HTFL Receives Programming and Public Relations Grant

The Haverford Township Free Library has procured grant funding in the amount of $10,000 for programming and public relations.

The funding was secured via the Local Government Municipal Resources and Development Grant Program through the offices of Representative Greg Vitali.

The Haverford Township Free Library is the official public library of Haverford Township since 1934. While the library’s primary focus is to serve the township’s residents, HTFL’s resources are available to all who access the library. Pennsylvania residents who have a valid PA library card are able to borrow any of HTFL’s circulating material.

The specific challenge has been the reduced funding for quality programs, public relations and advertising. The library’s staff is extremely talented at developing programs that fit our mission and meet the expectations of the community. The community looks to the library to provide traditional and diverse programs that not only stimulate, encourage and entertain, but also pull people together. It is a mission to provide programs that, along with the collections, enhance and enrich the lives of all township residents, from the youngest to the oldest.

The library develops programs, advertising and public relations on a shoestring. The funding received will be used towards the following costs: Promotion/Advertising/Public Relations: $4,000; Programming: $6,000. HTFL staff will therefore now have an opportunity to be in a position to plan for and to present additional programming services for the citizens of our library marketplace in the months to come.

We are “absolutely” one of the Township’s most used and well run assets. Our mission will always be "to provide you with resources, programs, and services that enhance and enrich your life."

If questions arise regarding our “responsible stewardship of the cornerstone of the Haverford community,” please direct them to our following contact:

Richard Thau
Library Director
1601 Darby Road
Havertown, PA 19083
610-446-3082 X 213

[Date released: 1/14/2010]