The HTFL Connection

June 28 - July 11

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Summer is here!   School is out and vacation begins.   The Library has school summer reading lists for public, parochial, and private elementary, middle and high schools.  It is important to keep your child reading all summer to avoid the summer learning loss or “summer slump” as it is often called.  Studies have shown that children can lose valuable reading skills if they don’t continue reading all summer.  Whether it is fiction or nonfiction books, HTFL can help you keep the kids on track.  I encourage you and your children to join the Summer Reading Club and make reading fun-prizes for all ages!  If your kids see you reading they are more likely to read themselves.  Enjoy this summer and all that the Library can bring to you!

The Library’s popular Sounds of Summer program begins Friday night at 7:30 pm with Steel Kings, a local steel drum band.  As always, cooling refreshments are served.  If the weather looks threatening, the program will move to the community room.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer and don't forget your sunscreen!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Independence Day Holiday

The Library will be closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5.  We will reopen on Monday, July 6.  Have a happy holiday!

 

Library Closings on Sundays in Summer

Beginning on Sunday, July 5, the Library will be closed on Sundays during the Summer.  We will begin Sunday hours again on Sunday, September 13.

 

Library Closings Due to Heat Inside the Building

The Library is now waiting for a new chiller to be installed in late July or early August.  In the meantime, we have temporary chillers and portable air conditioners in place to take the hot air and humidity out of the building.  To be safe, please call before coming to the Library for our hours as they may change depending upon the outside temperature.

 


SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

Summer means fun, sun, vacation, and when you have children in school...summer reading assignments. HTFL makes an effort to have available copies of local schools' reading lists and as many copies of titles on the lists as we can.

Click here to visit our School Summer Reading Lists.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Quizzo Night

Wednesday, July 8  -- 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 - nd there are great prizes. PLUS, all proceeds go directly to the Friends of Haverford Township Free Library to support the Library's various programs and services. It’s a win-win…but only one team can WIN. Will it be yours?

  • Teams of up to 4 players.
  • $10 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.

Come support the Friends who support the Library!

 


ACE the SAT

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

Review for the current and redesigned SAT, PSAT and ACT

Join expert instructors for this score-raising workshop. Participants will learn breakthrough tips and tricks and receive a targeted heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them.

SAT/PSAT/ACT--Math/Science Review
Monday thru Thursday, July 13 - 16

SAT/PSAT--Critical Reading/Writing
Monday thru Thursday July 20 - 23

All Sessions - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$250 for each week's sessions + $95 for books
 

Click here to download the registration form. Complete the form and mail it to the address mentioned.

For more information and locations call Advance Test Review directly at 610-449-6311.

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

All programs are conducted by DAEDALUS Education Services’ Advance Test Review expert instructors who have extensive experience with the SAT and who also have a Masters or Doctoral degree.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Every 4th Friday at 7:30 pm
Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot every 4th Friday in June, July and August.   Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

**THIS FRIDAY!

June 26—Steel Kingssteel drum band — Come experience a variety of steel drums playing a variety of music, featuring songs from the islands and current popular tunes played with pulsating Caribbean rhythms.

 

Sounds of Summer continues in July and August!

July 24 — Fair Trade—Irish/Celtic Band— If your foot isn't tapping to this band, you might want to check your pulse. With the lead singer straight out of Ireland, Fair Trade will bring "covers", and authentic Irish music to Havertown. Bring your dancin' shoes because you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

August 28 — Open Mic Night — Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Please keep your act "clean"!  Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum!  Register at: www.haverfordlibrary.org/SoundsofSummer

 

Bike Week at HTFL

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Come celebrate Bike Week  at the Library! 

Celebrate the start of summer with exercise and fresh air by biking to the Library!  If you show your bike helmet at checkout, you can get a free DVD rental.  Sign up for Friends of Haverford Trails updates at the front desk and get a chance to win a Townie Basket.

**Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop - THIS SUNDAY!

June 28 -- 2—4 pm   

Join us to learn basic safety and maintenance with Kevin Meehan of M & M Two Wheelers.  The first 5 arrivals with bikes get priority for having Kevin check out their problems. 

 

**Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble
THIS SUNDAY!

June 28 -- 4--5 pm

After the workshop, join the Friends of Haverford Trails for a short ride to learn the best back road shortcuts.  Approximately 5 miles.

