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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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Mondays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesdays, 10:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Fridays, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00am to 5:00pm


  • Requesting 30-minute time limit for each visitor

  • Enter through the main door (terrace); the Lafayette St door will be exit only

  • Please wear a mask (very young children excepted) for everyone’s safety

  • If you or someone in your family has a fever, or COVID-19 or flu symptoms, please do not enter the building. Call 610-696-1721 for assistant.


as of August 1, 2020

meet the team

Victoria Dow


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.

Clara Kelly

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.

Treena Marvel

Early Literacy Program Coordinator  |

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.

Hannah Plattner

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.

Shannon Montgomery

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.


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West Chester Public Library

415 N. Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

Main Desk: (610) 696-1721

Children's Desk: (610) 696-7985

Mondays - Thursdays 10:00am—7:00pm

Fridays - Saturdays 10:00am—5:00pm
Closed Sundays

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