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415 N. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Main: (610) 696-1721
Children's: (610) 696-7985
Fax: (610) 429-1077
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WCPL is open for in-person browsing and holds pick-ups.
Open regular hours:
Mondays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Fridays, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Check out all the newest books on the main floor - fiction, mystery, sci-fi, biography, non-fiction, and Best Books of ___ .
Children's Department is on the second floor featuring lots of picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and fun things to do while you visit.
Need a library card? Bring current ID and we'll get you set up.
You can still request a Book Bundle for your child: click here for details and order form
meet the team
Victoria Dow has served as Director of the West Chester Public Library since 1993; prior to that she was Assistant Director at Tredyffrin Public Library. Before she came to Chester County, she worked as Reference Librarian in the libraries at Lehigh University. She has her undergraduate degree in French and English Literature from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales (now DeSales University), her Master of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts in Medieval English Literature from Lehigh University. Ms Dow participated in a job exchange with a counterpart in France during her time at Lehigh University.
Youth Services Librarian
Clara Kelly has served as the Youth Services Librarian at the West Chester Public Library since 2018, but has been working at the library since 2013. She was promoted to Youth Services Librarian from her previous position as the Teen Program Coordinator. She has a BA in English from West Chester University and an MLS from Clarion University. She enjoys young adult fiction, audiobooks, and a good murder mystery.
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Treena Marvel has served as the Early Literacy Program Coordinator at the West Chester Public Library since 2020. This is her first time working in a library, although she has over 20 years experience teaching and working with young children. She has a BSED in Elementary Education with a concentration in Music from West Chester University. She loves to read fiction, especially thrillers and mystery, and has always wanted to work in a library.
Assistant Director & Adult Services Librarian
Hannah Plattner has served as the Assistant Director and Adult Services Librarian at the West Chester Public Library since 2018, but has been working at the library since 2016. Before working at the West Chester Public Library she worked at the Chester County Library for seven years as a circulation assistant and served on the XYZ Committee which focused on programing for ages 18-40. She enjoys audiobooks, fantasy books, and true crime podcasts.
Teen Program Coordinator
Shannon Montgomery has served as our Teen Program Coordinator since 2019. Before that she worked as a library assistant at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in DC for 6 years. She received a BA in History from The Pennsylvania State University where she interned in the Special Collections and Labor Archives Library. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Library Science program at Clarion University. Shannon enjoys reading young adult fiction, sci-fi and fantasy novels, photography, and going on hikes with her dog.
WCPL will be CLOSED Sat. May 28 - Mon. May 30, 2022. Regular hrs: Mon-Thurs 10am - 7pm; Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm.
Masks optional in the library. The CDC does recommend masks for anyone immunocompromised or at high risk from COVID.