Bike Week at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Friends of Haverford Trails and the Library.  For more information about the Friends, go to: www.havtrail.com

 

First Friday Flick - On Vacation

First Friday Flick will be taking a break in July and August, but will return on Friday, September 4!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Bike Week @ HTFL - Ride your bike to the Library, show your helmet to the front desk and get a free DVD or game rental!

Friday, June 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: Steel Kings

Sunday, June 28

2:00 pm -- Bike Maintenance Workshop

4:00 pm -- Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Thursday, July 9

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, July 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, July 12

Library Closed

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!  For more information and to download a reading log, click here!

 

Upcoming Special Shows for the Family

Mystic Drumz 
Monday, June 29 @ 7 pm
This Adventure in World Music blends multicultural music themes and interactive audience participation.  Featuring incredible sound effects and eclectic instruments sourced from around the world.  Meet all the hilarious characters who color the show with a splash of silly.

Zoo on Wheels
Wednesday, July 8 @ 7 pm
The Philadelphia Zoo is coming to HTFL!  Discover the excitement.  Zoo experts will bring a mystery creature to the Children's Room for an interactive, engaging and educational program.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, June 29

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

7:00 pm -- Mystic Drumz

Tuesday, June 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, July 1

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, July 2

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 6

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Superhero Training Camp *

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:00 pm -- John, Paul, George & Ben *

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

​Wednesday, July 8

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Zoo on Wheels

Thursday, July 9

11:00 pm -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 10

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

* Registration Required

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

June 22 - August 15
Win Prizes for Reading! Read anything you like, fill out a raffle slip, stop by the Teen Collection and enter to win prizes YOU pick—no registration, no hassle! Raffle drawings all summer.
 
Teen Summer Reading is for those entering grades 6 through 12 in the fall and runs June 22nd through August 15th.

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, June 29

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 1

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 6

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 8

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, July 10

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

June 14 - 27

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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:

I love getting out to the events in the community to meet our residents who use the Library.  I enjoyed speaking to many of you at the recent Haverford Township Historical Society Heritage Festival.  Your comments of appreciation for HTFL and what we do for programs, materials and services are overwhelming to me and to our staff—I sincerely thank you for them.  If we can help you in anyway, please let us know by visiting the link from the website or by coming in on your next visit and filling out a comment sheet.  To the newest members we signed up for Library cards-welcome!  Please come and enjoy all that we have to offer.

The days are hot and we are warm inside the Library.  We are now working on Plan B to help with the cooling of the temporary chillers.  It is a large building and overwhelming to them.  Thank you for your patience. 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY ABBREVIATED HOURS AND CLOSINGS

Due to excessive heat inside the Library, projected high temperatures and no air conditioning, the Library will have the following schedule:

  • Thursday, June 11 -- 10am – 1pm
  • Friday, June 12 --10am – 1pm
  • Saturday, June 13 -- 10 am – 1pm
  • Sunday, June 14 -- Closed

We will reopen on Monday, June 15 at 10am.

Moving forward from this week, we will be monitoring the temperature inside the building as well as the weather forecast and making decisions about closures as needed.  That being said, please call or check our website before you make your trip to the Library.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 


FINE AMNESTY AND ROULETTE

Monday, June 22
All Day

We’re celebrating summer by offering Fine Amnesty for any overdue HTFL materials returned on Monday, June 22. That means we’ll waive any fines on our materials that you return on the 22nd – no matter how high!

In addition, if you have a previous balance of fines on your card, spin our Fine Discount Roulette Wheel and receive 10% to 50% off your fine if you pay it in full that day. Good only for charges associated with HTFL materials.

 


ACE the SAT

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

Review for the current and redesigned SAT, PSAT and ACT

Join expert instructors for this score-raising workshop. Participants will learn breakthrough tips and tricks and receive a targeted heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them.

SAT/PSAT/ACT--Math/Science Review
Monday thru Thursday, July 13 - 16

SAT/PSAT--Critical Reading/Writing
Monday thru Thursday July 20 - 23

All Sessions - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$250 for each week's sessions + $95 for books
 

Click here to download the registration form. Complete the form and mail it to the address mentioned.

For more information and locations call Advance Test Review directly at 610-449-6311.

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

All programs are conducted by DAEDALUS Education Services’ Advance Test Review expert instructors who have extensive experience with the SAT and who also have a Masters or Doctoral degree.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Bike Week at HTFL

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Come celebrate Bike Week  at the Library! 

