The Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library

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Join The Friends Of Huntingdon Valley Library!

When: First Thursday of Every Month, 12:30 p.m. (except July & August)
Why: Stay for the after-meeting programs!
Where: HVL Community Room
Dues: $15

Upcoming Meetings:

  • December 6 – Pot Luck lunch

Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library Newsletter 2018

2017 Newsletter (pdf) | January 2016 Newsletter

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2018 Events and Fundraisers

  • Museum Passes all year long!
  • Spring Tea on May 17 – Food, tea and a fashion show featuring Designs by Karen and The Mens & Boys Store.  Sold out!
  • Kremps Flower Arranging Workshop on April 11
  • Used Book Sales! March 6 and
    • Oct. 23 to Oct. 27
  • Election Day Bake Sale – Nov. 6
  • Summer Sales – Books by the Bag!
    • Beach Books – June 12-14 during library hours
    • Christmas in July – July 17-19
    • Dog Days of Summer – August 14-16
  • Used Books Store Hours on Monday and Tuesday mornings
  • Perpetual Sale of Book Bundles at the Library’s front entrance
  • New York City Bus Trip – May 2 and September 26. Wait list available at Friends’ Station.
  • Philadelphia Masonic Temple Tour and Lunch Wednesday, October 17. Tour at 11 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m., cost $45 with registration at the Friends’ Station.  Register by October 3, 2018. Arrange your own transportation. More information.
  • Sponsored Events at the Library include: Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theater Presents Peter Rabbit on May 6, Rhythm Babies, 2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock,” new toys and games for the children’s department, and Beauty and the Beast production by Bright Star Touring Company on September 29.
  • Basket of Books and Blizzard of Prizes RaffleStop by and get your tickets today!  Drawing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 pm at the Janet Benton Author Visit.
  • Basket of Books Contents:
    • Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer
    • Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
    • Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
    • G’morning, G’night: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
    • The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney

2017 Fundraisers and Events:

  • Four Aspects of Art Nouveau lecture series with Elizabeth Anderson
  • March 30 Spring Tea
  • May 3 Bus Trip to New York City
  • October 4 Bus Trip to New York City.
  • Thursday, October 26 Trip to the Chocolatrium
  • Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Pine Road Elementary and at the Library
  • Pine Road Holiday Vendor Fair – December 2 from 1-4
  • Thursday, November 30 Ceramics Workshop at “Create Me
  • Union League tour and lunch – Monday, Dec. 11 at 11 am. $40.
  • Basket of Books and Blizzard of Prizes Raffle!  Drawing on December 7. Congratulations
  • Used Book Sales and Book Room Hours!  The Friends book room opens its doors to the public multiple times each year. In 2017, we have sales in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Who are the Friends?

The Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library donate their time and/or money to help make our Library an important center of learning and enjoyment. Please help the Friends help the Huntingdon Valley Library maintain its edge on excellence as it promotes literacy and learning for the entire community. Volunteer your time or send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Friends of 
Huntingdon Valley Library 
625 Red Lion Rd. 
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-6216

HVL 2018 Golden Friends PosterMembership levels are:

  • $100 + Golden Friend
  • $50 Benefactor
  • $25 Patron
  • $15 Friend

Friends Book Club – “Members of the book discussion group do not have to members of the Friends. They just have to be passionate about reading and discussion.”

They now meet in the 2nd Floor Community Room at 12:30 pm for lively discussion.  Copies of Book Club books are available online: OverDrive eBooks

Here is the list for 2018-2019 (Additional details here):

  • September 20: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
  • October 18: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • November 15: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  • January 17: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • February 21: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • March 21: The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone
  • April 18: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • May 16: Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng
  • June 20: The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah

The Friends have sponsored:

  • Funding for upgrades to the Library’s collection, technology and children’s area
  • Monthly adult book discussion groups
  • Summer reading programs for children
  • Children’s Write and Illustrate Your Own Book program
  • Used Book Sales in March, June and October
  • Weekly Mah Jongg and Canasta games
  • Mini-Book Sale by the front entrance of the Library
  • Library Staff Appreciation meal in December
  • Election Day Bake Sale at Pine Road Elementary School
  • Bus Tours to New York City
  • Theater Trips throughout the region
  • Flower arranging and flower sales
  • Holiday Basket of Books and Prizes drawing
  • And…Family Museum Passes

Family Museum Passes

Do you enjoy spending the day at a museum?

This year Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library have made passes available to the . . .

Glencairn Museum
– “Outstanding collection of medieval and ancient objects.”
– Pass allows entry for up to 6 people

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
– “Share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 3 children

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
– “Internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and all children 18 in the same household

Academy of Natural Sciences
– “America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiveristy and environmental research.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 5 children

Morris Arboretum
– “A romantic, 92-acre Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers, and special garden areas.
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 4 children in one car

Simeone Automotive Museum
– “Over 60 of the rarest and significant racing sports cars ever built.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 3 children

Bucks County Children’s Museum
– The Bucks County Children’s Museum’s mission is provide an environment that connects ALL children to the world around them and inspires learning through PLAY.
– Pass allows entry for up to 6 people

Moravian Tile Works
– “A ‘working history’ museum.  Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and all children under 18 in same household

National Constitution Center
– Located in historic Philadelphia, the Center was created to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 4 children

Museum of the American Revolution
– “Explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 4 children
– “Pass does NOT allow you to make advanced reservations for timed tickets.  You can only get tickets when you arrive at the museum.  Please be advised that at busy times there might be a wait of up to several hours to enter the museum.”

How to Borrow:

Members of the Friends may check out museum passes at the desk just as one would borrow a book. Stop by the library and ask about the museum passes. They provide admission for a family (usually 2 adults and 3 children) and a 10% discount in the museums’ shops. Remember to check the return date.  The circulation period is 3 days and overdue fees are $1 per day.

Want to join the Friends?

Applications/Newsletters available at the Circulation Desk.  The dues are $15 for the calendar year.

While the Museum Passes cannot be placed on hold or reserved in advance, please call the Circulation desk for more information about checking out a pass over the phone for same-day pick-up.  We can be reached at 215-947-5138.

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