See What APL Friends Do

Friends 2014 Report

Friends 2013 Annual Report

APL Friends contribute to the library in numerous ways:

  • Raise money primarily with Friends memberships and by collecting, sorting, and selling used books:
    • Spring and fall sales held at the library
    • Online sales
    • Friends book shelf in the library
  • The funds are used to partially or totally support activities and programs such as:
    • Summer Reading
    • Art, Science, and Critter Camps
    • Special Summer Family Events
    • Children’s Tea Parties
    • Baby and Me Story Time
    • Family and Teen Movie Nights
    • School Exhibit Receptions
  • The funds are also used to partially or totally fill gaps in the library’s budget for a variety of needs such as:
    • Patio furniture
    • Star Wars special event
    • Peace Corps special event
    • LEGO Club

Our volunteers help with events like those listed above and provide essential services like working the front desk, shelving books, and providing professional expertise such as graphics and marketing.

We welcome new ideas, all donations, new members, and especially new friends!

For more information, visit the Friends page.


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Websites for Readers

Fun and Useful Websites for Readers

Books and Authors – combines over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorite lists

Fantastic Fiction – need to know the next title in a series? Want to find more books by your favorite authors? Find all your favorites and stay current on what’s coming out next.

The Monster Librarian – If horror is your genre, this site is for you! Find reviews, book lists and more from the monster librarian.

Stop You’re Killing Me – “A website to die for … if you love mysteries.” Find reviews, book lists, as well as multiple indexes to help you find just the right mystery for you.

All About Romance - A website that contains reviews, forums, and tips on writing your own romance novels.

Love Vampires ? – Then this site is for you! Find the latest news about the hottest new vampire fiction to hit the shelves.

Faithful Reader – A website devoted to inspirational books. Find everything from reviews to book excerpts and links to author websites.

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Passport Applications

That’s right! You can bring your passport application to the Andover Public Library and we will process it for you. No more standing in line at the post office. Here at APL your application will be processed in a matter of minutes.

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