The Friends of HTFL 2012 Garden Tour fast approaching!

 Don't miss the opportunity to visit Haverford Township neighborhood gardens Saturday, June 16 from 11AM to 3PM at the Third Annual Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library Garden Tour.  Pre-day tickets are available at the library at the discounted price of $15; tickets are available the day of the event for $20.

The self-guided tour begins from 10:30AM at the Haverford Township historic Grange Estate where you will pick up your tour booklet and directions to all gardens.  Enjoy looking at all the gardens and return to the Grange for a tour of the volunteer-maintained gardens and reception.  

Enjoy the day--all proceeds of the Garden Tour benefit the Library.  

Did you receive your Annual Appeal letter?

The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) did a special mailing for the Annual Appeal in late February and much to our dismay we have found that some residents did not receive their appeal letter.

In that mailing we asked you to CALCULATE THE VALUE of HTFL's library materials, programs and services to the residents of the Township of Haverford.  In that letter we highlighted:

  • Visitors + Circulation = A Great Year in 2011
  • How you can invest in Success through your donation
  • We offer FREE Access 24/7 through our website at, including downloadable eBooks

The Library is at the heart of our community.  We are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in the Township.  We are a job center, a gathering place, a small business incubator, a space to experience culture and so much more.  We enhance and enrich your life!

Please help sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Appeal today.  Send your check or make an online donation.  An investment in HTFL is an investment in the success of our entire community.  

What can WE say?  THANK YOU!

The Sendak Exhibit is coming to a close...

 On April 20 we will say goodbye to the Maurice Sendak exhibition.  I hope you have had the opportunity to stop by and see it.  Before we close the chapter to our own personal Sendak book, you have two opportunities to participate in a program.

  • Sunday, April 15 at 3PM--Susan Leviton and Ken Ulansey will be here to sing, share stories and play the Klezmer clarinet with an interactive program for all ages.  Don't miss this great event!  
  • Sunday, April 22 at 3PM--Go behind the scenes for a free and personally guided gallery tour of the Rosenbach Museum and rare book library with Patrick Rodgers, curator of Traveling Exhibitions.  Bring your Delaware County Library System Card for free admission to the Museum.  

2012 Annual Appeal

The 2012 Annual Appeal letter requesting your support was mailed in February and I hope you have answered our need with your tax deductible donation.  If you have, we thank you!  Your gift helps to provide the necessary funds it takes to operate the Haverford Township Free Library, open seven (7) days a week, but online 24/7, with the many resources provided to you FREE or at very low cost (rental of videos 3 days for $1.00, or videogames rented for 7 days at $1.00.)  

If you haven't received your appeal, and I have heard of people who haven't, please donate NOW by sending your check to the Haverford Township Free Library, or by donating online here.  

The Haverford Township Free Library is a 501 c(3) Non-Profit Organization that puts every penny into the library's programs, resources, and services that enhance and enrich your life.  Please consider your gift today!

Edwidge Danticat will be at HTFL on Friday, March 16

The Haitian-American author of Create Dangerously, Edwidge Danticat, will be visiting Haverford High School on Friday, March 16 at 9:15am for a book discussion--register here to be included in the guest list.  She is the Free Library of Philadelphia's 2012 award winning, One Book One Philadelphia Author.  HTFL, in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, School District of Haverford Township, and Rotary Club of Havertown, will host the author for a meet, greet and book signing at 11:00am at the Library.  Please join us for refreshments--copies of Ms. Danticat's books will be available for sale.