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.
Does your employer offer a Matching Gifts program? We will work with you to take advantage of the program.
Eleanor Schneider, President and former Commissioner
Jack Bernstein, Vice President
Judy Trichon, Treasurer
Miryam Roddy, Secretary
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.
Preschool Storytime – Mon., Oct. 26 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., Oct. 26 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
Teen Reading Lounge – Mon., Oct. 26 at 6:30 pm. Free Books! Free Food! Continuation! Teen Reading Lounge is an interactive, non-traditional BOOK CLUB exclusively for teens 14-18. Join us for our 2nd KICK-OFF PARTY. Library will provide copies of the book for you to keep!
Toddler Storytime – Tues., Oct. 27 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica for children ages 1 and 2 years. Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
Library Yoga – Wed., Oct. 28 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
KIDS: Halloween Dress-Up Party – Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 pm! in the Community Room. Open to all, Registration requested.
FRIENDS: Versatility of Your Heirlooms and Treasures: Fine Jewelry Informative Seminar conducted by Robert Schwartz and Iris Schwartz of Harry Merrill & Son, Jewelers on Thurs., October 29, 2015 at 7 pm in the Multipurpose room.
Friday Movie Matinee – Fri., Oct. 30 at 2 pm. Clouds of Sils Maria – A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years. R (language & brief nudity) 2 hours 4 minutes. Movies are free and open to the public.
TEENS: Night of Fright -Fri, October 30, 6:30 pm. Haunted Library! Teens – Join us after-hours for a Night of Fright. Come in costume if you dare! Light refreshments will be served. Registration requested.
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
Features original art by Kathleen Foley, Library Assistant. She will also be leading another Painting with Kathleen program in December!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Release Party and Library Take Over
Tuesday, November 3
7 pm | meet in the Children’s Department
Election Booth – vote for your favorite book
Photo booth – Become one of the characters!
Drawing station – Learn to draw Greg’s character step-by-step
Trivia Game – test your knowledge of the series
Cheese Touch Game
Scavenger Hunt throughout the library!
Be one of the FIRST to take Old School out of the library
Children of all ages welcome and Registration is requested
NEWS: New eBooks and digital audiobooks have been added to the Library’s OverDrive collection, also known as the Montgomery County Library District Digital Collection. Interested in seeing JUST what’s available for your IMMEDIATE listening or reading enjoyment? Or maybe I’m the only impatient one?
Sign in using your Huntingdon Valley card
Click on Advanced Search
Scroll to the bottom and check “Available Now” and hit Search
Browse all the great titles that are ready for you to download and enjoy!
Call and schedule a one-on-one Tech Appointment with us if you would like additional help setting up or using your OverDrive account.
Here are some of the new titles added…
A Song of Ice and Fire Complete Series (unabridged) by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice
At the Water’s Edge: A Novel (unabridged) by Sara Gruen, narrated by Justine Eyre
The Boston Girl: A Novel (unabridged) by Anita Diamant, narrated by Linda Lavin
eBooks – fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance:
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
Between Sisters: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll
Ordinary Grace: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant
The Door in the Hedge: And Other Stories by Robin McKinley
The Invention of Wings: A Novel (Original Publisher’s Edition-No Annotations) by Sue Monk Kidd
The Iron Duke: The Iron Seas Series by Meljean Brook
The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Paris Architect: A Novel by Charles Belfoure
The Trouble with Virtue: A Comfortable Wife\A Lady by Day by Stephanie Laurens and Alison DeLaine
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Non-fiction, self-help, history:
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
ADULTS: Identity Theft Program -Mon, November 2, 6:30 pm. Ameer Blackmon from the Attorney General’s Office, will return to talk about Identity Theft in the
2nd Floor Community Room.
ADULTS: ABCs of Estate Planning -Tue, November 10, 6:30 pm. Repeat from Spring! Join us in the 1st Floor Multipurpose room for this Free Seminar. Please RSVP. Learn how you can protect your family and assets when you die or become disabled by using Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. Bonnie G. Ostrofsky is a past President and an active member of the Rotary Club of Springfield Township. She is also a member of the Montgomery Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Montgomery County Estate Planning Council.
ADULTS: Railroads of King of Prussia with Michael Shaw -Tue., November 17, 6:30 pm. Climb aboard! 1838 was the first year that railroads entered the township of Upper Merion. Local King of Prussia resident and historian Michael Shaw has spent the better part of one year diligently researching the history of King of Prussia’s railroads, from the past to the present. It’s been quite a ride and the future of the rails may lead back to the past with the reintroduction of passenger service.
Thu, November 12, 1:30 pm. Ceramics Workshop at Create Me Pottery Painting Studio. Cost $25.00 per person includes pottery, paints and firing. Make your reservations by Monday, November 9, 2015 at The Friends’ Corner in the Library. Sponsored by Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.
Julia Child Says Bon Appetit! Encore presentation by Linda Kenyon on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2 pm, after the Friends Book Club. Free and Open to All!
Basket of Books raffle coming this fall and will debut at Bake Sale.
Election Day Bake Sale – Nov. 3, 2015 at Pine Road Elementary
Election Day Canasta at The White Elephant Restaurant (759 Huntingdon Pike) from 11:30 to 3:300. Cost: $25. Register with Karen Schwartz. Proceeds will support the Library’s Art collection, both print and visual!
Preschool Storytime – Mon., Oct. 19 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., Oct. 19 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
Toddler Storytime – Tues., Oct. 20 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica for children ages 1 and 2 years. Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
Medicare for 2016 -Tue., Oct. 20 at 7 pm. Medicare 2016 will focus on the options available to Medicare beneficiaries who have choices to make during the annual Open Enrollment period (October 15 to December7). Please RSVP. Presented by APPRISE.
