Annville Free Library



The Library is closing at 3 pm today Tuesday, Feb. 9th due to the weather. Stay safe!
The Retirement Planning Workshop will be rescheduled to Tues., March 15th @ 6:30 pm

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday February 15th for Staff Training

Tax Time

For Income Tax Forms and Resources : Click HERE

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New for 2016!
And underwritten by the Friends of Annville Free Library!

Click on the button at left to register for Universal Class (you will need your library card and an email address) and sign up to take online classes in a wide array of topics. You can log into Universal Class 24/7 from anywhere you have internet access.

With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests,  certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.

Learn something new today!

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June 11th will be here before you know it!

Sign up  for the Annville Free Library’s 5K Run/Walk today!





Book It! 2016 Race Sponsors:

Strock Insurance
34 W Penn Ave., Cleona, PA 17042
Annville-Cleona Veterinary Associates, Inc.
1259 E Main St, Annville, PA  17003



If you or your organization or business would like to be a race sponsor click: 5K Sponsor Letter & Form.

Thank you in advance!

2 Get $mart @ AFL Workshops!

Brought to you through a grant from FINRA
Retirement Planning: Social Security Alone
Is Not A Plan
Do terms like 401(k), 403(b), Roth IRA, and traditional IRA confuse you? Are you putting enough aside to have a secure retirement? If you have questions like these, then this is the workshop for you.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 pm      Rescheduled to Tuesday, Mar. 15th, 6:30 pm
Call 867-1802 to pre-register
FACEBOOK for Small Businesses
Get people excited about your small business by posting it on Facebook. Learn how to make a plan, schedule posts, engage your audience and build relationships with your customers.
Tuesday, Feb 16 , 6:30 PM
Call 867-1802 to pre-register

Take-A-Break Tuesday







Swing Dance At the Library!
This FREE program is for all ages interested in learning more about
the 1950’s craze and its recent rise in popularity.

Presented by the Lebanon Valley College Swing Dance Club, this program
will keep you lopping as you learn about the dance’s history, listen to music
of the era, and try out some basic dance steps for yourself.

Bring a friend to enjoy the fun together!

Tuesday, February 23rd @ 6:30 pm

No registration required

blind date with a book bannerIn honor of Love Your Library Month and
Valentine’s Day we invite everyone to come in and try going on a Blind Date with a Book!

Here is how it works: Several books that have been covered with paper (because we all know that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover!) will be on display along with their first lines. If the book’s “pick-up” line appeals to you check it out. You might be pleasantly surprised! This is a fun way to try new genres and new authors. Who knows? You might fall in love.


New Painting Class

sumi-e painting with border Introduction to Sumi-e Ink Painting
Japanese Style

Taught by Justine Kreifels

Friday, February 26th
from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

This class is limited to 8 students
Sign up ends February 19th

Class fee: $25, includes all materials

Call 867-1802 to register
or for more information







Young Children’s Activity Day @ The Gallery!

Friday, February 12, 2016
10:15 – 11:15 am

presented by Gallery Staff and
the Annville Free Library Children’s Department

For ages 3 – 6
FREE but Pre-registration Required   Call 867-1802

Hear a Story, Do a Project, Play a Game of “I Spy” With
the Art of Caldecott Medal Recipient, Jerry Pinkney!


Be Sure To Visit the Arnold Gallery at LVC
For Children’s Book Illustrator
Jerry Pinkney’s Exhibit
January 15th through March 13th, 2016

British Shorthair blue kitten, Taz, wearing a mortar board hat


Presented by the Susquehana Foundation
Monday, February 22, @ 6:30 pm


Support the Library when you shop on Amazon!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Annville Free Library every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List and other account settings are also the same.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Featured Databases:

24/7 access right from your computer. Just click on the image:

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Available on public library computers only:








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We now accept payment of fines and fees online
using Paypal or a credit card.
Please have the following information on hand
so your account is credited correctly:
*  Your library card number
*  Fine or fee amount from Your Account
*  Your credit card or Paypal information
Please note that it may take up to 2 business days
(not including weekends or holidays) for your
account to be credited.

