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Why Do We Matter?

We matter because The Friends make a visible difference in our community. Friends members make a difference for library users. Below are some examples.

Members of The Friends are local residents who, like you, recognize that the Horsham Library has much to offer our community and want to support it. To become a Friend, complete and submit a membership form.

Summer Reading Program – Promoting reading for all ages

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 The Friends sponsor family programming and performances throughout the annual Summer Program for all ages. Even with pandemic challenges, over 500 children, teens, and adults participated in the 2021 Summer Reading Club, many receiving rewards for reading. More than 900 kids of all ages were entertained and enriched at performances specifically geared toward families and children. A treat from a Kona Water Ice truck culminated the Summer Reading Programs for the last several years and was enjoyed by all. The summer of 2022 promises to offer exciting events focusing on an “Oceans of Possibilities” theme.

Special Programs – Enhancing lives with educational opportunities

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Thousands of people enjoy Friends-sponsored events every year. From family programming to hands-on teen events to engaging and informative discussions and lectures for adults, there’s something for everyone at the Horsham Library. Several new author visits and events are in the planning stages for 2022.

Museum Pass Program – Extending learning into the wider landscape

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The Friends sponsor membership FREE passes to several local museums, arboreta and a zoo. As our community begins to scale back on the need for pandemic mitigations, the Friends will be offering additional museum pass opportunities.