The HTFL Connection

July 12 - 25

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

There's lots to do at the Library this Summer!  While you are here getting your books for School Summer Reading and for vacation of the beach, make sure you stop by one of our great Summer programs.  Our upcoming family programs include The Great Holtzie on July 15 and DJ Mixup on July 22.

Our next event for Sounds of Summer music series is Fair Trade which features foot tapping Irish music. Bring your dancin' shoes becasue you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

Also, don't miss our Adult Summer Reading Program!  Read what you want, when you want.  Come to the Library to sign up and pick up your complimentary book and bag.  After finishing each book, stop by and fill out book review slips to be entered to win prizes!  Winner will be selected regularly throughout the summer.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding about our air conditioning.  Our fingers are crossed that our new chiller will be here soon to be installed.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS &
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE

Library hours for the next few days are as follows:

Thursday, July 9 -- 10am – 2 pm

Friday, July 10 --10am – 2pm

The ShakesPEER Group Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held on Friday at 7:30 pm in the HTFL Parking Lot

Saturday, July 11 -- 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday, July 12 – Closed 

 

Temporary air conditioning has been installed.  The new chiller will be here in two months, but in the meantime, the temporary coolers are working hard to take the hot air and humidity out of the building. We seem to have things under control, but we will take it on a week by week basis depending upon the outside temperature.  If the temperature is above 88 degrees please call before coming to the Library as our hours may change.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during our challenges with the heat inside the building.  

A special thank you to the Township of Haverford, the Township Manager, and the Board of Commissioners for their support during this emergency. 

 


SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

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

Click here to visit our School Summer Reading Lists.

 


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

Escape the Ordinary: Adult Summer Reading Program

Read what you want, when you want. Come to the Library to sign up and pick up your complimentary book and bag. After finishing each book, stop by and fill out book review slips to be entered to win prizes! Winners will be selected regularly throughout the summer.  

To register or to fill out a review online, click here

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, July 13 -- 6:30 pm

We’re giving “book club”
a new meaning!

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, Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories and bring it to the club to share. The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month. Stop by the Reference Desk to browse this month’s selection Fresh from the Farm, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook! 

 

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!

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

 

Friday, July 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, July 13

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Fresh from the Farm

Thursday, July 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, July 17

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Friday, July 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer: Fair Trade - Celtic/Irish Band

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

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

 

Upcoming Special Shows for the Family

The Great Holtzie
​Wednesday, July 15 -- 7:00 pm

From the absurd to classic slapstick, The Great Holtzie’s jokes captivate everyone, from preschoolers to parents. His hysterical routine keeps even the most active children glued to their seats.  The Great Holtzie’s sharp comedy reflexes guarantee fits of laughter and screams of delight. 

D.J. Mixup
Wednesday, July 22 -- 7:00 pm

​DJs are known for their mixing of music - taking two different songs and making something original. D.J. Mixup does the same thing using books! D (Dan) and J (Jason) take popular children’s stories and use audience input to change the stories around in a fun and original way. Audience members will be brought into the action as Dan and Jason use props and silly costumes to make their stories come to life and share their own love of reading.  

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, July 13

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Super Hero Training Camp*

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:00 pm -- My Superhero Power*

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, July 15

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: The Great Holtzie

Thursday, July 16

11:00 am -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 17

10:15 -- On My Own

Monday, July 20

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Superhero Training Camp *

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:00 pm -- City Scape Flyers *

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

​Wednesday, July 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: D.J. Mixup

Thursday, July 23

11:00 pm -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 24

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

* Registration Required

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

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

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, July 13

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Tuesday, July 14

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Wednesday, July 15

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Thursday, July 16

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Friday, July 17

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, July 20

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Tuesday, July 21

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Wednesday, July 22

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Thursday, July 23

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Friday, July 24

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Surrey Services for Seniors

The Surrey Difference

Surrey Services for Seniors, a non-profit organization, has been providing a full spectrum of specialized services to seniors throughout the community for more than 34 years, meeting their emotional, physical and social needs. What differentiates Surrey is their caring philosophy, holistic view and family centered approach to services for the aging. Surrey provides:

  • In-Home Services, including
  1. Home Care (personal assistance and companion care)
  2. Home Health (RN Care Management)
  3. Bill Paying assistance and other daily personal finance matters
  4. House Cleaning
  5. Geriatric Care Management
  • Transportation Services (to medical appointments, grocery stores, Surrey sites, etc.)
  • Center based programs and activities
  • Meal Programs, both at sites and home delivered
  • Lifelong learning opportunities
  • Fitness Center, exercise and wellness programs
  • Consignment and Thrift Shops to assist seniors with downsizing
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Surrey operates from four centers in Chester and Delaware Counties.  For more information, call 610-647-6404 or visit the website at www.SurreyServices.org.

Locations:     Devon            Broomall
                    Havertown     Media

Surrey Services for Seniors is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Sponsorship Program, click here.

