Plans for creating a public library in Haverford Township began in 1933. The citizens involved in the planning process were advised to incorporate the library as an Association which would allow for proper public input and oversight. The role of the members of the Association is similar to that of stock holders. Association members meet annually, on the third Wednesday in May, to elect three (3) of the library’s seven (7) Board of Trustee members (when terms are up for election), elect the officers of the Board of Trustees (President, Vice- President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and to vote on any changes to the library’s by-laws or constitution. Becoming a member of the Association is one way to make your voice heard in the governance of the library. The annual meeting is also the time for Association members to hear about the health and welfare of the library and to exchange ideas with the Board and each other.
In order to join the Association you must:
- Have a library card
- Live in Haverford Township
- Be 18 years old or older
To be eligible to vote at an Annual Meeting, membership must be submitted by the last day in February prior to the May meeting. Please see the below attachment to download a PDF of the membership form. Once you are a member, you do not have to renew from year to year (there are no dues to become a member). You are only asked to keep your contact information current.