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!
Events & Meet-Ups
LED BY: Library Staff
FREE TO ATTEND
Storytime at the Library - Fall 2022
Tuesdays and Thursdays (Sept. 13 - Oct. 13)
Registration begins Tuesday, September 6, 2022 @ 10:00am
Baby Basics (0-12 months), 10:15am - 10:45am
Toddler Time (12-24 months), 11:15am - 11:45am
Pre-K Fun (3-5 years), 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Check back for information on on Late Fall 2022 sessions!
DID YOU KNOW.....?
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
LED BY: Various WC Children's Staff
SUMMER ONLY • FREE TO ATTEND
Join our staff live on Zoom for fun makerspace activities in the Community Room! Themes for each Thursday will be listed on our Events Calendar. Every Thursday @ 2:30pm. Registration Required! Please visit our Events Calendar to Register!
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: For availability and reservations click here > Passes are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. For assistance please call 610-696-1721.
Please note - Your reservation pick-up date is Day 1 of your 3-day pass checkout. We cannot change or extend return dates. Print-and-go pass is one day only.
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!
This is a print-and-go pass! No need to pick up or return anything. Click here to reserve >
Image courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, www.ansp.org
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.
Please note, during the Christmas Holiday display pass reservations are limited to one per household November 1 through January 8.
Image courtesy of Longwood Gardens, www.longwoodgardens.org
Museum of the American Revolution
When the Museum of the American Revolution opened its doors on April 19, 2017, it fulfilled a promise – made more than a century ago – to create a museum dedicated to telling the rich and complex story of our nation’s founding. Visit their permanent collections and many special exhibits.
Visitor Information at https://www.amrevmuseum.org/
Image courtesy of Museum of the American Revolution www.amrevmuseum.org
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Regular hours: Mon-Thurs 10am - 7pm; Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm.