The HTFL Connection

August 11 - 24

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays
June 30-September 1
 

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 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

It’s not too late, but there are only a few days left to report on your readings for the 2013 Summer Reading Club.  I hope you have had as much enjoyment this year with the SRC as the staff did bringing it to you. 

Reminder to parents, children and teens……..don’t forget your summer reading books.  We have the school reading lists for each of the School District of Haverford Township schools, and parochial and private schools.  Check with us today to see if your book is on the shelf waiting for you!

Have a great week!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Playaway Views

Headed for an August vacation? Staring down a long car or plane ride with a child? Playaway View might be for you!

With Playaway View, you can provide your child with a literacy tool, fuel the imagination, and foster a love of stories and learning. No DVDs, downloads, or additional players are needed. Instead, Playaway View comes pre-loaded with multiple videos-you just have to press play! What a great way to learn and view on the go.  Pick up yours from the HTFL Children's Room.

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

 

For our last collection of summer recommendations we'll cover a series of short and sweet reviews.

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

"Always an interesting and good 'Alex Cross' book. Never disappoints." 

4 out of 5

--Dawn S.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

"YA [ed. note, YA = Young Adult] book, but you should read it! His touch is flawless, and the ending is exactly right."

5 out of 5

--Elizabeth D.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

"Too unbelievable and a little boring for my taste."

3 out of 5

--Joan C.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein

"Well written. Historical fiction-bombing of Tokyo in 1945. Interweaving characters before, during, and after the bombing." 

4 out of 5

--Judith P.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

Lady at the O.K. Corral by Ann Kirschner

"Well researched account of well known figures of old west and life in boomtowns. Also, makes clear how truth becomes myth." 

4 out of 5

--Leota T.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

Our 2013 Summer Reading Club has ended and the last group of prizes and the grand prize will be announced during the week of August 12th.  Stay tuned for further book recommendations from your favorite staff members!

 


CALLING ALL COOKS!

HTFL's 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, September 22 -- 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Here's your chance to show off your chili cooking skills!  Enter your favorite chili recipe and compete for prizes, bragging rights and the honor of:

  • Best Over-All Chili (individual)
  • Best Over-All Chili (organization/restaurant)
  • Spiciest Chili
  • Best Vegetarian Chili
  • Best White Chili
  • Most Unique Chili

* Winners will be selected by people's choice

Enter Today!  Free admission provided for you and two guests.  Organization/Restaurant entries are invited to bring and display information/menus at the event.

For more information and to download a registration form click here.


SAVE THE DATE

3rd Annual Business Breakfast

Wednesday,

September 11 --

7:30 - 9:00 am

 


PUZZLE EXCHANGE

Love to do jigsaw puzzles?  Have puzzles that you've already done and want new ones?

Swap your jigsaw puzzle for a different  one at the Puzzle Exchange! 

The Puzzle Exchange is located on the first floor near the front windows along Mill Road.

Donations of puzzles in good condition are greatly appreciated to expand our collection, but please make sure they have no missing pieces.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Blood Drive

Monday, August 12 -- 1:00 - 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, August 12 from 1:00—7:00 pm

Make an appointment today.  Redcross.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The need is constant. 

The gratification is instant. 

Give blood.

 

Sounds of Summer Series: Open Mic Night

Friday, August 23 -- 7:30 pm

Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum,  and keep it clean!  If you would like to perform, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/sounds of summer.

Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

In the event of rain or extreme heat, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, August 11

Library Closed

Monday, August 12

1:00 - 7:00 pm -- Blood Drive

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Thursday, August 15

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, August 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, August 18

Library Closed

Friday, August 23

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer: Open Mic Night

 

Upcoming Programs

**First Friday Flick - 42

Friday, September 6 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club is coming to a close. Record your reading through Saturday, August 10th, then you'll have the opportunity to check in for prizes through Saturday, August 17th. 

After a short summer break, Fall programs will begin in the Children's Room the week of September 9th. Look forward to Raise a Reader Storytimes, Fun for School-Aged children with LEGO Club and more, Homeschoolers Programming, and brand new technology-based programs for kids and tweens.

Check out the full schedule of on-going programs now, but make sure to check back soon for additional special programs!
 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Children's Programming is on break until Monday, September 9th!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Awesome Time!

Summer fun for teens will continue through Thursday, August 15th, but will be back on Tuesday, September 3rd with the opening of the new school year!

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, August 11

Library Closed

Monday, August 12

1:00 pm -- Anime

Thursday, August 15

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Peppers Cafe & Catering, Inc.

Peppers Cafe is a tiny spot on Haverford Road in Ardmore that serves fresh handmade food. Their menu consists of store-made soups, sandwiches, salads and pasta. You won't find a deep fat fryer but you will find char-grilled chicken, sausage and pork. Their popular Caesar salad can also be made into a wrap sandwich with chicken.

