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kids

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!

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Princess Party at West Chester Public Library
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Events & Meet-Ups

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Storytime!

LED BY: Miss Treena (Library Staff)

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FREE TO ATTEND

STAY TUNED for future Storytime info!

DID YOU KNOW.....?

You can watch previously recorded Storytimes!

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1-2-3 Play with Me

LED BY: Library Staff

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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

Legos

Lego Club

LED BY: Library Staff

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FREE TO ATTEND

  • COVID-19 Update: This program is not currently being offered due to COVID-19.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • Best for Ages 4+

Science Courses

Fun with STEAM

LED BY: Miss Meg (Library Staff)

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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+

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Tinker Days

LED BY: Various WC Children's Staff

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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+

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CCSO and Friends Read

LED BY: Chester County Sheriff's Office

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FREE TO ACCESS ONLINE

 
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Reading & Resources

School Children

Coping with COVID-19

Help kids acknowledge and process their feelings in a safe way.

BookFlix Homepage

BookFlix

Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, Earth and much more! 

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Our Favorite Websites

A list of favorite online resources picked just for you by CCLS Staff!

Tumblebooks Homepage

TumbleBooks

Explore animated picture books!

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POWER

Kids

Explore resources for kids from PA POWER Library!

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World Book Online

Access a World of encyclopedias and online resources!

 

Local Trips & Passes

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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.

NOW OFFERING PASSES TO:

Academy of Natural Sciences dinosaur replica

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 >

Visitor Information at https://ansp.org/

Image courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, www.ansp.org

Chester County History Center visitory trying on historic clothing

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!

To reserve this pass click here >

Visitor Information at http://www.chestercohistorical.org/

Image courtesy of Chester County Historical Society, www.chestercohistorical.org/

Longwood Gardens in the conservatory

Longwood Gardens

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.

To reserve this pass click here >  

Please note, during the Christmas Holiday display pass reservations are limited to one per household November 1 through January 8. 

Visitor Information at https://longwoodgardens.org/

Image courtesy of Longwood Gardens, www.longwoodgardens.org

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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.

To reserve this pass click here >  

Visitor Information at https://www.amrevmuseum.org/

Image courtesy of Museum of the American Revolution www.amrevmuseum.org

see what's happening

There's so much happening at the Library just for children! Check our events calendar for upcoming programs, or sign up for our e-newsletter to get the latest news.

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WCPL open to voters only on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Election Day). No library service that day.

Library hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm,

Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00am - 5:00pm.