Library Closed Jan 18 and other News and Events

Library Closed on
Monday, January 18, 2016

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

Visit the New Online Event Calendar for more information

  • Preschool & Toddler Storytimes are On Break.
    Join us again on Mon., Jan. 25 & Tue., Jan. 26.
  • Coloring Book Club – Tue., Jan. 19 – Coloring books and clubs are the latest hot trend.  This activity provides, relaxation, creativity and a chance to get together with friends.  Ages 14 and up.
  • Library Yoga Wed., Jan. 20 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
  • Book Worm Book Club – Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm. January’s book selection is Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo. Copies are available at the circulation desk. Open to children in grades 1 and 2. Register Online Today.
  • Friends Book Club – Thur., Jan. 21 at 12:30 pm in the Community Room. This month’s book is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.  Members of the book discussion group do not have to be members of the Friends. All are welcome.
  • Friday Movie – Jan. 22 at 2 pm. Pawn Sacrifice.
    In a gripping true story set during the movie pawn sacfriceheight of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. Rating PG-13. Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes.  Movies are free and open to the public.
  • Sunday Hours Start – Sun., Jan. 24 – 1 to 5 pm!!


Customer Satisfaction Survey is Open

So far, we have heard from 16 people…Let’s go for 50!

News and Events for week of Jan 3

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Preschool & Toddler Storytimes are On Break.
    Join us again on Mon., Jan. 25 & Tue., Jan. 26.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Jan. 4 at 4:00 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Library Yoga Wed., Jan. 6 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
  • Library Friday Movie Matinee – Fri. Jan. 8 at 2:00 pm. Amy.  AmyDespite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul. Rated R (for language and drug material)  Run time: 2 hours 8 minutes.


Customer Satisfaction Survey is

OPEN – Share your thoughts with us

New Programs Next Week
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News and Events for Week of Dec 20

Calendar of Events

Library Holiday Closings:
Closed – Thurs., December 24
Closed – Fri., December 25
Open – Sat., December 26 from 10 am to 5 pm

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Preschool & Toddler Storytimes are On Break.
    Join us again on Mon., Jan. 25 & Tue., Jan. 26.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Dec. 21 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Teen Reading Lounge – Mon., Dec. 21 at 6:30 pm. This is an interactive, non-traditional Book Club exclusively for teens 14-18!  Join us to discuss LET IT SNOW and to design POP-UP CARDS.  Library will provide copies of the book for you to keep.  This is a NO-STRESS BOOK CLUB designed with your busy schedule in mind.   REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
  • Library Yoga Wed., Dec.23 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
  • Holiday Hours – closed Dec. 24 & 25. Open Dec. 26 regular hours.
  • Monday, Dec. 21 – Mah Jongg CANCELED due to HVAC Installation (postponed due to the rain).


Customer Satisfaction Survey is OPEN!
Please Share your thoughts with us

Director’s Corner

The Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library treated us to a wonderful Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Dec. 18 with a delicious spread of goodies.  I want to take a moment to say my own Thank You to our wonderful staff.  I’m especially grateful for my Department Heads – Pam, Glynnis and Tetjana (who has been with the Library since 1984).  They coordinate, train, organize and motivate this fun-tastic team.  That team includes: Jonathan (’97), Jane (’04), Mariel (’05), Marilyn, Jessica, DeAnne, Sunil, Kathleen, Tom, Karen, Meghan, Blessy, Bovas, and our janitorial duo: Rolf (’74) and Tom (’86).  Jeff, the Board liaison to the Friends joined us, too!  As you can see, a good time was had by all.

Mark Your Calendar:

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Programs and Events for Nov. 29

survey_logoOur Customer Satisfaction Survey is OPEN and waiting for your input.

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Preschool StorytimeMon., Nov. 30 at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Preschool storytime with Miss Glynnis.  Children ages 3-5. Join us for books, songs, finger plays, and a craft.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Nov. 30 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Nov 30 TRLTeen Reading Lounge Pottery Event – Mon., Nov. 30 at 6:30 pm. Free Books!  Free Food!  The Teen Lounge is an interactive, non-traditional Book Club exclusively for teens 14-18. The pottery project will be based on the book, The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. The Library will provide free copies of the book to keep. Program underwritten by a Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grant.
  • Toddler StorytimeTues., Dec. 1 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica. Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
  • Library Yoga Wed., Dec. 2 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • Write & Illustrate Young Authors Gala -Thurs., Dec. 3 at 7 pm.  Join us to celebrate the 25th Annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest and our many young authors.  First place winning entries will be bound and entered into HVL permanent collection and the winners will receive a bound copy of their entry. First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention winners will receive a prize and a Certificate of Recognition.
  • Library Friday Movie Matinee –  Fri., MaxDec. 4 at 2 pm. Max –  A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler’s grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier’s brother leads to a life-altering revelation in this family-friendly adventure.  Rating: PG  (for action, violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements)  Runtime 1 hour 51 minutes. Movies are free and open to the public.
  • Twirly 2NEW: Twirly Tots Circus – Sat., Dec. 5 at 10:30 am and encore at 11 am. Join Joy for a sing-a-long storytime with hula hoop and juggling tricks!  Registration is required. Check our online calendar for the final location of this (very popular) event.

How Are We Doing?

Now is your chance to tell us how we’re doing!

It’s Customer Satisfaction Survey Season at the Huntingdon Valley Library.  Based on last year’s survey, we are happy to announce that Sunday Hours are coming in 2016 (maybe as early as late January).

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us:

take_the_surveyFeedback is shared with the Board of Trustees and ensures we provide the services, collection and programs you expect.

Thank you for your time and feedback.

-Sharon, Director

Annual Appeal 2015

Dear Neighbors,

We asked why you love the Huntingdon Valley Library and you told us:

  • It’s like a home away from home.
  • They have puppet shows, toys and movies. Also I really like the Star Wars books.
  • Everyone here is so nice.

The Board of Trustees and staff strive to meet your expectations for exceptional service. We want you to have a library that enriches your life and community.

We need your help. With your financial donations, the library can continue to be the place you go to engage your curiosity, explore your interests and enjoy a story, program or friendship.

Your contributions are tax-deductible and help us to expand our programs, services and collections.  Please note, this is a direct appeal from the Board of the Huntingdon Valley Library, not our support organization, the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

Donate Today

Through your support of the Huntingdon Valley Library…

  • Crafternoon Fun
    Crafternoon Fun

    A dad and his child find a fun, safe place to enjoy story times, books and the occasional “crafternoon”

  • A job seeker finds work with the support of our helpful staff, using our free internet access and computers
  • A school child improves her reading comprehension and gets creative in the Craft-a-Connection book club
  • A teen and her friends explore new ideas, books and cultures as part of the Teen Reading Lounge
  • A senior citizen attends our Friday movies for free entertainment and to see her friends
  • A local college student studies for his entrance exams in a comfortable, quiet study area.
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Historic Walk with Rachel B.

Thank you for your generosity,

Sharon Moreland-Sender

Donate Online Today

or Print Out 2015 Annual Appeal and
Mail a check to Huntingdon Valley Library

 Does your employer offer a Matching Gifts program?  We will work with you to take advantage of the program.

2015 Board:

  • Eleanor Schneider, President and former Commissioner
  • Jack Bernstein, Vice President
  • Judy Trichon, Treasurer
  • Miryam Roddy, Secretary
  • David Silver
  • Jeff Rubin
  • Rita Kenney
  • Hilarie Weiss
  • Ferdinand Gonzales, Commissioner
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Super Hero Summer Reading

The Huntingdon Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. A copy of the registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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