Category Archives: Board

Information from and about the Library’s Board of Trustees.

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

Lisa Scottoline Author Event May 16

 Lisa Scottoline

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Lisa Scottoline

Author Brunch and Fundraiser  Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11 am

Sold Out!

  • Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 22 novels, including her latest, Betrayed, which released in November 2014.
  • She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective.
  • Lisa will be speaking at a brunch fundraiser for the library. 
  • Seating is limited to 200.  We have started a wait list as of April 20, 2015.

Brunch details:

  • Location:
    Philmont Country Club
    301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
  • Each guest will receive a free gift copy of Every Fifteen Minutes.
  • Full brunch with omelet bar
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • For more information, contact Sharon or Pam at 215-947-5138

Scottoline Flyer

2014 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you. Your support allows us to write the Next Chapter of the Library’s story.

Donate Online Today

or Print Out 2014 Appeal Letter and
Mail a check to Huntingdon Valley Library

Through the generosity of a bequest and two individual donations, the Library Board of Trustees started an Endowment Fund this year. To ensure future success and expanded services, we ask for your help to grow our new Endowment Fund. The Fund will provide:

  • Seed money for innovative new programs
  • A consistent base of funding during economic downturns
  • Long-term sustainability

Family Place couchReading, literacy and lifelong learning are at the core of our mission. Add your contribution and join those who have helped support that mission and improve the Library and Community:

  • The Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library underwrote 73% of the youth book budget
  • The Friends-supported Summer Reading Program improved student reading skills over the summer. This year’s 7-week program included 31 science-themed events for over 1,400 kids and families!
  • The Women’s Club support allowed for multiple copies of best sellers
  • A Library Trustee gifted us the Financial Times and new Investment Collection
  • Named donors supported unique programs like the “The Snow Queen” and Neill Hartley as “Sherlock Holmes”
  • The Frank J. and Cornelia D. Ollinger Fund and Lillian S. Stile Fund maintained the non-fiction books and biographies

Readers with NijiWith gratitude and thanks,

Sharon Moreland-Sender, MLS
Director

A copy of the 2014 Appeal Letter is available to download
Does your employer offer a Matching Gifts program?  We will work with you to take advantage of the program.

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2014 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
  • Jonathan Rumpf
  • Ferdinand Gonzales, Commissioner

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.

Dec 1 Taste of Italy Wine and Dine

Taste of Italy flyerHuntingdon Valley Library presents the “Taste of Italy” Wine and Dine Fundraiser on:

Monday, Dec. 1 at 7 pm at Simpatico! (2519 Huntingdon Pike)

Buy your ticket online today or stop by the Library with cash or a check, payable to “Huntingdon Valley Library”.

Cost: $50, includes food, wine and gratuity.
After the event, the Library will send attendees a letter with details about the tax-deductible portion of each donation.

Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

Support the Library’s Capital Improvement Fund and eat well:

  • bruschetta & antipasti
  • a choice of misto or Caesar salad
  • penne pomodoro
  • choice of entree
    • chicken parmigiana
    • veal saltimbocca
    • grilled salmon
    • chicken marsala

All entrees are served with vegetables, the Library will supply a dessert and the Board of Trustees is providing all of the wine.

We will pair interesting Italian wines with each course and have information on the wines served.

 Get your ticket today!

Huntingdon Valley Library
625 Red Lion Road
HV, PA 19006
http://www.hvlibrary.org
215-947-5138

Community Forums and Survey

Library Leadership Wants to Hear Your Voice!

Updated as of 10/18/2014.

As members of the Library Board of Trustees work to craft a new Strategic Plan for the Library, they invite you to share your ideas, concerns and vision for library’s future at a Community Forum.  Your valuable input and feedback is vital to the planning process! We want to hear YOUR voice.

Please attend the final Community Forum on Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 am in the Community Room
Complementary bagels from Brooklyn Bagels
 

Library Community Forum Flyer

We truly want to listen and hear your opinions, whatever they are, about all aspects of Huntingdon Valley Library — the building, staff and/or programs and services.  How can we best serve you, your friends and families in the future?  Now is your chance to let us know and help build and even better library and community hub in years to come!” – Miryam Roddy, Board Secretary

This discussion, facilitated by Liz Vibber of Catalyst Center, will explore the themes and issues brought up in the Customer Survey and interviews with key stakeholders from the surrounding community.  Each forum will be approximately 1-hour long, with refreshments and chances to win door prizes!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the first two Forums, as well as the Teens who came and shared their creative ideas and insights.

As of Oct. 18, we had 250 responses to the Customer Survey.  The drawing for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite ended Oct. 17, but the Survey will remain open until Oct. 25.

The Survey is located here

This 14-question Survey includes:

  • Five questions about current Library services
  • Three open-ended questions about the library and its future
  • Five demographic questions
  • One final question to sign up to receive the weekly newsletter

Thank you for your time and opinions.  The Board and Staff work in concert to provide the residents of the Lower Moreland Township and Huntingdon Valley Library users with great Library services.  Your feedback helps ensure we continue down the right path. If you run into any problems or would prefer to complete a paper survey, contact me at 215-947-5138 or by email at hvldirector@mclinc.org.

Sincerely,
Sharon Moreland-Sender
Director

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Customer Survey and Community Forums

Library Leadership Wants to Hear Your Voice!

The Huntingdon Valley Library Board of Trustees invite you to share your thoughts with them through an online Customer Survey.

take_the_surveyThe Survey is located here

LibrarySurveyFlyerAs an incentive to share your time and opinions, you can enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet computer by sharing your email address once you complete the survey.

Before crafting a new three-year Strategic Plan for the Library, the Board is gathering valuable input and feedback from the Community.

This Survey is one of several steps the Board is taking to listen to you!  They hope to hear the ideas and insights that will help shape and inform the Library’s future.

The Board is also engaged in interviewing Community members and they invite you to participate in one of three Community Forums in October.  These facilitated discussions will explore the themes and issues brought up through the Survey and interviews.

 

Library Community Forum FlyerPlease join the Board and Staff for the Community Forums that are most convenient for you:

  • Monday, October 13 at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 am

This 14-question Survey includes:

  • Five questions about current Library services
  • Three open-ended questions about the library and its future
  • Five demographic questions
  • One final question that will enter you to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.
    Only one entry per person.

Thank you for your time and opinions.  The Board and Staff work in concert to provide residents of the Lower Moreland Township and Huntingdon Valley Library users with great Library services.  Your feedback helps ensure we continue down the right path. If you run into any problems or would prefer to complete a paper survey, contact me at 215-947-5138 or by email at hvldirector@mclinc.org.

Sincerely,
Sharon Moreland-Sender
Director

Donate to the Library

Did you know?  The Huntingdon Valley Library, a non-profit library, receives the majority of our funding from the Lower Moreland Township. This local support covers our basics: staff, utilities, insurance, and administrative expenses (like bookkeeping).

With individual donations from supporters like you and on-going support from the Friends of the Library, we are able to enhance the collection, improve our technology and bring in quality speakers, like Gerry Shur, Ruth K. Hartz and Dr. Isser.

Donations to the Library may be tax deductible.  We also welcome memorials and will provide a personalized book plate for any donation over $25.00.

For more information about how you can donate to the Library, visit the Donate page at hvlibrary.org.

We also have two new ways to support the Library:

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Donate Online with PayPal or Credit Card

To make your payment online, fill out the online donations form. Once that is submitted, use the button to make a payment. Be sure to specify your name and purpose so that we can match your form to your payment.

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