Friends of the Library


William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

  • Number of members: 5 on board, 153 total
  • Frequency of meetings: Quarterly
  • Average number attending meetings: 8-12
  • Frequency of book sales: 1 Annual – Fall (September 30-October 5, 2014)
  • Where books are stored: closet basement at AFL and off-site storage
  • Where sales are held: Methodist Church in Hummelstown
  • Other regular & special Friends activities: Book Clubs (1 day, 1 evening)
  • The Friends collects books at the library on an ongoing basis. However, donations the Sunday before the book sale should be brought directly to the church where the book sale is held.

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Novel Thought Book Club Selections (6:30 p.m.)

March 5, 2019: Good Neighbors by Joanne Serling

April 2, 2009: Lab Girl by Hope Jahen

May 7, 20019: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

June 4, 2019: Charlatans by Robin Cook

July 2, 2019: My Dear Hamilton by Dray & Kamoie

August 6, 2019: The Color of Water by James McBride

September 3, 2019 (Banned Books): The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

November 12, 2019: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

December 3, 2019: Movie Night! TBD.


Novel Thought Too Book Club Selections (1:00 p.m.)

February 19, 2019: The Color of Water by James McBride

March 19, 2019: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 16, 2019: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

May 21, 2019: God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet

June 18, 2019: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

July 16, 2019: The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson

August 20, 2019: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

September 17, 2019: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

October 15, 2019: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

November 19, 2019: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

December 17, 2019: A book about your favorite hobby or passion!

January 2020: Traveling Light by Max Lucado (Ellen)


Friends Meetings (6:30 pm)

April 9, 2019: Friends Meeting
July 9, 2019: Friends Meeting
October 8, 2019: Friends Meeting


Book Sale Information

Sept 28-29, 2019: Load and Unload Books
October 1, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm: Friends Night at the Book Sale (Friends Members only. Join at the door!)
October 2-5, 2019 (Hours Vary): Public Book Sale


>> Click here to see a list of upcoming Friends Events



Sue Wert – Hummelstown 
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