The HTFL Connection

March 24 - April 6

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

It might say spring on the calendar, but there are still a few drifting snowflakes, and a chill in the air.  Frankly, I think Punxsutawney Phil, who predicted an early spring, just wanted to get our hopes up.  At HTFL, we are warming up with interesting programs for your spring.   In a couple of weeks we will be celebrating National Library Week, a celebration of all libraries across the country, and we will have plenty to share with you about the event in the next issue of the HTFL Connection.

The Board of Trustees, the Staff and the Friends of HTFL, wish all of you a Happy Passover, a Happy and Blessed Easter, and a very happy spring!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


 

HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Free Wi Fi

Did you know that in addition to our public access computers we have wireless internet?  HTFL is happy to provide the community with FREE WiFi internet connectivity within the library building.  Please see the WiFi FAQ for more information on connecting.

A big THANK YOU goes out to the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library.  Through their generous donation the Library was able to upgrade our wireless hardware in March in order to give you faster internet service!

 


 

HOLIDAY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed on
Sunday, March 31
in observance of Easter

 

 


MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

 

5th Annual Murder
Mystery Dinner Theatre

Tickets: $35 per person

Includes dinner, dessert,
beer & soda

 

Early Bird Tickets:
Save $5 per ticket during our 3 day sale

April 2,3,4

Call Mary Lou or Patti
at 610-446-3082  for
further details

 

ADULT PROGRAMS  

A Room of Her Own: Women in American Art

Sunday, March 24 -- 2:00 pm

Join us as Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts staff member Dressler Smith discusses pioneering 19th century women artists like Cecilia Beaux and Violet Oakley. She’ll trace the forces of political and cultural change in American history that have both inspired and challenged women artists.  Featured heavily will be works by 20th century artists that were part of a recent gift to PAFA by Linda Lee Alter.  Their diversity of perspectives can tell us a great deal about who we are and where we've come from, from the political statements of Faith Ringgold and Sue Coe, to the gorgeous abstractions of Edna Andrade and Elizabeth Osborne.

 

Get Digital Books & Magazines from the Library!

Did you know that there are over 7,000 ebooks and 200 magazines available for download through the Delaware County Library System?

Learn how to access digital magazines and download library books to your ereader.

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Wednesday, April 3 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio, Nook, & Sony Readers

Monday, April 8 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio & Kindle

Monday, April 15 -- 11:00 am - Zinio, Apple, & Android

Tuesday, April 23 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio, Apple & Android

Registration is required.  To register online, click the desired event above.  If you have questions visit the Reference Desk or call Jessica or Joyce at 610-446-3082 ext. 205.

 

First Friday Flick - Robot & Frank

Friday, April 5 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for the First Friday Flick and a showing of the recently released film Robot & Frank (2013) starring Frank Langella, James Marsden and Susan Sarandon.  Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and heartwarming story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.

Popcorn served!

Runtime 85 minutes, Rated PG-13

 

What Do I Do With All the Paper?:  Organizing Tips for Managing Your Paperwork

Sunday, April 7 -- 2:00 pm

Are you buried in paper? You know you need to get your financial, health, and other paperwork organized, but you don't know where to start. In this program, Professional Organizer Sara Long teaches you why you're getting so much paper, how to sort it, how to maintain a system, and how to prevent unwanted mail from continuing to come in.

The program is limited to 25 people and registration is required.  
To register please click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Sunday, March 24

2:00 pm -- A Room of Her Own:  Women in American Art

 

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Wandering Falcon

 

Friday, March 29

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, March 31

Library Closed in observance of Easter

 

Friday, April 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Robot & Frank

 

Upcoming Programs

What Do I Do With All the Paper?: Organizing Tips for Managing Your Paperwork

Sunday, April 7 -- 2:00 pm

 

Cookbook Club - Fast, Fresh and Green

Monday, April 8 -- 6:30 pm

 

Calling All Moms: Your Career Future

Wednesday, April 10 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Programs on Break

Children's programs will be on break from April 2 - 12.  Programs will resume on Monday, April 15.

 

Tween Book Club

Wednesdays, April 24 & May 29 -- 4:00 pm

Join the Tween Book Club this spring and do some reading for pleasure!

We’ll kick things off by reading Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead in April.  Each participant will receive a FREE copy of the book to keep for their personal library.

Space is limited, so sign up now at the Children’s Room Desk.
 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Monday, March 25

10:15 am --Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 28

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Sunday, March 31

Library Closed in observance of Easter

 

Monday, April 1

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

 

Upcoming Programs

**Children's Programming resumes April 15

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

HTFL Bake

Wednesday, April 3 -- 2:30 pm
The first Wednesday of every month.

Teens love to bake, so here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own treats! We'll feature nerdy recipes,      practical recipies, and recipies so decadent they're bound to spoil dinner!

No registration required.

P.S. Since it is Wednesday, gaming equipment will be open for use. So if cooking isn't your scene, you can still use the teen space to get your game on.

 

Teen Programming Break

Teen programs will not meet during Spring Break March 29 through April 1. Programming will resume on April 2.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Wednesday, April 3

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, April 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 

Upcoming Programs

Author Visit: Jason Langin

Tuesday, April 16 -- 3:00 pm

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Orsini's Auto Body

Orsini's is a family owned and operated premier repair facility on the Main Line with a specialty in foreign cars. They guide their customers through the intricate process of insurance claims and return cars to their owners in their pre-accident condition, as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality or results.

Orsini’s will restore your car and your peace of mind. You are the most important part of their business & deserve to be treated like family.

For more information, visit their website www.orsiniautobody.com or call 610.649.2530

Orsini’s Auto Body
2560 Haverford Road
Ardmore, PA  19003

 

Orsini's Auto Body is a Silver 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!

 

   

 

March 10 - 23

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

We are looking forward to our visit from Julie Otsuka, author of The Buddha in the Attic on Tuesday, March 12.  She will start her day at the Haverford High School and then come to the library for book signings and luncheon.  Annually, through a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Haverford Township School District, the Rotary Club of Haverford Township, the Haverford Township Free Library, is fortunate to participate in this One Book One Philadelphia event, and the only Delaware County library.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!  Details below.

Don’t forget, Sunday morning is the “time” to turn your clocks ahead one hour—it’s Daylight Savings Time! 

Thank you for your continued support of HTFL.

 Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP CIVIC COUNCIL- Community Survey

Please participate in this important survey about community services, programs and projects in Haverford Township.  Your input is invaluable as we set goals and priorities over the next few years.  Last year we had nearly 650 residents take the survey.  Please forward the link for this survey and post it on facebook so we can get as many respondents as possible.

Results of this survey will be reported in the Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter, at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org, and at our annual meeting on April 9th.

We look forward to hearing from you!
 

Click here to take the survey.
 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Biography in Context

Virtually every academic subject  from history to science to literature is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like all the new revolutionary In Context products, it's a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today's user. You can find it at http://www.haverfordlibrary.org/resources/research-databases and select Biography in Context.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS  

Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Sunday, March 10 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of a capella music with the Delaware Valley Show Chorus!  This Sweet Adelines singing group will enchant you with their beautiful 4-part harmonies and will perform various genres of music in the barbershop style.

 

Cookbook Club

Tuesday, March 11 -- 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, The Chinese Takeout 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, The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

*Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, March 12 — 9:00 am
Students and community members are welcome to attend this discussion of the 2013 "One Book" featured selection with Julie Otsuka. Advance registration is required for this program.  To register, click here.   For school security purposes, each person attending must register individually.

The program will take place at Haverford High School, 200 Mill Road, Havertown.


*Book signing and Reception with Julie Otsuka

Tuesday, March 12 — 11:00 am
The author of the 2013 One Book featured selection will sign books and talk with readers during a light reception.


*Meet the Author Luncheon

Tuesday, March 12 — 12:30 pm
Join Ms. Otsuka at a luncheon hosted by HTFL.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased prior to the event.  There are still tickets left, but not many!

Programs sponsored by the
Haverford Township Free Library,
the School District of Haverford Township, and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township.

