HVL Online Resources

HVL patrons may borrow OneClickdigital eBooks for Kindle, Nook, or Sony eReader, smartphone or tablet computer. Download the OneClickdigital eReader app from Google Play and iTunes, or from the OneClickdigital website using the HELP link below.

Get help:

Please CLICK HERE for help using OneClickdigital eBooks.

Visit Online Resources

Zinio. “The World’s Largest Newstand” Over 100 magazine titles available for downloading to computers, tablets, and smart phones! No waiting and no limited loan periods. Interactive elements such as audio and video. Intuitive navigation and searching within each magazine.

Get help:

Please CLICK HERE for Zinio setup instructions .

The POWER Library database is your source for full text magazine and newspaper articles, reference materials, photographs, pictures, charts and maps. POWER Library contains a wealth of information for both children and adults in a variety of subject areas. Click here: P.O.W.E.R. Library Databases to access.

More information About POWER Library

Visit POWER Library

Mango is available in two versions.  One is Mango Complete, a 100 lesson course that is designed to provide an understanding of a language and culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases.

Mango Languages Support Page.

Visit Online Resources

Take real-time online college preparation practice tests for ACT, AP, CLEP, CUNY, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, THEA, TEOFL iBT, TOEIC, GRE, GED. If you are looking for a job, you can take practice test for careers in air traffic control, civil service, commercial driving, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical, emergency medical services, firefighting, law enforcement, legal, military, nursing, plumbing, real estate, and teaching. Those seeking US Citizenship can practice for the exam. There are also learning centers that provide skills improvement for grades 1-12 in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science.

Get help:

Please CLICK HERE for help using Learning Express.


Your child can watch and listen to a large collection of animated, online story books. There is also a large collection of audio books, including ones in French and Spanish. Tumblebooks also has book related puzzles & games.

Get help:

Please CLICK HERE for help using Tumble Book.

Aug 25 MCLINC Software Upgrade

A Special Announcement from Huntingdon Valley Library and the Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium (MCLINC)

August 2015

The Huntingdon Valley Library and Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium (MCLINC) announce that software upgrades will occur August 25-26, 2015.

Disruptions to the online catalog will begin on Tuesday morning, starting at 8 a.m. All MCLINC libraries, including Huntingdon Valley Library, will be impacted. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library users will NOT be able to:

  • access the online catalog outside of the library (we will have a static, backup version to look up call numbers)
  • renew items or place holds online or by phone
  • access their account
  • pay fines and fees
  • borrow items without a library card

Library staff will NOT be able to:

  • check in materials
  • look up patrons by name – we will need you to bring your card
  • place holds
  • renew books
  • see if a book is available unless we walk over and check the shelf
  • accept payment for any fines or fees

Reminder: Please bring your library card to borrow items during this periodwe will not be able to look you up.

We will be open regular hours and look forward to helping you find what you need.

Internet access will be unaffected.

For more information about MCLINC or the upgrade, contact Pam or Sharon at 215-947-5138 or email to webmaster@mclinc.org.

Employment Opportunity: Youth Services Associate

Part-Time Youth Services Associate

  • Library: Huntingdon Valley Library
  • Town: Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Library Type: Public
  • Position Type: Non-MLS
  • Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2015 or until filled

Description, How to Apply, and Contact:

The Huntingdon Valley Library, located in Huntingdon Valley, PA, seeks a part-time Youth Services Associate to join its team. The primary duty of this position is to assist the Youth Services Librarian with programming, readers’ advisory, and customer service to children, teens and care-givers. Secondary duties include assisting with linking new materials and maintaining the collections for children and young adults, as well as assisting at the Circulation desk. The successful candidate will have a general knowledge of library principles, practices and materials. This position requires a great deal of contact with the public at the Youth Services desk and assisting patrons with reference and technology inquiries. Candidates must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and have excellent customer service and computer skills. For a complete job description, please visit our website.

New employees are required to have a current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Background check.

The position is 19 hours per week, schedule to include mornings, afternoons and evenings, with occasional Saturdays. Flexible scheduling needed to accommodate programming.

