Library News: Abington Community Library ready for winter

Library News - Laura Gardoski

The holidays are fast approaching. Plan ahead now and make note of when the Abington Community Library will be closed.

The library will closie early at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 and remain closed through Thursday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving. For Christmas, the library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23; Sunday, Dec. 24; and Monday, Dec. 25. The library will also be closed on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

Remember, you can access our website 24/7 at to place holds, utilize online resources and check out ebooks and audiobooks.

With winter storms on the way, remember to call 570-587-3440 or check the library’s website or Facebook page in the event of possible closings or delays. The library will follow Abington Heights School District delays for road conditions only and not cold temperatures. Closings will be evaluated as deemed necessary.

Have you ever been to New York City around the holidays? Come with us on a day bus trip from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Experience decorations like you have never seen and enjoy the Christmas lights. When reserving your spot, you have the opportunity to simply explore NYC on your own for $35, or to also experience the Christmas Lights at Dyker Heights Brooklyn for $90. Stop by the library today to make your reservation.

What kinds of topics interest you? Find books on all sorts of thought-provoking subjects at the Abington Community Library. Check out these new non-fiction books:

• “Blurred Lines” by Vanessa Grigoriadis

Rethinking sex, power and consent on campus.

• “Hiding in the Bathroom” by Morra Aarons-Mele

A guide for all the people who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.

• “Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality” by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

YouTube superstars Rhett and Link of “Good Mythical Morning” share their field guide to curiosity, creativity and tomfoolery.

• “Shooting Ghosts” by Thomas J. Brennan and Finbarr O’Reilly

In this unique joint memoir, a decorated U.S. Marine and a combat photographer recount the unlikely friendship that helped them both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls.

• “Soonish” by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

A hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies – from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing.

• “The Streak” by John Eisenberg

The fascinating story of baseball’s legendary “Ironmen,” Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr., two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played.

• “We Have No Idea” by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don’t make sense. However, the questions we can’t answer are as interesting as the ones we can.

Library News

Laura Gardoski

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-704-3943 or

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-704-3943 or