 

Parenting Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, March 20 -- 7:00 pm

HTFL and the Haverford Township Adult School have teamed up to offer this book series for parents at the many different stages of parenting. 

In March, the featured book is Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out by Neil McNerney.  Homework will show you ways to help your child do better in school without arguments, yelling, or guilt.  Homework will guide you through a simple process to find a way to help your child based on which faulty coping pattern your child is using.  The discussion facilitator is Loralee Kaczynski, who is a reading specialist and a 12-year veteran teacher.

To register go to www.haverfordadultschool.org

The session is $15 and includes the book which  can be picked up at the Reference Desk.
 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, March 10

2:00 pm -- Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Monday, March 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Tuesday, March 12

9:00 am -- Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic at Haverford High School

11:00 am -- Book Signing with Julie Otsuka at the library

12:30 pm -- Meet the Author Luncheon at the library

Thursday, March 14

12:00 pm - Book Share

Friday, March 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Wednesday, March 20

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series - Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out

Friday, March 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

A Room of Her Own: Women in American Art

Sunday, March 24 --2:00 pm
 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Winter Programs Continue

Don't miss the fun in the Children's Room!  Winter programs continue until April 1.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, March 11

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, March 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, March 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Monday, March 18

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, March 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Passport to History for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series - Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out

Thursday, March 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Game Tournament

Wednesday, March 20 -- 2:30 pm
Open to 6th - 12th Graders

Gaming is at its most fun when you have a lot of people to play with. Why not raise the stakes and make a competition out of it? The 3rd Wednesday of every month, HTFL will put its giftcards where its mouth is and let teens compete for prize money, $15 at GameStop to the winner of the tournament!

We typically feature recently released games or might dig back to games of yesteryear for our tournaments. Previously featured games include: Super Smash Bros., DDR, NintendoLand, Dance Central 3, Marvel vs. Capcom, and plenty more. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. Even if you don't win the prize, there'll be food and several other games set up.

Are you up to the challenge?

No registration required.

 

Teen Programming Break

Teen programs will not meet during Spring Break March 29 through April 1. Programming will resume on April 2.

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, March 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, March 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, March 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, March 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Musicworks

MusicWorks JAMS introduces interactive, music classes designed for children from birth to five years of age. The program encourages hands-on music making, dance and movement activities for young children and their parents, families and caregivers. Classes are divided into two groups: birth up to 3 years and 3 to 5 years. Children are exposed to age-appropriate music in fun-filled, forty-five minute sessions.

Open Houses:

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
An 11:00 am session or a 1 pm session by age group!

Call 610-449-9669 to register for an interactive class or email info@musicworkswonders.org.

Give us a call to try out our Tuesday or Thursday morning sessions for a FREE DEMO. 

"MusicWorks JAMS is a great place to bring my son.  He is just thirteen months old and really enjoys the music, the other kids and all of the fun!  As a young Mom, I love the chance to sing, dance and play with him each week.  You gotta check out MusicWorks JAMS!  We love it!"
Christie H. of Havertown

"My child loves the music and the variety of instruments.  As a former teacher, I love the educational aspects of MusicWorks JAMS.  Songs that focus upon learning colors, numbers, shapes and animals!"
Maryanne S. of Havertown

MusicWorks JAMS is held in Havertown at 2050 West Chester Pike, Suite 115 at the MusicWorks music therapy center.

Musicworks is a Silver 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!

 

   

 

February 24 - March 9

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

Enjoy reading magazines?  The Delaware County Library System is offering Zinio, a free online magazine subscription service with your library card to 197 magazine titles! To use the service, visit the DCLS web page -- www.delcolibraries.org -- and click the Zinio icon.  You will then see instructions for creating an account and accessing content. DCLS has subscribed to 197 publications, everything from arts & crafts to yoga.  Popular titles include: Consumer Reports, Newsweek, O, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and National Geographic.  There are many special magazines covering topics such as sports, technology, business, cars and motorcycles and crafts.  There are several titles in Spanish and of interest to the Latino community, including Gente y la Actualidad, Proceso and Latino Sports.  Subscribe today!

 Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTION CORNER

African American & Women's History Months
in the Children's Room!

We're celebrating Black History Month this February and Women's History Month in March with special displays in the Children's Room. From biographies to informational texts to picture books, everyone can learn something new!
 

 

 

 


BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK OR DVD

Through the end of February

Take a look at our display in front and behind the Circulation Desk.  Win a blind date with a book or DVD. Check yours out today!

One Free DVD rental per customer.

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

First Friday Flick - Trouble with the Curve

Friday, March 1 -- 7:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of baseball season and join us for March's First Friday Flick, Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. 

 

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been a top baseball scout for decades, but age has caught up with him. The Atlanta Braves' front office is questioning his judgment, especially with a hot batting phenom on deck for the draft. Enter Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an ambitious attorney on the partner track who joins him on a scouting trip, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Justin Timberlake also stars as a rival scout with his sights on an announcing career - and his eyes on Mickey. Rated PG-13

 

Healthy You Series: No Fear!  Why You Need a Colonoscopy

Tuesday, March 5 -- 7:00 pm

March is Colon Cancer
Awareness Month

Join us to hear speaker Patti Hollenback, RN, Nurse Navigator for the Crozer-Keystone Health System talk about the importance of colonoscopy screenings.  She will cover:

  • Why should I get screened?
  • What age should I be screened?
  • What to expect of a colonoscopy screening?

HTFL and Crozer-Keystone Health System have teamed up to bring you the Healthy You Series that provides important health information for you and your family.

To register, pelase call Healthline at 610-284-8158.

 

ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

*Reading-a-Round Book Discussion Group
The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, February 26  — 7:00 pm
Join the discussion of Julie Otsuka’s book.  Some copies are available  for participants, please contact Samantha Shepherd 610-446-3082 x 203


*Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, March 12 — 9:00 am
Students and community members are welcome to attend this discussion of the 2013 "One Book" featured selection with Julie Otsuka. Advance registration is required for this program.  To register, click here.   For school security purposes, each person attending must register individually.

The program will take place at Haverford High School, 200 Mill Road, Havertown.


*Book signing and Reception with Julie Otsuka

Tuesday, March 12 — 11:00 am
The author of the 2013 One Book featured selection will sign books and talk with readers during a light reception.


*Meet the Author Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13 — 12:30 pm
Join Ms. Otsuka at a luncheon hosted by HTFL.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased prior to the event. Purchase tickets in person at HTFL’s Front Desk by March 8.  Limited to 40 guests.  Don't wait to buy your tickets!

Programs sponsored by the
Haverford Township Free Library,
the School District of Haverford Township,
and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township.

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, February 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Buddha in the Attic

Friday, March 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Trouble with the Curve

Tuesday, March 5

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: No Fear!  Why You Need a Colonoscopy

Friday, March 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines Acappella Group

Sunday, March 10 --2:00 pm
 

Cookbook Club: The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Monday, March 11 - 6:30 pm

One Book, One Philadelphia author Julie Otsuka comes to Havertown!

Tuesday, March 12 -- Talk 9:00 am, Reception 11:00 am, Luncheon, 12:30 pm

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Yoga for Kids with Ms. Lisa

Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

Saturday, March 2 -- 10:00 am

Join Ms. Lisa, a Certified Yoga Instructor RYT-200, for yoga at the Library this winter. Register and download the mandatory release form on our website today! We'll offer two programs back-to-back.

 

 

Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga: Children 3, 4, and 5 years old and a parent or caregiver

Enjoy your yoga practice together in this class designed especially for little yogis and their caregivers. Register here.

Download the Parent/Child Preschooler Yoga waiver here.


Kids' Yoga

Saturday, March 2 -- 10:50 am

School-aged children are invited to practice with Ms. Lisa and learn basic yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Register here.
 

Children grades K-5

Download the Kids' Yoga waiver here.
 

Cooking Together Cookbook Club

Sunday, February 24

Get into the kitchen with your school-aged kids and be a part of Cooking Together, the newest book club in the Children's Room. Test a recipe from the selected kids' cookbook by making it at home and bringing your dish to share.