Four year college degree required. Experience working with children and young adults, as well and presenting programs for teens and children are required. Familiarity with library automation systems necessary, with Polaris ILS experience preferred. Strong computer, positive and friendly customer service, organizational, and cash handling skills are essential.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Mrs. Glynnis Flores, Youth Services Supervisor
Huntingdon Valley Library
625 Red Lion Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

or by email in PDF form to gflores@mclinc.org

Hourly wage: $15.00

Job Description: Youth Services Associate (.pdf)

Aug 16 Activities for the Week

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Storytime Break. Both Toddler and Preschool storytimes will resume after September 21.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Aug. 10 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Library YogaWed., Aug. 19 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • Family Movie – Fri., Aug. 21 at 11:30 am.  The Lion KingMovie is Lion King.  Tricked into thinking that he caused the death of his father, a lion cub flees and abandons his destiny as the future king. Movie runs 1 hour 29 minutes.
  •  Friday Movie Matinee –  Fri., Aug. 21 at 2 pm.  Timbuktu.  A cattle herder and Timbuktuhis family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed. Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki. Rating: PG for some violence and thematic elements. Run time is 1 hour and 37 minutes. Foreign film sub titles in English. Movies are free and open to the public.

Summer Reading 2015

Summer Reading Fun for 2015

Every Hero Has a Story (Kids) | Unmask! (Teens) |
Escape the Ordinary (Adults)

Registration begins Monday, June 22, 2015

July 2015 Calendar of Events (coming soon)

Youth_facebook_2Every Hero Has a Story
– Children’s Summer Reading

Open to any child birth to entering 5th Grade.
Registration begins Monday, June 22 at the Library!

All books read or read to – paper, ebooks and audiobooks – can be counted toward your reading time. There’s more – continue to visit the library all summer long for fun programs and books to read.  You can keep earning raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our 10 grand prize raffle baskets!

Earn a raffle ticket every time you check out books or attend a program!  Tell us how many total hours you read this summer during the first week of August for an additional 10 tickets!

Wednesday Night Family Programs
in 2nd Floor Community Room:

  • Philadelphia Zoo “Radical Rainforest” – Wed., June 24 at 7 pm
  • Superhero Cape Making Party – Wed., July 1. Drop-in from 1-3 pm.  Registration required.
  • Two of a Kind sing-along show “Hanging Out with Heroes at the Library” – Wed., July 8 at 7 pm
  • Briar Bush Starlab “Heroes of the Sky” – Wed., July 15. Held in four 30-minute sessions starting at 6 pm. Registration required.
  • Reading Rocks Magic Show with Joe Holiday – Wed., July 22 at 7 pm
  • Firefighter Storytime and FIRE HOUSE FIELD TRIP and tour with local firefighting heroes from the Huntingdon Valley Fire Company – Wed., July 29 at 7 pm
  • Franklin Institute’s “Heroes of Flight” – Wed., August 5 at 7 pm
  • Superhero Summer Reading Closing Party with a Superhero Training Camp. – Wed., Aug. 12 at 7 pm

Preschool Storytime with Miss Glynnis –

  • Stories, songs and crafts for 3, 4 & 5 year-olds
  • Mondays at 10:30 am in the 1st floor multi-purpose room
  • June 22 and 29
  • July 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • August 3 and 10

Toddler Storytime with Miss Diane –

  • Stories and music for 1 & 2 year-olds
  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the 1st floor multi-purpose room
  • June 23 and 30
  • July 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • August 4 and 11

Craft a Connection Book Club with Miss Glynnis –

  • Please Register to assist with planning
  • Open to students entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
  • Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm – El Deafo by CeCe Bell
    – The first 12 children to register will receive a copy of the book to keep!
  • Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm – Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

Tuesday Crafternoons – New!

  • Drop in at the children’s department every Tuesday this summer from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for arts and crafts.
  • All ages are welcome!

Super Brain Guessing Jar – New!

  • Use your x-ray vision to take a guess at our guessing jar each week in the children’s department.

Superhero Science: Hands-On Experiments with Miss Diane

  • Students entering 1st to 3rd grades.
  • Registration is required.
  • Limit 2 classes per student, wait list for other classes.
  • Thursday, July 9 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Magnetic Magicians: Magnetism
  • Thursday, July 16 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Weather Watchers: Meteorology
  • Thursday, July 23 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Shape Shifters: Metamorphosis
  • Thursday, July 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Fantastic Flyers: Aerospace

Friday Family Movies

  • Every Friday at 11:30 am
  • Free movie in the 2nd Floor Community Room – bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the show!
  • Friday, June 26 –  Planes: Fire & Rescue (1 hr. 23 min.)
  • Friday, July 3 – The Lego Movie (1 hr. 41 min.)
  • Friday, July 10 – Paddington (1 hr. 35 min.)
  • Friday, July 17 – Big Hero 6 (1 hr. 42 min.)
  • Friday, July 24 – Penguins of Madagascar (1 hr 32 min.)
  • Friday, July 31 – Strange Magic (1 hr. 39 min.)
  • Friday, Aug 7 – The Land Before Time (1 hr. 29 min.)
  • Friday, Aug. 14 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day  (1 hr. 21 min.)
  • Friday, Aug. 21 – The Lion King  (1 hr. 29 min.)
  • Friday, Aug. 28 – Charlotte’s Web  (1 hr. 34 min.)