In addition, Peppers offers many choices for the vegetarian palate. A giant grilled portabella mushroom on a Kaiser roll, fresh mozzarella cheese and tomato with basil and balsamic vinaigrette, mixed green salad with grilled vegetables and feta cheese, as well as cheese-filled ravioli with mushrooms in your choice of basil cheese or marinara sauce are just a few items.

Peppers’ features daily specials; sometimes you can find an 8 oz. Angus beef burger, another day may feature grilled tilapia filet on mixed greens with toasted sesame vinaigrette. Whatever your appetite, Peppers is a nice place to eat on the deck or have your food wrapped to go.

The cafe also offers catering trays for your parties including pastas, salads, sandwiches, and entree dishes. Please visit the website at pepperscafe.net for a complete menu and hours.

Peppers Cafe • 2528 Haverford Rd. • Ardmore, PA  19003  610-896-0476 • www.pepperscafe.net

 

Peppers Cafe is a Bronze level Business Sponsor.

 

For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!

 

 

July 28 - August 10

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays
June 30-September 1
 

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 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

 

Here we are at the end of July-can you believe it?!  I am sure you can attest to the fact that time does have a way of moving too fast, and one never seems to be able to properly catch up.  But everyone needs to take some time for themselves whether it is reading, having a hobby, travelling or spending time with family.  With the heat and humidity that we have had over the past week it is nice to feel a bit of cooler air and enjoy being outside just a little longer. 

How about spending a couple of hours tonight listening to Brazilian and world music at HTFL with a cup of water ice?  The weather will be perfect.  Bring your lawn chair and maybe a sweater and meet us in the parking lot at 7:30 pm for a great program.

Until next time, keep cool!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Homebound Program

Know someone who can’t leave the house to get library books?  The Haverford Township Free Library delivers!  

Haverford Township residents who are homebound may receive library materials on a temporary or ongoing basis.  All ages - adults, teens, and children - are eligible for the service.

Customers can request particular titles and formats or Librarians can choose books based upon favorite authors and genres. 

Deliveries are made once a month by dedicated library volunteers.

For more information or an application contact Joyce Platfoot at 610-446-3082 x205 or homebound@haverfordlibrary.org.  Or download an application from

www.haverfordlibrary.org/homebound-delivery

 


LIBRARY NIGHT AT OAKMONT PUB

Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 6 -- 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and food at Oakmont National Pub to support HTFL!  Let your server know you’re a fan of the Library and a portion of the check will be donated to us. 

All funds raised will go towards the purchase of Early Literacy Stations, aka “Kids Computers” for the HTFL Children’s Room!

Oakmont National Pub
31 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

 

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

Looking for a good book to read?  Here's some recommendations from our adult Summer Reading program!

The Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle

"The latest in one of my favorite cozy series. Kate Carlisle has discovered a way to make bookbinding interesting, exciting and sometimes sexy."
4 out of 5 
--Lynda

Put your copy on hold today

 

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
"At the heart of this swashbuckling pirate story filled with clever wordplay and exquisite culinary dishes you'll want to lick from the page, lies a surprisingly moral message about outward appearances not always being what they seem. Five stars to Eli Brown for keeping me so thoroughly entertained with wit and adventure and even a bit of sweet, sweet romance."
5 out of 5
--Joyce, Reference Librarian at HTFL

Put your copy on hold today

 

Keep reading and keep reviewing!  See the display by the reference desk to sign up today for the Summer Reading Club for adults.

 


PUZZLE EXCHANGE

Love to do jigsaw puzzles?  Have puzzles that you have done and want new ones?

Swap your jigsaw puzzle for a different  one at the Puzzle Exchange! 

The Puzzle Exchange is located on the first floor near the front windows along Mill Road.

Donations of puzzles in good condition are greatly appreciated to expand our collection, but please make sure they have no missing pieces.

 


SAVE THE DATE

HTFL'S 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, September 22 -- 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Consider entering your favorite chili recipe or just come to taste! Enjoy live entertainment, tasting different chili recipes made by individuals and organizations in the community and cast your vote for your favorite!

Stay tuned for more details!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Series: Minas Duo - TONIGHT!

Friday, July 26 -- 7:30 pm

The Sounds of Summer Series is back!

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the HTFL parking lot.  Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August.

Tonight we will host Minas Duo which features Brazilian and World Music.  Come experience Orlando Haddad and Patricia King's amazing vocals, compositions and instrumentals.  While Minas is local to Delaware County they have performed at the both the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers and the Mellon Jazz Festival.

Water Ice will be served!

In the event of rain or excessive heat, the program will be moved to the Community Room.

Coming up in August:

August 23- Open Mic Night

 

Monthly Book Share

Thursday, August 8 -- 12:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Book Share where everyone shares their favorite book! 