It's easy and fun to be a part of this cookbook club:  stop at the Children’s Room Desk to sign up and review the cookbook, select your recipe, and get ready to cook!

February's Cookbook: Betty Crocker's Kids Cook!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 25

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, February 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, February 28

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Saturday, March 2

10:00 am -- Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

10:50 am -- Kid's Yoga

Monday, March 4

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Game Tournament

Wednesday, February 27 -- 2:30 pm
Open to 6th - 12th Graders

Gaming is at its most fun when you have a lot of people to play with. Why not raise the stakes and make a competition out of it? The 3rd Wednesday of every month, HTFL will put its giftcards where it's mouth is and let teens compete for prize money. $15 at GameStop to the winner of the tournament!

We typically feature recently released games, or might dig back to games of yesteryear for our tournaments. Previously featured games include: Super Smash Bros., DDR, NintendoLand, Dance Central 3, Marvel vs. Capcom, and plenty more. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. Even if you don't win the prize, there'll be food and several other games set up, so there's plenty to keep you occupied.

Are you up to the challenge?

No registration required.

 

HTFL Bake

Wednesday, March 6 -- 2:30 pm

Open to 6th - 12th Grade

Teens love to bake, so here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own treats! We'll feature nerdy recipes, practical recipes, and recipes so decadent they're bound to spoil dinner!

No registration required.

P.S. Since it is Wednesday, gaming equipment will be open for use. So if cooking isn't your scene, you can still use the teen space to get your game on.

 

ACE the SAT

Saturday, February 23 -- 8:30 am

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

An SAT Official Guide and study materials are included ($60 retail).

Saturday, Feb. 23
8:30 am-12:30 pm (Registration 8:00 – 8:30 am)
Snow Date: March 16

Registration: $135.00 

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

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

All proceeds directly benefit the
Haverford Township Free Library!

 

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Saturday, February 23

8:00 am -- ACE the SAT Workshop

Monday, February 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, February 27

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, February 28

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, March 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, February 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Civic Council- Community Survey

Please participate in this important survey about community services, programs and projects in Haverford Township.  Your input is invaluable as we set goals and priorities over the next few years.  Last year we had nearly 650 residents take our survey.  Please forward the link for this survey and post it on facebook so we can get as many respondents as possible.

Results of this survey will be reported in our Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter, on our website at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org, and at our annual meeting on April 9th.

We look forward to hearing from you!
 

Click here to take survey.

 


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!

 

   

 

February 10 - 23

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM

The Library is closed on Monday, February 18 to celebrate President's Day

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:

A note from the Director:

Six staff members, a Board member of the Friends of HTFL, and I started our day off very early yesterday when we were invited to participate in WHYY’s NPR “college challenge” to man the telephones during their current pledge drive.  We spoke to several callers from Havertown and library users when they heard Ed Cunningham from WHYY announce that volunteers from Haverford Township Free Library were in the studio to take pledge calls.  It was a fun morning for all of us and we felt happy to get our name out there on the radio.  Go HTFL!  I hope we make a difference in YOUR life. 

Please take note of some very special programs we have coming up at the library over the next several weeks—your attendance is very much appreciated!

Thank you for all of your support.   

 Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Zinio

With the newest service brought to you by the Delaware County Library System, you have the world's largest newsstand at your fingertips - anywhere your digital device goes! 

Through your free Zinio account, get tull digital access to your favorite magazines on either your computer or mobile device.

Use your library card to create your Zinio account and start reading today!

Need help creating or accessing your account? Check out the Users' Guide or contact our Reference Desk.


FREE FRIDAYS

Starting on February 8, the library will offer free books that have been removed from the collection. Selections will vary each week. Look for the metal cart in the vestibule marked "Free Fridays".
 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

 

ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

From Concentration Camp to Today’s Issues
...Connections of History

Sunday, February 10  — 2:00 pm
Mr. Hiro Nishikawa will discuss his childhood experiences in a Japanese internment camp in Poston, AZ during WWII, as well as the  historical and social context in which the incarceration took place, the Redress Movement, and the connection to current events.

