Chester County Library named Library of the Year

EXTON —The Pennsylvania Library Association named the Chester County Library as “Library of the Year” Tuesday during the association’s annual conference in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Chester County Library is the second in Pennsylvania to receive this statewide award. The designation comes on the heels of the library’s recent award as a PA Forward Gold Star Library.

Volunteer to tutor an adult student

By Mimi Burstein, Special to The Times Chin Wei Huang (left) with tutor Laura Jenkins. Library users may have noticed several pairs of adults in the Reference section, deep in quiet conversation, poring over books, laptops, and papers together. In many cases, they are student-tutor pairs, working with the Adult Tutoring program based in the Chester County Library.  The program is a partnership between...

Chester County Library recognized as Pa. Gold Star Library

Libraries across Pennsylvania continue showcasing the value they bring to their communities by providing programs and resources which positively support the patrons served and have earned Star Library status in the process.  The Pennsylvania Library Association announced that Chester County Library has been recognized as a Gold Star Library. To achieve the PA Forward Gold Star designation, the Chester...

Dube awarded Difference of One Award

Marguerite Dube On October 26th, Marguerite Dube, Director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch was honored at the Chester County OIC’s 39th Annual Award Gala. Marguerite received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication to public service and to personal commitments to excellence in helping our community and its members.

Observing National Influenza Vaccination Week

County to offer free flu shots Monday at Exton library Don’t take chances with your health, urges the county, which is offering free flu shots on Monday, Dec. 9. In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 8-14), the Chester County Health Department will offer the free vaccinations – recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older – at the Chester County Library in Exton from...

Exton library to host annual craft fair

Organizers accepting vendors’ applications for Dec. 14 event  Just in time for the holidays, the Chester County Library will host its third annual craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But first the library needs to finish lining up its vendors. The opportunity to set up a table to sell artisan creations is open to anyone, a library news release said. Contact Kristen Cassidy at kcassidy@ccls.org or...

Library event a boon for book-lovers

Thousands of titles will be sold at bargain prices in Exton Thousands of bargain books will be available this weekend as the Friends of the Chester County Library are holding its annual Fall Book Sale. The sale is open to the public starting on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, patrons can take advantage of  Bag Sale Day: From 1 to 4 p.m., fill a grocery bag for only $6. The sale will...

Library focusing on diverse forms of combat

One program showcases Civil War youth; another stresses anti-aging The Chester County Library will present a program on boys who fought in the Civil War on Sept. 26. The Chester County Library invites residents to two upcoming programs: one that looks back in time and one that seeks to lengthen it. On Monday, Sept. 23, Dr. Jessica A. Kennedy, D.C., will present “How to Stay Young for 100 Years”...

FIRST Lego League seeks new coaches for upcoming season

Interested adults should attend the training on August 22 FIRST encourages students to explore science and technology. EXTON – The Chester County Library and District Center will hold a New Coaches Training Session for Jr. FIRST* Lego League (FLL) and FLL on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Struble Room. Anyone interested in being a Jr. FLL or FLL coach in the upcoming...

Libraries plug into new kids’ literacy resource

Interactive e-reading program pairs fiction, non-fiction for ages 3-8 Chester County Library patrons now have free access to new children’s e-reading technology made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the library announced Tuesday in a news release. BookFlix, an online e-reading program from Scholastic that pairs classic fictional storybooks with similarly themed nonfiction...