May 20 - June 2

Haverford Free Library


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

**The Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.  

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A Note from the Director:

Do you like to garden?  Would you like to try planting a vegetable garden but don't know how to start? Not only is it satisfying to grow your own vegetables, but think of the money you save and how fresh the produce is when you can go out to your yard and pick your own! HTFL has a great collection of gardening books for checkout to help you get started.  Stop by and see what we have to offer from books on growing in containers to solutions on how to avoid "garden pests."

Then, after your bountiful garden is ready to pick, take a look at all the new cookbooks we have or books on how to can and preserve.

Remember, we have something for everyone at your library!

Thank you, as always, and if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me.

Christine Faris-Library Director



Beach Bag Book Sale

Saturday, May 19  --  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are hosting their Beach Bag Book Sale along the sidewalk of the Library on Saturday, May 19.  Now is the time to pick up your favorite paperback books for beach or vacation reading at great prices. Hot dogs, cold drinks, popcorn and soft pretzels will also be available for purchase. Help the Friends of HTFL raise money for the Library!


Third Annual Garden Tour

Saturday, June 16 -- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Explore some of the beautiful gardens in Haverford Township!  Tickets are now on sale at the Library's front desk.  Purchase your ticket prior to June 16th for $15, or the day of for $20.  On tour day, pick-up your ticket and map at the Grange Estate, Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, between 10:30 am and noon.

After you do your self-guided tour, return to the Grange at 3:30 pm for a reception and tour of their gardens.  You may also purchase plants as part of the Grange's annual plant sale.

Volunteers are still needed.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call Janae Alberts (610) 642-7831.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Looking for a way to help the library and the Friends of HTFL?  The Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers to help with book sorting every month for all of the donated books they receive.  If you have a couple of hours to spare on the last Monday of the month at 6:00 pm, please contact

.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.


Consumer Reports online

If you like to use Consumer Reports and you have internet access, we can show you how to access the current issue AND past issues from home BUT you need a valid library card! We have an online subscription to CR plus thousands of others magazines and journals. Call the Reference Desk for more information! 610-446-3082 ext. 201


First Friday Flick - Midnight in Paris

Friday, June 2 -- 7:00 pm

We were unable to show Midnight in Paris in April so we will try again. Please join us for the showing of this highly acclaimed film set in magical Paris on Friday, June 1 at 7:00pm. Bring a snack-popcorn served!

A romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. Starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates and Rachel McAdams.


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, May 19

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Beach Bag Book Sale

Tuesday, May 22
7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The House of Silk

Friday, May 25

10:00 am -- Tea & Stitch - Needlework group

Monday, May 28

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Friday, June 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch-Needlework group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Midnight in Paris

Upcoming Programs

The Titanic: A Salute through Dance

Sunday, June 10 @ 2:00 pm

Join us as we commemorate the Titanic’s maiden and only voyage. Performers and researchers Nancy Walkers and Jef Savage will perform social dances from the Titanic era while dressed in period clothing. They will also discuss the importance of dance in its cultural and social context while also including musical excerpts and personalities associated with the Titanic like the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown.


Children's Programs on Break

Storytimes and programs for elementary-aged children will take a break from May 25 - June 18 when the Summer Reading Club begins!


Dream Big - READ!

Summer Reading Club 2012

Summer is here, and it's time to kick back, relax, and have fun and that's what we're going to do in the Children's Room!

It's easy to be a part of the Dream Big, READ Summer Reading Club (SRC) for kids ages 2 through those entering 5th grade - sign up in the Children's Room, read at home, earn incentives and have fun at optional programs. Kids who participate in summer library programs keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. Visit for all the details.

Ready to Read: Dream Big, READ @ HTFL is a program designed to help children ages birth through 23 months and caregivers connect reading, fun, and the library. Simply stop by the Library to pick up your Activity Log, work on the log all summer, and come back to the Library anytime between August 6th and August 12th to receive a goody bag as your prize! Visit for all the details.

HTFL Books @ Bedtime Project

Does your family love to read at bedtime? Sharing this special time together helps kids learn to love reading and learning!

Help spread the word about the importance of reading at bedtime by submitting a photo to the Books @ Bedtime Project. Snap a photo of your little ones reading at bedtime. Include the whole family or a favorite stuffed animal, and of course your favorite bedtime read! We’ll display the images all summer during the 2012 Summer Reading Club!


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, May 21

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo!

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, May 23

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, May 24

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, May 25

1:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Hangout - Handwork Studio on Location

Monday, May 28

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day



Gaming Tournament

Wednesday, May 23

Wanted: Teen Volunteers for Sumer 2012

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.



•Ages 13 and older
•Available to volunteer at least twice weekly between the weeks of 6/18-8/20
•Available to attend Teen Volunteer Orientation and Training on either Tuesday, May 29th, 6-7:30 pm or Sunday, June 3rd, 2-3:30 pm.

To become a volunteer:

Complete a Teen Volunteer Application. Download it here and print it out or pick up a copy at the library.

Download the Teen Volunteer Application

•Have the application signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.
•Return the application to Ms. Donna Reeves, Business Manager, in the Administration Office. At that time you will schedule a Volunteer Interview.

Calendar of Events - Teens

Monday, May 21

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Anime Club

Wednesday, May 23

2:30 pm--Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, May 24

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm-- GNC: Sendak Special Edition

Monday, May 28

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 30

2:30 pm--Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, May 31

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Graphic Novel Club

HTFL Community Partnerships

6th Annual Heritage Festival
Sunday, June 3, 2012
11 AM to 4 PM
Karakung Drive, Havertown

Join the Haverford Township Historical Society as we present their 6th annual Heritage Festival, which promises to be bigger and better than ever! Come take a tour of Lawrence Cabin or Nitre Hall, meet re-enactors, and view an historical photography exhibit. Enjoy live music all day long, delicious food, and a visit to our beer tent. Crafters and artisians will be lined-up along the road displaying and selling their creations. Pony rides, a scavenger hunt, and real live pirates will thrill the youngest children. This is an event that has something for each member of the family.


Parking will be available on Karakung Drive, outside the boundaries of the festival. For more information, you can check-out our website:


Annual Appeal


Calculate YOUR Value!  HTFL offers materials, programs and services each and every day that are FREE or low cost to ALL residents of the community.  HTFL is a job center, a gathering place, a small business incubator, a space to experience culture, and so much more.  We enhance and enrich your life!

Please help sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation to our 2012 Annual Appeal today.  An investment in HTFL is an investment in the success of our entire community and your support is needed now more than ever before.  

Visit our website to make your online donation, or send a check to HTFL at 1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA  19083. 

Thank you for your support!