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A new school year means PROGRAMS for kids at the library!

With the start of the new school year comes the start of fall programming at the library - we've got something for everyone from Books and Babies to Book Bingo!
 
Make sure to check out the full schedule on EventKeeper, but here are a few sneak peaks:

  • MusicWorks will be with us in storytimes THREE times this fall. Meet Mr. Jerry and a new friend, Ms. Kathleen on Tuesday, September 13, Monday October 17, and Wednesday November 2.
  • LEGO Club will be back in full force on Thursdays after school for K-5th graders with Ms. Michelle.
  • Creative Corner is back for 4 and 5 year olds at a new time this season. After a long break from afternoon preschooler programs, we're trying this group at 1:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. What do you think?

Can't wait to see you next week!

Check Out a PLAYAWAY VIEW today!

The Children's Room is excited to presented our newest collection, Playaway View! A View is a self-contained, pre-loaded video player that you can take anywhere. Check one out with your library card for three-weeks and enjoy.
 
What's a Playaway View?
 
Portable
Includes a head-phone jack and speakers
 
Convenient
Pre-loaded content; no internet or downloads needed
 
Durable and Scratch-Resistant
Made with kids in mind
 
Multiple Videos
Each View holds hours of great content, bundling curated content just for you
 
Chargeable
Simply use the included standard AC Adaptor

Summer at HTFL

When you think of summer what thoughts do you have?  Do you think of it as the slow time of year where you kick back, enjoy the sun, vacation, or take time for yourself?  For many people that is true, but for the library and staff it is further from the truth.  We have been busier than ever!  Summer Reading Clubs, which will come to a close at the end of this week, check outs of materials and check ins have been keeping staff busy all summer, and we hope that we have entertained and enlightened you in some way.
I was so delighted to hear of someone who came into the library comment on the energy that surrounds the building, staff and programs.  We attempt to do that every day, and we hope we have done that for you.  
If we have entertained you, educated you or gave you a cool place to "be" this summer, then we accomplished our goals.  Over 800 people on average visited the library each day and, in fact, some days we had over 1200!  Please consider a gift of acknowledgement by giving to our annual appeal with a tax deductible gift.  You can give online or in person.  Help us help YOU!
Thank you.  Enjoy the rest of the summer.

My child came home from school talking about Summer Reading at the library... what is this?!

Looking for 2015 Summer Reading Club information? 

Click HERE for 2015 Children's Summer Reading.

Click HERE for 2015 Teen Summer Reading


2011's Summer Reading program for children birth through those entering 5th grade will begin Monday, June 20th at HTFL. Ms. Anny is visiting Haverford Township schools to let students know what's happening at the library - so you might hear about her visit from our little ones!

Summer is a time to relax and have fun and the Summer Reading program at HTFL is designed to help keep kids reading and visiting the library throughout their vacation!

The Summer Reading Club is a reading incentive program. Children sign up for the program in the Children's Room, read at home, and visit the library once a week to "check in" and receive a prize to help keep them enthusiastic about reading all summer long!

In addition to the incentive program, there are activities happening at the library all the time for children of all ages. Stop by for a Make-and-Take Craft or to enjoy one of our storytimes or a movie screening.

The entire schedule of events for the whole family is available online at EventKeeper.

Summer Reading 2011 is brought to you with the generous support of the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library.

"Art of the Garden" -- Art Show and Sale presented by the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library

The Haverford Township Free Library is excited to announce the "Art of the Garden" Art Show and Sale beginning on Friday night, April 8 with an opening reception from 6pm to 8pm sponsored by the Friends of HTFL.  Beautiful works of art will be available for sale with 20% of the proceeds benefiting the library.  The show runs from April 8 to June 21.