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 amPresentation 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 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. 

UPDATE on the Library's Air Conditioner

The good news:  A new chiller has been ordered for the Library;

The bad news:  it is an 8 week order;

The good news:  we are ordering portable air conditioning units to keep us comfortable until the installation of the chiller.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please call the Library's phone at 610-446-3082 prior to coming in this week due to the possibility of closing early as the temperature increases in the building. 

Thank you for your patience!

Listen Local at HTFL

Check Out our NEW Local Music Collection!

​As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the vibrant artistic community in and around Havertown, we are proud to announce the debut of a designated Local Music Collection.

Delaware County and the greater Philadelphia area serve as the home of numerous nationally acclaimed recording artists, as well as many independent musicians and groups with loyal local followings. We recognize the influence and contributions these "hometown heroes" make and are proud to showcase and celebrate southeastern Pennsylvania's wealth of musical talent.

If you are a local musician and would like to donate a CD for possible inclusion in the local music collection please contact Chrissy Bellizzi at 610.446.3082 x206 or


This initiative is funded by a generous grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

Staff Picks

by Karma Wilson

This laugh-out-loud poetry collaboration from a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor illustrator is anything but ordinary.

Dive in to Karma Wilson’s latest collection of more than 100 poems—some humorous, some poignant, and all of them Outside the Box. Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Diane Goode, Outside the Box has something for everyone. Appealing to kids and parents alike,

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

by Jojo Moyes

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live. . .