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1 Take the 200 Book Challenge! Roslyn Library For families with children who have not yet started kindergarten, even newborns. Pick up a reading log at the Abington Library or Roslyn Library and record the number of books you have read o your chi. Should you finish 100 books, come to the Roslyn Branch and receive a small prize, After finishing 200 books you and your child will get a congratulatory certificate and have your pictures taken for the local newspaper.

2 This summer Roslyn children of all ages are encouraged to read, or be read to, for 20 minutes per day and record their progress in a reading log. Participants will be eligible to win prizes when they achieve certain reading goals. Registration will begin Friday, June 13. Every child who registers will receive a place on the recognition wall at the Roslyn Branch Library. Reading prizes will be awarded through Monday, Sept. 8 Information:

3 Electronics Collection Saturday, June 7 from 9am to 3pm Norristown Area High School (enter on North Whitehall Road) 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA Note: All computer hard drives will be shredded to ensure data security.

4 Paper Shredding Event Saturday, June 21 from 9am to 3pm Copper Beech Elementary School 825 North Easton Road Glenside, PA **A residential tire collection will also be held at this event ONLY.

5 F R E E Tire Collection Saturday, June 21 from 9am to noon Copper Beech Elementary School 825 North Easton Road Glenside, PA Montgomery County residents only 6 tires per resident Rims accepted No off road tires No businesses Information

6 Abington Township Employees / Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, June 19 from 9am to 2pm In the Abington Township Boardroom For an appointment please call: Maria Wyrsta

7 2014 Rabies Clinics June 7 from 9am to 11am Abington Recycling Center 2201 Florey Lane (off of Easton Road) Abington $10 per shot (dogs, cats, & ferrets) Animals must be leashed or in an approved carrier.

8 Meditation: A Spiritual Solution to Stress, Anger, and Conflict Wednesday, June 11 at 7pm Abington Free Library – join Jim Rose as he discusses the effect of meditation to reduce stress related responses, improve circulation, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Information: , ext. 13

9 Learn Basic Chinese at Abington Free Library Learn the basics of the Mandarin Chinese language and experience some of China’s rich culture. The program runs Monday nights, June 2-23 from 6:30-7:30. Christina Li, an Abington Senior High School student, will teach the program and share her personal experience with China’s culture and language. About 1 in 5 people in the world speak Mandarin Chinese. Register online at abingtonfreelibrary.org, by phone at ext 13 or at the library information desk.

10 Traffic Safe-T Program Begins June 1 st - ends June 30th This program is a community-wide initiative involving the Township Board of Commissioners, the Township Administration and participating citizen and neighborhood groups. The program has two major components – Driver Education and Increased Traffic Enforcement. Residents can participate by placing signs notifying motorists to slow down, on their lawn between June 1 and June 30. Signs may be obtained by contacting your commissioner or the Abington Township Police Dept. at

11 A Public Announcement from Jay W. Blumenthal Please remember to pay your Township/County Real Estate Taxes by June 9, This is the deadline for payment of the face amount. There will be a penalty of 10% if paid after June 9, You may mail your payment or pay in person at the Township Tax Office, 1176 Old York Rd. The Tax Office is open Monday -Thurs 8am-5pm & Friday from 8am-4pm. 24-Hour Drop-Off Slot: in the Abington Township Building lobby (open seven days a week). By phone and/or online by credit card, debit card, or electronic check go to and then to the Tax Office page for directions. Payments made on or before June 9, 2014 will be considered timely. Please call our office at with questions or concerns.

