The HTFL Connection

February 19 - March 4

Haverford Free Library

2017 LIBRARY HOURS
 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Dear Friends,

This will be my last Note from the Director column as I am retiring from the Haverford Township Free Library.  Beginning as a part-time Library Assistant and working in every department in my career here at HTFL, attending graduate school, becoming Assistant Director and then Library Director, it has been my honor and privilege to serve you, the community of Haverford Township over the last 25 years. 

I would like to sincerely thank the many people who have supported me as the Director of this Library, and allowed me the opportunity to bring all of you great library materials and services.  I am grateful for the many friends I have made over the years and a special thank you to the wonderful creative staff I have been fortunate to work with.  I thank the township commissioners, township administration, and all township staff who have assisted me in my position.  Thank you to my friends and colleagues throughout the Delaware County Libraries and the many Trustees who have believed in me.  Finally, I thank my wonderful family for enduring my late nights, weekend work and relentless talk about my passion for libraries and reading. 

I am excited about the renovation of the Haverford Township Free Library in the community and will be here to enjoy the grand opening as a customer/patron!  In the meantime, I will see you around town! 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of
Presidents' Day.  
We will reopen on Tuesday, February 21.

 


DIRECTOR RETIREMENT

Christine Faris, Director of the Haverford Township Free Library is retiring.  We make this announcement with more than a touch of melancholy because Christine is a phenomenal library director and the heart, soul, and brains behind our renaissance.  It is an understatement to say that she will be missed. Sorely missed. A brief listing of her accomplishments will explain why.

Perhaps the best measure of Christine’s success is also a measure of the HTFL’s success.  When Christine first became director, the Haverford, Marple, and Radnor libraries were in a close race for the busiest libraries in Delaware County.  No longer.  HTFL is easily the busiest and most popular library in Delaware County, with 5,000 more patrons crossing its threshold every month than its closest competitor.  That’s 60,000 more crossings each year than any other library in Delaware County.

How did Christine do this?

  • She established new programs and rejuvenated old ones. For example, she established the Tea & Stitch Program – the oldest and most successful program at the HTFL
  • She reached out to the business community, starting the Business Breakfast for local business people and embracing the Delaware County Business Leadership Academy.
  • She’s established HTFL as a force in the community, in the county, and in the state.  She’s repaired and strengthened the HTFL’s relationship with the Township Board of Commissioners; she’s established a great partnership with the Delaware County Library System and its local member libraries; continued the only Delaware County location for the Free Library of Philadelphia's One Book, One Philadelphia program; and she is widely recognized throughout the state for the HTFL’s leadership in the state’s PA Forward program.
  • As she says, “A library is only as strong as the excellent employees it hires and inspires.” She’s hired, trained, mentored, and inspired an exceptional staff and team.  She instituted bi-monthly meetings for staff and bi-weekly meetings for managers. She’s scheduled in-service days for staff training and professional development.
  • She extends a welcoming hand to HTFL’s patrons.  It begins with a Library Welcome Packet for Commissioner’s constituents, and extends to dozens of individual programs like Book Club Bags and Children’s Storytimes.  And she makes sure the library stays current, like sponsoring the Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia. 
  • She champions HTFL involvement in community events like First Friday Flick, Comic Con, the Book Bites Luncheon, Haverford Township Day, and the Haverford Music Festival.

We’re not the only ones that recognize and appreciate Christine’s accomplishments.  She was Daylin Leach’s 2009 Librarian of the Year.

Christine, we are so very, very lucky for you to have shared your career with us.  Best of luck in the next phase of your life. You’ve earned it. 

 

The HTFL Board of Trustees

 


SEMINARS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS

**Advanced LinkedIn Techniques Workshop for Small Business Development (Workshop Series)

Saturdays, March 4, April 1 & April 29 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please bring your personal laptop for this workshop.

Register

Session 1 - March 4: Profile Basics
Maximize your LinkedIn profile with some tips and tricks like building SEO, privacy settings and much more.  Event advanced users have learned a few new tricks.

Session 2 - April 1: Beyond the Basics
Attend this session to learn some tricks that may be unfamiliar to even advanced LinkedIn users.  Learn how to join and manage groups, use QR codes, access free videos, webinars and more.