Celebrate the start of summer with exercise and fresh air by biking to the Library!  If you show your bike helmet at checkout, you can get a free DVD rental.  Sign up for Friends of Haverford Trails updates at the front desk and get a chance to win a Townie Basket.

 

Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop

June 28 -- 2—4 pm   

Join us to learn basic safety and maintenance with Kevin Meehan of M & M Two Wheelers.  The first 5 arrivals with bikes get priority for having Kevin check out their problems. 

 

Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

June 28 -- 4--5 pm

After the workshop, join the Friends of Haverford Trails for a short ride to learn the best back road shortcuts.  Approximately 5 miles.

Bike Week at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Friends of Haverford Trails and the Library.  For more information about the Friends, go to: www.havtrail.com

 

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Every 4th Friday at 7:30 pm

Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot every 4th Friday in June, July and August.   Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

June 26—Steel Kingssteel drum band — Come experience a variety of steel drums playing a variety of music, featuring songs from the islands and current popular tunes played with pulsating Caribbean rythms.

July 24 — Fair Trade—Irish/Celtic Band— If your foot isn't tapping to this band, you might want to check your pulse. With the lead singer straight out of Ireland, Fair Trade will bring "covers", and authentic Irish music to Havertown. Bring your dancin' shoes because you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

August 28 — Open Mic Night — Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL, please keep your act "clean"!  Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum!  Register at: www.haverfordlibrary.org/SoundsofSummer

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, June 18

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, June 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Bike Week @ HTFL - Ride your bike to the Library, show your helmet to the front desk and get a free DVD or game rental!

Tuesday, June 23

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Thursday, June 25

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, June 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: Steel Kings

Sunday, June 28

2:00 pm -- Bike Maintenance Workshop

4:00 pm -- Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!

 

HTFL Kids Weekly Programs

*Registration Required - To register, click on the program name above.

Raise a Reader Weekly Programs

  • Movers and Shakers for ages 2 and 3
    Mondays @ 10:15 am
  • Family Evening Flick -- Mondays @ 6:30 pm
  • Circle Time for All Ages -- Tuesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Pajama Storytime for All Ages --Tuesdays @ 7 pm
  • Books and Babies for birth to 23 months
    Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Creative Corner for ages 4, 5 & 6
    Thursdays @ 1:30 pm
  • On My Own for ages 4, 5 & 6 -- Fridays @  10:15 pm

Special Shows for the Family

  • Makin’ Music – June 24 @ 7 pm
  • Mystic Drumz – June 29 @ 7 pm
  • Zoo on Wheels - July 8 @ 7 pm
  • The Great Holtzie, comedian - July 15 @ 7 pm
  • D.J. Mixup – July 22 @ 7 pm
  • Summer Stage Storytellers - July 28 @ 1:30 pm
  • Vicky Town, storyteller – July 29 @ 7 pm
  • Hometown Heroes, meet our local police, firefighters and paramedics! – August 5 @ 6:30 pm

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, June 22

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, June 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, June 24

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Makin' Music

Thursday, June 25

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, June 26

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

June 22 - August 15
Win Prizes for Reading! Read anything you like, fill out a raffle slip, stop by the Teen Collection and enter to win prizes YOU pick—no registration, no hassle! Raffle drawings all summer.
 
Teen Summer Reading is for those entering grades 6 through 12 in the fall and runs June 22nd through August 15th.

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, June 22

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 24

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, June 26

12:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 

 
 

   

 

May 31 - June 13

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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:

Thank you for your patience and understanding on our air conditioning problems.  A chiller has been ordered and will be installed in 8 weeks, very common as it is a unit not often stocked.  A special thank you to the Township of Haverford for their assistance in this matter.  In the meantime, we have ordered portable chillers that will cool the Library for that time; we expect them to be installed next week. 

We have been working hard on planning summer programs that will be educational, informative, entertaining, but especially FUN for all ages. 

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Library appreciate your ongoing support.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FRIENDS OF THE HTFL

Quizzo Night

Monday, June 1 -- 7:30 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 directly to the Friends of Haverford Township Free Library to support the Library's various programs and services. It’s a win-win…but only one team can WIN. Will it be yours?

  • Teams of up to 4 players.
  • $10 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.

