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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: The Huntingdon Valley Library
  • Who: Members, Committee Members, Committee Chairpersons, Officers
  • Contact:

Upcoming Meetings:

  • September Welcome Tea
  • October TBD
  • November Morris Arboretum
  • December Pot Luck Luncheon

Friends of Huntingdon Valley 2017 Newsletter (pdf)

January 2016 Newsletter

2017 Fundraisers and Events:

  • Used Book Sales!  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.
    • March 14-18 (as advertised in the Newsletter)
    • June 6-10 (Member’s preview on June 6)
    • September 12-16 (Member’s preview on September 12)
    • New Used Books Store Hours on Mondays and Tuesdays
    • Perpetual Sale at the Library’s front entrance with Book Bundles
    • 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 Cost $42.
    • Thursday, October 26 Trip to the Chocolatrium by Michel Cluizel for tour and lunch. Carpooling to be coordinated. $40
    • Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Pine Road Elementary
    • Thursday, November 30 Ceramics Workshop at “Create Me
    • Basket of Books and Blizzard of Prizes Raffle!

    2016 goldenWho 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

    Membership levels are:

    • $100 +
      Golden Friend
    • $50 Benefactor
    • $25 Patron
    • $10 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 Fall:

    • June 15 – The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
    • September 21 – The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee
    • October 19 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    • November 16 – Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
    • January 18 – Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
    • February 15 – The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower
    • March 15 – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
    • April 19 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    • May 17 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

    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 as successful on-going fundraisers
    • Mini-Book Sale by the front entrance of the Library
    • Library Staff Appreciation brunch 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

    Learn more about the free Museum passes we help provide for our families.