Session 3 - April 29: Advanced Techniques
Learn how to apply and save jobs; key word searches for networking and/or finding people for job seeking or business development; research and leverage those second level connections for warm introductions though your sphere of influence; filtering techniques; and advanced searches.

Presented by Lynne Williams of Delaware and Chester County SCORE.

Cost: $20 fee to cover all three workshops payable at the door by cash or check made out to "Chester County SCORE."  Registration is also required.  To register, click here.

 

**How to Write an Effective Business Plan

Monday, March 13 -- 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Read more and register here

 

**Dismantle the Seven Roadblocks to Financial Success

Wednesday, March 29 -- 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Read more and register here

 

SCORE of Chester and Delaware County and HTFL have teamed up to provide business programming at the Library in 2017.

For more information on programs in 2017, click here.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL
Book Discussion - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

​Tuesday, March 14 -- 7:00 pm

Join us as we discuss the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.

About the Book:  Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world, and their capitals, and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Stop by the reference desk to register and pick up a copy of the book!

 

Savvy Social Security Strategies

Wednesday, February 22 -- 10:30 am & 7:00 pm

Millions of baby boomers are set to retire in the next 20 years, and most will rely on Social Security as an important source of retirement income. As they approach retirement, Americans want to understand how Social Security works. How much will they receive from Social Security? When should they begin receiving retirement benefits?

Come hear Thrivent Financial Associates, Robert Morse and Michael Ghelardi talk about how you can get the most out of your Social Security benefits.

 

Blood Drive

Thursday, February 23 -- 11: 00 am - 4:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Thursday, February 23 from 11 am—4 pm.

Make an appointment today.  Go to www.redcrossblood.org
(enter Sponsor Code: Haverford Twshp Library)  or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The need is constant. 

The gratification is instant. 

Give blood.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, February 17

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, February 20

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 21

7:00 pm -- Books on Tap: Pretty Little World - at Tip O'Leary's (300 West Chester Pike, Havertown)

Wednesday, February 22

11:00 am -- Savvy Social Security Strategies 

7:00 pm -- Savvy Social Security Strategies 

Thursday, February 23

11:00 am - 4:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, February 24

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, February 26

2:00 pm -- World War I Reading and Discussion Group - Registration Required

Friday, March 3

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, March 4

9:00 am - 12:00 pm -- LinkedIn Workshop - Registration Required

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

LEGO Club - Session II

Thursdays, February 23, March 2 & 9 4:00 pm

Each week we'll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.  This program is free and open to students in grade K-5. Registration is required.  To register, click here. Please plan to attend all sessions.

 

Tinker Lab

Mondays, February 27, March 6 & 13 -- 4:00 pm

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.  

This program is free and open to students in grades 2-5.  Registration is required.  To register, click here.  Please plan to attend all sessions.  

 

National Children's Craft Day

Tuesday, March 7 -- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Let’s get crafty!  

Join us for crafts and fun as we celebrate National Children’s Craft Day a week early in the Children’s Room. Come enjoy a variety of stations that will spark children’s imaginations with the use of everyday materials!     

Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you want.    

Ages 5 and under.  No registration necessary.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 20

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Animal Adventures - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, February 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

Thursday, February 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Session II - Registration Required

Friday, February 24

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, February 27

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Tinker Lab - Registration Required

Tuesday, February 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Animal Adventures - Registration Required

Wednesday, March 1

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

​Thursday, March 2

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Session 2 - Registration Required

Friday, March 3

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

When and Where: African American Regiments of the Civil War

Wednesday, February 22 -- 6:30 pm

When & Where is a history club for middle school students. One evening a month, we pick an historical figure or event and dig deeper into the past. We examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, eat snacks, and conduct experiments. This month we will be exploring the African American regiments of the Civil War.

 

Music Games

Wednesday, March 1 -- 2:30 pm

Check out all the different musical games that are out there! From Guitar Hero and Just Dance to Musical Chairs of Death! 

