Friends Focus: Advance Test Review

Since the Friends are lucky enough to have a wide variety of business sponsors, we thought it would be a great idea to do some interviews with these local businesses and get the word out about their support of our library. Our first interview is with Advance Test Review who has been a business sponsor of the Friends for some time now. Recently, they’ve turned the focus of their business into a fundraising workshop at the library! The SAT workshop, which was held in the spring, raised over $2000 for the library and there’s another one scheduled for July. Thanks so much to this great business for sponsoring the Friends as well as pitching in above and beyond to help fundraise for the library!

What is the name of your business and what does it specialize in?
Advance Test Review
Test review for the SAT, PSAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT as well as for the SAT students—Ace Your SAT Workshops

When did your business open its doors?
1975

What’s the best thing about your business?
Personal service. We don’t make the student fit the strategies. We make the strategies fit the student.

Where is your business located?
305 Bryan Street in Havertown
www.AdvanceTestReview.com

What made you decide to sponsor the Friends?
Always looking to help the Library.

Do you offer any discounts or specials to Friends members?
10% off graduate test courses

What’s your vision for your business in the next 2+ years?
Continue to help people improve their lives through education.

How often do you visit the library?
Several times a week.

What book do you most cherish?
The Collected Works of Mark Twain

Who is your hero of fiction?
Beowulf

Who are your favorite writers?
Jazz Age

What is your motto?
We don’t study the test prep books, we study the tests

Thanks so much to the great owners of Advance Test Review for taking the time to answer all our questions and provide such a great service to our community!

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!

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOEL PERLISH (C) 2011

Hello!

Welcome to the new blog from the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library.

Our goals with this blog include:

  • Keeping you up-to-date on our events. Not just where and when–we’ll give you the inside scoop.
  • Introducing you to the Friends and the Friends of Friends. Profiling our board members, the library staff, and our business sponsors, you’ll get to know the library’s movers and shakers.
  • Cooking. We’ll be making recipes from the Friend’s cookbook to entice you to get your own copy. (Proceeds benefit the library!)
  • Giving you talking points so that you can help us advocate for the library.

Of course, our mission is to serve the community. Please let us know what you’d like to see on the blog!