This program is part of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2013 at Haverford Township Free Library Program Series which will culminate in Julie Otsuka's visit to Haverford High School and the Library on Tuesday,
March 12.

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, February 11 -- 6:30 pm

We're giving 'book club' a new meaning!

The Cookbook Club is our newest venture and has become quite popular. Every month a cookbook is chosen and participants prepare a recipe of their choice from that month’s selection.  Intercourses: an aphrodisiac cookbook  is our selection for February.

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse Intercourses, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

CIVIL WAR PROGRAMMING CONTINUES!

March Through History:  The Civil War Soldier

Sunday, February 17 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for this high energy interactive program.  Our presenter, Ken Gavin, will be in period Union army dress and interprets a soldier from the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment.  He discusses his reasons for joining the Union army, why he is fighting, his transformation from being a civilian to a soldier and battle experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil War Movie Essentials

December 1-February 28

Do You Like Civil War Movies and Documentaries?

HTFL Civil War Movies and Documentaries are FREE until February 28!

Look for our display by the DVDs on the 1st Floor.

 

 

Parenting Book Discussion Series

HTFL and the Haverford Township Adult School have teamed up to offer this book series for parents at the many different stages of parenting. 

Sleeping Through the Night: How
Infants Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep
by
Dr. Jodi Mindell - discussion facilitated by the author!
February 20 -- 7:00 pm

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Homework: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out by Neil Mcnerney - discussion facilitated by Loralee Kaczynski, Reading Specialist.
March 20 -- 7:00 pm

*

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Dr. Kenneth  Ginsburg - discussion facilitated by Robert  Zeitlin, Psy.D., Psychologist
April 17 -- 7:00 pm

Each session is $15 and includes a copy of the book which  can be picked up at the Reference Desk.

To register go to www.haverfordadultschool.org

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, February 10

2:00 pm -- From Concentration Camp to Today's Issues
...Connections of History

Monday, February 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Thursday, February 14

12:00 pm - Monthly Book Share

Friday, February 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, February 17

2:00 pm -- March Through History:  The Civil War Soldier

Monday, February 18

Library Closed in observance of President's Day

Wednesday, February 20

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series: Sleeping Through the Night

Friday, February 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Reading-a-Round Book Discussion Group
The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, February 26  — 7:00 pm
Join the discussion of Julie Otsuka's book.  Some copies are available  for participants, please contact Samantha Shepherd 610-446-3082 x 203

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Hearts and Hugs Pajama Storytime

Monday, February 11 -- 7:00 pm

Join Ms. Maureen for some Valentine's Day fun! We'll be reading stories with lots of hearts and hugs, creating our own valentines, and enjoying some "stop" dancing.

This program is for children of all ages and their families. No registration is required.

 

Cooking Together Cookbook Club

Sunday, February 24

Get into the kitchen with your school-aged kids and be a part of Cooking Together, the newest book club in the Children's Room. Test a recipe from the selected kids' cookbook by making it at home and bringing your dish to share.

It's easy and fun to be a part of this cookbook club:  stop at the Children’s Room Desk to sign up and review the cookbook, select your recipe, and get ready to cook!

February's Cookbook: Betty Crocker's Kids Cook!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 11

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

7:00 pm -- Hearts and Hugs Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, February 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, February 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Monday, February 18

Library Closed in observance of President's Day

Tuesday, February 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series: Sleeping Through the Night

Thursday, February 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

ACE the SAT

Saturday, February 23 -- 8:30 am

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

An SAT Official Guide and study materials are included ($60 retail).

Saturday, Feb. 23
8:30 am-12:30 pm (Registration 8:00 – 8:30 am)
Snow Date: March 16

Early Registration: $95.00 (before February 14)
Regular Registration: $135.00 (after January 10)

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

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

All proceeds directly benefit the
Haverford Township Free Library!

