Friends Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in helping the library? Maybe you have some free time, value the library and want to help give back? Consider becoming a Friends Board Member!

Time commitment:

  • one meeting per month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7pm
  • 2-3 hours per month (sometimes less)

Type of involvement:

  • Work with others on fun projects/events to help raise funds for the library
  • Help with annual events: summer and fall book sale, designer bag bingo, etc.
  • Assist with annual silent auction

Benefits:

    • Support the library
    • Have fun and meet great people
    • Give back to the community

Maybe you’re interested in helping but not interested in committing to the board – listed below we have many opportunities available for you to put your skills to the test!

PositionEvent TimingTime CommitmentDescription of Responsibilities Available
Designer Bag Bingo Event StaffFriday evening in early spring2-3 hoursTake tickets or payments at the door, sell food or raffle tickets, show prizes.
Beach Bag Book Sale Event Staff10 am-5 pm on the Saturday before Memorial Day1-7 hoursOrganize the tables, take payments.
Fall Book Sale Set UpThe week before the fall book sale1-4 hoursSet up tables and books.
Fall Book Sale Event StaffThe last Fri, Sat, Sun in Sep and the first Sat in Oct1-7+ hoursOrganize the tables, take payments.
Fall Book Sale BreakdownMonday after the last book sale day1-4 hoursDirect volunteers to remove books and break down tables.
Silent Auction/Raffle CommitteeSaturday in mid-November1-10+ hoursProcure donations, set up, check out, break down.
Social Media MarketerRegularly advertise, especially around events1-5+ hours, monthlyCreate blog posts, update facebook, assist with newsletter set up.
Event VolunteerAs needed1-5+ hoursAssist during additional Friends events, as needed.

Please feel free to contact us at info@FriendsOfTheHTFL.org or leave your information at the front desk of HTFL. We’re looking forward to meeting more of our library supporters!

Third Annual Designer Bag Bingo

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are hosting our third annual Designer Bag Bingo with beautiful bags from Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley and more. Event is on Friday, March 31st, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Community Room at the library (1601 Darby Road, Havertown). Bring your own snacks and wine (no beer or liquor please). Soda and bottled water available for purchase. Must be 21 to attend.

Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door (FRIENDS members $30 at the door). 15 bingo games will be played throughout the evening. Additional cards may be purchased and there will be a 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are available for purchase at the library’s front desk or right here on our website with the link below.





Please note: No tickets will be mailed if they are purchased online but your name will appear on the guest list at the door on the night of the event.

Come out for a night of fun and prizes to support your local library! For additional information, please contact us at info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

Annual Fall Book Sale

It’s time once again for the Friends of the HTFL Annual Fall Book Sale!

The book sale takes place in the Community Room of the Haverford Township Free Library (1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA). All proceeds benefit the Friends of the HTFL.

Each day of the book sale is a little different, so check out the schedule below:

Preview Sale for members of the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library
Friday, September 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Members of the Friends of the HTFL get first pick of the books at this special evening preview. You must be a member of the Friends to shop at the Preview Sale, and show a valid membership card in order to enter. Not a member? No problem—you can become a member at the door.

Annual Fall Book Sale
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This is the big day! Be sure to stop by and browse the books, CDs, and movies. Bring the family and friends—there’s something for everyone.

Bag Day at the Annual Fall Book Sale
Sunday, September 25, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fill a bag of books for only $6! Bring your muscles and your appetite for reading.

Why wait? You can become a member right now, and gain access to the Preview Sale, as well as discounts at the book sale.

See you at the book sale!

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Philadelphia Union Soccer Game Fundraiser

Join us for Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library Night on Saturday, June 25th at 7pm at Talen Energy Stadium to watch the Philadelphia Union take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. Discounted tickets are available for $25 each via Paypal and the button below or by stopping by the front desk of HTFL. We will collect your name and payment and the tickets will be available at the Will-Call window on the night of the game.





