Friday, October 24, 2014

Meet Greg Pizzoli

Join us at the Chester County Library and meet children's author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli!

Thursday, November 6 is “Speak Up for Libraries” Day, a statewide event and will place the spotlight on Pennsylvania authors and illustrators and the important role our libraries have in the lives of our citizens. “Speak Up for Libraries” will feature programs and events in libraries around the Commonwealth, where guest authors and illustrators will share the importance and personal impact libraries have had on their lives.

Greg Pizzoli, author and illustrator of Number One Sam and The Watermelon Seed, will be speaking up for Pennsylvania libraries when he makes an appearance at the Chester County Library on November 6 at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3 and up and their parents are invited to join us as Mr. Pizzoli talks about his books, his career and his passion for libraries. When asked about his participation in “Speak Up for Libraries”, Mr. Pizzoli replied, “Libraries are community builders—it’s a place where everyone can visit and learn, search, discover ,and, of course, READ! I visit my local libraries often, and I always find something new.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Please click here to register children and adults individually.

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Monday, July 7, 2014


It is day 29 of the Summer Reading Club and while over 3000 children have registered, there is still room for YOU! It is not too late to join the Summer Reading Club and join us for exciting activities at the library.

Here are some of the special programs that will be happening in the next few weeks. Remember all programs are first come, first served!

Wed, July 9 at 7 pm, BOOK BINGO for children in grades 1-5
Wed, July 23 at 7 pm, Dragons and Dreams with the Sciencetellers
Wed, July 30 at 2pm Junior BOOK BINGO for PreK and K only!
Wed, August 6 at 7 pm , Mad Science Spectacular Science Show:
         Fire and Ice

For more information on the Summer Reading Club, Preschool program schedules and K-5 program schedules, visit our website at  See you at the library!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Reading Club is here!

The Summer Reading Club has started at the Chester County Library! Bring your child and come in today to pick up your summer reading folder, calendar, and list of programs and events! Don't forget to make a guess at our candy jar - it changes every week!

All summer programming begins June 23. There is no registration for PreK to grade 5 events- first come, first served!

A list of preschool programs and events can be found here.

A list of events for children entering grades K - 5 can be found here. 

See you at the library!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Check Out the New Website!

Chester County Library has a new website! please visit us at for great new online experience.

There is information about new resources and events happening throughout the library. For more information on children's resources and events, just click on the kids or teens icons. Some information available on our new website includes

Check out our great website today!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

GSK Science in the Summer

This summer come and learn about


GSK Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science.

Through classes held in your local public library and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about science with hands-on experiments. Classes are small with 16 students each, so be sure to register early! 

GSK Science in the Summer at the Chester County Library
Program Details:
Level I classes are for children entering grades 2-3.
Level II classes are for children entering grades 4-6.

July 7-10
AM Level I - 9:45 to 10:45 am
AM Level II - 11:00 to 12:00 pm
PM Level I - 12:45 - 1:45 pm
PM Level II - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

July 14-17
AM Level I - 9:45 -10:45 am
AM Level II - 11:00 - 12:00 pm


All children must be pre-registered to attend GSK Science in the Summer classes. A parent must come in person to the library to complete and sign the registration form for his or her child.

Please call the Youth Services Department with any questions 610-280-2630.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Visit with Jen Bryant!

In honor of Black History Month, local author Jen Bryant will discuss A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, 2014 Winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award. Horace Pippin was a self-taught African American painter who was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Please join us on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2 pm for this wonderful event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing. You can register for this event by clicking here or on our website See you there!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Summer Reading 2013!

Did you read for 70 days? Did you get a lawn sign to show everyone in your community that you are are an amazing reader?

We would love to see a picture of you and your lawn sign! Did you put it in your yard? The family Room? Your window?

Post a picture in the response area of this blog or post it to the Chester County Library Facebook page.

Happy Reading!