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Spring Flower Bulb Fundraiser by the Friends of HTFL

The Friends of HTFL are, once again, raising money for the Library. Don't miss the opportunity to beautify your garden with your purchase of flower bulbs through the Friends' online Spring Fundraiser.  Purchase the bulbs online and they will be shipped directly to your house.  All you need is the trowel!  

50% of the profits go to the Friends to help the Library purchase the "extras" such as televisions, audio equipment, Summer Reading Club programs for your enjoyment-I could go on and on.  

Click here for the link to the website to make your purchase today!  Thank you.

Programs for Teens

 

Teen programs at HTFL are for students in grades 6 through 12, unless otherwise specified.  No registration is required!

Most programs take place after school from 2:30 to 4 pm in the Community Room, unless stated otherwise.  

Remember, if there is no school, there will be no program that day!


Weekly Programs:

High School Hangout
Grades 9-12
Mondays, 2:30-4:30
 
This group is exclusively for those in grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.  
 
Altered Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 2:30-4
 
Check out all the different things we have on each Wednesday from Chocolate Study Hall to Anime Days and other activities guaranteed to pique your interest!  
 
Gaming Club
Fridays, 2:30-4
 
Come relax and play a game!  A Wii, Wii U and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.  Only games rated T or lower, please!
 

Special Programs:

When & Where
Grades 6-8
Last Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8pm​

When & Where is a history club for middle school students.  We will explore a different historical figure or event each month and dig deeper into the past.  We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, eat occasional snacks and do science experiments!  

  • 9/28 "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
  • 10/26 The Salem Witch Trials
  • 11/30 Ancient Greece
  • 12/28 Catherine the Great 

T.A.B 

The doers of the world - The HTFL Teen Advisory Board meets as needed after regular programming to help form the Teen Programming for the Library.  


If you have any questions or suggestions about Teen Programs, please contact Jenifer Phillips at phillips@haverfordlibrary.org 
 

Raise a Reader - Winter 2017

Remember: storytime programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please help us provide the best experience for all by selecting an age-appropriate storytime for your child.


Books & Babies with Ms. Yolaine

Birth-23 months and a caregiver
Wednesdays at 10:15am
January 11 - March 15

Movers & Shakers with Ms. Shannon

2 and 3 year olds and a caregiver
Mondays at 10:15am
January 9 - March 13

On My Own with Ms. Marilyn

4 and 5 year olds on their own
Fridays at 10:15am
January 13 - March 17

Creative Corner

4 and 5 year olds and a caregiver
Thursdays at 1:30pm
January 12 - March 16

Circle Time

All ages and a caregiver
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am​
Wednesdays at 1:30
January 10 - March 16

Pajama Storytime

All ages and a caregiver
3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm
January 17, February 21, March 21

 

Holiday Kids 2016

 

Regular programming is on break, but check out the special events and activities taking place during the month of December!  


Make-and-Take Crafts

Stop by the Children's Room desk and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.

         December 1-30, anytime!  


Hidden Picture Game

Stop by the Children's Room desk and find a different winter friend each week!  Fill out a slip and be entered into a raffle for a prize!

December 1-30, anytime! 


2017 Reading Challenge

Stop by the Children's Room desk and pick up the 2017 Reading Challenge sheet!  Read 17 types of books in 2017!  

December 1-30, anytime! 


Storytelling Yoga

StoryTelling Yoga is a fun way to introduce your child to yoga!  Through storytelling incorporating song, art, and movement, we explore yoga poses including Down Dog, Turtle, and Cobra.  Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle, yoga mat (if you have one), light blanket for relaxation and your child's favorite stuffed animal or blanket.  

December 7, 10:30-11:15am
->REGISTER FOR Storytelling Yoga, Dec 7<-


Holiday PJ Storytime

Enjoy good night tales before heading to bed.  Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite jammies!

         Tuesday, December 13 @ 7-7:30pm


Preschool Play Time

Drop in to enjoy our educational toys at this informal playgroup.

Wednesdays, December 14 and 21 @ 10am-12pm


Winter Movies

Don't let cabin fever get you down, join us for a wintry movie in the Children's Room.

December 28, 29, and 30 @ 11am-1pm​


 

HTFLKids Fun - Fall 2016

Elementary schoolers are in for lots of fun this fall with HTFLKids. Don't miss a thing!

SOME PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION - All registration is through EventKeeper (follow the links below).


LEGO Club 
Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.  

Please register for one session only.

Session I: Mondays @ 4pm, Sept 12, 19, 26
Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Oct 27, Nov 3 & 10

->REGISTER FOR LEGO Club Session II<-


Book Bingo
Grades K-5

Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm, Sept 15, Oct 20 & Nov 17

No registration required.


Meet a Famous Artist
Grades 1-5

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.  

    Wednesdays @ 4pm, Sept 28, Oct 26 & Nov 16

->REGISTER FOR Meet a Famous Artist, Nov 16<-


Fall Crafts

Grades 1-5

Crafters unite!  Get ready for the fall holidays by creating crafts after school.  

  Mondays @ 4pm, Oct 10, 17 & 24


Tinker Tuesdays
Grades 2-5

Calling all tech whizzes!   We will be working with Snap Circuits, Makey Makeys, Little Bits, and more exciting STEM materials.  This program is made possible through a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

  Tuesdays @ 4pm, Oct 11, 18 & 25


The Mud Room Studio
Grades K-5

Come join The Mud Room Studio and paint your own pottery at the Library!  Each participant will get to paint a truly unique pumpkin plate, perfect for a Thanksgiving feast.  Learn how to paint using glaze, as well as crystal opaque glaze.  

  Tuesday, November 8 @ 11:30am

        ->REGISTER FOR The Mud Room Studio, Nov 8<-