Come support the Friends who support the Library!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Changes to the Child Protective Services Law

Program Update!

Saturday, May 30 --10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Due to an overwhelming response this program will be VERY FULL. 

In order for your visit to go more smoothly please review the following information.

The program agenda is as follows:

10:30 am - Presentation and Q&A by Mary Grant of Child and Youth Services of Delaware County about changes to the law. 

11:00 am–1:00 pm – A mobile finger printing company will be on hand to do fingerprinting for the FBI clearance.  Please note that you will need to complete the online application at www.pa.cogentid.com before you can be fingerprinted.  To make your visit shorter, complete the application before you come to the library and bring a print out of your Cogent session with your assigned ID#.

11:00 am-5:00 pm - Computers will be made available throughout the library for attendees to fill out other clearance applications online.  Check with your organization to find out which applications you must complete.  All applications require a fee.  If you plan to apply online at the library, be sure to bring your credit card.

Library staff and volunteers will be available until we close at 5:00pm to help with applications if you get stuck.

For more information call Mary Bear Shannon at 610.446.3082 x216. 

 

**Tips and Tricks to Exploring America's Garden Capital - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, May 31 -- 2:00 pm

Do you know there are over 30 public gardens in the great Philadelphia region, making us America's Garden Capital? Learn about what makes each garden amazing and worth a visit this growing season. Becky Robert of Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore
College will give us an insider’s view of the best days, times, and must sees of the Delaware Valley garden scene.

Becky Robert has been the PR and Volunteer Programs Coordinator at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College for 10 years. During that time, she has made countless garden visits and works on numerous committees with gardening professionals in the Delaware Valley. Come learn how to make the most of each garden visit.

 

**Medicare Basics

Wednesday, June 3 - 7:00 pm

Join us for this comprehensive
program on Medicare.  Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to present information on  Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare.  So come with your questions!

Ms. Garrity is authorized to offer Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements as well as Medicare Part D plans.  She is a broker and represents many reputable companies such as Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, Humana, AARP, Central States Indemnity, KSKJ and many more.

Registration required.  To register for the June 3rd program, click here

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, May 30

10:30 am -- Changes to the Child Protective Services Law

11:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Fingerprinting - **Do the FBI clearance online before you come.**

11:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Library computers available to complete online clearance applications.

Sunday, May 31

2:00 pm -- Tips and Tricks to Exploring America's Garden Capital

Wednesday, June 3

7:00 pm -- Medicare Basics - Registration Required

Friday, June 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Spare Parts

Thursday, June 11

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, June 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading
Club begins
Monday, June 22!

You can pick up a reading log or download it beginning June 1st.  For more information click here.

 

Music Training Center

Wednesday, June 10 -- 10:15 am

Join the Music Training Center in the Children's Room for a fun morning of singing, moving and small instruments!  This special program is intended for children through 5 years old.  

This program is FREE and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.  

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Wednesday, June 10

10:15 am -- Music Training Center

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Be Fantastic This Summer!  Volunteer @ HTFL

HTFL is seeking teens to volunteer as Library Pages this summer.

Responsibilities will include putting away library materials, assisting in maintaining order in the collection, and working directly with library staff on special projects.
Requirements:

  • Ages 13 and older
  • Available to volunteer at least twice weekly, June 22nd—August 29th
  • Available to attend Teen Volunteer Orientation and Training on June 10th, 6-7:30pm or June 18th 3-4:30pm

To become a volunteer:

  • Complete a Teen Volunteer Application and have it signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.
  • Return the application to Ms. Michele Caesar, Administrative Services Manager, in the Administrative Office.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, June 1

2:30 pm - Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, June 5

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, June 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, June 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Mainline Neighbors

Spring is here and summer is coming.  Are you looking for fun, cool, interesting, free or low-cost activities to do with your friends, family, or by yourself?  Turn to the source that over 25,000 Main Liners have trusted for over 10 years, MainLineNeighbors.com.  

Written with love by locals for locals, MainLineNeighbors is proud to feature Haverford Township Free Library events. MainLineNeighbors is a friendly insiders' guide to your neighborhood. Each free, weekly e-newsletter is customized for your neighborhood and filled with a selection of entertaining and civic-minded events. It's like getting an email from your neighbor who's in-the-know. Signing up is easy and free!

http://mainlineneighbors.com/east.htm

Mainline Neighbors is a Silver Level sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

May 17 - 30

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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:

I am sorry to report that the Library continues to have no air conditioning in the building due to a broken chiller.  We have had engineers and the Building Committee working on the problem, getting proposals from several different companies while looking forward to a renovation in the not too distant future.  We have had early closures on several occasions and I do appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.  Please call ahead before making the trip to visit. 