Bring a brown bag lunch if you'd like.  Tea and cookies provided.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, July 28

Library Closed

Friday, August 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

First Friday Flick is on vacation this month, but will return on September 2!

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

Tuesday, August 6

5:00 - 9:00 pm -- Library Night at Oakmont National Pub -- Fundraiser for Early Literacy Stations, aka "Kids Computers" for the Children's Room

Thursday, August 8

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, August 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

**Cookbook Club

Monday, August 12 -- 6:30 pm

** Sounds of Summer: Open Mic Night!

Friday, August 23 -- 7:30 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

SRC Show:  Makin' Music

Monday. July 29 -- 7:00 pm
Ms. Cindy will provide the rockin' rhythms as we enjoy a night of interactive music and fun!

 

 

SRC Show:  Summer Stage Storytellers

Tuesday, August 6 -- 1:30 pm
The tweens of the Upper Darby Summer Stage Storytellers program will entertain with stories, song, and dance!

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, July 28

Library Closed

Monday, July 29

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

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

Tuesday, July 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 31

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, August 1

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 2

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

Monday, August 5

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, August 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- SRC Show: Summer Stage Storytellers

5:00 - 9:00 pm -- Library Night at Oakmont National Pub -- Fundraiser for Early Literacy Stations, aka "Kids Computers" for the Children's Room

Wednesday, August 7

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, August 8

10:00 am -- Help Keep Your Children Safe: New York Life Child ID Event

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 9

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, July 28

Library Closed

Monday, July 29

1:00 pm -- Anime

Thursday, August 1

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

Monday, August 5

1:00 pm -- Anime

Tuesday, August 6

5:00 - 9:00 pm -- Library Night at Oakmont National Pub -- Fundraiser for Early Literacy Stations, aka "Kids Computers" for the Children's Room

Thursday, August 8

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Oakmont National Pub

The Oakmont Pub is a local Havertown restaurant and pub, located at the corner of Darby and Eagle Roads.   They have been serving our local community for over a decade, providing guests with real authentic pub fare in the relaxed, unique and inviting environment.  The Oakmont is a family owned and operated establishment that has an interesting history in Haverford Township.

The original building dates back to the 1920′s when a bank stood on the very grounds.  Some time after the Great Depression era the bank closed it’s doors and one business after another occupied the space.

Oakmont Pub specializes in exceptional pub fare and unique and interesting craft beer selections. Although their original menu has not gone through many changes, our daily house specials offer guests a truly eclectic dinning experience not often offered by your typical local pub and tavern.

So if you are in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop by and enjoy all they have to offer. Meet some friends and watch all the local Philadelphia sports on any of their high definition flat screen televisions located through out the restaurant.

Oakmont National Pub
31 E. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA  19083
610-789-4000

www.oakmontnationalpub.com

Oakmont National Pub is a Silver Level Business Sponsor.

Oakmont will be hosting the Library on Tuesday, August 6 for a fundraiser.  Join us for an evening of fun and food to support HTFL!  Let your server know you’re a fan of the Library and a portion of the check will be donated to us.

 

For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!

 

 

July 14 - 27

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays
June 30-September 1
 

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 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

Last week I was very fortunate to attend the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference where thousands of public, academic and special librarians came together to learn about the latest and greatest in library materials, services, programs and equipment.  It is also an opportunity for us to share with each other about the common thread that exists among libraries today-what is meaningful to you in a library.  With that said, I would like to hear from you.  Take a moment and drop me an email at faris@haverfordlibrary.org and let me know what is important to you at HTFL.

I hope you are enjoying the summer, the programs here at HTFL and the excitement in the air with the Summer Reading Club. 

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL COMIC CON

Saturday, July 14 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet artists, attend panels, shop for comics, win prizes and much more!

Who: All ages welcome, this is a family-friendly event

What: HTFL Comic Con

What to Wear: Costumes encouraged!

Where: Community Room

When: Saturday, July 13th, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Why: If you (or your kids) love comics and superheroes, this is the place for you

Cost: Pay what you can

 

HTFL Comic Con Movie Screening - Superman the Movie

Friday, July 12 - 6:30 pm

It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's a Movie Screening!
To celebrate the start of HTFL Comic Con, join us for a screening of one of the most heroic films ever made -- Superman the Movie!  This 1978 classic stars Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel and has enchanted audiences for decades.

There will be great giveaways and popcorn all night!  All movie-goers will receive FREE raffle tickets to be used on the Convention Floor the next day.  Enter to win signed comics, sketches, and other swag.

Learn more about HTFL Comic Con at:
www.haverfordlibrary.org/comiccon

 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

GrandKits

A day of fun, activities, and learning in a big blue bag for grandparents and their grandkids, to interact in an enjoyable and educational way! GrandKits include books, movies, toys, puppets, and more—every kit is different. Kit themes include: dinosaurs, safety, zoo, music, transportation, kitchen chemistry, gardening, nutrition, bugs, sports, visual arts, visiting the doctor, and dance & movement. 