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, February 20

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

Wednesday, February 22

2:30 pm -- Anime Day

6:30 pm -- When and Where: African American Regiments of the Civil War

Friday, February 24

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, February 27

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, March 1

2:30 pm - Music Games

Friday, March 2

2:30 pm - Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

HADA - Haverford Alliance for Drug Awareness
Rotary Club of Havertown

Chasing the Dragon
Tuesday, February 28 -- 7:30 pm

Haverford High School Auditorium

 

 

Immediately following the movie will be a panel discussion to talk about how this epidemic is affecting our community.  Come and learn from the parent of an addict, a young person in recovery, and leading experts in the field, including Dr. Aviva Fohrer.

 

 

 

 

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but lacking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!

 

   
 

February 5 - 18

Haverford Free Library

2017 LIBRARY HOURS
 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Celebrate February!  The month we celebrate LOVE, Heart Health, Black History, the groundhog, Library Lovers and much more.  We know how much you love your Library!  In fact, in 2016 over 180,000 visitors came to HTFL to check out 344,000 print, audiovisual and downloadable items, an increase of over 3% from 2015.  We saw a 30% increase in attendance to our programs for all ages-775 programs with almost 21,000 in attendance.  Kudos to you for recognizing the value and importance of HTFL in the community, and for celebrating your Library every day! 

Thank you for your continued support.  

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


TEA AND TRIVIA

The Tea at Pooh Corner

Sunday, February 12 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and trivia. Put your childhood memories to the test and see how your knowledge of children’s literature stacks up!

Bring your own tea cup or one will be provided.

This is an adult program.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Front Desk or online - don’t delay, space is limited!

To pay online go to:

www.haverfordlibrary.org/Tea

 


SEMINARS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS

Advanced LinkedIn Techniques Workshop for Small Business Development (Workshop Series)

Saturdays, March 4, April 1 & April 29 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Read more and register here

 

How to Write an Effective Business Plan

Monday, March 13 -- 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Read more and register here

 

Dismantle the 7 Roadblocks to Financial Success

Wednesday, March 29 -- 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Read more and register here

 

SCORE of Chester and Delaware County and HTFL have teamed up to provide business programming at the Library in 2017.

For more information on programs in 2017, click here.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

History of Harcum College

Saturday, February 4
11:00 am

Come learn about one of our local institutions of higher learning,
Harcum College. Author Anders Back will discuss his book Harcum College: A Centennial History.

Anders Back is an author and journalist who lives in Havertown.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

 

​Zentangle Workshop: Tangle Your Heart Out

Saturday, February 11 -- 10:30 am

Create beautiful abstract works of art by drawing easy-to-learn patterns.  We will be doing heart shapes for Valentine’s Day.  This art form is done simply with pen strokes.  No special skills necessary.  Endless possibilities! 

For ages 14 and up.  Limited space for this workshop.  Registration
required.  To register, click here.

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, February 21 -- 7:00 pm
Tip O'Learys (300 West Chester Pike, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Tip O'Learys.

This month’s selection is Pretty Little World by Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa Depino.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201.  Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, February 3

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, February 4

11:00 am -- History of Harcum College - Registration Required

Thursday, February 9

2:00 -- Quilting Group

Friday, February 10

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, February 11

10:30 am -- Zentangle Workshop: Tangle Your Heart Out - Registration Required

Sunday, February 12

2:00 pm -- The Tea at Pooh Corner: Tea and Trivia - Registration Required

Monday, February 13

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/day - Registration Required

Thursday, February 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, February 17

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesday, February 8 -- 4:00 pm

Like to learn more about different artists and their styles?  Like to try your hand at art projects?   Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artist's style.

This program is free and open to students in grades 1-5. Registration is required.  To register, click here.

 

Storytelling Yoga

Thursday, February 9 -- 10:15 - 10:45 am

Storytelling Yoga is a fun way to introduce your child to yoga! Through storytelling and 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. 

This program is open to children of all ages. No registration is required. 

This program takes place during the regularly scheduled Circle Time.

 

Library Lovers Craft Day

Wednesday, February 15 -- 11 am

Share the love!    Join us for crafts and fun as we celebrate Library Lovers Month in the Children’s Room. There will be a variety of stations for children to enjoy. 

Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you want.    

Ages 5 and under.  No registration necessary.

