July 15 - 28

Haverford Free Library


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

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A note from the Director:


It's Cool Inside!

It might be a sweltering 90+ degrees outside today but you will find it cool and comfortable at the Haverford Township Free Library. Come inside, find a newspaper, magazine or book and sit and read to cool off. We are open Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays during the Summer, and we have plenty to offer you.

If you can't think of something to read, ask one of our librarians for
suggestions; or are you in the mood to begin the search for your family's roots? Use one of our public internet computers to access Ancestry.com (available only in the library.)

Join the Summer Reading Club-baby to senior we have a program for you.  Children and teens receive prizes for their reading, but adults aren't left out. Submit the title(s) you have read each week to the Reference Department and enter your name for a Prize.

I hope to see you here! Enjoy a fun and safe summer.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please call me at

Christine Faris, Library Director



2nd Annual Business Breakfast

Wednesday, September 12 @ 7:30 am



Audio Books

If you are driving to your destination for vacation, please come in and take advantage of our wonderful audiobook collection. The library has many selections for your listening pleasure in fiction, nonfiction and biography genres. Plus we also have language DVDs just in case you are going to a foreign destination and would like to brush up on some basics. Check out the "In Flight" series in the 400 non-fiction language section for an easy primer on various languages. All of our audio materials are free of charge and can be checked out for three weeks.


Book Club in a Bag

We've recently added 3 new titles to our Book Club in a Bag collection. Carefully selected by the Reference department staff, we believe you'll find a lot to discuss with these though-provoking titles.



Defending Jacob by William Landay questions a father's loyalty to his murder son who stands accused of murder.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand details the incredible, true account of Louis Zamperini's lost at sea experience during World War II.

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger explores the nature of love, marriage, and national identity in the contemporary world.


Coming Soon!

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes delves into the complex world of domestic abuse in this highly suspenseful psychological thriller.

Stop by or call the Reference desk today to reserve your bags and start talking about these hot titles!



Cookies and Mystery

Thursday, July 19 @ 11:00 am

Are you looking for a new mystery series? A different mystery genre? Come and hear about new series and authors from other mystery lovers. Every 3rd Thursday in HTFL. This month's recent Award winning mysteries (Agatha, Dagger, etc) will be discussed.


Reading-A-Round Montly Book Group


Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:00 pm

Are you looking for a good book group?  Reading-a-Round may be for you!  Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for this adult book discussion that is open to all. A different contemporary adult fiction or non-fiction book will be discussed at each meeting.

This month's selection is The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma. From fourth grade until she went away to college, Alice's father, a school librarian, read to her every night for at least 10 minutes. The Reading Promise highlights favorite moments from the many books they read and the life lessons they learned along the way. Ozma's experience, and the book that emerged, confirm the enduring benefits of childhood reading.


Sounds of Summer @ HTFL

Check out this month's entertainment!

Philadelphia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble & Italian Water Ice

Friday, July 27 @ 7:30 pm

Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

Program will be held in the Library parking lot. In the event of rain or extreme heat, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

No registration required to attend events.


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, July 15

Library Closed

Thursday, July 19

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, July 20

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

Sunday, July 22

Library Closed

Tuesday, July 24

7:00 pm Reading-A-Round - The Reading Promise

Friday, July 27

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

7:30 pm -- The Sounds of Summer @ HTFL - Philadelphia Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble



Summer Reading Club

Family Game Night

Wednesday, July 18 @ 6:30 pm

Don't miss Family Game Night in the Parking Lot! Enjoy some old school, unplugged gaming with the family.

Check out the facepainting, bingo, board games, giant bubbles, sidewalk chalk, free refreshments, and roulette ($.25/spin).

Family Game Night is weather permitting and there is no rain date. Please check the Library's website or Facebook on July 18th for any new information.


Magic of Taddo

Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm

Don't miss the Magic of Taddo!

Taddo is an award winning magician with the Society of American Magicians. He attributes his magical talents to his friends at the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. His discovery of and passion for magic has elevated him to where he is today.


The Summer Reading Club is sponsored in part by the the Delaware County Library System, the Friends of HTFL and our 2012 Major Events Business Sponsors: Joel Perlish Photography, Daedalus Education Service, iradiophilly.com, Ardmore Toyota/Scion, Foote Orthodontics, Peppers Café & Catering, Ranieri & Kerns Associations, Casemate Publishers, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, July 15

Library Closed

Monday, July 16

 10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

11:00 am -- Monday Morning Movie

7:00 pm -- Pajamarama

Tuesday, July 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

2:00 pm -- Tales @ 2 for 4s and 5s

Wednesday, July 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- SRC: Family Game Night

Thursday, July 19

11:00 am -- Constellation Club

Sunday, July 22

Library Closed

Monday, July 23

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

11:00 am -- Monday Morning Movie

7:00 pm -- Pajamarama

Tuesday, July 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

2:00 pm -- Tales @ 2 for 4s and 5s

Wednesday, July 25

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Magic of Taddo

Thursday, July 26

11:00 am -- Constellation Club


Upcoming Programs

SRC Show: Makin' Music

Wednesday, August 1 @ 7:00 pm

How can you give children a love of music that will grow along with them? The answer is Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms.  This music and movement show has won rave reviews from critics, parents, teachers, and kids alike. Young listeners are immediately engaged by the music and are carried from song to song by infectious rhythms and energetic production.




Zombie Apocalypse

Wednesday, July 25 @ 1:00 pm

Come prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse in the most stylin' manner. Dressed as a Zombie or Human, we'll help prepare you for the end of days. Join us for activites and zombie games, and foods that may or may not be human remains. 

(It's not. We promise.)


Calendar of Events - Teen Programs


Sunday, July 15

Library Closed

Monday, July 16

1:00 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, July 18

1:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, July 19

1:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Sunday, July 22

Library Closed

Monday, July 23

1:00 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, July 25

1:00 pm -- Zombie Apocalypse

Thursday, July 26

1:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club


Upcoming Programs

Rock Away Your Fines

Wednesday, August 8 @ 1:00 pm

Summer's coming to a close - are you free of fines? You can earn $ towards library fines with every game of Guitar Hero or Rock Band you play! 

Of course, you can come around and jam with us even if you don't have fines!


End of Summer Party

Friday, August 10 @ 12:00 pm

Ms. Shelli says, "We will do something! And it will be great fun!

...I just haven't got word on whether or not we have permission yet.

Stay tuned!"



Foote Orthodontics

The mission of Foote Orthodontics is to provide the highest quality care in a caring atmosphere where patients are treated with excellence clinically and personally. Dr. Catherine Foote dedicated 10 years to higher education at the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, her D.M.D. from the School of Dental Medicine and her Certificate of Orthodontics. Since then she has combined full time practice with part-time teaching commitments.

A native of Ardmore and a 3rd generation dentist, Dr. Foote is an active member of the local community, supporting school and community programs. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, the Main Line Dental Society, and serves as the New Member Chair for the Academy of Stomatology.

Dr. Foote utilizes the latest technological advances in the industry, such as Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and ceramic braces, along with digital imaging and advanced computer graphics, to ensure that you receive the most effective and comfortable care possible.

101 Bryn Mawr Ave

Suite 320

Bryn Mawr, PA  19010




Foote Orthodontics is a Silver level Business Sponsor.

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

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!