Contact the Children's Room in person, by phone at 610-446-3082, extension 204, or by email at reference@haverfordlibrary.org, to reserve your kit today!

 


LIBRARY NIGHT AT OAKMONT PUB

Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 6 -- 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and food at Oakmont National Pub to support HTFL!  Let your server know you’re a fan of the Library and a portion of the check will be donated to us. 

All funds raised will go towards the purchase of Early Literacy Stations, aka “Kids Computers” for the HTFL Children’s Room!

Oakmont National Pub
31 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

 


DVDs & CDs FOR SALE!

During the first week of July through mid August, we'll be selling DVDs and CDs that have been removed from our collection.  Pick up foreign films, documentaries, television shows and block busters for as little as $3!  Proceeds will benefit HTFL, so stock up your personal movie and music library while helping your favorite local library!

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

Looking for a good book to read?  Here's some recommendations from our adult Summer Reading program!

Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods - Contemporary Romance
In a trade-off she's lived to regret, Emily Castle left home years ago to become an interior designer. Success, though, came at the cost of leaving behind Boone, the man she loved. Now that Emily has returned home, will fate once again separate them—or is the time finally right for these two star-crossed lovers?

Country Girl: A Memoir by Edna O'Brien - Vibrant; Biography/Memoir
In 1960, Edna O'Brien published The Country Girls, her first novel, which so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. Country Girl brings us face to face with a life of high drama and contemplation. It is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that imprint upon and enliven one lifetime.

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright - Lyrical; Literary Fiction
Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty.
 

Keep reading and keep reviewing!  See the reference desk to sign up today for the Summer Reading Club for adults.

 


CASH BACK TO THE LIBRARY

Farm Fresh Family Card

Here's a way to get a discount at Swiss Farms and support the Library at the same time!  HTFL has teamed up with Swiss Farms to offer the Farm Fresh Family Card between now and December 31.  Stop by the circulation desk or see the Swiss Farms table at summer Library events like the Sounds of Summer Series and Family Game Night to pick up your Farm Fresh Family Card.  Use your card at any Swiss Farms store before December 31 and get a 5% discount on your purchase of groceries and prepared meals.  Swiss Farms will then donate 3% back to the Library. It's a win-win!

 


SAVE THE DATE

HTFL'S 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, September 22 -- 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Consider entering your favorite chili recipe or just come to taste! Enjoy live entertainment, tasting different chili recipes made by individuals and organizations in the community and cast your vote for your favorite!

Stay tuned for more details!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Reading a Round: Where'd You Go Bernadette?

Tuesday, July 23 -- 7:00 pm

Reading a Round meets on the fourth Tuesday at 7pm to discuss a recent fiction or non-fiction selection.
This month's selection is Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.

To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world. 

Copies are available for participants; please contact Samantha Shepherd 610-446-3082 x 203 

 

Healthy You Series:  Sun Safety

Wednesday, July 24 -- 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stop by the Crozer-Keystone Health System table in HTFL’s front lobby.   Representatives from CKHS will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about sun safety, nutrition and tobacco prevention.   On Wednesday, July 24, drop by between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for:  

  • Information & pamphlets about skin cancer prevention & tobacco prevention
  • Activities for children
  • Free give away items

Sounds of Summer Series: Minas Duo

Friday, July 26 -- 7:30 pm

The Sounds of Summer Series is back!

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the HTFL parking lot.  Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August.

In July we will host Minas Duo which features Brazilian and World Music.  Come experience Orlando Haddad and Patricia King's amazing vocals, compositions and instrumentals.  While Minas is local to Delaware County they have performed at the both the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers and the Mellon Jazz Festival.

In the event of rain or excessive heat, the program will be moved to the Community Room.

Coming up in August:

August 23- Open Mic Night

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, July 14

Library Closed

Thursday, July 18

11:00 -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, July 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, July 21

Library Closed

Tuesday, July 23

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: Where'd You Go Bernadette?

Wednesday, July 24

11:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Sun Safety

Friday, July 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer: Minas Duo

 

Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, August 6

**Library Night at Oakmont Pub - Fundraiser

5:00 - 9:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Family Game Night

Wednesday, July 17 -- 6:30 pm

Join us for the 2013 Family Game Night!  Enjoy bingo and board games, hulahoops and giant bubbles, and $.25 a spin roulette. 

Our local Swiss Farms will join us to help us keep cool with iced tea and lemonade. 

This event is held in the parking lot at HTFL and is weather permitting only. Please check back for any changes due to weather, there is no rain date for Game Night! 
 

