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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.

A Bit of Trivia

What 2012 international sports phenomenon will be held for 17 days beginning on Friday, July 27?  The Olympics, of course. Looking for information on past Olympic games?  Stop by the library for related books and materials or visit our Olympic display that includes an official Olympic Torch.

Some Olympic facts you might be asking:

  • London is hosting the Olympic games for the third time in history--the other years were 1908 and 1948.  
  • The first Ancient Olympic games have been traced back to 776 BC.  Click here for additional facts about the ancient games.
  • What was the first city to host the modern Olympic games?  Athens, Greece in 1896.  
  • Want to know who were the medalists in a particular Olympic sport since 1896?  The answer is here.

Enjoy the world's finest athletes coming together!

It's Cool Inside!

 It might be a sweltering 95 degrees outside today but you will find it cool and comfortable at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Come inside, find a newspaper, magazine or book and sit and read to cool off.  We are open Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays during the Summer, and we have plenty to offer you.  

If you can't think of something to read, ask one of our librarians for suggestions, or are you in the mood to begin the search for your family's roots?  Use one of our public internet computers to access Ancestry.com (available only in the library.)

I hope to see you here!

Have you joined the Summer Reading Club yet?

Don't miss out on the fun!  There are Summer Reading Clubs at the Library for every age-from Babies to Seniors.  Find a shady spot, grab a glass of iced tea or water and enjoy your summer reading.

We have something to offer everyone, whether it is a can't put it down mystery, bestseller, non-fiction or romance, a teen graphic novel, Step into Reading books or board books for the little ones or the summer reading lists from schools.  

Parents--studies have shown that children who read all summer do not experience the slide back in grade level, versus children who do not read during the summer.  Some articles are included here that you might enjoy perusing:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100721112234.htm   

http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/ReadingToday/RTY-0804-summer.aspx