Active since 2003, The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library is a volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to helping the library enrich the lives of community residents.

All Friends are volunteers.  All of our proceeds are donated to the library. The money we  have raised has helped fund the Summer Reading Program and other special programs, purchased books, CDs, DVDs, computers, furnishings, and other items.

Our contributions to the library, over $234,000 as of December 2017, have benefited our township’s citizens, from toddlers to seniors and the home bound. We were awarded the HTFL Volunteer Award of Honor (formerly the John & Mary Lou Toal Award of Honor) in 2007.

Additional information can be found in our annual reports.

0416161249What We Do

The Friends raise funds through two book sales, a garden tour, a silent auction at the library celebration, and membership dues. All of these funds are then donated to the library for specific acquisitions, programs, and services. In addition to this central fundraising work, the Friends strive to:

  • stimulate a greater interest in and use of the library by promoting and enriching library services
  • acquaint the community with the functions, resources, facilities, and needs of the library
  • expand the role of the Haverford Township Free Library in the cultural and educational development of the township to ensure its existence for years to come.

Who We Are

Meet our Board of Directors.

How We Operate

We are bound by the following Constitution and Bylaws. We have 10 monthly meetings (no meeting in July or December) held on the second Wednesday of the month in the board room of the library.

You can join or make a donation by contacting us at or by visiting the front desk of the library.