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Please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofthehtfl.org if there are any questions. Hope to see you there!

Designer Bag Bingo!

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are hosting a Designer Bag Bingo with beautiful bags from Kate Spade/Coach/Dooney & Bourke/Vera Bradley. Event is on Friday, March 11, 7-10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Community Room at the library (1601 Darby Road, Havertown). Bring your own snacks and wine (no beer or liquor please). Soda and bottled water available for purchase. Must be 21 to attend.

Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door (FRIENDS members $30 at the door). 15 bingo games will be played throughout the evening. Additional cards may be purchased and there will be a 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are available for purchase at the library’s front desk or right here on our website with the link below. Please note: No tickets will be mailed if they are purchased online but your name will appear on the guest list at the door on the night of the event.

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Come out for a night of fun and prizes to support your local library! For additional information, please contact us at info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

Speed Raceway Fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday, April 16th from 12-5pm for a fun family day of Electric Go Kart Racing, Arcade Games, & Raffles at Speed Raceway (200 Blair Mill Rd Suite 100, Horsham, PA 19044)!
 
50% of Proceeds will be donated to The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library!!
Please print and bring the following flyer!  Speed Raceway Friends Flyer
 
JUNIOR RACING: Min. Age 6 and Min. Height 48”, Up to 12 laps
ADULT RACING: Min. Age 12 and Min. Height 56”, Up to 14 laps
 
$6 Annual License for New Racers
Single Race = $20
First Time Racer Special: 2 races + $6 license = $36
Family Package: 8 races = $100
 
Proper Attire: All racers must be wearing close-toed shoes (NO flip flops, sandals or high heels please!). As part of your $6.00 Annual Membership Racing License, Speed Raceway provides all the necessary equipment to include: helmets, head socks for under helmets and regular socks and sneakers, if needed.
 
Racer Registration can be done prior to the event and very helpful to have that done ahead of time. It makes checking in much smoother.
 
Waiver Requirement = anyone under 18 must have an adult present to sign waiver or they may print the online waiver and bring with them. Everyone will need to sign waiver during registration process.

One Day Left for the Book Sale!

A huge thank you to all who came out to support the Friends thirteenth annual book sale! There was quite a line up the stairwell outside the community room before the doors opened at 6pm on Friday night and the customers never stopped. Saturday was incredible and Sunday continued with tons of customers showing up to fill their bags.

Don’t forget – there’s one day left!

The book sale will be open during Haverford Township day on Saturday, October 3rd from 10am to 5pm (same hours as the library) for our last bag sale. Fill a bag for $6 and take home as many books as your bag can hold! We’re hoping the weather is gorgeous, but just in case it’s not, the book sale will be a great refuge. See you there!

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(This empty photo was snapped just before the crowd piled in on Sunday afternoon.)

Designer Bag Donations

Do you have a brand new designer bags with tags on it that just isn’t your style? Consider donating it to the Friends for our 2016 Designer Bag Bingo event!

Our first bingo event sold out and we’re hoping to repeat that success in 2016. In order to make it even more profitable for our library, we’re putting out notice early to keep us in mind when you’re shopping for a new bag or when you’re gifted a bag that just doesn’t suit you. It may be perfect for someone else!

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Please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofthehtfl.org with any questions or if you’re interested in donating. We’re accepting donations year round.

Thank you for your support!

The Friends Need You!

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NEED YOU TO BECOME A FRIENDS BOARD MEMBER

Time commitment:

  • one meeting per month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7pm
  • 2-3 hours per month (sometimes less)

Type of involvement:

  • Work with others on fun projects/events to help raise funds for the library
  • Help with annual book sale
  • Assist with annual silent auction

Benefits:

  • Support the library
  • Have fun and meet great people
  • Give back to the community

If you’re interested, please contact info@FriendsOfTheHTFL.org or leave your information at the front desk of HTFL. We can’t wait to work with you!