 

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.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, February 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, February 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, February 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, February 18

Library Closed in observance of President's Day

Wednesday, February 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, February 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, February 23

8:00 am -- ACE the SAT Workshop

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Elliott-Lewis


Our thanks to Elliott-Lewis Corporation for their support of the Library.  Elliott-Lewis, founded in 1905, is the largest commercial mechanical service contractor in the Philadelphia region, providing expert, 24-hour-a-day service for HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and building controls. Elliott-Lewis also manages the facilities for The Philadelphia International Airport, the Art Museum of Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, and many of the area's other iconic buildings. Learn more about Elliott-Lewis at their website http://elliottlewis.com/

 

Elliott-Lewis is a Silver level Business Sponsor.

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

 


RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

Market Research through the Delco Library's Web Portal

Hands-on Workshop for Using Your Library's On-line Resources for Market Research

February 27, 8:00-10:00 am
Delaware County Library Administrative Office
Building 19 Fair Acres
340 N. Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063

COST: None
REGISTER NOW: Workshop Registration

Presented by Delaware County SCORE and the Delaware County Library System

 

 

One of the big challenges for small business owners is getting cost-effective business intelligence. The Delaware County Library Systems provides its card holders with free access to a world of business-related publications and extensive databases that can help you grow your business, find new customers and beat the competition.

The Reference USA database contains information on 200 million consumers and 14 million business. Participants are invited to bring their laptops or tablets so they can connect to the Web portal through the wifi at the office. Computer terminals will be available for those who do not bring a computer. Librarians and SCORE counselors will introduce the reference databases, show how to create search queries and use the results, and help guide the participants through the navigation of the data areas that are most useful to their businesses.

Learn how to:

  •     Find clients or businesses by demographics and geography;
  •     Locate essential business details on a company;
  •     Find competitors and competitive intelligence;
  •     Identify key contacts in prospects' organizations;
  •     Build a mailing list for your marketing campaign.

 

 


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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January 27 - February 9

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

HTFL is excited to announce that, once again, the annual One Book One Philadelphia program will be coming to Haverford Township.  With grateful thanks to our partners in this venture, the Free Library of Philadelphia, School District of Haverford Township and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township, the author of the award winning book, The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka will visit Havertown and speak about her book in an event at the High School, with related programs here at the Library.  Read below for details.

The Library and the community is very fortunate to have the opportunity of hosting the author in our own backyard and to participate in this amazing event.  I hope you are able to take advantage of the programs.

As always, the staff strives to provide the ultimate in programming for you.

 

Christine Faris, Library Director


ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA
@ HTFL

From Concentration Camp to Today’s Issues
...Connections of History

Sunday, February 10  — 2:00 pm
Mr. Hiro Nishikawa will discuss his childhood experiences in a Japanese internment camp in Poston, AZ during WWII, as well as the  historical and social context in which the incarceration took place, the Redress Movement, and the connection to current events.

 

Reading-a-Round Book Discussion Group
The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, February 26  — 7:00 pm
Join the discussion of Julie Otsuka’s book.  Some copies are available  for participants, please contact Samantha Shepherd 610-446-3082 x 203

Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, March 12 — 9:00 am
Students and community members are welcome to attend this discussion of the 2013 One Book featured selection with Julie Otsuka. Advance registration is required for this program.  To register, click here.   For school security purposes, each person attending must register individually.

The program will take place at Haverford High School, 200 Mill Road, Havertown

Book signing and Reception with Julie Otsuka

Tuesday, March 12 — 11:00 am
The author of the 2013 One Book featured selection will sign books and talk with readers during a light reception.

Meet the Author Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13 — 12:30 pm
Join Ms. Otsuka at a luncheon hosted by HTFL.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased prior to event. Purchase tickets in person at HTFL’s Front Desk by March 8.  Limited to 40 guests.  Don't wait to buy your tickets!

Programs sponsored by the
Haverford Township Free Library,
the School District of Haverford Township,
and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township.

 

 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Job & Career Accelerator (TM)

Available only with your library card, you can access Job & Career Accelerator(TM) from home or in the library on www.haverfordlibrary.org by clicking the "resource databases" link on the left. When on the site, an online tutorial provides you with a blueprint to navigate the site easily. You need only to register the first time, creating a username and password (be sure to write it down!) and provide an email address. After this, you may log in at any time.

