Renovation Update

Note from the Director

Dear Community:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Staff, and Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library, we are excited to announce that the Library is now embarking on the next chapter of our renovation/expansion! Last night at a special meeting, the Haverford Township Commissioners voted unanimously to approve construction bids for our renovation/expansion project. This means that we will be closing our doors at 1601 Darby Road on Saturday, November 4 to prepare for our move to the temporary library at the Manoa location. 

Here are some important details that will be useful for the Library users to know:

Beginning Saturday, November 4 - The Library building will be closed to the public for our move to the temporary location and to begin construction for the library's renovation and expansion.

    • We are moving to our temporary library at Manoa Shopping Center and will open to the public at that location (1305 West Chester Pike) sometime after the Thanksgiving Holiday.

    • The exact opening date of the temporary location is To Be Determined.

    • The Library book drop (at 1601 Darby) will be closed beginning November 6 and will remain closed during the Renovation & Expansion.

    • The remote book drops at CREC and YMCA will be temporarily unavailable from Thursday, November 2 to Monday, November 27.

    • Due dates on Haverford Township Free Library materials - Books, Audio and DVD’s are extended to Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

    • Please note no overdue fines will be charged during this period.

    • Please hold onto your books/items until we reopen at the Manoa location. If you prefer to return your items during the closure, then you can return them at any other Delaware County Library. If you would like to return your items to the Library before our closure, you may do so through Friday, November 3.

    • To find a list of Delaware County Libraries and their addresses, follow this link.

    • The latest information about our reopening can be found in this newsletter, on our website, and on our social media pages.

    • You can also call us to get updated information at 610-446-3082.

We want to extend our sincere appreciation to our Board of Commissioners for their assistance in getting us to this point and helping us make this renovation/expansion a reality!

Warm regards,

Sukrit Goswami, Library Director

Phil Goldsmith, President, Library Board of Trustees