Summer Reading Programs sponsored by Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.
Special Thanks to Dairy Queen of Bethayers,  Bertucci’s Restaurant and Lee’s Hoagie House.


– Teen Summer Reading

Teens entering 6th through 12th grade can register for the Teen Summer Reading Program beginning June 22.

All books—paper, e-books, and audio books—can be counted toward your summer reading goal.  They do not have to be library books. Keep track of how long you read on the Teen Time Log.  For each hour you read, earn a chance to win a Teen Raffle Basket at the August 6 Wrap-Up Party or a $15 iTunes gift card in the weekly drawings. Read all summer long – we have extra Time Logs!

You can also earn additional raffle tickets by:

  • Checking out books at the circulation desk
  • Attending teen programs
  • Completing book reviews

Thursday Programs

  • Thursday, June 18 @ 6:30 pm – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Book #1 versus Movie #1
  • Thursday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm – Teen Author Jordan Sonnenblick.
    1st 20 Teens registered get a free book!
  • Thursday, July 2 @ 6:30 pm – X-BOX Game Night. Challenge your friends!
  • Thursday, July 9 @ 6:30 pm – No-Sew T-Shirt Craft. Bring your own t-shirt to redesign.
  • Thursday, July 16 @ 6:30 pm – Button-Making Craft. Create buttons from magazines and more.
  • Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30 pm – Rain Reign Book Discussion.
    1st 10 Teens registered get a free copy!
  • Thursday, July 30 @ 6:30 pm – Unmask Your Creativity: Pottery Event. Registration required.
  • Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30 pm – Tie-Dye Event! Teen Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party!

Teen Summer Reading is sponsored by Huntingdon Valley Bank.
Jordan Sonnenblick is appearing courtesy of the MontCo Public Libraries.


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Escape the Ordinary
– Adult Summer Reading

“Escape the Ordinary” is the theme of the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program.  To participate, simply register at the library and start reading! As you finish a book, let us know by giving the book a rating of one to five ‘pows!’  You can write a short review, if you want to share your thoughts with fellow readers. We will make bookmarks out of the reviews!

2015 Adult Summer Reading Flyer with Info and Programs

Earn chances to win a raffle basket!

Each Escape the Ordinary Book Review turned in earns you a chance to win a raffle drawing.  Drawings will be August 12 at the Every Hero Has a Story Wrap Up Party.

Open to anyone 18 and older. Earn a chance to win by registering, another for each book review submitted, and earn a ticket for attending the Adult Summer Reading programs listed below:


  • Sports Talk with Rob Charry – Tue, June 30 at 7 pm, 2nd Floor Community Room.  Help us kick off Adult Summer Reading and “Escape the Ordinary” with 94 WIP SportsRadio’s Rob Charry! Open to all!
  • Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.  We will learn more about this Exhibit from a Docent from the Philadelphia Museum of Art – TBD.
    Uncover the untold story of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, and their visionary art dealer and champion, Paul Durand-Ruel.  Exhibit runs from June 24, 2015 – September 13, 2015.
  • Front Row Seat to History with Ed Eisen – Thu, July 16 at 7 pm, 2nd Floor Community Room.  In a 52-year media career, journalist/author Ed Eisen has met, interviewed or represented these local, national or international figures on the world stage: CBS Anchor Walter Cronkite, President Gerald Ford, Mother Teresa, Comic Jackie Gleason, World boxing champ Joe Frazier, Princess Grace Kelly and many more.  Ed is also the author of the e-book “Soul for Sale: Confessions of a Philadelphia Spin Doctor” and taught broadcast news journalist at Temple University.  Open to all!
  • escape artistEscape Artist! Paint with Kathleen –Tue, July 21 at 7 pm, 1st Floor Meeting Room.  With artistic staffer Kathleen, you can Escape the Ordinary this summer through art!  She will guide you in creating your own painting to take home.   Suggested donation of $15 for supplies.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.
  • Olive Oil Tasting Fundraiser – Tue, July 28 at 6:30 pm at Olive Lucy Fine Olive Oils and Vinegar Store.  Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a Tasting Event at the store at Valley Court Yard, 2531 Huntingdon Pike.  Tickets are $10 with delicious pairings provided by Olive Lucy’s expert staff.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Friday Movies – Continues through the summer every Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Brain Teasers – Ask about the weekly Brain Teaser!  We have a crossword, matching games, quizzes and more!  A completed Brain Teaser also wins a chance at the raffle!

COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  CSLP art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members are are used by permission.  Copying or reproducing these CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.  For more information, visit www.cslpreads.org.

June 2015 Programs and Events

June 2015 Programs and Events for all ages!


Summer 2015 Book SaleJune 2015 Calendar – PDF

Friends Used Book Sale – Tuesday, June 10-Saturday, June 13

New Bargain – $3.50 for a Bag of Books from designated areas.

Thurs., June 18 at 6:30 pm
Teens Book. v. Movie! – Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief!  The Huntingdon Valley Bank is helping again with Teen Summer Reading!

Summer Reading News

  • Registration Begins on Monday, June 22
  • Preschool Storytime starts again Monday, June 22
  • Toddler Storytime starts again Tuesday, June 23
  • Crafternoons every Tuesday at 1:30. First is June 23!
  • Philadelphia Zoo Presents Radical Rainforests on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 pm in the Community Room.  All Summer Reading Programs for kids are sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library!
  • Teen Author Jordan Sonnenblick on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30
  • Friday Family Movies every Friday at 11:30 am in the Community Room.  June 26 – Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Craft a Connection Book Club on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm in the 1st floor meeting room – please RSVP
  • Adult Summer Reading kicks off with Sports Talk with Rob Charry on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm in the Community Room

Find out More about Summer Reading [coming soon].


Science in the Summer – online!

May 4 Online Registration Starts for Science in the Summer
May 4 Online Registration Starts for Science in the Summer

GSK Science in the Summer
Registration Opens Online
for Montgomery County
May 4
at Noon

GSK Science in the Summer, in partnership with The Franklin Institute, is a free science education program that helps elementary school children in the greater Philadelphia area “grow into science.” Through classes held in your local public library, the program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.

GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

Special note: For the first time, registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ in the Greater Philadelphia Area is online! To register, you must have a valid email address, which you can create for free through a variety of websites, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Use your home computer or visit your local library to use the public computers to complete the online registration. Registration opens May 4 at noon and will be processed in the order they are received.

Again, registration will be ONLINE OnlyThe process is time sensitive and has multiple parts.  Use your home computer or visit us to use the public computers.  The registration process and policies should be read carefully to avoid any accidental cancellations.

Overview of the Process to register your child for an available session:
Part 1:

  1. Click the registration button (after May 4 at Noon)
  2. Choose the county you live in and click on the library with available registration spaces, which will be posted under the library listing.
  3. Review the session information and click the registration link.
  4. Complete the registration information and submit.

 Part 2:

  1.  Within approximately 20-60 minutes,  an email from ABC Signup will be sent to the email address on the registration form.  Check your junk or spam folder in case the email was filtered by your security settings.
  2. Open the email and the attached link.
  3. Read and electronically sign the release form to complete the registration process.  This form must be submitted within 3 days from receiving it for your child to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be canceled from the session if a signed release form is not submitted within 3 days.
  4. Keep your confirmation emails until the session starts.

Overview of the Process to register your child for a wait list space:
Part 1:

  1. Click the registration button (after May 4 at Noon)
  2. Choose the county you live in and click on the library with available wait list spaces, which will be posted under the library listing.
  3. Review the session information and click the registration link.
  4. Complete the registration information and submit.
  5. Within approximately 20-60 minutes, an email from ABC Signup will be sent to the email address on the registration form. Check your junk or spam folder in case the email was filtered by your security settings.
  6. This email is NOT a confirmed registration.

Part 2:

  1. If a program space opens up, the next child on the wait list will be moved into the open space and the parent/guardian will be notified by email from ABC Signup.
  2. If you receive this email, open it and the attached link to complete Part 2 of the registration process.
  3. Read and electronically sign the release form.
  4. This form must be submitted within 3 days from receiving it for your child to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be canceled from the session if a signed release form is not submitted within 3 days.
  5. Keep your confirmation emails until the session starts.

Science in the Summer is July 20 & 21 for the Huntingdon Valley Library
Level I (grades 2-3) 10 am – Noon
Level II (grades 4-6) 1 pm – 3

Montgomery County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend.

2015 Course Descriptions

GSK Science in the Summer™ Facts

  • The Franklin InstituteThis year, GSK Science in the Summer™ celebrates 29 years of offering elementary school children a fun and free science experience at public libraries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
  • This year approximately 5,280 local children will be introduced to the joys of science when they participate in GSK Science in the Summer™ program.
  • GSK Science in the Summer™ is offered free of charge at local libraries.
  • Libraries are important resources for their communities because they provide learning opportunities for children throughout the entire year, including summers.
  • GSK, The Franklin Institute and Philadelphia-area public libraries are partners in the planning and implementation of the program.

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