12 Ordinance 2069 Tethering of Dogs It shall be unlawful for any person to tether, fasten, chain, tie, restrain, or allow a dog in such person’s care or located on such person’s property to be fastened, chained, tied or restrained by means of a rope, chain, strap or other physical restraint in a matter that: 1.Deprives the dog from access to necessary sustenance or clean water; or 2.Deprives the dog from access to sanitary shelter which will protect the animal form inclement weather in such manner as will allow the dog to remain dry and retain its proper bodily temperature; or

13 Ordinance 2069 Tethering of Dogs 3. Prevents the dog from having the ability to rest in an area that is reasonable in size, based on the size of the animal and the area that is otherwise available for the dog’s movement; or 4. Prevents the dog from being able to move around an area that is reasonable in size, based on the size of the animal and the area that is otherwise available for the dog’s movement; or 5. Uses an anchor, latch or similar tethering device which enables the tether to become entangled around any object so as to limit the dog’s freedom from within the tethered area or causes the dog, or any of its appendages, to become entangled by the tether; or

14 Ordinance 2069 Tethering of Dogs 6. Otherwise creates a condition that is cruel, unsafe, unsanitary, inhumane or otherwise creates an immediate danger to the life and health of such animal.

15 Route 63 (Welsh Rd) to Close Aqua Pennsylvania will close Route 63 between Huntingdon Rd and Paper Mill Rd in Abington Township on weekdays from 9am to 3pm starting Tuesday, April 15 for water main replacement. The weekday closure will be in effect through mid-November. Traffic will be detoured over Edgehill Rd, Terwood Rd, and Welsh Rd. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting which is free and available 24 hours per day. Information: or call

16 Baby Days Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave. Babies and caregivers will sing songs, read stories, and do finger plays. The program is for babies 5 months to 2 years. Dates: June 2 and June 9 at 7pm Information: or register on-line at

17 Preschool Story Times Roslyn Library Children ages 2-6 Begin April 7 through June 12 Story times for ages 3-6 will be Mondays at 1:30pm Story times for ages 2-3 will be Thursdays at 11am Register at or abingtonfreelibrary.org

18 Not Your Average Ladybug Friday, June 27 from 11-12noon Ages: Children explore the life, colorings and markings of a variety of ladybugs...they will paint a ladybug to take home Registration begins June 6th Information: or

19 Take the 200 Book Challenge! For families with children who have not yet started kindergarten, even newborns! Pick up a reading log at the Abington or Roslyn Library and record the number of books you have read to your child. When you finis 100 books, come to the Roslyn Branch and receive a small prize. After finishing 200 books you and your child will get a congratulatory certificate and have your pictures taken for the local newspaper. Information: or abingtonfreelibrary.org

20 Abington Raiders Football and Cheerleading 2014 Annual Registration Ages 5-13 June pm Roychester Park Community House, Harding & Parkview Avenues, Abington Questions:

21 Community Connections 1 of 2 Are you a Montgomery County resident who needs help with: Accessing services in your community Learning about resources that may benefit you, your family, or others How to help an elderly person who needs assistance or may be in harm’s way Finding help when you are feeling overwhelmed Determining what services are available for early childhood education Seeking out where to turn for ‘basic needs’ for your family?

22 Community Connections 2 of 2 The above are just a few things that the community connections navicate in your area can assist you with. Please call your Willow Grove area navicate – Theresa Rines at located at the Court House Annex, 102 N. York Road, Willow Grove. You may obtain information by calling, walking in, or calling ahead for an appointment. Community connections navicate hours are Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm. Looking forward to hearing from you.

23 Museum Member Cards Starting March 14, museum member cards will be available for check-out from Abington Township Library. Please ask at the Information Desk about how to borrow a member card for three days. The Library is offering member cards for borrowing to the following locations: Academy of Natural Sciences Elmwood Park Zoo Glencairn Museum Morris Arboretum Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology A limited supply of passes are available for the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and the Woodmere Art Museum.

24 Drop-In Story Times Abington Free Library Thursdays at 11am through May 15 Information – , ext. 28 Or visit abingtonfreelibrary.org

25 Meals on Wheels is There for You! We can provide 2 meals per day for loved ones homebound due to age, recent hospitalization, disabilities or special needs. Meals delivered Monday through Friday by caring volunteers from Abington Memorial and Holy Redeemer hospitals. For more information please call:


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