• Friends of the Library

    william h and marion c alexander family library friends

    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.

    Learn More about becoming a Friend of the Library



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

    December 1, 2015Lean in : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
    January 5, 2016Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard (One Book, One Community)
    February 2, 2016The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    March 1, 2016The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    April 5, 2016Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
    May 3, 2016The Martian by Andy Weir
    June 7, 2016The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

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

    December 15, 2015Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken
    January 19, 2016A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    February 16, 2016Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    March 15, 2016The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    April 19, 2016Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
    May 17, 2016Justinev by Lawrence Durrell
    June 21, 2016Washington Square by Henry James
    July 19, 2016Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    August 16, 2016East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    September 15, 2016Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    October 18, 2016We Band of Brothers by John R. Satterfield
    November 15, 2016Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
    December 20, 2016Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover

    Other Events

    January 12, 2016 - Friends Annual Meeting
    April 12, 2016 - Friends Meeting
    July 12, 2016 – Friends Meeting
    October 1, 2016 – Load Books
    October 2, 2016 – Unload books at church
    October 4-8, 2016 – Book Sale
    October 11, 2016 – Friends Meeting

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




    Sue Wert – Hummelstown
    6 Hemlock Street
    Hummelstown, PA 17036-9205
    Send to AFL


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