The HTFL Connection

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.

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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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

 

 

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:

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.

   

 

April 19 - May 2

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:

At its September 8, 2014 meeting, the Haverford Township Commissioners charged the Township staff and Library Board and Directors to do its due diligence through research in the township to recommend relocation or renovation of the Library.  The Commissioners asked us to come back with a plan in the spring.  At the Commissioners’ meeting on Monday, 4/13/15, the Library Board President and I made a presentation of the HTFL Board of Trustees recommendation.  It was deemed that no location other than the current Library property could be found that was a property of a great enough size for a large library and sufficient parking to be financially achievable. 

As a result, the Library recommended its plan to the Commissioners to stay at the current location, renovate the existing building and look to acquire property to add additional parking.  We have begun the process of looking at architects, capital campaign consultants, etc.  I will keep you in the loop as this project develops further.

I thank you for your support as we begin the next phase of HTFL history.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


HTFL BOARD OF TRUSTEES VACANCY

The Haverford Township Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill two vacant positions on the Board of Trustees.  The three year term of office will begin on June 1, 2015.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • All Trustees shall be persons of at least eighteen (18) years of age and residents of Haverford Township, Delaware County, PA.  They must also be a member of the Haverford Township Free Library Association (HTFLA).
  • The qualifications for Board of Trustee membership shall include a deep interest in the objectives of HTFLA, regular attendance at meetings, and a willingness and ability to devote the necessary amount of time required to develop a complete understanding of their duties and responsibilities. Board members must be aware when they may have a conflict of interest and should recuse themselves from votes on such issues.

All interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, including their qualifications for the position to: Angela Gasparro amg524@yahoo.com

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Interviews may be required.

 


QUIZZO AND KARAOKE NIGHT
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

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.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Haverford History: Seen through Old Postcards

Wednesday, April 22 -- 7:00 pm

The Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society have teamed up to host this slide lecture by Historian Keith Lockhart.   Join us to see this unique view of Haverford
Township!

 

**Quilting Group

Thursday, April 23 -- 2:00 pm

Attention Quilters!

You know how quilters love to talk about patterns, techniques, books or problems.  Do you like to share your handiwork through Show ‘n Tell? 

Join us on Thursday, April 23rd at 2 pm in the Board Room, on the second floor.  We would like  this to become a continuing group, so bring your ideas.  Questions? Contact Christine Faris at 610-446-3082 or email faris@haverfordlibrary.org.

 

**Saving the Family Farm: A Panel

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.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, April 21

6:00 pm -- New American Plate Challenge: 12 Weeks to a Healthier You - Registration Required

Wednesday, April 22

7:00 pm -- Haverford History: Seen through Old Postcards

Thursday, April 23

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, April 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, April 26

2:00 pm -- Longwood Gardens Community Read: Braiding Sweetgrass

Tuesday, April 28

6:00 pm -- New American Plate Challenge: 12 Weeks to a Healthier You - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: Me Before You

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

**Pennsylvania’s Kapok Trees

Saturday, April 18 -- 10:30-11:15 am
Join us as Tyler Arboretum teaches us about Kapok trees including the mighty oaks!

Explore the amazing amount of wildlife that it supports in our forests, from butterflies and moths to squirrels and birds.

Learn about other reasons why trees are important to us in this program.

Registration is required for each child.  To register click here.

 

**Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club

Mondays, April 20 & 27 -- 4:00 – 4:45 pm -- Grades 2-5
Love the Percy Jackson and the Roman Mysteries series? Join this club as we explore the mythology surrounding those series with activities that will make you an expert in all things gods and monsters related in no time!  Registration required.  To register click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, April 18

10:30 am -- Pennsylvania's Kapok Trees - Registration Required

Monday, April 20

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, April 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Poetry Recital - Registration Required

Thursday, April 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, April 24

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, April 27

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, April 29

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, April 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, May 1

10:15 am -- On My Own

Sunday, May 3

2:00 pm -- Farms Program

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, April 20

2:30 pm - Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, April 24

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, April 27

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 29

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 1

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Haverford Area YMCA

Where Healthy Happens!

Have you visited the Haverford Area YMCA yet? This beautiful facility is dedicated to serving our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At the Y, you’ll find everything from swim lessons to yoga, summer camp to Active Older Adult programs.  Members enjoy more than 150 free fitness classes, an indoor track, three swimming pools, children’s programs, summer camp, small group training for adults, nutrition counseling, and other great benefits!

To kick-start physical activity and learning now and throughout the summer − a critical out-of-school time for kids− on Saturday, April 25, the Haverford Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families. Stop by the Y between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and enjoy  garden planting, a make your own parfait bar, gymnastics and martial arts demonstrations, cooking and science activities, an inflatable obstacle course, family fun camp, arts and crafts, local health organizations, free food and more! This event is FREE and open to everyone in the community. For more information visit the Haverford Area YMCA Welcome Center Desk or call 610-649-0700.

The Haverford Area YMCA is a Gold Level Sponsor of the Library.  To find out more about Library Sponsorship, click here.

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

8th Annual Twilight Run
Haverford Education Foundation

Saturday, April 25 - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 8th Annual Twilight Run & Walk to help our students reach higher! Run, walk, sponsor and join the party on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in front of Haverford High School. The run and walk begin at 5 p.m.

Online registration is now open at Run the Day. Visit the Haverford Education Foundation registration page for a mail-in registration form and other details.

All participants will receive free or discounted food and other treats from businesses in Haverford Township during the Twilight Run's Party on the Town. Check out the freebies/discounts on the party page.

 

 


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.