 

Crazy Crafternoons

Wednesday, February 15 -- 4:00 pm

Drop in with your grown-up and see what project we have to create this month.  Feel free  to let your imagination run wild with the materials on hand too!

This program is free and open to students in grades K-5.  No registration is required.  

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 6

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Fun with Food - Registration Required

Tuesday, February 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 8

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- PAWS for Reading - Registration Required

Thursday, February 9

10:15 am -- Storytelling Yoga

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club - Registration Required

Friday, February 10

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, February 13

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, February 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Meet George Washington's Family - Registration Required

4:00 pm -- Animal Adventures - Registration Required

Wednesday, February 15

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Library Lovers Craft Day

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Crazy Crafternoons

​Thursday, February 16

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, February 17

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Indoor Games

Wednesday, February 8
2:30 pm

Step out of the cold weather and get moving with fun games like indoor soccer, capture the flag, broomball, and more! 

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

Pokémon® Day

Wednesday, February 1 -- 2:30 pm

Calling all Pokémon® fans to stop by the library today for all things Pokemon. Check out games, puzzles, movies, snacks, and more!

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, February 6

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, February 8

2:30 pm -- Indoor Games

Friday, February 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, February 13

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, February 15

2:30 pm - Pokémon® Day

Friday, February 17

2:30 pm - Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

Registration Open for Spring Classes

Spring  Semester  begins  Monday,  February  27

Classes   include:

  • Health   and  Fitness
  • Sports  
  • Dance    
  • Music    
  • Sign  Language   
  • T-Shirt Quilting
  • Mah  Jongg     
  • History  of  Haverford  Township      
  • Computer Classes  
  • Boating  and  Seamanship
  • Secrets  to  Online  Dating  for  Women --- and  more

 

Bring a  Friend  and Share  in the Fun

 

Register online at www.haverfordadultschool.org, or call  610-446-8022

for  registration  assistance.  Brochures  are  in  the  mail, and at various locations  in  the  township.

 

Haverford Township Adult School

Learn—Grow---Connect

SERVING THE COMMUNITY  FOR  60  YEARS

The Haverford Township Adult School was awarded the Library's Community Partner Award in 2016.  

 

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but lacking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!

 

   
 

January 22 - February 4

Haverford Free Library

2017 LIBRARY HOURS
 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Winter weather—you either love it or would rather travel far away to a warm climate to avoid it.  We have been lucky so far, but we still have far to go before we are into spring.  Please note that if the weather is snowy or we experience treacherous ice conditions, call the Library at 610-446-3082, visit our website at haverfordlibrary.org, or see our Facebook message before you venture out.  Check about closures, delayed openings or even early closings.  Our main goal is to ensure your safety and the safety of the staff. 

And speaking of cold wintry days, it is always great to curl up with a good book or watch a movie, under a warm blanket with a hot drink.  Stop in to HTFL if the weather forecast looks ominous and check out our recent bestsellers or new movies. 

Above all, stay safe!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


GALA SURVEY

We need your input!

The Library and the Friends of HTFL are looking for your feedback.  We would like your opinion about our Annual Gala event for future development purposes.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Library held the James Bond Gala and Silent Auction at the Llanerch Country Club.

  • If you attended HTFL's 2016 James Bond Gala, please click the following link to populate a short survey and provide feedback for future planning: https://goo.gl/forms/Y4FuXXxuwnqk6C2w2
  • If you did not attend HTFL's 2016 James Bond Gala, please click the following link to populate a short survey and provide feedback for future planning:
     https://goo.gl/forms/3Wo1nvubjHPj18po2

Responses are anonymous--the surveys will be available until January 31, 2017. 

Thank You!
 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

SAVE THE DATE

 

Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, March 31 -- 7:00 pm
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 13

 

 


WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA
EXHIBIT & PROGRAMS

Exhibit closes at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 22!

 

 

 

 

World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Registration is still open.  Attendance at all sessions not required - Register today!

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23
2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight; Race and WWI; American Women at War; and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War. Registration is required.  Please contact the reference desk at 610-446-3082, ext 201.

