Happy Independence Day!

The Library will be CLOSED this Sunday, July 3rd and Monday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. 

We wish you and your family a very happy Fourth of July weekend!

Summer Reading Show - Turtle Dance Music

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
7-7:45 PM

No registration required.

Turtle Dance Music presents an inclusive, interactive, humorous and animated performance that appeals to children as well as families.  Mr. Matt is guaranteed to get kids out of their shells.  

See a preview from Turtle Dance here.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library. 

Bike Week @ the Library

Saturday, June 25 - Saturday, July 2, 2016

Celebrate Bike Week at the Library! 

Start summer with exercise and fresh air by biking to the Library.  If you show your bike helmet at checkout from June 25th-July 2nd, you can get a free DVD rental.  And sign up for the Friends of Haverford Trails updates at the front desk to get a chance to win a Townie Basket.

Snapshots from Biking Across America
Saturday, June 25 @ 2pm

Come and hear great bike tales from Library Photographer Joel Perlish.  Joel has cycled around all 50 states (including 1000 miles in Alaska), spent more than a year of life in a tent while on the road, and who has found the experience country to be extremely satisfying.

Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble
June 25 from 4-5pm

Join Friends of Haverford Trails for a short ride to learn the best back road shortcuts.  Helmet Required Appx. 5 mi.  

Bike to Manyunk Arts Festival
Sunday, June 26 from 10am-2pm

Level D+, 8-12 mph, 18 mi. via Cynwyd Trail & Manyunk bike bridge. Cycling experience essential.  Able to do moderate hills.  Helmet, lock & water required. Time for art and lunch in Manyunk.

Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop
Sunday, June 26 from 2-4pm

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. 

Staff Picks

by Anita Diamant

A story "about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--

by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. (-Goodreads)