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Join the WINTER GIVE Today!

Today we're asking that you consider making a contribution to the Winter Give. And you’re probably wondering, “Why?” Here’s the answer… Because your donation to the Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) has the power to bring together generations, educate young people, and empower a community.
 
Photo Courtesy of Delco News NetworkMeet Irma. Irma has been attending HTFL’s Cookbook Club since it first started in 2012. She loves cooking for others and opportunities to connect with her adult daughter and granddaughter. Now these three generations of cooks come together each month at HTFL and enjoy tasting the food created by friends and neighbors. Irma even celebrated her 80th birthday with the group this fall!

 
We can’t provide innovative, intergenerational programs (or anything!) like this without you. Last year, thanks to your support, the Haverford Township Free Library:

  • Provided over 340,000 library materials to users
  • Visited 4,800 students at local schools
  • Offered 795 programs that 24,869 people enjoyed
  • Made 235 deliveries for homebound customers

We’re thrilled and thankful for the commitment of funds for the future of the Library by the Haverford Township Commissioners. Together with the Township we’re hard at work exploring the next step. In the meantime our daily work continues and we need your help.
 
“The Haverford Township Free Library acts as the heart of the community, bringing people together – that’s why I donate!” said local resident Nicole.

Can we count on your support this year? With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and will help us to continue our mission each and every day. 

Thank you!

PS. Join Irma and Nicole in supporting us with a fully tax deductible donation made through our secure Online Giving portal.

Holiday Closings

Happy holidays, one and all! The Library will be closed on the following days:

Wednesday, December 24th
Thursday, December 25th
Friday, December 26th
Wednesday, December 31st
Thursday, January 1st

 

Staff Picks

by Julie Lawson Timmer

Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy’s mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most. Through 

by James McBride

Abolitionist John Brown calls her “Little Onion,” but her real name is Henry. A slave in Kansas mistaken for a girl due to the sackcloth smock he was wearing when Brown shot his master, the light-skinned, curly-haired 12-year-old ends up living as a young woman, most often encamped with Brown’s renegade band of freedom warriors as they traverse the country,