 

For more information and other programs go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI

 

World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

History of Harcum College

Saturday, February 4
11:00 am

Come learn about one of our local institutions of higher learning,
Harcum College. Author Anders Back will discuss his book Harcum College: A Centennial History.

Anders Back is an author and journalist who lives in Havertown.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, January 20

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Thursday, January 26

2:00 -- Quilting Group

Friday, January 27

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, January 29

2:00 pm -- World War I and America -- Reading and Discussion Group

Friday, February 3

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, February 4

11:00 am -- History of Harcum College

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Fairies Book Club

Wednesdays @ 4pm, January 25 & February 1

Can't get enough of the Rainbow Fairies books by Daisy Meadows?  Join us as we create ways to attract fairies to your very own fairy garden.

This program is free and open to students in grades K-5. Registration is REQUIRED.  To register, click here.

      

 

Who Was Book Club

Thursdays, February 2 & 9 -- 4:00 pm

Love the Who Was series of biographies? This is the place for you! Explore a different historical figure  each week through read-alouds and activities.

This program is free and open to students in grades 2-5.  Registration is REQUIRED.  To register, click here.  

 

Storytelling Yoga

Thursday, February 9 -- 10:15 - 10:45 am

Storytelling Yoga is a fun way to introduce your child to yoga! Through storytelling and 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. 

This program is open to children of all ages. 

No registration is required. 

This program takes place during the regularly scheduled Circle Time.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, January 23

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Fun with Food - Registration Required

Tuesday, January 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Wednesday, January 25

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Fairies Book Club - Registration Required

Thursday, January 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, January 27

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, January 30

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Fun with Food - Registration Required

Tuesday, January 31

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 1

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Fairies Book Club - Registration Required

​Thursday, February 2

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club - Registration Required

Friday, February 3

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Tournament Day

Wednesday, January 25
2:30 pm

Today we will be having several simultaneous video game tournaments going on! Try to be crowned champion at Super Smash Bros Melee, Mario Kart 8, Street Fighter V, and Rocket League Soccer. 

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

Cupcake Decorating

Wednesday, February 1 -- 2:30 pm

We will have a bunch of cupcakes on hand and decorating supplies. Unleash your culinary and art talents to create sweet creations.

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, January 23

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, January 25

2:30 pm -- Tournament Day

Friday, January 27

2:30 pm -- Gaming Club

Monday, January 30

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, February 1

2:30 pm - Cupcake Decorating

Friday, February 3

2:30 pm - Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

Registration Open for Spring Classes

Spring  Semester  begins  Monday,  February  27

Classes   include:

  • Health   and  Fitness
  • Sports  
  • Dance    
  • Music    
  • Sign  Language   
  • T-Shirt Quilting
  • Mah  Jongg     
  • History  of  Haverford  Township      
  • Computer Classes  
  • Boating  and  Seamanship
  • Secrets  to  Online  Dating  for  Women --- and  more

 

Bring a  Friend  and Share  in the Fun

 

Register online at www.haverfordadultschool.org, or call  610-446-8022

for  registration  assistance.  Brochures  are  in  the  mail, and at various locations  in  the  township.

 

Haverford Township Adult School

Learn—Grow---Connect

SERVING THE COMMUNITY  FOR  60  YEARS

The Haverford Township Adult School was awarded the Library's Community Partner Award in 2016.  

 

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but lacking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!

 

   
 

January 8 - 21 - With Working Links

Haverford Free Library

2017 LIBRARY HOURS
 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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Gold:

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Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

 

The Haverford Township Free Library was fortunate to receive a grant for the exhibit and related programs of World War I and America from the National Endowment of the Humanities and Library of America.  We were one of 50 libraries across the nation to receive the six (6) panel exhibit; it is located on the first floor of the Library, and can be viewed through January 22.  Take a couple of minutes to stop in to see the display and/or attend one of the programs developed around the centennial of US involvement in WWI.  HTFL continues to bring you the best in programming, information, and services.

Happy 2017!  May you have a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.  Please know that we are here for you! 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


GALA SURVEY

We need your input!

The Library and the Friends of HTFL are looking for your feedback.  We would like your opinion about our Annual Gala event for future development purposes.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Library held the James Bond Gala and Silent Auction at the Llanerch Country Club.