SRC Show:  The Great Holtzie

Wednesday, July 24

From the absurd to classic slapstick, The Great Holtzie's jokes captivate everyone, from preschoolers to parents. Whether he is arguing with a See n’ Say or taking a bite out of a “worm burger,” his hysterical routine keeps even the most active children glued to their seats. The Great Holtzie's sharp comedy guarantees fits of laughter and screams of delight.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, July 14

Library Closed

Monday, July 15

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 16

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 17

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

3:00 pm -- Keep Your Child Safe: New York Life ID Event

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

6:30 pm -- Family Game Night

Thursday, July 18

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, June 19

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

Sunday, July 21

Library Closed

Monday, July 22

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 24

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 pm -- Sun Safety

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Summer Reading Club Show:  The Great Holtzie

Thursday, July 25

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 26

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

 

Upcoming Programs

Monay, July 29

**Summer Reading Club Show: Makin' Music -- 7:00 pm

 

Tuesday, August 6

**Summer Reading Club Show:  Summer Stage Storytellers -- 1:30 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Awesome Time - Cooking Breakfast

Thursday, July 25 -- 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of cooking and eating your breakfast favorites!

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, July 14

Library Closed

Monday, July 15

1:00 pm -- Anime

Thursday, July 18

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

Sunday, July 21

Library Closed

Monday, July 22

1:00 pm -- Anime

Thursday, July 25

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time - Cooking Breakfast

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Touch a Truck for Freedom Playground

Saturday, July 13 -- 10 am - 2 pm

Kids and big kids can climb in construction trucks, motorcycles, fire trucks, trash trucks, landscape vehicles, police cars, ambulances, a school bus and tow trucks!

Bring your bathing suit and towel for the giant water slide.  Go through the inflatable obstacle course!

Location:  Community Park at Haverford Reserve, home of Freedom Playground, 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA

Cost is $20 per car/family or $5 per person.  Hand tiles, fence posts, components, food, snacks and drinks for sale.

Proceeds go to Freedom Playground.

www.haverfordfreedomplayground.org

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!

 

 

June 30 - July 13

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays June 30-September 1
 

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

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A note from the Director:

Summer is such a busy and exciting time here at the Library!  In the past two weeks HTFL has been full of adults, teens and kids participating in programs and checking out materials for the summer.  Youth Services Manager Anny Laepple reports that more than 1100 kids and their caregivers have participated in various programs duirng the first week of Summer Reading Club alone.

Come find out what the Library has to offer you this summer: good beach reads, DVDs, books on CD, music CDs, eReaders, kids programs and reading incentive programs for adults, teens and kids.  All this in air-conditioned comfort!

Also, don't miss HTFL Comic Con on Saturday, July 13 from 10:00am - 3:00pm in our Community Room.  Meet artists, attend panels, shop for comics, win prizes and much more.  HTFL is partnering with Children's Book World and Locust Moon Comics on this exciting event!

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

HTFL is closed on Sundays, June 30th through September 1st.

 

The Library will also be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

 

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Instructional DVDS

If you are a visual learner then come and check out our instructional film collection. You can master some new yoga moves, pick up some new recipes, prepare for your GED and scout locations for your next vacation.  Like nonfiction books, the instructional DVDs do not have a rental fee and can be checked out for 3 weeks. Let HTFL help you be a life long learner!

 

DVDs & CDs for Sale!

During the first week of July through mid August, we'll be selling DVDs and CDs that have been removed from our collection.  Pick up foreign films, documentaries, television shows and block busters for as little as $3!  Proceeds will benefit HTFL, so stock up your personal movie and music library while helping your favorite local library!

 


HTFL COMIC CON

Meet artists, attend panels, shop for comics, win prizes and much more!

Who: All ages welcome, this is a family-friendly event

What: HTFL Comic Con

What to Wear: Costumes encouraged!

Where: Community Room

When: Saturday, July 13th, 10am-3pm

Why: If you (or your kids) love comics and superheroes, this is the place for you

Cost: Pay what you can

 

HTFL Comic Con Movie Screening - Superman the Movie

Friday, July 12 - 6:30 pm

It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's a Movie Screening!
To celebrate the start of HTFL Comic Con, join us for a screening of one of the most heroic films ever made -- Superman the Movie!  This 1978 classic stars Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel and has enchanted audiences for decades.

There will be great giveaways and food all night!  All movie-goers will receive FREE raffle tickets to be used on the Convention Floor the next day.  Enter to win signed comics, sketches, and other swag.

Learn more about HTFL Comic Con at:
www.haverfordlibrary.org/comiccon

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

We are beginning to get book reviews from members of our Summer Reading Club for Adults.  Here's a sample:

Inferno by Dan Brown

"I have read and loved Dan Brown's books from the beginning.  I enjoyed this book, but it felt it was a little formulaic. The villains were easy to predict, the plot twists a bit too contrived. However, Brown still remains an enjoyable read." 4+ out of 5
--Catherine T.

Put your copy on hold today.
 

