Friends of East Shore Area Library


  • To raise funds in support of the East Shore Area Library (ESAL)
  • We are a nonprofit group. Most of the money we raise goes directly to the ESAL.
  • We keep a small balance for operating expenses.
  • In 2019, we donated $32,525.00 to the ESAL.
  • Over the past five years, we have given ESAL $139,225.00 from our fundraising. This enables the library to purchase books, shelving, chairs, display fixtures, a Microform reader, educational toys, book carts and more.
  • We raised $50,000.00 for the renovation of the former computer lab into a special room for children’s programming, known now as the Dr. Henry Greenawald Room.

Spring 2024 Book Sale 

Collection and Sorting – May 9 – May 11

Members only sale: May 15th

Book sale: May 16 – May 17

Bag sale: May 18

Book Club

May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15

Elizabethville Community Yard & Craft Days

June 7 & 8, 2024

Plans are being made for the Friends of the Elizabethville Area Library to participate in the Elizabethville Community Yard & Craft Days. This event is held June 7 & 8, Friday 8AM to 3PM and Saturday, 7AM to 3PM.

Handouts will be available to promote the Friends & the Elizabethville Area Branch Library activities. Bothe children and adult books will be for sale and a game wheel for children to win prizes.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Contact Carolyn at 717-362-3148 or Aimee at 717-372-1451 if you are willing to help.


Elizabethville Area Friends of Library June Book Sale

Location: Berrysburg Community Center (Schoolhouse Building) 147 N. Chestnut St., Berrysburg
Members only Preview Sale:
Wednesday June 19 1:00PM – 7:00PM

Public Sale:
Thursday, June 20 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday, June 21 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday, June 22 9:00AM-4:00PM

Check Library for details.

CONTACT EMILY AT or call/text (717)422-1614; or AIMEE AT or call/text 717-372-1457



  • 200 members (as of March 15, 2021)
  • Membership year – January 1 to December 31
  • We continually accept new and renewing members
  • One annual members’ meeting in September with guest speaker and refreshments
  • “Members’ Only” book sale (one day before the book sale opens to the public)
  • Just Between Friends newsletter (View pdf >)
  • Open to anyone at least 18yars old; families may join
  • Levels of Membership
  • Individual – $5.00
  • Bookworm – $20.00 ($5 membership and $15.00 donation)
  • Booklover – $30.00 ($5.00 membership and $25.00 donation)
  • Bibliomaniac – $50.00 ($5.00 membership and $45.00 donation)
  • Donations accepted at any time




  • Book Sales | All of our books are donated.
  • Volunteer opportunities involve helping to collect, sort and organize books for the book sales. Call Bonnie Hindman at (717) 433-8055 if you wish to help with a book sale.
  • Assist with various ESAL projects
  • Group email for library advocacy
  • Sponsor library programs such as Summer Reading Club prizes or library programs for adults, etc.
  • Member of Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL)
  • Member of Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA)
  • Sometimes we offer financial support for DCLS programs
  • Board meetings are held once a month
  • All activities are at the ESAL


We currently have 47 Individual memberships, 40 Bookworms, 30 Booklovers, and 43 Bibliomaniacs.  We have 7 new members.   There are 4 families and 214 members.

The 2024 FESAL Board

President – Andy Morrison (

Vice-President – Pat Crawford

Treasurer – Tom Boone

Recording Secretary – Brenda Moore

Members-At-Large – Bonnie Hindman, Glen Husted, Jim Weakland, Judy Grove, Barb Espenshade, John Switaj, Advocacy – Anna Franco Historian – Mary Egan Publicity – Kathy Hord

Immediate Past Pres. Betty Ann Petroski

Board Meetings

EV Area Friends Board Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month @ 6:30 pm. in the EV library meeting room.
May 2
June 6
July no meeting
August 1 Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Event (location to be determined).


2024 Committee Chairpersons

By-Laws – Toom Boone

Community Relations – Sandy Stoner

Hospitality – Nancy Musmanno and Mary Egan Membership – Betty Ann Petroski

Newsletter – Debra Hines

Photographer – Jim Weakland

Website Coordinator – Andy Morrison

Ways and Means – Bonnie Hindman and Kathy Hord