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

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!