Friends NYC Bus Trip -Wed., Oct. 21 at 8 am. Double check which bus you’re on – one picks up at the Library and the other at the K-Mart on Street Road.
Library Yoga – Wed., Oct. 21 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
Thur., Oct. 22 at 7 pm Contemporary Craft Art Show Road Show – Philadelphia Museum of Art 39th Annual Craft Show “Road Show” – learn more about the wonder art, crafts, textiles and designs you’ll see in this year’s show. Discount tickets, too! Friends Appreciation
Tea at 6:30 pm – join us in thanking the Friends for all they do!
Friday Movie Matinee – Fri., Oct. 23 at 2 pm.
Movies are free and open to the public.
Write & Illustrate Your
Deadline! -Sat., Oct. 24 at 5 pm (when the Library closes). Winners will be notified on Friday, November 20, 2015. Award Ceremony and Reception for Winners: Thursday, December 3,2015 at 7:00 pm upstairs in the Community Room. More information here.
Preschool Storytime – Mon., Oct. 12 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., Oct. 12 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
Julia Says, ‘Bon Appétit!’ with Linda Kenyon
– Mon., Oct 12 at 7 pm. We will schedule an Encore Performance in November! We had a great crowd (64) last night and the Friends provides delicious refreshments.
Toddler Storytime – Tues., Oct. 13 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica for children ages 1 and 2 years. Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course – Wed., Oct. 14 at 10:30 am. Registration and fee required.
Library Yoga – Wed., Oct., 14 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
I Wish that I had Duck FeetBook Worm Book Club – Wed., Oct. 14 at 6 pm. Children in grades 1 and 2. I Wish That I had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg. Discuss and create a craft that goes with the story. Copies available at Library. Registration is required.
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course – Thurs., Oct. 15 at 10:30 am. Second day of the course.
Friends Book Club – Thurs., Oct. 15 at 12:30 pm in the Community Room. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Open to all!
Library LEGO Club – Thurs, Oct. 15 from 4:15 to 5:15 pm. Grades K-2. Registration is required.
Friday Movie Matinee – Fri., Oct. 16 at 2 pm. The Farewell Party. A unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. Unrated. 1 hour 35 minutes. Movies are free and open to the public.
Rhythm Babies Music Class – Sat., Oct. 17 10:15 to 11:00 am. Lively 45-minute monthly class for you and your little loves. Children of all ages welcome. Registration is required.
Open to students in grades K through 6 who patronize the Huntingdon Valley Library.
Participants can write a story by themselves or with a friend(s) in the same grade.
One entry per student.
Entries must be original. The story can be on any subject.
Use 8 ½ x 11 paper only. It may be typed or hand-written. Please number the pages.
For binding purposes, please leave at least a 1 ½ inch margin on both sides of each page, including the cover. Do not use staples.
Use non-smear markers or crayons for illustrations. Internet generated pictures are NOT encouraged. Original illustrations may be eligible for a separate award.
Include a title page with the title of the story, author/illustrator’s name, age, grade and school. On a second page, entries MUST include: Author/illustrator’s name
Phone number Address
E-mail Address This information is for library use only.
All the qualities of good writing (grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure) are important.
First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention winners may be chosen in each grade.
Awards will be given for:
Best Story (Plot)
Most Creative (referring to format and hand drawn illustrations)
First Place winning entries will be bound and entered into Huntingdon Valley Library’s permanent collection and added to the County database.
First place 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.
Additional copies of bound books may be ordered. Copying of the text and cover to be bound will be the responsibility of the writer. The cost per copy is $20.00.
NOTICE: No Air Conditioning in Community Room. The ambient temperature is about 77 upstairs, so please dress accordingly. We do have fans.
Storytime Break – Both Toddler and Preschool storytimes will resume after September 21.
Sit N Knit – Mon., Sept. 14 at 4:00 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
Super Sitter Babysitting Course – Tues., Sept. 15 at 6:30 pm. Continues on Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Registration is closed at this time.
Library Yoga – Wed., Sept. 16 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
Book Club – Sept. 17 at 12:30 pm. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro.
Lego Club – Sept. 17 at 4:15 pm in the multipurpose room. Grades K-2. Come be creative with us! Registration is required.
Pirate Storytime – Sept. 18 at 10:30 am in the Community Room. Talk Like a Pirate Dress-up Storytime. Ahoy, matey! Join us in your best pirate wear for stories, games, crafts and buried treasure! Registration is required.
Friday Movie Matinee – Fri., Sept. 18 at 2 pm. The Longest Ride – The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love. Rating: PG-13 (for sexuality, partial nudity) 2 hours 8 minutes. Movies are free and open to the public.
Online Catalog | My Account Quiz
Only Library Staff can turn on the Reading History feature on your account, letting you to keep track of the books you’ve check out. T/F
You can create your own User ID to access your account. T/F
You can NOT renew your materials from home. T/F
Notice: If you log into your account on a PUBLIC computer, please Log Out when you are done to protect your privacy and personal information.
FALSE! YOU can turn on the reading history feature from My Account > My Record > Contact Information and Preferences. You can also update your contact information, too.
TRUE! From the MY ACCOUNT link to the MCLINC catalog on OUR Web site at www.hvlibrary.org, you can Create a Username (unique within the system, so you may need to get creative). So, you only have to use that long library card number the first time you access your account online. My Username is a whole 4 characters long and much easier to remember!
You can also CHANGE this Username and update your Password from My Account > My Record:
FALSE! You can RENEW your items from My Account (if there is nobody waiting for the item, you still have renewals left, and you are under the $10 threshold for fees). Just select the item(s) you want to renew and click “Renewe Selected Items”.