Have you Heard?

The Haverford Township Free Library is one of 35 libraries nationwide to receive an American Library Association travelling exhibition titled "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak."  The event will take place from March 8 through April 20 and involve a series of programs exploring the influences on Sendak's work, including the sights and sounds of his childhood in New York in the 1930's , friends and family, his family's history and his Jewish identity.  Stay tuned for further information on this exhibit and program series.

You are invited to see The Help!

When:  Friday, January 6
Where:  Haverford Township Free Library
Time:  7 PM

Young Poets of Delaware County

 It's once again time for the Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Competition!
The contest is open to school-age residents of Delaware County, grades 1-12. 
Submit your poem by February 24th, 2012. Please download the contest guidelines below for all the details.
Sponsored by the Mad poetys Society, Delaware County Library System, Greater Philadelphia Poets for Young Voices, Delaware County Reading Council and The Rose Tree Optimist Club.

Young Poets of Delaware County Guidelines and Info111.55 KB

Holiday Gift Giving

Don't know what to get a certain person on your gift list?  Do they love books but they can't store another one in their house?  Why not donate money for a book in their honor? 
Through our gift giving program, we will choose a book as individual as that person and place a book plate in the front of the material honoring them-whether they like biographies, or a special craft or hobby, or listening to audiobooks, we can find something they will like.  And, you are helping out the library at the same time! 
Click here to learn about the program and do something different this holiday season.  Need suggestions, contact the reference department at 610-446-3082, ext. 201.

Winter Holidays programming

Fall programming is wrapping up this week in the Children's Room, but there's plenty of fun coming up for the winter holidays!
Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to register for our newest collaboration with the HandWork Studio – Winter Holiday Crafting. This three-week session will spend a week each on Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

The programs will be Tuesdays, December 6, 13, and 20 at 4pm in the Rotary Room.

Registration is REQUIRED. Click here to sign up.

Preschool Play Time on Wednesdays will be a great time! Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited with a caregiver to an informal play group from 10am-12pm Wednesdays, November 30th - December 21st.

The first three Mondays of the month will be filled with holidays' cheer.

Monday, December 5th we'll be screening A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Monday, December 12th we'll host a holiday music program with Makin' Music!

Monday, December 19th will be our Holiday Pajama Storytime

Looking for something to do the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve? The Children's Room will be hosting Make-and-Take Holiday Crafts the whole week. We'll also be screening a different family-friendly film each morning at 11am.