1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at Home

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Are you reading with your child(ren) more than ever in these stay-at-home days? Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Whether you began this reading program before the library closed or have not yet heard of it, you can still participate from home. What is 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten? The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is a national initiative to promote early literacy […]

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Unlimited Access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Through Libby

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  Libby by Overdrive, in collaboration with Pottermore Publishing, is offering unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone through the month of April! Get it through Libby or Overdrive apps’ digital collection as an ebook AND audiobook in every available language! Written by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale. Take a leap into the magical world of Harry […]

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Ancestry Now Available from Home

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Use your library card to research your past from home now extended through May 31, 2020! The ProQuest Company is generously allowing our library cardholders temporary in-home access to the Ancestry Library Edition database. Ancestry allows you to search U.S. census records, birth, marriage and death records, social security death records and immigration lists. Just log into your Account, click on “Search,” click […]

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Power Library – More Online Resources

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Power Library! Still bored? Check out Power Library, Pennsylvania’s electronic library. If you do not have a library card you can apply for an eCard here, to access Power Library e-resources. Students can use it to locate reliable sources through PowerTeens such as articles, eBooks, poetry, newspapers, photographs, and more!  There are hundreds of educational and FUN videos and websites for children to keep little […]

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Resources for Families During Library Closure

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Most recent updates: 4/17/20 Library Closed The Library is a public place where people of all ages gather, so we are concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as well as the flu and common cold, and are doing our part to help with this issue. Please read the COVID-19 Information webpost for more information. Although our physical building is closed, don’t […]

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TumbleBooks eBooks – Just for Kids!

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TumbleBooks An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Find picture books, read-along, music, memory and language games, graphic novels, and MORE at home with your Huntingdon Valley Library card! Exchange after-school cartoons with after-school TumbleBooks or quiet time after dinner.  TumbleBooks is a great way to enhance family literacy and at-home reading. Watch, listen, and read along. With the […]

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Postponed: Weekly Adult Chess Club

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Join us for a weekly chess club! Fridays at 10 am, Friends Learning Lab Free of charge, and all levels welcome! If you’re new to the game, come learn rules and strategies. Already an avid chess player? Come meet new opponents!   The library provides the boards and pieces, All are welcome to learn or play! “Chess is the gymnasium […]

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Annual Report for 2019

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Prior to the February Annual Meeting, we create a brief Annual Report to share the Library’s accomplishments with the community. The 2019 Annual Report is now available for review. Reports back to 2012 are also available on the About HVL page, for the curious. Below are highlights from the last 8 years or so from the Library Director’s Annual Report, […]

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POSTPONED — Flappers: Women of the 1920’s

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This event has been postponed for the time being.  Celebrate Women’s History Month! Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm Come celebrate Women’s History Month with us by learning more about the liberation and development of women’s roles in history. Trish Chambers discusses the emergence of American women, from the demure Gibson Girl to the flashy flapper. Also discussed are the […]

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