Don’t miss the Friends of HTFL Beach Bag Book Sale and the Library’s plant and seed exchange.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

 

 

 


HTFL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 20 -- 7:00 pm

All are welcome.  Come hear about the work of the Library in the past year.   Election for vacant HTFL Board of Trustee positions (by Association Members).

 


FRIENDS OF THE HTFL 
BEACH BAG BOOK SALE!

Support the Friends who help to support us.

Saturday, May 16
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All paperbacks $1, or 5 for $6.  Includes general fiction, romance, mystery, and children’s books.

Hot dogs/pretzels and cold drinks for sale.

The event will be held rain or shine.

 


TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Be Fantastic This Summer!  Volunteer @ HTFL

HTFL is seeking teens to volunteer as Library Pages this summer.

Responsibilities will include putting away library materials, assisting in maintaining order in the collection, and working directly with library staff on special projects.
Requirements:

  • Ages 13 and older
  • Available to volunteer at least twice weekly, June 22nd—August 29th
  • Available to attend Teen Volunteer Orientation and Training on June 10th, 6-7:30pm or June 18th 3-4:30pm

To become a volunteer:

  • Complete a Teen Volunteer Application and have it signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.
  • Return the application to Ms. Michele Caesar, Administrative Services Manager, in the Administrative Office.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

 

**Plant and Seed Exchange
    THIS SATURDAY!

Saturday, May 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring plants or seeds that you don’t want and exchange them for something new for your garden!

 

**Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, May 27 -- 2:00 - 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, May 27 from 2:00 - 7:00 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.

 

**Medicare Basics

(Offered two times)
Friday, May 29 - 12:30 pm &
Wednesday, June 3 - 7:00 pm

Join us for this comprehensive
program on Medicare.  Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to present information on  Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare.  So come with your questions!

Ms. Garrity is authorized to offer Medicare Advantage, Medicare
Supplements as well as Medicare Part D plans.  She is a broker and represents many reputable companies such as Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, Humana, AARP, Central States
Indemnity, KSKJ and many more.

Registration required.  To register for the May 29 program, click here.  To register for the June 3 program, click here.

 

**Changes in the Child Protective Services Law: Things you need to know

Saturday, May 30 -- beginning at 10:30 am

  • Does your volunteer time involve working with children?
  • Did you know that on July 1st there will be new requirements for volunteers that work with children?

Come find out about the changes in the Child Protective Services Law and how they will impact you! 

Presenters from Children and Youth Services of Delaware County and Children, Youth and Families Southeast Regional Office  will discuss the changes and what you will need to do to be compliant with the law.  These representatives will also be on hand to help you complete applications for your Child Abuse clearance and your criminal background check.

Fingerprinting services will be available from the Haverford Township Police Department for Haverford Township organizations only.  Handout information will be available on training, clearances and the law.

 

**Tips and Tricks to Exploring America's Garden Capital

Sunday, May 31 -- 2:00 pm

Do you know there are over 30 public gardens in the great Philadelphia region, making us America's Garden Capital? Learn about what makes each garden amazing and worth a visit this growing season. Becky Robert of Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore
College will give us an insider’s view of the best days, times, and must sees of the Delaware Valley garden scene.

Becky Robert has been the PR and Volunteer Programs Coordinator at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College for 10 years. During that time, she has made countless garden visits and works on numerous committees with gardening professionals in the Delaware Valley. Come learn how to make the most of each garden visit.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, May 16

10:00 - 5:00 -- Beach Bag Book Sale

10:00 - 1:00 -- Plant and Seed Exchange

Wednesday, May 20

7:00 pm -- HTFL Association Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 21

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, May 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, May 24

Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Monday, May 25

Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Tuesday, May 26

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: Lean In

Wednesday, May 27

2:00 - 7:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, May 28

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, May 29

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

12:30 pm -- Medicare Basics - Registration Required

Saturday, May 30

10:30 am -- Changes in the Child Protective Services Law: Information You Should Know

Sunday, May 31

2:00 pm - Tips and Tricks to Exploring America's Garden Capital

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Spring Programming ends on
Friday, May 22. 
Staff is working hard to prepare for  Summer Reading Club, which begins
Monday, June 22.

