Homeschooling Resources & Services

Homeschooling or just considering it? The Haverford Township Free library is a great place to start!

Our homeschool-friendly environment includes many resources. The staff is always ready to help and includes several homeschool veterans. Our Parent/Teacher Collection is filled with ideas, advice and inspiration - from bringing home baby, health and medical issues to curriculum choices, you'll find it here! We also have instructional videos as well as our online resources which include Mango, a foreign language instructional software available completely online.

Programs
Selected Print Resources for Parents
Web Resources for Students & Parents
Educational Entertainment DVDs
Book a Librarian
Meeting Space


Programs

We offer a wide variety of programs for homeschoolers of all ages throughout the year.  
 


Creative Writing Club
Writers ages 10 and older
Calling young writers!  Get inspired by working with other tween and teen writers at this informal writing club.  Each meeting will begin with a short exercise to get your creative juices flowing, then spend some time writing independently, followed by time to share what you're working on.  

Mondays @ 11am - 11:45am
January 9 - May 15  (NO meeting 1/16 and 4/17)

No registration required.


Chess Club
All ages and playing levels welcome

Share a friendly game and get tips from fellow players.  

          Mondays @ 12:30pm - 1:15pm
          January 9 - March 13 (NO meeting 1/16)

No registration required.


Meet a Famous Artist
Art lovers 1st - 8th grade

Like to learn about different artists and their styles?  Like to try your hand at art projects?  This is the place for you!  Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artist's style.  

        1st Thursdays @ 11am - 12pm
​        February 2, March 2, April 6

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Meet George Washington's Family
Grades 3-8

Celebrate Presidents' Day early with this program from Winterthur! George Washington wasn't just a general and a president.  Students will discover more about him and other members of his household by exploring reproductions of period possessions and clothing.   

  Tuesday, February 14 @ 11am - 12pm​
->REGISTER FOR Meet George Washington's Family<-


Animal Adaptations
Grades K-6

Calling all animal lovers!  Join the Riverbend Environmental Education Center at HTFL.  Every species on the planet has adaptations that give it an edge to survive in the wild.  Join us as we discover an array of amazing adaptations as we observe live animals, play games and examine nature artifacts.

  Tuesday, March 14 @ 11am - 12pm
->REGISTER FOR Animal Adaptations<-


You may also want to check out Eventkeeper for activities and events open to the entire community and also access program info for all Delaware County Libraries.

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Selected Print Resources for Parents:

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Web Resources for Students & Parents

  • Research Databases, connect through the Delaware County Library System
  • Mango, an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

  • Get free homework help online via our Live Homework Help tutoring service. Live Homework Help connects students in grades K through 12, introductory college level and adult learners to expert tutors in math, science, social studies, and English. Funding for this service is provided by Delaware County Council.

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Educational Entertainment DVDs

Our collection of Educational Entertainment DVDs can be found on top of the DVD cases and includes 80+ titles and is growing all the time.

Collection Highlights:

  • School House Rocks

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids

  • America's Explorer's and Pioneers

  • Liberty's Kids

  • Beakman's World 

  • Eyewitness series

  • Magic School Bus series

Educational Entertainment DVDs must be checked out on an adult's library card. They go out for 3 days and cost $1 per check out. Overdue fines are $1 per day if returned late.

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Book a Librarian

The Book A Librarian service allows customers to reserve a session with a member of the HTFL Reference staff. If you're looking for one-on-one research assistance, library instruction, or computer help, this is for you! 

Get all the details on the services on the Book a Librarian page!

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Meeting Space

Looking for a place to meet? We have facilities available and tours of the library make a great field trip for a family or group.

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Come in and chat with the Youth Services staff. How can we help you?