December 2009

Clown Around at HTFL

Thanks for the great visit Andrew and Watson! Everyone had a wonderful time with the clowns of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey.

Stop by the library to check out a book about the circus and don't miss them at the Wachovia Center February 24-28!

Haverford Township Free Library: A Responsible Steward of the Public Trust

The contributions of the Haverford Township Free Library to our community neighborhoods are too numerous to list. Because HTFL is such an established institution, people often take for granted that we will always exist in the manner so accustomed. Here in Haverford Township as in most communities, the library agency must compete with many other essential State and Municipal services for funding. Although the library does collect a percentage of revenue from fundraising activity, private sources, or grants, these revenue streams can never (nor should they) fully support the many functions performed by HTFL. Despite the fact that we are involved in a challenging economic period of time, we are set to continue to act in a fiscally responsible manner as we meet our allocated budgets. HTFL will strive to maintain the many areas of service that we have provided in the past.

New Library Hours

Effective January 2, 2010

Monday 10am-9pm
Tuesday 10am-9pm
Wednesday 10am-9pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

We apologize for any inconvenience to you, our customers. Faced with extreme budget deficits, we are forced to cut back our hours in order to be fiscally responsible to this community.

Computer Classes

Computer class schedules are now available for January to March 2010. We have recently added Powerpoint and Advanced Microsoft Word.

Register Now - Pass It On: Telling Your Stories

Join Ruth Styer and Susan Purcell in our storytelling and memoir writing workshop on Thursday mornings from January 21 to February 25.

More to Our New Look

To go with our new paint, the library now has new floors on the second floor to show off! Stop by and check out the great new flooring in the second floor hallway and programming rooms.

Thank you to our flooring contractor, Kazanjian Flooring! Find them online at or by calling 610-356-1490.

Jill's Cafe

Join Reference Librarian Jill Thomas Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 AM for coffee and bagels and a look at some of our online resources available for free with your library card. This month: World Book online. There is no need to be an advanced computer user to participate-- just a willingness to listen and learn!