  • If you attended HTFL's 2016 James Bond Gala, please click the following link to populate a short survey and provide feedback for future planning: https://goo.gl/forms/Y4FuXXxuwnqk6C2w2
  • If you did not attend HTFL's 2016 James Bond Gala, please click the following link to populate a short survey and provide feedback for future planning:
     https://goo.gl/forms/3Wo1nvubjHPj18po2

Responses are anonymous--the surveys will be available until January 31, 2017. 

Thank You!
 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

​Quizzo Night

Tuesday, January 17 -- 7:00 pm

Want to dazzle your friends with your vast knowledge while donating to a good cause? Come play Friends Quizzo right here at the Library!

Quizzo is a popular trivia game in which teams compete by answering questions across all fields of knowledge.  It’s fun, social and educational--and there are great prizes. PLUS, all proceeds go to support HTFL’s various programs and services. It’s a win-win…but only one team can WIN. Will it be yours?

  • Teams of up to 5 players.
  • $15 per TEAM
  • Prizes for the winning team, as well as spot prizes given throughout the evening.
  • BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) event!  Ages 21 and over.
     

WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA
EXHIBIT AND PROGRAMS

Exhibit - Library First Floor
January 3 -22

 

 

World War I and
American
Art

Sunday, January 8 -- 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art.  The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 

 

Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement

Sunday, January 15 -- 2:00 pm

Author Mary Walton examines Alice Paul and the picketing campaign of the White House during American involvement in World War I.

 

 

 

World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23
2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight; Race and WWI; American Women at War; and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War. Registration is required.  Please contact the reference desk at 610-446-3082, ext 201.

 

For more information and other programs go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI

 

World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society

 

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick Series - Discontinued

After 10 years of the First Friday Flick, it is time to make a change and the First Friday Flicks will no longer be held.  But, be on the lookout for other film programs this spring!  

 

Mighty Magic Mommy - Author Visit

Saturday, January 14 -- 10:30 am

Are you a busy, stressed mommy? Have you ever struggled with feeling anxious and uncertain about the depth of your inner strength? The power to live with resilience, happiness, and courage in both your personal and professional life is waiting for you.

Join us as author Nicole Pica will talk about her book Mighty Magic Mommy: Overcoming Anxiety, Maximizing Your Power, and Finding Your Place in the World.  Nicole will talk about successful steps for busy, stressed mommies. Come learn about how to be the president and CEO of your mind, making executive decisions that work for your life.  

 A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the event.

The program is free, but registration is required.  To register, click here.

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, January 17 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

This month’s selection is Normal: A Novel by Warren Ellis.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201.  Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, January 6

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm - First Friday Flick Discontinued - Look out for other film programs in the spring!

Sunday, January 8

2:00 pm -- World War I and American Art

Monday, January 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Tapas - Sensational Small Plates from Spain - Registration Required

Thursday, January 12

2:00 -- Quilting Group

Friday, January 13

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, January 14

10:30 am -- Mighty Magic Mommy: Author Event - Registration Required

Sunday, January 15

2:00 pm -- Alice Paul, World War I and the Suffrage Movement

Tuesday, January 17
7:00 pm - Books on Tap: Normal - A Novel

Thursday, January 19

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, January 20

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Winter Programs
begin Monday, January 9

 

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesday, January 11
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Like to learn more about different artists and their styles?  Like to try your hand at art projects?   Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artist's style.

This program is free and open to students in grades 1-5. Registration is REQUIRED.  To register, click here.

 

Fairies Book Club

Wednesdays @ 4pm, January 25 & February 1

Can't get enough of the Rainbow Fairies books by Daisy Meadows?  Join us as we create ways to attract fairies to your very own fairy garden.

This program is free and open to students in grades K-5. Registration is REQUIRED.  To register, click here.

      

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, January 9

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, January 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Wednesday, January 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- PAWS for Reading - Registration Required

Thursday, January 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, January 13

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, January 16

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, January 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Wednesday, January 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Crazy "Crafternoons"

​Thursday, January 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, January 20

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

When and Where: World War I

Wednesday, January 18 -- 6:30 pm

When and Where is a history club for middle school students. Every month,  we will pick an historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, enjoy snacks, and do science experiments!

