Annville Free Library

The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday, August 23rd for a circulation system upgrade.
No items will be due that day.

Summer Library Hours June 1st through August 31st

Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 2:00 pm

one book your voteThis is the month to vote for your favorite title to read in January for One Book One Community!

You are NOT required to read the books before voting. Only read the blurb for each book and vote for the one that appeals to you the most.

Click HERE to check out the short list of titles. Ballots are available at the library or on the OBOC website



Tuesday, August 30th

3:00 – 7:00 pm

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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.
Matthews: Mondays at 9:00 am in Sept. & Nov
Richland: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in Sept. & Nov.

Myerstown: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in Oct. & Dec.
Palmyra: Tuesdays at 10:30 am in Oct. & Dec

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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



Take-A-Break Tuesday Programs 2016/2017

All programs are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm unless noted otherwise

September 27 – Nature Journaling
October 25 – Halloween Gourd Craft
November 29 – Nova Scotia The Forgotten Shore
January 31 – Film: Alice’s Ordinary People
February 28 – Travels in a JUCY Campervan
March 28 – Straw Bale Gardening
April 25 – Learn Hand Spinning

More details of each program will be coming soon so stay tuned and don’t forget to

Mark your calendar!


ya characterYOUTH ROOM

For kids entering 4th thru 9th grade.
Adult supervised youth only space has games,
computers, and homework help.
The YA room will be closed after August 4th.
Reopens Tuesday, September 6th @ 3:00 pm


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Adult Summer “Reading is My Escape” Program
Ages 16 and up

Pick up a packet at the library and read for prizes!
Prize drawings will be held on Monday, August 29th.
Winners will be notified by phone.


Nook Reader
Laptop Case
Amazon Gift Card
Splat Studio Gift Card
Allen Theater Bucks

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


childreadingREAD IT FIRST LIST UPDATED 7/6/16!      CHECK IT OUT!

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.