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

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

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

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

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

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

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

June 28 - July 11

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

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:

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

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

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

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Independence Day Holiday

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

 

Library Closings on Sundays in Summer

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

 

Library Closings Due to Heat Inside the Building

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

 


SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

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

Click here to visit our School Summer Reading Lists.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Quizzo Night

Wednesday, July 8  -- 7:00 pm

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

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

  • Teams of up to 4 players.
  • $10 per TEAM.
  • Prizes for the winning team, as well as spot prizes given throughout the evening.
  • BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) event!  Ages 21 and over.

Come support the Friends who support the Library!

 


ACE the SAT

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

Review for the current and redesigned SAT, PSAT and ACT

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

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

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

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

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

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

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Music Series

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

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

**THIS FRIDAY!

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

 

Sounds of Summer continues in July and August!

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

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

 

Bike Week at HTFL

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Come celebrate Bike Week  at the Library! 

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

**Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop - THIS SUNDAY!

June 28 -- 2—4 pm   

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

 

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

June 28 -- 4--5 pm

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

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

 

First Friday Flick - On Vacation

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

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

Friday, June 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, June 28

2:00 pm -- Bike Maintenance Workshop

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

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Thursday, July 9

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, July 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, July 12

Library Closed

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

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

 

Upcoming Special Shows for the Family

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, June 29

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

7:00 pm -- Mystic Drumz

Tuesday, June 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, July 1

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, July 2

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 6

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Superhero Training Camp *

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

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

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

​Wednesday, July 8

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

Thursday, July 9

11:00 pm -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 10

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

* Registration Required

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

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

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, June 29

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 1

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 6

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 8

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, July 10

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

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

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

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

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

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

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

June 14 - 27

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY ABBREVIATED HOURS AND CLOSINGS

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

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

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

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

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 


FINE AMNESTY AND ROULETTE

Monday, June 22
All Day

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

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

 


ACE the SAT

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

Review for the current and redesigned SAT, PSAT and ACT

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

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

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

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

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

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

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Bike Week at HTFL

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Come celebrate Bike Week  at the Library! 

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

 

Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop

June 28 -- 2—4 pm   

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

 

Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

June 28 -- 4--5 pm

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

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

 

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Every 4th Friday at 7:30 pm

Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, June 18

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, June 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

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

Tuesday, June 23

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

Thursday, June 25

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, June 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, June 28

2:00 pm -- Bike Maintenance Workshop

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

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

 

HTFL Kids Weekly Programs

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

Raise a Reader Weekly Programs

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

Special Shows for the Family

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, June 22

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, June 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, June 24

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

Thursday, June 25

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, June 26

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

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

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, June 22

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 24

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, June 26

12:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 

 
 

   

 

May 31 - June 13

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

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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.

   

 

December 14 - 27

Haverford Free Library

2014 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:

Holidays are quickly approaching and I would like to take this opportunity to say a Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish neighbors, friends, families and library customers.  May you celebrate each day’s candle lighting surrounded by love, caring and memories.

Please keep in mind that hunger lives in Havertown-the Haverford Township Free Library has an ongoing collection of non perishable food items in the lobby that are distributed to the neighborhood food banks.  Thank you.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


 

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

 

For the Christmas Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
Friday, December 26

 

 

For the New Year's Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1

 

 

Happy Holidays from the
Haverford Township Free Library!

 


COAT DRIVE

Help keep local families warm this winter by donating your lightly-used coats!

We’re partnering with CertaPro Painters for this “Give a Coat, Get a Coat” program. Donate your gently used coat and receive a ticket to “get a coat” in the form of $100 discount on any painting project at CertaPro.

Drop your coat off at the Circulation Desk and get your coupon to present at CertaPro!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Reading a Round:  Kabul Beauty School: an American woman goes behind the veil

Tuesday, December 16 -- 7:00 pm
Join us for this adult book discussion that is open to all.  A different contemporary adult fiction or non-fiction book will be discussed at each meeting.

Reading-a-Round normally meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, but will meet on the 3rd Tuesday in December.  For more information about Kabul Beauty School click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, December 16

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round:  Kabul Beauty School

Thursday, December 18

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, December 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Winter 2015 Programs

Raise a Reader storytimes and HTFL Kids Winter 2015 programs will begin in the Children's Room the week of January 12th. The full schedule is now available on EventKeeper or in print at the Library. 

LEGO Brick Builders - Session 1

Wednesdays, January 14 - February 4, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Getting back to basics - LEGO Club is back with Brick Builders.

Each week we'll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

This program is free and open to students in grade K-5. Registration is required - click here to REGISTER. Please plan to attend all four weeks. 

Jedi Academy

Tuesdays, January 13 & 19, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

You are personally invited, by Yoda, to the HTFL Jedi Academy!

Hone your skills in this two-week series as we read from the books and take our training to the next level.

This program is free and open to students in grade 3-5. Registration is required - click here to REGISTER. Please plan to attend both sessions.
 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, December 13

10:30 am -- DJ Mix up with a Holiday Twist

Monday, December 15

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 16

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 17

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

Thursday, December 18

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Friday, December 19

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Saturday, December 20

10:30 am -- Frozen Movie Showing and Sing-a-Long!

Monday, December 22

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 23

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, December 19

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


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 will help us to continue our mission each and every day.