Keep reading and keep reviewing!  See the reference desk to sign up today for the Summer Reading Club for adults.

 


CASH BACK TO THE LIBRARY

Farm Fresh Family Card

Here's a way to get a discount at Swiss Farms and support the Library at the same time!  HTFL has teamed up with Swiss Farms to offer the Farm Fresh Family Card between now and December 31.  Stop by the circulation desk or see the Swiss Farms table at summer Library events like the Sounds of Summer Series and Family Game Night to pick up your Farm Fresh Family Card.  Use your card at any Swiss Farms store before December 31 and get a 5% discount on your purchase of groceries and prepared meals.  Swiss Farms will then donate 3% back to the Library.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Series: Dexterity Jazz Ensemble

Friday, June 28 -- 7:30 pm

The Sounds of Summer Series is back!

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the HTFL parking lot.  Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August.

In June we will feature Dexterity Jazz Ensemble.  This jazz sextet features trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums.  They will perform in various styles from the 1950's to Big Band  to Broadway musicals.  Their music will make you want to dance, and you are welcome to do so!
 
In the event of rain or excessive heat, the program will be moved to the Community Room.

Coming up in July and August:

July 26 - Minas Duo - Brazilian and World Music

August 23- Open Mic Night

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, July 8 -- 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, The Everything Ice Cream, Gelato, and Frozen Desserts Cookbook, 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, Everything Ice Cream, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, June 30

Library Closed

Thursday, July 4

Library Closed for Independence Day

Friday, July 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

First Friday Flick is on vacation in July and August, but will return on September 6th!

Sunday, July 7

Library Closed

Monday, July 8

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Thursday, July 11

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share (all are welcome to come and share a review on a recent read!)

Friday, July 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

6:30 pm -- HTFL Comic Con Movie Screening - Superman the Movie

Saturday, July 13

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- HTFL Comic Con

 

Upcoming Programs

Friday, July 26

**Sounds of Summer Series: Minas Duo - Brazilian and World Music - 7:30 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Club Show

Magic of Taddo

Wednesday, July 10 -- 7:00 pm
Taddo is an award winning magician with the Society of American Magicians. He attributes his magical talents to his friends at the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. His discovery of and passion for magic has elevated him to where he is today.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, June 30

Library Closed

Monday, July 1

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 2

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 3

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, July 4

Library Closed for Independence Day

Friday, June 5

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

Sunday, July 7

Library Closed

Monday, July 8

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 9

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 10

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Summer Reading Club Show:  The Magic of Taddo

Thursday, July 11

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 12

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

6:30 pm -- HTFL Comic Con Movie Screening - Superman the Movie

Saturday, July 13

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- HTFL Comic Con

 

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, July 17

**Family Game Night -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Wednesday, July 24

**Summer Reading Club Show:  The Great Holtzie -- 
7:00 - 8:00 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Weekly Programs

Anime every Monday -- 1:00  - 2:30 pm

Japanese culture has captured the heart of this club. Swing by to watch Anime, make crafts, cook food, and more than anything else, learn!

Teen Awesome Time every Thursday -- 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Join us during this extra-long program to explore what antics we get into! What we’ll do during this time slot will change week to week, but we’ll make sure to rotate in all of your favorites. Gaming will almost   always be an option and art projects and baking opportunities will sprout up with frequency throughout the summer.  Look out for special party and movie screening announcements!

 

Ace the SAT

Preparing to the take the SAT? Register today for ACE THE SAT, a score-raising one-day workshop to be held at the library. All proceeds of this class will benefit the library.

Students will learn tips and tricks from SAT prep experts, get a heads-up on hidden traps and how to beat them. An official SAT text and study suggestions will be included.

SAT/PSAT Math Review  
Monday through Wednesday July 8 – 10

SAT/PSAT Critical Reading/Writing  
Monday through Wednesday July 15 - 17

All Sessions – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

$195 for each week’s sessions + $95 for books

Click here for more info and to download the registration form.

For more information contact 610-449-6311 or visit www.ACEtheSATworkshop.com.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, June 30

Library Closed

Monday, July 1

1:00 pm -- Anime

Thursday, July 4

Library Closed for Independence Day

Monday, July 8

1:00 pm -- Anime

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshops - Math Review

Tuesday, July 9

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshops - Math Review

Wednesday, July 10

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshops - Math Review

Thursday, July 11

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

6:30 pm -- HTFL Comic Con Movie Screening - Superman the Movie

Saturday, July 13

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- HTFL Comic Con

 

Upcoming Programs

Monday - Wednesday, July 15 - 17

**Ace the SAT - (Critical Reading/Writing) -- 4:00 - 7:00 pm

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Nolan Painting

Nolan Painting, Inc. is a full service interior and exterior painting company that has been serving the Main Line and Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties for over 30 years. A business founded on the basic principles of honesty, quality and customer service, Nolan Painting is a top-rated, national leader in the residential painting industry.

