The Library is a magical place for children! We go the extra mile to provide a welcoming, positive atmosphere for kids of all ages so that we cultivate a love of learning and reading. After all, today's readers are tomorrow's leaders!
Can't make it to the library to register for summer reading?
No problem! Fill out our online registration form below and print out a copy of our reading log at home!
For children entering grades K-5:
For children entering grades 6-12:
Events & Meet-Ups
LED BY: Miss Treena (Library Staff)
FREE TO ATTEND
LATE SPRING 2021 Storytimes - We will be OUTDOORS!
LOCATION: BARCLAY PARK (corner of Marshall & Church Streets, West Chester Borough, 1 block away from the library!)
NOTE: EACH Storytime date must be registered online INDIVIDUALLY.
(Click "View Calendar" above to find the event and register!)
"Little Ones" - age 18 mos -3 years
Wednesday, May 19 - 10:00-10:30 (registration Wed, May 12 @ 10:00)
"Pre-K Fun!" - age 3-1/2 - 5 years (choose ONE group per day)
1 - Wednesday, May 26 - 10:00-10:30 (registration Wed, May 19 @ 10:00)
2 - Wednesday, May 26 - 11:30-12:00 (registration Wed, May 19 @ 10:00)
Special COVID-19 Format/Protocols: Storytimes with Miss Treena will be OUTDOORS. Bring a blanket and/or chairs to sit. Masks are required, social distancing procedures in place, only immediate families may sit close together.
Inclement Weather procedure: In this case, Storytime will be virtual and Zoom links will be emailed out in the morning. Adults are requested to accompany their child online.
Questions? Contact Miss Treena: .
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You can watch previously recorded Storytimes!
1-2-3 Play with Me
LED BY: Library Staff
FREE TO ATTEND
COVID-19 Update: This program is not currently being offered due to COVID-19.
This program is for interactive play with educational toys! We will update this page when we are able to safely resume this activity.
Designed for caregivers and their toddlers ages 12-36 months
Fun with STEAM
LED BY: Miss Meg (Library Staff)
FREE TO ATTEND
Special COVID-19 Format: Join Miss Meg live on Zoom for science/technology/math learning! Meetings will include fun, hands on activities that you can try at home. Registration Required! Visit our events calendar.
Best for Ages 5+
LED BY: Various WC Children's Staff
SUMMER ONLY • FREE TO ATTEND
Special COVID-19 Format: Join our staff live on Zoom for fun makerspace activities that you can do from home! Themes for each Thursday will be listed on our Events Calendar. Every Thursday @ 2:30pm. Registration Required!
This program is only offered during the summer.
Best for Ages 5+
CCSO and Friends Read
LED BY: Chester County Sheriff's Office
FREE TO ACCESS ONLINE
Special COVID-19 Format: Find some great stories read by members and friends of the Chester County Sheriff's Office! Videos are posted to the Library's "CCSO Reads" YouTube Channel Playlist.
Ages 4-8; each story has an age range posted with it.
Reading & Resources
Local Trips & Passes
WCPL can loan families free or discounted passes to several local attractions. Each of the passes gives entry to 2-5 persons in the same family!
RESERVE A PASS: Call 610-696-7985 to speak with a staff member and reserve a pass today. Passes are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
NOW OFFERING PASSES TO:
Academy of Natural Sciences
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum! They are dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Explore this attraction for exhibits on wildlife, butterflies, dinosaurs, and all things natural!
Image courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University,
Chester County History Center
Founded in 1893, the Chester County History Center (formerly the Chester County Historical Society) is the official county history museum, education center, and repository of Chester County, PA. Visit their permanent and rotating exhibits in a 56,000 square foot history center in downtown West Chester, featuring locally crafted Grandfather Clocks, furniture from the early 1700s, over 200 quilts, and a historic clothing collection dating from the 1700s to today!
Image courtesy of Chester County Historical Society, www.chestercohistorical.org/
A world-famous garden attraction right here in Chester County, Longwood Gardens are a 'living expression' of what founder Pierre S. du Pont loved and found beautiful. Catch an awe-inspiring fountain show, stroll through beautiful gardens blooming differently in every season, see a holiday light extravaganza, and experience a variety of fun educational programming.
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Fully vaccinated? You do not need to wear a mask on the main floor and lower level. Masks still required in Children's (2nd floor).
Library hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00am - 5:00pm.