Your Haverford Township library account card entitles you to use the services of any of the 26 Delaware County Library System member public libraries and most libraries in Pennsylvania. If HTFL does not have a particular resource, customers can usually request the item through our Library website or with the assistance of Library staff.
The HTFL Staff and Library Board of Trustees are dedicated to doing everything possible within their power to help meet your educational, informational and entertainment needs. We recognize that our only purpose for being is to help you.
We also recognize that the presence of a library says so much about the quality of life in a community and having a library says a lot about the type of community that leaders want to offer their constituents. So, we are grateful for the support given to the Library by Haverford Township. Likewise, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also provides pivotal funds and services alongside Delaware County in insuring HTFL library operations current and future. We also are grateful for the support that we get from citizens and organizations in our region.
One precious source of strength for us is the Friends of the Haverford Township Library, a non-profit organization that provides monetary and logistical resources for Library services and development. Do consider joining as fundraising and advocacy are essential undertakings!
But, above all else, our most valuable asset is our customer base -- the residents of Haverford Township and surrounding areas. Our citizen-customers are our purpose for existing.
Sincerely, it is a privilege and a pleasure to serve you.
Please visit us often in person and online.
Check out this site for an interesting article: George Washington's library book returned 221 years late
A library book borrowed by the first U.S. president, George Washington, has been returned to a New York City's oldest library, 221 years late. "A few days after learning of the situation, staff at Washington's home in Virginia, Mount Vernon, offered to replace Vattel's "Law of Nations" with another copy of the same edition," the library said in a statement.
Libraries: The Key Link for Jobs, Health and Education
Results from Gates Foundation National Study
Seventy-seven million Americans age 14 or older---equivalent to one-third of our population---use public library computers or wireless networks says a new study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation titled: Opportunity for All: How the American
Public Benefits from Internet Access in U.S. Libraries.
Of this group,
- 40% search for jobs and fill out applications,
- 37% research health issues for themselves or their families, and
- 42% find help with educational research or completing homework assignments.
Another key finding identifies low-income adults
as more likely to rely on the public library as their sole access to computers and the Internet than any other group.
Unfortunately, access to public library services in Pennsylvania is shrinking due to budget cuts at the state and local level despite the fact that millions of constituents see libraries as essential tools to connect them to opportunity.
For the 2010-2011 state budget, the Pennsylvania Library Association urges Governor Rendell, State Senators and State Representatives to restore access to much needed library services for their constituents.
Please send a message to your legislator about this important study!