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, May 18

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Magic Tree House Adventure Club - Registration Required

Tuesday, May 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, May 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, May 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, May 22

10:15 am -- On My Own

Sunday, May 24

Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Monday, May 25

Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, May 18

2:30 pm - Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Sunday, May 24

Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Monday, May 25

Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Wednesday, May 27

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 29

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

MOMs Club of Havertown - East

The MOMS Club of Havertown-East is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club and includes residents in the elementary school districts of Chatham Park, Chestnutwold, and parts of Coopertown north and east of Darby Road. Whether you work or stay-at-home, have an infant or a school-aged child, the MOMS Club is all about supporting moms! Through activities scheduled two or three times a week, they offer a community where moms and kids can make friends, find fun things to do, and form bonds to support our journey through parenthood. They have a mix of activities just for moms, like our monthly book club and moms' night out, and for kids and moms together such as craft, music circle, and visits to playgrounds and other local attractions. We are completely run by the voluntary efforts of our awesome group of moms.

As a nonprofit organization, the majority of the money that they collect in the form of membership dues ($20 per year) goes toward service projects and charities. For their big service project each year, they host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, run by our members and their children, on Haverford Township Day. Throughout the year, they host additional service projects that our children can participate in, such as Jared Boxes for children’s hospitals and breakfast bags for homeless shelters. For more information and to submit an inquiry for membership, please visit our website: www.momsclubofhavertowneast.org.

 

MOMs Club of Havertown - East is a Bronze Level sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

May 3 - 16

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Don’t miss out on a good time playing Quizzo and singing Karaoke at our fundraiser next week, Friday, May 8 from 7-10 pm.  It will be held at the beautiful CREC (Community Recreational and Environmental Center) at the Haverford Reserve.  See below for more information.  Get your tickets now while they are still available!

Support our Friends of HTFL group, who help us fundraise all year long, through your membership, book sales and much more.  Become a part of the Friends’ Board of Trustees and make ideas happen!

The air conditioner at the Library is broken and we are awaiting a decision on the type of repair.  In the meantime, we are trying to keep cool with windows and doors open and fans blowing for ventilation.  If we find it becomes too unbearably hot and uncomfortable, we may have to close for short periods of time.  We are sorry for the inconvenience-at least it is not July!  The renovation can’t come soon enough. 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Looking for Library Lovers!

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are seeking to expand the Board of Directors. Our mission is to promote, advocate on behalf of, and fundraise for the Library. We have 10 monthly meetings (no meeting in July or December). In addition to these meetings, Board members are asked to work several fundraising events each year:

  • May Beach Bag Book Sale — sell books, move books, straighten up after customers (one day, two hours)
  • Annual Book Sale — sell books, move books, straighten up after customers (five days, several hours over the course of the sale)
  • Designer Bag Bingo — sell tickets, solicit bags (one day, several hours)
  • Silent Auction — solicit donations, online or in person; set up auction at Gala; attend Gala (hours vary)

Other volunteer opportunities include website maintenance, social media promotions, database creation and management, or fundraising, per your passion. If you have a good idea, the Board will help make it happen.  For more information, contact the Friends of HTFL at info@FriendsoftheHTFL.org.

Great opportunity for everyone from teens to seniors!

 

7th Annual Beach Bag Book Sale

Saturday, May 16 -- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All paperbacks $1, or 5 for $6.  Includes general fiction, romance, mystery, and children’s books.

Hot dogs/pretzels and cold drinks for sale.

 


QUIZZO AND KARAOKE NIGHT
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER
held at the CREC

Tickets Going Fast!

Friday, May 8 -- 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Compete for Quizzo and Karaoke domination at this Library Fundraiser. Prizes to the Quizzo champs and fan-favorite singers.

The event will be held at the Community Recreation and Environmental Center  (CREC) located at the Haverford Reserve.

Tickets cost $25, and includes snacks and one drink ticket.  For more information and to purchase tickets online, click here.

 


TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Be Fantastic This Summer!  Volunteer @ HTFL

HTFL is seeking teens to volunteer as Library pages this summer.