They offer interior and exterior residential painting, color consultations, wallcovering installation and removal, plaster and stucco repair, wood replacement, and faux finishes.

Nolan does not use subcontractors. Painters are full-time and undergo background checks.

They live by The Nolan Painting Promise: we start and finish on time, maintain a clean work space, stand behind our work, and guarantee 100 percent customer satisfaction. If you are not entirely satisfied with the job, we’ll make it right.

Call 610-572-2655 to schedule a free estimate or schedule online.

Nolan Painting is a Bronze Level Business Sponsor.

For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter

 


AROUND OUR COMMUNITY

MusicWorks Executive Director Wins Achievement Award

Lori O’Leary, Executive Director of MusicWorks, a nonprofit music therapy service provider in Havertown, is a winner of the KYW Newsradio 2013 Women’s Achievement Awards. 

The award was presented last Tuesday evening.

MusicWorks provides services to children and young adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and genetic abnormalities. The center opened in July 2011 and now services 140 clients per week, according to the organization.

MusicWorks supplies services to Overbrook School for the Blind, Presbyterian Children’s Village, Child Guidance Resource Centers, and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit as well as in community living group homes for CADES, Elwyn and LifePath.

O’Leary founded MusicWorks, along with her husband Jerry.

She is a Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. She is a graduate of Vassar College and earned her MBA from the Stern Business School at New York University.

Congratulations, Lori!  Lori O'Leary is the Executive Director of MusicWorks, a 2013 Library Sponsor.

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!

 

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June 16 - 29

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays June 30-September 1
 

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 2013 Library Sponsors:

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Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

And summer begins…

I don’t know about you, but I love living in an area of the country where we celebrate the four seasons.  The summer season evokes to me and many of you, I am sure, thoughts of picnics, backyard barbeques, swimming, vacations, visits to the shores or mountains, or sitting on a porch or under an umbrella reading a book.  If the weather gets hot and sticky you can always come to the Library.  We have lots of programs for children, teens and adults all summer long through our Summer Reading Clubs.

If you are looking for places to travel, visit our Travel area for a wide selection of books featuring cities and countries around the world. 

Don’t forget the kids’ summer reading books for school in the fall.  Bring the summer reading list from your school and get a jump on checkouts.

Whatever you do this summer, enjoy a relaxing, healthy and SAFE season.  Before you know it, fall will be here.

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


SUMMER SUNDAY CLOSING

HTFL is closed on Sundays,
June 30th through
September 1st!

 

 

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Book Club in a Bag

Book Clubs in a Bag are the perfect item to borrow for your book group. Each kit contains 8 copies of the book and also a Large Print copy and Audiobook when available. Along with the books, a discussion guide and author's biographical information are included for your convenience.

The reference staff orders an average of one new bag a month. All titles  can be seen by going to http://haverfordlibrary.org/book-club-bag, and if you click on the title, it will link you to a synopsis of the book.

They can be checked out for you by the reference staff for up to two months. Stop by to check one out soon!
 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Club for Adults

June 17 - August 11

Get ready to dig into a good book!
The adult summer reading program will kick off on Monday, June 17th.  Sign up at any time at the Reference Desk during the summer and then fill out a slip each time you read a book.  We'll hold weekly prize drawings based on the entries.  More books read means more chances to win!  Good luck and happy reading!

 

Author Visit: Judy Wicks Discusses Good Morning, Beautiful Business

Sunday, June 23 -- 2:00 pm

Join us as Judy Wicks discusses her book Good Morning, Beautiful Business. Ms. Wicks is best known for her founding of  Philadelphia’s White Dog Café.

Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer  is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world—helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilient.

Copies of Good Morning, Beautiful Business will be available for purchase at the event.

Registration is not required, but highly recommended.  To register, click here.

Partnering with HTFL on this event is the Oakmont Farmer’s Market and the Haverford Partnership for Economic Development.

 

Additional parking can be found on Darby and Golf Roads and in the neighborhoods around the Library.

 

 

Sounds of Summer Series: Dexterity Jazz Ensemble

Friday, June 28 -- 7:30 pm

The Sounds of Summer Series is back!

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the HTFL parking lot.  Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August.

In June we will feature Dexterity Jazz Ensemble.  This jazz sextet features trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums.  They will perform in various styles from the 1950's to Big Band  to Broadway musicals.  Their music will make you want to dance, and you are welcome to do so!
 
In the event of rain, the program will be moved to the Community Room.