    With Job & Career Accelerator(TM), you can:

  • Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations
  • Match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you
  • Search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings
  • Create professional resumes and cover letters
  • Practice and master interviewing skills
  • Get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way--from your initial search to accepting an offer
  • Conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place
     

ADULT PROGRAMS   

Music of the Civil War Era

Sunday, January 27 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for this interactive musical and interpretive program.  Musicians Joe Becton and Antoine Watts perform and tell stories in 19th century style clothing and equipment.  They interpret music from Francis Johnson, 1830’s to Julia Ward Howe 1860’s.  They perform styles including spirituals, underground railroad songs, minstrel songs, and camp songs on guitar, flute, harmonica and voice.

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy You Series -- Beyond Heartburn: Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Tuesday, January 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for a presentation about GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, given by Brian Karp, M.D., Crozer-Keystone gastroenterologist.

HTFL and Crozer-Keystone Health System have teamed up to bring you the Healthy You Series that provides important health information for you and your loved ones.

To register call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visit the Classes and Events page on www.crozerkeystone.org.

 

First Friday Flick - Hope Springs

Friday, February 1 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for the First Friday Flick and celebrate relationships with the recently released HOPE SPRINGS, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell.  Rated  PG-13 with some mature content.  

 

 

Parenting Book Discussion Series

HTFL and the Haverford Township Adult School have teamed up to offer this book series for parents at the many different stages of parenting. 

Sleeping Thought the Night: How
infants Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep
by
Dr. Jodi Mindell - discussion facilitated by the author!
February 20 -- 7:00 pm

Homework: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out by Neil Mcnerney – discussion facilitated by Loralee Kaczynski, Reading Specialist
March 20 -- 7:00 pm

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Dr. Kenneth  Ginsburg — discussion facilitated by Robert  Zeitlin, Psy.D., Psychologist
April 17 -- 7:00 pm

Each session is $15 and includes the book which  can be picked up at the Reference Desk.

To register go to www.haverfordadultschool.org

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, January 27

2:00 pm -- Music of the Civil War

Tuesday, January 29

7:00 pm - Healthy You Series - Beyond Heartburn:Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Friday, February 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Hope Springs

Tuesday, February 5

7:00 pm -- LinkedIn for the 50 + Crowd

Friday, February 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

From Concentration Camp to Today’s Issues...Connections of History

Sunday, February 10 -- 2:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Clowning Around!

Thursday, January 31 -- 10:00 am

 Come one, come all! The Children’s Room is excited to announce that we will be hosting clowns for a fun morning of clowning around, stories, jokes, tricks, and lots of fun!
 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, January 28

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

6:30 pm - Homeschooler Game Night

Tuesday, January 29

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, January 30

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, January 31

10:00 pm -- Clowning Around!

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Saturday, February 2

10:00 am -- Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

10:50 am -- Kid's Yoga

Monday, February 4

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, February 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, February 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

HTFL Bake

Wednesday, February 6 -- 2:30 pm
The first Wednesday of every month.

Open to 6th - 12th Grade

Teens love to bake, so here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own treats! We'll feature nerdy recipes, practical recipes, and recipes so decadent they're bound to spoil dinner!

No registration required.

P.S. Since it is Wednesday, gaming equipment will be open for use. So if cooking isn't your scene, you can still use the teen space to get your game on.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, January 28

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, January 30

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, January 31

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, February 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, February 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

Thursday, February 7

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Adult School

Spring Semester Starts Tuesday, February 19


Familiar Favorites and Many New Classes!
Health and Fitness, Vegan Cooking, Hands on Paella Party, Gardening Classes, Parenting Seminars,  Crafts
Bridge,  Mah Jongg, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball.

Register on line or call for a brochure.  View the complete course catalog and register on line at www.haverfordadultschool.org.
Or call  610-446-8022

Office Hours – Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Office Opens Wednesday, January 9

 


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!