Dig Into Reading!

It's easy to be a part of the Summer Reading Club (SRC) - sign up in the Children's Room, read at home, earn incentives and have fun at optional programs.

Kids who participate in summer library programs keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed - pick up your Activity Log and start reading to earn prizes!

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Online Summer Reading Club Access

SRC participants can opt to use the Online SRC website to log their reading. You can write book reviews and read reviews other kids have written.

Weekly Programs for Kids of all Ages

Programs will run from June 17th - August 9th (except July 4)
A full description of each program is available on EventKeeper - click the program title to be taken to its listing!

Toddler & Preschool Storytime
2s, 3s, 4s and a caregiver

Mondays 10:15am
All ages and a caregiver
Except on Special Show nights
Mondays 7pm
All ages and a caregiver
Tuesdays 10:15am
Babies birth-23 months and a caregiver
Wednesdays 10:15am
Kids entering grades 1-5
Wednesdays 4pm
Kids entering grades 1-5
Except July 4th
Thursdays 11am
4s, 5s, and 6s and a caregiver
Except July 4th
Thursdays 1:30pm
Fridays 11am

Special Shows for the Whole Family

All Special Shows are in the Children's Room (unless otherwise noted).
Zoo on Wheels Wednesday, June 19th 7pm
Didgeridoo Down Under Monday, June 24th 7pm
Magic of Taddo Wednesday, July 10th 7pm
HTFL Comic Con Saturday, July 13th All Day
Family Game Night
(Held in the Parking Lot
weather permitting)
Wednesday, July 17th 6:30pm
Comedy of the Great Holtzie Wednesday, July 24th 7pm
Makin' Music Monday, July 29th 7pm
Summer Stage Storytellers
(held in the Community Room)
Tuesday, August 6th 1:30pm

Family Reading Challenge

The importance of reading aloud to children of all ages, even children who can read on their own, is paramount.  Instilling a love of reading in your child, sharing more difficult books that your child may not be able to read alone, encouraging reluctant readers, and increasing family involvement through the sharing of good books are just some of the benefits of reading aloud. The Family Reading Challenge is designed to encourage families to increase the amount of time they spend reading together and provide fun incentives throughout the summer!

How to participate: Download and print the Family Reading Challenge sheet, you may also stop at the Library to pick up a copy. Choose a classic children’s book (click here for suggested titles) to read together and spend time reading aloud each week. You set the time—10 minutes in the morning or an hour before bed—whatever works for your family. Fill in the front and back of the tab below if you’ve read together during that week and bring the tab to the Library at your next visit to place it in the raffle jar. Throughout the summer we’ll choose prize winners  and at the end of the Family Reading Challenge one lucky family will win our GRAND PRIZE, a Family Membership to the Philadelphia Zoo!

Thank you to the following local businesses that have donated prizes for the Family Reading Challenge: Creative Clubhouse, Wynnewood Lanes, The Franklin Institute, Longwood Gardens

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Summer Reading Club is sponsored in part by the Friends of HTFL and our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond: Joel Perlish Photography

Platinum: DAEDALUS Education Services

Gold: iradiophilly.com

Silver: Elliott-Lewis CorpsMusicWorksOakmont National PubOrsini's Auto BodyRotary Club of Haverford TownshipZarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer, Toddy, P.C.

Bronze: Bob Thomas Real Estate Team - Long and Foster RealtorsNichols Plumbing, Nolan Painting, Peppers CafeRanieri & Kerns Associates, Tina Garrity - Senior Advisors Group, Surrey Services for SeniorsDrexel Univeristy Online

Copper: Ardmore ToyotaBarber Law Offices, Cerca Trova YogaDirect Paint and Collision, Foote OrthodonticsKettleLaw Offices of Daniel J. SiegelDr. Mitchell ScheierWagner Inc Real Estate, Whistle Clean Car Wash, DistanceLearning.com, Your Computer Place

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