Coming up in July and August:

July 26 - Minas Duo - Brazilian and World Music

August 23- Open Mic Night

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, June 20

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, June 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, June 23

2:00 pm -- Author Visit: Judy Wicks discusses Good Morning, Beautiful Business

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: Good Morning, Beautiful Business

Friday, June 28

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Series: Dexterity Jazz Ensemble

 

Upcoming Programs

*Library Closed - Sunday, June 30

*HTFL Comic Con - Saturday, July 13 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Reminder:  *Library Closed - Sunday, June 30


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Kids Summer Reading Club

June 17 - August 11
Your child is invited to join the Haverford Township Free Library’s Summer Reading Club and attend the fun, educational programs and events we are planning for children ages birth through those entering 5th grade. This summer’s theme, Dig Into Reading, is sure to be a great time – we’ll be digging for treasure, dino bones and more. The programs are all free and open to children of all abilities.  Pick up your log anytime after June 3rd, read and win. June 17th-August 11th. Visit www.haverfordlibrary.org/DIG for all the details and a list of all the programs available!
 

Family Reading Challenge

beginning June 17

For the first time ever, we’re also hosting a Family Reading Challenge. The importance of reading aloud to children of all ages, even children who can read on their own, is paramount.  Instilling a love of reading in your child, sharing more difficult books that your child may not be able to read alone, encouraging reluctant readers, and increasing family involvement through the sharing of good books are just some of the benefits of reading aloud.

The Family Reading Challenge is designed to encourage families to increase the amount of time they spend reading together and provide fun incentives throughout the summer.

Read classic children’s books throughout the summer and enter our weekly prize drawings and the drawing for our Grand Prize, a Family Membership to the Philadelphia Zoo!

The Challenge begins June 17th.

 

Summer Reading Club Shows

**Zoo on Wheels

Wednesday, June 19 -- 7:00 pm

Discover the excitement of the Philadelphia Zoo right here at the Library! A Zoo educator will be here with live animals who make their homes underground.

 

 

 

**Didgeridoo Down Under

Wednesday, June 24 -- 7:00 pm

A high-energy, Australia-themed program that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, environmental education, character building and audience participation. DDU is much more than music … it’s interactive, educational and highly entertaining!

 

Special Event!

Help keep your children safe: New York Life Child ID Event

Tuesday, June 18 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Child IDs are created using the EZ Child I.D. System, the nation's most comprehensive digital fingerprinting child identification system. Created with help from the National CHIP Foundation and law enforcement officials, this system ensures that the digital fingerprints meet industry standards by capturing all vital information required by the Amber Alert system.

In only 3-5 minutes, a Child ID card is printed for each parent or guardian free of charge. Child ID cards feature a child's photo, fingerprints, contact information and other pertinent information needed by the police in case of an emergency. 

Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No child's information or pictures are electronically retained. All data is automatically erased upon printing the Child ID. The only information New York life keeps is a parent or guardian's contact information, and only if permission has been granted for an agent to contact them with more information.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, June 17

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, June 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Help keep your children safe: New York Life Child ID Event

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, June 19

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Summer Reading Club Show: Zoo on Wheels

Thursday, June 20

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, June 21

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

Monday, June 24

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Summer Reading Club Show: Didgeridoo Down Under

Tuesday, June 25

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, June 26

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, June 27

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, June 28

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

Upcoming Programs

 

*Library Closed - Sunday, June 30

*Summer Reading Club Show: The Magic of Taddo
Wednesday, July 10 -- 7:00 pm

*HTFL Comic Con - Saturday, July 13 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Reading Club

Are you in 6-12th grade? Do you know how to read? Then you are perfectly qualified to join our Teen Summer Reading Club! We'll have some awesome programs and fantastic prizes for raffle every week. They range from water toys, movies, books (duh), and the grand Poobah of all prizes: $100 to spend at Amazon! So rev up your reading engines (a.k.a. your eyes) and make sure you're at the library to join up - starting June 17th. 

 

Ace the SAT

Preparing to the take the SAT? Register today for ACE THE SAT, a score-raising one-day workshop to be held at the library. All proceeds of this class will benefit the library.

Students will learn tips and tricks from SAT prep experts, get a heads-up on hidden traps and how to beat them. An official SAT text and study suggestions will be included.

SAT/PSAT Math Review  
Monday through Wednesday July 8 – 10

SAT/PSAT Critical Reading/Writing  
Monday through Wednesday July 15 - 17

All Sessions – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

$195 for each week’s sessions + $95 for books

Click here for more info and to download the registration form.

For more information contact 610-449-6311 or visit www.ACEtheSATworkshop.com.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, June 17

1:00 pm -- HTFL Anime

Thursday, June 20

1:00 pm -- Lazy Teen Summer Lunch

Monday, June 24

1:00 pm -- HTFL Anime

Thursday, June 27

1:00 pm -- Lazy Teen Summer Lunch

Upcoming Programs

*Library Closed - Sunday, June 30

*Ace the SAT - July 8-10 (Math) & July 15 - 17 (Critical Reading/Writing) -- 4:00 - 7:00 pm

*HTFL Comic Con - Saturday, July 13 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!