Annual Book Sale

Visit the Friends of the HTFL Annual Book Sale for reasonably priced books from all genres: children’s, humor, history, fiction, romance, mystery, politics, and more!

Friday September 27, 6 to 9 p.m.

Preview sale for Friends’ members only. Membership is available at the door. A concession stand will be available.

Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open to all. A concession stand will be available with hot dogs, cold drinks, and snacks.

Sunday, September 29, 1 to 5 p.m.

Prices slashed! All books half price.

Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Haverford Township Day – fill a grocery bag for $6. Bags provided, but you can help the environment by bringing your own.


Learning About Coffee

The Friends want to thank all those who came out to learn all about coffee from Chief WoodyRoaster, Woody DeCasere, from One Village Coffee.

We learned all about the differences between arabica and robusta beans, the differences between the different grinds of coffee among many other tidbits. Woody was an incredibly knowledgeable speaker who offered three different rounds of tasting, each paired with an enticing dessert.

A hearty thank you to Woody and One Village Coffee and to all those Friends who came to learn and taste. We can’t wait to host the next one!




Members-Only: Coffee Tasting

Members of the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are Woodyinvited to participate in our first ever members-only event: an afternoon coffee tasting with One Village Coffee! On Sunday, April 21st, from 1pm to 3pm in the community room of the library, we’ll welcome Chief Roaster Woody DeCasere, who will discuss specialty roasting craftsmanship and will lead the group in a coffee tasting and pairing. This event is open to all members of the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library. If you’re not currently a member, you can join here or join at the door.

Friends Coffee Tasting


5th Annual Murder Mystery

On Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th from 6-9PM, the Haverford Township Free Library will once again host its popular Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Barnaby’s of Havertown. Tickets are $35 per person and sell out quickly, so please visit our web page for further details or to pay online at This year we are having a 3 day early bird sale on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th when tickets may be purchased for $30 each at the Reference Desk or by credit card.
Checks may also be made out to HTFL and mailed to Haverford Township Free Library 1601 Darby Road Havertown, PA 19083 Attn: Murder Mystery program. Please note, there is no handicap access to the room at Barnaby’s and there are many bar stool height seats in the room. If you need a regular chair or have any other special needs, we need to know in advance.
Contact 610-446-3082 ext 207 for further information. Please leave a brief, clear message
including your name and phone number and someone will contact you. You may also email for information on this event.

Tenth Anniversary Book Sale

Come celebrate with the Friends! It’s our 10th anniversary of the book sale.

Friday, September 28th 6pm-9pm
Friends members (become one at the door!) preview sale. Hot dogs, cold drinks and snacks available

Saturday, September 29th 10am-5pm
Reasonably priced books from all genres: children’s, humor, history, fiction, scifi, mystery, romance, cookbooks, politics and more!

Sunday, September 30 1pm-5pm
Prices slashed! Fill a grocery-sized sack for $6. We’ll provide bags but you can bring your own.

The sale will continue on Haverford Township Day on Saturday, October 6 10am-5pm. Fill a bag for $6.

Garden Tour

No matter what your style of gardening may be, we’ve got a garden for you:

  • Living without a lawn. Visit a garden described as “intimacy among the flowers.”
  • What would you do if your garden backed up to a cement wall? You’ll find an answer on the tour!
  • Worried that you’re too free-spirited for gardening by the book? One gardener “gardens with her heart and eyes only.”
  • Rock out! What to do with all the rocks and boulders you dig up as you dig your garden.
  • With 14 different kinds of trees, you have to have a beautiful shade garden.
  • A large property with multiple plantings and a back yard designed for entertaining.
  • A grape pergola not to be missed!
  • Terracing as a way to expand your plantings.

The  tour begins at the Historic Grange Estate where you will pick up your tickets. The tour ends here too with a talk by master gardeners about the Grange gardens. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, June 18   11:00 am-3:00 pm
$15 in advance (at the library)/$20 the day of the event

As always, proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.
Read more from Garden Writer Martha Van Artsdalen at the Delaware County Press.

Time to stock up!

Don’t forget to stop by the library this weekend to fill your shelves with books for your summer reading!We’ll be bringing out tables of books just in time for you to fill your beach bag for the annual Memorial Day trek to the beach (or the pool :)).
The Beach Bag Book Sale will be held from 10am to 3pm at the library. If the sun is shining, we’ll have tables set up outside along with food and beverages available for purchase. If the rain clouds are out, the sale will be moved inside the library and will have the same great selection either way! Can’t wait to see you there!

Art of the Garden Exhibit & Sale Going On Now!

The opening reception for the Art of the Garden show was held on Friday evening, April 8th.

We’d like to congratulate the grand prize winner of the show Susan Stefanski!

In addition to the grand prize, we’d like to congratulate the following winners as well:

1st prize to Linus Coraggio
2nd prize to Rose Marie Cunniffe
3rd prize to Elizabeth Heller
Honorable mention to Sabine Rehm
Honorable mention to Andrea Beizer
Honorable mention to Judy Fox

The reception included a few snacks and beverages from local businesses and even though it was a rainy evening, a large number of community residents stopped by the library.

Thanks to all the library staff with all their help throughout the set up and ongoing display of this show. And thank you to the Friends volunteers and the Trustees for volunteering as well!

Thank you so much to all the wonderful pieces entered into the show! Please don’t forget to stop by the library to pick out a piece to grace your lovely walls. A portion of each sale benefits the HTFL and the show will continue through June 20th.

The Friends would also like to thank everyone for their patience with us while we host our first show on this scale. All suggestions and comments have been noted and will be taken into consideration when planning future events. Feedback is always appreciated!


The 5th Annual HTFL Gala

This past weekend was the 5th annual Haverford Township Free Library’s gala and I had the great honor of attending. It was my first gala and much exceeded my expectations!

New for this year, the Friends sponsored a silent auction and a raffle which was a big hit. There was an awful lot of hovering near the lists to bid and out-bid fellow attendees. The gala committee’s hard work resulted in some spectacular items up for bid such as a 6 person dinner cooked in the winner’s home and Flyers tickets. There was a little something to suit everyone’s tastes, especially the gift certificates available through the raffle.

The Ken Ulansey Ensemble played most anything that was requested in a wide range from the traditional Rumba to Stevie Wonder. They knew how to keep people on the dance floor! All in all, it was a great night to spend out with other library supporters. Since I’m fairly new to this area, I had fun putting names to faces and learning more about the library and Havertown.

Thanks to the library for putting the gala on and for the Gala Committee for organizing every last detail. It was a great night and I hope to see even more of you at the next event!