Library Card Number


lostlake-coverAFL Last Monday Night Book Group

The Annville Free Library book group generally meets on the last Monday night of the month. We are a laid back group of guys and gals and we welcome new members. There is no need to register. Just show up

February Book Choice: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Discussion: Monday,  February 29th @ 6:30 pm.





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Buy a book and read it first!



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It’s FREE!


Introducing a fantastic language learning program that you can access from home on your computer, on tablets, and smart phones.
Just click HERE   for access to 70 + languages with virtual coaching, interactive conversations, scored quizzes, and more.
There are 8 skill levels from Children 3 – 8 to Travel Prep.
Download a phrasebook to take on the road or listen to music by major artists in your chosen language.
All you need to start learning is your library card number and an Internet browser plus speakers or headphones (microphone optional).
We are excited to be able to offer Pronunciator to our patrons for free. This program was underwritten by The Friends of the Annville Free Library



   Smart Start Baby Storytimes

   Smart Start Story Time is a free program for babies birth through two years of age and their parents grandparents, and caregivers. It features books, songs, music, and nursery rhymes. No registration is required and siblings are welcome to attend.

Winter/Spring  Schedule
Tuesdays at 10:15 am
January, March, & May


storytime winter 1Preschool Storytimes

Winter/Spring  Schedule:
Tuesdays @ 10:15
Wednesdays @ 1:15 pm
Thursdays @ 10:15 am

Choose a day and join Miss Cindy for stories and a craft

15 Week Series (ages 2.5 – K)
Beginning January 12, 13, 14
Ending April 26, 27, 28
(NO Preschool Storytimes on March 22, 23, 24)

No registration required

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Afterschool Reading Clubs
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Grades 3 & 4 : Tuesdays, Starting February 2nd
  Ending March 15
Grades 1 & 2: Thursdays, Starting February 4th
Ending March 17th
Groups limited to 20 children each

Registration forms available @ the library or
AC Elementary Schools

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For kids in 4th thru 8th grade


Breaking News!

The Youth Room will be open Fridays now through May!

This supervised youth only space
has games, computers, and homework help

Monday through Friday  3:00 – 5:00 pm


The Friends of the Annville Free Library’s
Gently Used Book Store

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Drop in to browse THE CELLAR for some excellent bargains on gently used books.  The Cellar is open during regular library hours except when a program is in progress in the Community Room.

All money raised by The Friends directly supports the Annville Free Library.






Computer Classes taught by Art Murray!

Beginner Basics 1 Windows 7
4 week class, $15
Learn basic computer skills for Windows 7.  For those with little or no experience with computers.

Beginner Basics 1 For Windows 8
4 week class, $15
Learn basic computer skills for Windows 8. For those with little or no experience with computers

Beginner Basics 2
4 week class, $15
Learn how to email, navigate the internet, manage digital photos, and more.

Microsoft Excel
4 week class, $15
Learn to use this specialized program to create spreadsheets & organize data.

Microsoft Word
4 week class, $15

Learn to use this specialized word processing program to create letters, flyers, resumes, reports, documents and more.

Managing Your Digital Photos
4 week class, $15
A hands-on class with YOUR camera and our computer lab


Classes are on-going. Ask for dates and times. Please register for classes at the library.

Fee due at time of registration.

For questions or more information, call Cindy @ 867-1802___


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We are here for you!

Call Dee @ 867-1802 to make an appointment



Friends of AFL Giant Grocery Card Fundraiser!

Do your grocery shopping and help the library at the same time!

You may purchase gift cards in denominations of $100, $50, or $25. Use them at checkout just as you would cash, check, or credit card. They never expire and they can be used at any Giant store or Giant gas pumps.

Friends earn 5% of the amount of cards sold.

See  Library Staff  or a Friends member to purchase your cards.