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Welcome to the West Chester Public Library!

So much more than books.

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, we provide all community members equal access to information, ideas, and knowledge through books, programs, and other resources to support lifelong learning.

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The West Chester Public Library has served the people of West Chester continuously for 150 years! Through a five-year campaign, THE NEXT 150: Stewarding our Future, we are striving to raise $1.5 million to ensure that we can endure, grow, and innovate through the next 150 years.

Join us at our
Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00am-1:00pm at Barclay Park, 535 N. High Street!

Learn more about our kickoff and summer events and programs for kids and familes!

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OUR LOCATION

415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380

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LIBRARY HOURS

Library open for in-person visits:

Mondays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Thursdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Fridays, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturdays, 10:00am - 5:00pm

We have variety of passes to local and regional attractions, all free to borrow! Many are "print-and-go" so you can decide last-minute to visit  with no need to stop at the library.

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The West Chester Public Library Building

Our Wednesday Book Discussion group meets at the library on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-2pm, September through July. Everyone is welcome! Bring a bagged lunch.

Book Club

In April 2024, we bid a fond farewell and best of luck to our longtime Executive Director, Victoria Dow! Our Board President sat down with Victoria to learn about her career and legacy.

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up next at the library:

Test your knowledge at West Chester Public Library’s Trivia Night on the Terrace, Friday, June 21, 2024, from 6-8 pm. 

 

Meet your fellow trivia enthusiasts over free snacks and a glass of beer or wine from our cash bar, then get ready to answer questions in four categories when the quiz begins at 6:45. Admission is $5 per person payable at the door, at the library main desk, or online at bit.ly/wcpltrivia. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended!

 

Please note: We will be score-keeping with Kahoot! so bring your phone or tablet to enter your answers. The event will move indoors the weather is inclement. Questions? Email Clare at cquinn@ccls.org.

 

All proceeds benefit the people who use West Chester Public Library for information, entertainment, and connection..

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Check our Events Calendar for upcoming programs in 2024!

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get started:

For Kids

Storytimes, Play Groups, Princess Parties & More

For Teens

Book Clubs, Gaming, STEAM & STEM

For Adults

Library Cards, Research Resources, Lending & Rentals

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