annual events 

Celebrate and give back at our biggest events of the year!

Miniature Golf Balls

"The best time ever!" is the consensus of many young attendees of WCPL's Literacy Links Family Fun Round. We transform our historic library into a mini-golf fairway, with tees, greens, and holes sponsored by local businesses and individuals! Kids of all ages are invited to play mini-golf for just $5 a person and enjoy our popular entertainers, face-painters, make-and-take crafts, snacks, a bake sale, and our “Celebrate West Chester” raffle. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, at the library, or at the door. Come link your love of golf and your love of reading with this one-of-a-kind fundraiser!

Literacy Links

Family Fun Round

march  $5/person

Family Fun Round minigolf fundraiser at West Chester Public Library

Literacy Links

Family Fun Round

march

Party Teapot

Special COVID-19 Format: Join us for a virtual princess tea featuring stories, princess etiquette, and a fun activity hosted by a special guest! Princess attire is encourage, but optional. Tea sets (real or imaginary) are also encouraged, but optional. Ages 4-8; required registration begins 8/1.

Princess Tea Party

spring

Princess Party at West Chester Public Library

Princess Tea

spring

Cocktails

On several summer Fridays and for just $5 per person, West Chester Public Library becomes the relaxing setting for a Happy Hour in the Terrace, featuring a cash beer and wine bar, free appetizers, and a fun evening program. Past Happy Hours have featured trivia contests, a Mark Twain impersonator, Bobby Rydell and other authors speaking about their books, a story slam, and antique appraisals. Tickets may be purchased in advance online, at the library main desk, or at the door.

Happy Hours

on the Terrace

summer $5/person

West Chester Public Library Exterior

Happy Hours

on the Terrace

select summer fridays

Friends with cocktails

Don't miss the fun at our next Trivia Night! Test your knowledge in four ever-changing categories. Questions are geared toward adults, teens and older kids. Register to receive a Zoom invitation in your email. Past categories have included Current Events, Philly History, Schitt's Creek, 2020 Commencements, Pandemic Food Trends, Road Trip from Washington State to West Chester, On the Couch with Netflix, and We the People.

 

Special COVID-19 Format: We're now virtual! Participants will need two devices: one to view the trivia questions via Zoom, and the second to input your answers in the Kahoot! app, which you can download for free. There's no need to register every family member if all are playing on the same two devices, but if a family member is using their own phone or tablet to answer the questions, they should register separately.

Trivia Night

every other friday

FREE TO ATTEND • DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

every other friday

Owl eyes

Join us for a Harry Potter party at the library! Earn house points, make wizardly crafts, and show off your Harry Potter trivia knowledge! For ages 9-14; registration required. Offered at the end of the summer before school starts.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The 2020 Harry Potter Party will be postponed; join us next year!

Harry Potter Party

august

Harry Potter costume boy

Harry Potter Party

august

Christmas Wreath

The Holiday Home Tour is a chance for area residents and visitors to tour beautiful and historic West Chester homes decorated for the holidays while supporting the West Chester Public Library. Since 2011, the tour has featured borough homes of varying ages and size with a range of architectural styles and diverse holiday decorations. Refreshments are served at the library the day of the tour, welcoming ticketholders to enjoy the library's beautiful Queen Anne architecture and view the five Tiffany-style glass windows featured in our 1888 library building designed by T. Roney Williamson.

 

In addition to the homeowners who generously open their homes, the tour would not be possible without a group of dedicated committee volunteers and hosts and hostesses.

COVID-19 UPDATE: While we looked forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary tour this December, the Holiday Home Tour will not be held as usual out of concern for everyone’s health and safety. Please watch for announcements about alternate tour activities in 2020 and how you can support the library’s biggest fundraiser this year. We look forward to seeing you on the tour again in 2021!

Holiday Home Tour

first saturday in december

Holiday fireplace on West Chester Public Library Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

december

Holiday Front Door on West Chester Public Library Holiday Home Tour
Celebrity Signing Items for Fans

WCPL hosts authors for book signings, and partners with local organizations to bring in authors for talks and presentations.

Check our event calendar for the next author event.

Author Events

seasonal

Author Events

seasonal

Book Discussion Group at West Chester Public Library
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Thanksgiving week hours: Wed. 11-24-21, 10am - 5pm; CLOSED Thurs 11-25-21; regular hours Fri-Sat, 10am - 5pm.

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