotherhood in Death” by J.D. Robb

• “Find Her” by Lisa Gardner

• “Fool Me Once” by Harlan Coben

• “A Girl’s Guide to Moving On” by Debbie Macomber

• “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci

• “Off the Grid” by C. J. Box

• “Private Paris” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

• “The Steel Kiss” by Jeffrey Deaver

Library News

Laura Gardoski

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