Annville Free Library

The Library will be CLOSED Monday, September 5th.
Happy Labor Day!

No items will be due that day.

Regular Hours Resume September 2nd

Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 pm

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10 Steps  to Financial Freedom

What would financial freedom mean to you? Would it mean doing the work you love,
more time for family, friends, travel, or leisure? Join Professor Frank Yeager for an
exciting workshop about financial independence.

Tuesday, September 20
@ 6:00 pm

Pre-register at the library or by

calling 867-1802


walking tour coverWalking Tour of the Six Sites of the Annville Free Library

Annville residents are familiar with the red brick building on Main Street that houses the Annville Free Library, and many are no doubt familiar with its history: how Gideon and Alice Kreider provided the land and original structure in 1950 and how in 1990 that structure was enlarged and rededicated; but how many of you know the places the library was beforehand, when it began as a dream of Lillie Struble to provide for the community?

Would you guess: in a barbershop? in a basement? a garage? a gift shop? the office of a water company?

All of the above?


Join us Sunday, October 9th @ 2:00 pm

to take a guided tour of those sites; meet David Wallace, the 1st librarian & enjoy refreshments.

Tickets : $5.00  available at the library (children 12 and under free)


Baby Smart Start Storytimes

BABYREADING SMALLSmart Start Story Time is a free program for babies birth through two years of age
and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

  • Features books, songs, music, and nursery rhymes
  • A fun way to give your baby a head start on reading and socializations skills
  • No registration is required and siblings are welcome to attend

Find a story time at a library near you!

Annville: Tuesdays at 10:15 am in Sept. & Nov.
Lebanon: Mondays at 10:15 am in Sept. & Nov.
Richland: Tuesdays at 11:00 am in Sept. & Nov.

Matthews: Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Oct. & Dec.
Myerstown: Thursdays at 6:00 pm in Oct. & Dec.
Palmyra: Tuesdays at 10:30 am in Oct. & Dec

cute beePreschool Storytimes

Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 will resume the week of September 13th.
Choose the time that works best for you:



Tuesdays, 10:15 am
Wednesdays, 1:15 pm
Thursdays, 10:15 am


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After School Programs

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Grades 3 & 4 : Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15

Grades 1 & 2: Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17




Crazy 8’s math fun!

Groups limited to 20 children each

Registration forms available @ the library
or AC Elementary Schools


nature journalWrite Outside Your Door: Start A Nature Journal

With Corinne Hosfeld Smith,
writer, speaker, outdoor educator


We will take a nature walk in Quittie Park and use
journals and sketchbooks to document what we see.

We will begin with a few exercises to get our creative juices flowing.
Then we’ll head to Quittie Park, where we’ll use all of our senses to
make new discoveries. Dress for the weather.

Bring your journal or sketchbook and pencils and/or markers.
Some will be provided if you don’t have your own.

Tuesday, September 27th @ 6:30 pm

This program is FREE but registration is required. Call 867-1802


ya characterYOUTH ROOM

For kids entering 4th thru 9th grade.
Adult supervised youth only space has games,
computers, and homework help.
Fall Hours: Monday through Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
The YA Room will be closed on Friday, September 23rd.

YA Crafternoon

Kids grades 4 to 8

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for the new school year!

Wednesday, September 21
3:00 – 5:00 pm

All supplies provided. This program is FREE!
Please pre-register.

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Knitters of Any Level Wanted!!!


Tuesday Night Knitting group is still knitting! We welcome knitters of all levels to join us this fall.  We meet every Tuesday evening from 6:15-8:00 in the library.  Bring any project you have in the works or come to get ideas . If you would like to learn to knit, we will help you.

This fall we are beginning a special knitting project for those who are interested in making a knitted Christmas Stocking with a knitted-in design. Come to the library on Sept. 6 to find out about the project and what supplies you will need. We will supply the pattern and support group. You should be able to knit, purl, cast on and increase and decrease for this project.

Contact us with questions:



AFL Last Monday Night Book Group

the end of your life book club coverSeptember Book Choice: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Join us Monday, September 26th @ 6:30 pm




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The ordinances have been updated and are available  at the Annville Free Library.

Interested in keeping chickens or bees in the township?

Get the low down on the new rules and requirements at your library!

Support the Library when you shop on Amazon!

amazon smileAmazonSmile 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, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Annville Free Library as your 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.

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Featured AFL Databases:

FREE 24/7 access right from your computer.
You will need your library card for most databases.) Just click on the link:

  • Pronunciator  Learn 80 languages; ESL for 50 non-English languages
  • Universal Class 500+ vocational and enrichment classes! Learn something new today!
  • Power Library access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online  databases, and eBooks.
  • Power Kids Lots of kids science, technology, engineering, math, history, government sources available!
  • Driving Tests practice permit tests (cars, motorcycles, CDL), Handbooks & FAQs
  • TechBoomersLearn how to use the web’s most popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, Skype, Pinterest & many more!

Available on public library computers only:

  • Ancestry Library Edition – one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!
  • Consumer Reports – unbiased recommendations, information, ratings, and advice on products, services, and decisions.
  • ABC Mouse – For ages 2 – 7,  helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.

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


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Buy a book and read it first!





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

book cellarDrop 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.

For Book Sale Information: AFL Friends Website




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.