This month's topic is World War I.

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-8.  No registration is required.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, January 9

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, January 11

2:30 pm -- Altered Wednesdays

Friday, January 13

2:30 pm -- Gaming Club

Wednesday, January 18

2:30 pm - Altered Wednesdays

Friday, January 17

2:30 pm - Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program enhances educational opportunities for graduating high school seniors who reside in Pennsylvania. The program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year. Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at the State System of Higher Education for each of the four years. Students must maintain eligibility criteria in all four years in order to receive the ongoing award.

For more information and to apply, click here.

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but laking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!

 

   
 

December 25 - January 7

Haverford Free Library

2016 LIBRARY HOURS
 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

The Haverford Township Free Library Board of Trustees, Staff, Friends of HTFL, Volunteers and I wish you, and your family and friends, a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Festivus or other holiday that you celebrate.   2017 is right around the corner so here is wishing you a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year! 

I thank you for all of your support of HTFL in 2016 and going forward in the new year!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

For the Holiday Season, the Library will have the following schedule:

 

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - Closed

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day - Closed

Monday, December 26 - Christmas Day Observed - Closed

 

 

Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve - Closed

Sunday, January 1 - New Year's Day - Closed

Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day Observed - Closed

 


WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA
EXHIBIT AND PROGRAMS

Exhibit - Library First Floor
January 3 -22

 

 

World War I and
American
Art

Sunday, January 8 -- 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art.  The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 

 

Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement

Sunday, January 15 -- 2:00 pm

Author Mary Walton examines Alice Paul and the picketing campaign of the White House during American involvement in World War I.

 

 

 

World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23
2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight; Race and WWI; American Women at War; and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War. Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, December 21 at the reference desk.

 

For more information and other programs go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI

 

World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society

 

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick Series - Discontinued

After 10 years of the First Friday Flick, it is time to make a change and the First Friday Flicks will no longer be held.  But, be on the lookout for other film programs this spring!  

 

Cookbook Club: Tapas - Sensational Spanish Small Plates from Spain

Monday, January 9 - 6:30 pm

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, Tapas: Sensational Small Plates from Spain and bring it to the club to share.

The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month. 

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse this month’s selection Tapas, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, January 17 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

This month’s selection is Normal: A Novel by Warren Ellis.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201.  Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, December 23

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Library Closed

Saturday, December 25

Christmas Day - Library Closed

Monday, December 26

Christmas Day Observed - Library Closed

Friday, December 30

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve - Library Closed

Saturday, January 1

New Year's Day - Library Closed

Monday, January 2

New Year's Day Observed - Library Closed

Tuesday, January 3

World War I and America Exhibit Opens

Friday, January 4

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm - First Friday Flick Discontinued - Look out for other film programs in the spring!

Sunday, January 8

2:00 pm -- World War I and American Art

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Winter Programs
begin Monday, January 9

 

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesday, January 11
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Like to learn more about different artists and their styles?  Like to try your hand at art projects?   Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artist's style.

This program is free and open to students in grades 1-5. Registration is REQUIRED.  To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day - Library Closed

Monday, December 26

Christmas Day Observed - Library Closed

Wednesday, December 28

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Thursday, December 29

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Friday, December 30

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, January 1

New Year's Day - Library Closed

Monday, January 2

New Year's Day Observed - Library Closed

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

When and Where: World War I

Wednesday, January 18 -- 6:30 pm

When and Where is a history club for middle school students. Every month,  we will pick an historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, enjoy snacks, and do science experiments!

This month's topic is World War I.

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-8.  No registration is required.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Friday, December 23

2:30 pm -  Teen Gaming

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day - Library Closed

Monday, December 26

Christmas Day Observed - Library Closed

Wednesday, December 28

6:30 pm - When and Where: Catherine the Great

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, January 1

New Year's Day - Library Closed

Monday, January 2

New Year's Day Observed - Library Closed

Wednesday, January 4

2:30 pm - Altered Wednesdays

Friday, January 6

2:30 pm - Teen Gaming

 

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but laking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!