Friends

The Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library

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2019 Friends NewlsetterAre YOU The Missing Piece?

Help Us Bring It All Together

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
Contact: info@friendsofhvlibrary.org
Dues: $15

Upcoming Meetings

  • February 7 – Meditation
  • March 7 – Women of Woodmere
  • April 4 – NYC Connections to PA with Steve Irwin
  • May 2 – Decoupage with Andee
  • June 6 – Pot luck lunch

Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library Newsletter 2019

2018 Newsletter | 2017 Newsletter (pdf) | January 2016 Newsletter

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2019 Events and Fundraisers

  • Museum Passes all year long!
  • Spring Book Sale: April 10-13, special Member Preview April 9, 7 pm
  • Information and sign-up sheets to come at Friends’ Station
  • Princess and Superhero Sing Along Party – Saturday, May 4 from 10 am – noon. ($12 per person, 2 children for each adult) in the Community Room. Snacks will be provided by the Friends. Come in costume if you wish.
  • NYC Bus Trip  – Full for May 1.
  • Spring Tea and Fashion Show – May 9, Sold Out. Featuring fashions from Mens & Boys Store and Designs by Karen, plus tea sandwiches, scones, tea and more.
  • Wintertur Museum, Garden & Library Bus Trip and Visit – Thursday, June 20, 8:45 am. $100. New Exhibit: Costumes of The Crown. Lunch voucher, ADA accessible guided tour, including tram ride around grounds. Museum Web site.
  • Moulin Rouge Tickets – Thursday, October 17 at 2 pm, tickets only for $185. Orchestra seats. Sale ends March 22. Show Web site.
  • Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations Bus and Tickets – Wednesday, October 23 at 2 pm. Bus leaves at 9 am. Sold Out.  Information from Playbill.
  • Perpetual Sale of Book Bundles at the Library’s front entrance
  • Used Books Store Hours on Monday and Tuesday mornings

2018 Events and Fundraisers

  • Spring Tea on May 17
  • Kremps Flower Arranging Workshop on April 11
  • Used Book Sales!
  • Election Day Bake Sale – Nov. 6
  • Summer Sales
  • New York City Bus Trips
  • Philadelphia Masonic Temple Tour and Lunch 
  • 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 Raffle

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
  • 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
  • Basket of Books and Blizzard of Prizes Raffle!
  • Used Book Sales and Book Room Hours!

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
  • ADJUSTMENTS:
    • March 21: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
    • April 18: Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng
    • May 16: The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah
    • June 20: The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone

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

Museum pass posterFamily Museum Passes

Do you enjoy spending the day at a museum?

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

Grounds for Sculpture

– “ A constantly evolving collection of superb contemporary outdoor sculptures. 42 magnificently landscaped acres in which to stroll. Rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries.”
– Pass allows entry for up to 6 people

Eastern State Penitentiary

– “Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners.”
– No member benefits available with the pass
– Not valid for Terror Behind the Walls
– Pass allows entry for up to 6 people

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

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

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

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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