Librarian

2013 One Book One Philadelphia Award

Once again, the Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) is honored to be chosen for the Free Library of Philadelphia's One Book One Philadelphia author event.  Julie Otsuka, author of Buddha in the Attic, will come to Haverford Township to speak to the community about her book through a partnership with the Haverford Township School District, the Rotary Club of Haverford Township and HTFL.  Not only will the author speak at the high school on Tuesday, March 12, but she will attend a luncheon in her honor here at the library on that day.  Tickets are available for the luncheon at $15/person.  Stop by the library to purchase your ticket.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity!

eReaders How To

Did you receive an eReader for a holiday gift?  Not sure where to begin to download ebooks?  Need extra help?  Join Jessica our Reference Librarian for our ebooks Boot Camp.  Beginning Monday, January 7 she will concentrate on a different eReader at 6:00 each evening.  

Kindle--Monday, January 7 at 6:00 pm

iPad--Tuesday, January 8 at 6:00 pm

Nook, Sony and all other eReaders--Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 pm

Don't miss the opportunity to get your electronic reading device ready for a downloadable book!

What do you want from your library?

Is it a book or DVD rental that you want to borrow from the library that prompts your visit, or is it to use the internet?   Do you attend one of the many programs we offer for one and all?  Do you come to the library to use the WiFi or to attend a meeting?  Or do you visit for socialization, or just a place to "be" in the community?

I would like to know your thoughts.  Please consider sending me an email at

Your thoughts are important to me in the way you use your library.  I value your opinion.

Upcoming Exciting Events

 I am so excited about events that we have on the calendar for this fall starting with our 2nd Annual Business Breakfast on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30am.  We strive to reach out to every corner of the community and if you are a business owner we want to see you at this program.  You will have the opportunity to network with other business owners in the community, find out what the library can do for your business to reach its potential, and discover information about fall workshops that are being held for  you.  

The Open the Book Library Celebration is being held on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00pm at the McCall Golf and Country Club to honor four people/organization in the community.  There will be a Silent Auction held to benefit the library through the Friends of HTFL.  

Look for the other programs we have listed here on our website and don't miss out on all the fun!

Do you sing, play the guitar, tell a good, clean joke?

You are invited to participate in our last of the Sounds of Summer series, Open Mic Night on Friday, August 24.  Don't miss out on this opportunity.  You will have 5 minutes to perform onstage in the library's parking lot (if the weather is rainy, the show will be in the Community Room.)  Register here!   Break a leg-but please not literally.