Responsibilities will include putting away library materials, assisting in maintaining order in the collection, and working directly with library staff on special projects.
Requirements:

  • Ages 13 and older
  • Available to volunteer at least twice weekly, June 22nd—August 29th
  • Available to attend Teen Volunteer Orientation and Training on June 10th, 6-7:30pm or June 18th 3-4:30pm

To become a volunteer:

  • Complete a Teen Volunteer Application and have it signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.
  • Return the application to Ms. Michele Caesar, Administrative Services Manager, in the Administrative Office.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Saving the Family Farm: A Panel - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, May 3 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with local  farmers who sell food at Oakmont Farmers Market, including poultry farmer Axel Linde of Lindenhof Farm and dairy farmer Don Gable of Conebella Farm.  This event is a great way to learn more about our local food system and how you can find fresh, tasty and healthy foods AND support local farm families. 

This program is made possible through a partnership between The Oakmont Farmers' Market and the Library.

 

**"Time Heals All Wounds" and Other Myths: How to Complete the Grieving Process and Move Beyond Loss

Wednesday, May 13 -- 7:00 pm

Perhaps someone has told you (or you’ve said to yourself), “You have to let go and move on in your life.” You know they’re right. You realize you’re no longer able to find happiness in life’s pleasures. Perhaps you’re holding part of yourself back and not being a full partner in your relationships, or maybe you’re
pretending that you’re just fine when actually you feel … incomplete. But HOW do you let go? HOW can you move on?

Join us as Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®  Ellen Monsees discusses how you can complete the unfinished business that results in unresolved grief. She will examine some commonly held myths about grief, and talk about actions you can take to help you deal with loss due to death, divorce, or other conditions – or even improve an existing relationship with a living person.

 

**Plant and Seed Exchange

Saturday, May 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring plants or seeds that you don’t want and exchange them for something new for your garden!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, May 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Into the Woods

Sunday, May 3

2:00 pm -- Saving the Family Farm: A panel

Friday, May 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- Quizzo and Karaoke Night at the CREC - Ticketed Event

Monday, May 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Pomegranates & Pine Nuts

Wednesday, May 13

7:00 pm -- "Time Heals All Wounds" and Other Myths: How to Complete the Grieving Process and Move Beyond Loss

Thursday, May 14

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, May 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, May 16

10:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Plant and Seed Exchange

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Friends Beach Bag Book Sale

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

**Magic Tree House Adventure Club

Mondays, May 11 and 18 -- 4:00 - 4:45 pm

If you cannot get enough of Jack and Annie's adventures, this is the book club for you!  Each week we will focus on a different book and enjoy reading aloud, fun activities and a snack.  

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

 

Changes to the Science in the Summer Registration!

Sign ups for the 2015 Science in the Summer Registration will be held starting May 4 at noon this year.

Registration is ONLINE at www.scienceinthesummer.com and will be FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. Those accepted into the program will be notified IMMEDIATELY once registration is submitted. A wait list will be available as well.

Click here for more information.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, May 4

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, May 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, May 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, May 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brick Builders - Registration Required

Friday, May 8

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, May 11

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Magic Tree House Adventure Club - Registration Required

Tuesday, May 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, May 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

10:30 am -- Homeschool Standardized Testing Co-Op

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, May 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brick Builders - Registration Required

Friday, May 15

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, May 4

2:30 pm - Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 6

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, May 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Joel Perlish Photography

For 38 years, Joel Perlish has been a full service, customer-friendly photography business featuring all types of photography and video.  They offer video services, slides,  records, VHS to DVD copying, passports (USA, Canadian, et.al.), on-site pictures, photo restoration, and digital processing. Joel aims to please.

Joel's slogan is "Anything You Can Picture".  He works with customers, and one of the frequent comments he hears is that he is unobtrusive. "I hate hearing about pushy photographers ruining affairs!!" He can provide just about any photo or budget video service, but his main work is weddings, mitzvahs, commercial work, portraits of any kind, VHS to DVD transfers, and digital copying and printing.

For  Actual Jobs - Not Just Samples, see joelperlish.smugmug.com.  Discounting for Havertown folks…   

A big advocate of good health, Joes has bicycled, motorcycled, and run in every state… and if you go to his website, joelperlish.com, you’ll find a Ripley’s-Believe-It-Or-Not item….

Joel Perlish Photography is a Platinum Level sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.