(Belcamp, Maryland – June 3, 2014) The Abingdon Library celebrated its 10th anniversary with 10 days of special events and programs, culminating with a cake-cutting and the annual Friends spring community yard sale which drew large crowds.

“We have customers who have been with us since day one and we have watched many families come together and grow,” stated Lisa Mittman, Branch Manager. “Children who participated in our story times are now volunteering for the Summer Reading Program. We love being a gathering place, not only for the Abingdon community, but the county as a whole!”

Special programs over the 10 days included a sensory story time, 3D modeling, LEGO club and a Master Gardeners’ plant clinic. The Friends of the Abingdon Library held their annual spring community yard sale on the front lawn with more than 70 vendors participating. The yard sale is a twice yearly fundraising event for the Friends with proceeds being used to support the many programs and initiatives of the Abingdon Library. The Friends also obtained a spectacular cake from La Cakerie for the occasion which was generously donated by owner Jason Hisley.

“We have become experts at hosting large library programs and community meetings. We hope that the exciting materials, programs, and services we offer every day, such as 3D modeling, and iPad minis for use in the branch, will keep our customers coming back for the next 10 years and more,” Mittman further explained.
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves 182,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4.1 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

Photo caption #1: The Abingdon Library celebrated its 10th Anniversary with 10 days of celebrations which culminated on May 17. Left to right: Daria Parry, Library Associate Director; Cynthia Hergenhahn, President of the Abingdon Friends of the Library; Lisa Mittman, Abingdon Library Branch Manager; Jason Hisley, Owner of La Cakerie; Mary Hastler, Library Director with granddaughter Ella; and Kendra Frost, Abingdon Library Assistant Branch Manager.

Photo caption #2: Over 70 vendors participated in the Abingdon Library Friends Community Yard Sale on May 17 as a part of 10 days of celebration for the branch’s 10th Anniversary.

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