Flood Update

On Wednesday morning, the library experienced flooding from a leaking hot water pipe fitting. This flooding caused extensive damage in the old library entrance (now an emergency exit/staff door) and the elevator hallway where the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library store donated books, where the ceiling opened and water penetrated through much of those materials. There is also extensive damage to the sheetrock, lighting, and drop ceilings throughout that whole area.

We are grateful to the Township Head of Public Works for his immediate response and assistance shutting the library’s water off and working to mitigate the damage as fast as possible. The Township is also assisting us with the claim process.
Also on Wednesday, Servpro removed wet materials, vacuumed out the water, removed damaged sheetrock, ceiling tiles and light fixtures, and set up fans throughout the affected area. A dumpster remains in the parking lot to hold damaged materials. As of today, some fans were able to be removed but some will remain through the weekend.
Electricians shut off power Wednesday morning to allow for assessment of damage to light fixtures and shorting. Electricians will return to the building on Tuesday to assess and hopefully restore power. Many lights were damaged and shorted and will require replacement.
We had to temporarily and partially disable the sprinkler and fire detection systems to prevent false alarms that could trigger if there was water in the ceiling.
It is currently unsafe for the public to access the Tredyffrin Public Library building because of the lack of electricity, fire and sprinkler detection systems, the multiple fans, and the debris. We hope to reopen the building sometime next week. Until we can do so, our librarians are providing contactless pick up, and virtual programs continue for all ages. We have requested that patrons not use our book drops, and directed all to Paoli Library, which is undamaged and open.
Again, we thank you for your support of the library and hope you are safe and dry after these challenging storms. Should you have any questions, please reach out to me here.
Sincerely,
Library Director

Tredyffrin Public Library Closed

Due to flooding in our building, Tredyffrin Public Library is closed to the public for at least Wednesday, September 1 & Thursday, September 2, 2021.

In an effort to minimize damage to library materials, please return your items to another Chester County library instead of using the TPL book drops.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Update 08.18.2021

From the Township Manager:

“Following the recommendations from the CDC during the time of the spread of COVID-19 Delta variant, and to protect the health of our employees as well as the general public, beginning Wednesday August 18, 2021, Tredyffrin Township requires that masks be worn by everyone entering and while inside any Township facilities including the Township Libraries.

Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the building. Thank you for your understanding & your willingness to keep our unvaccinated children visitors safe!

Arbo-READ-um 2021

Arbo-READ-um: Molding our Community

We’re excited to announce our first Arbo-READ-um series, in partnership with Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. We will be exploring fungi & more with Doug Bierend’s book In Search of Mycotopia during three events.

Arbo-READ-um Kickoff

Wednesday, June 23, 6 pm at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Join other readers to discuss your anticipation of Doug Bierend’s In Search of Mycotopia: Citizen Science, Fungi Fanatics & the Untapped Potential of Mushrooms & hear fungi facts from Jenkins staff.
The first 15 participants registered for this event will receive a free copy of In Search of Mycotopia. This is an outdoor event with an indoor inclement weather space – registration is limited.
Place a hold on Dog Bierend’s In Search of Mycotopia

The Varieties of the Mycological Experience with Author Doug Bierend

Thursday, July 15, 7 pm via Zoom
Around the country, growing numbers of people are discovering the many wonders & possibilities posed by fungi. But beyond providing food, medicine, sustainable materials, innovative remediation techniques & enchanted forest outings, the under-examined kingdom of fungi also offer unexpected opportunities to reconsider how we connect with nature & with one another. Get introduced to a diverse community of citizen scientists, basement cultivators, independent entrepreneurs, communitarian naturalists, artists, tinkerers & others who are working to foster fungal fellowship & hopes for a more reciprocal, sustainable world.
Free of charge; registration is required through Jenkins Eventbrite. A link & viewing instructions sent after completed registration.

Arbo-READ-um Final Discussion & Tour

Thursday, July 29, 6 pm at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Join other readers for a talk and a walk! Engage with library staff in a final discussion of Doug Bierend’s In Search of Mycotopia: Citizen Science, Fungi Fanatics & the Untapped Potential of Mushrooms. Enjoy a fungi-focused tour of the grounds with Jenkins’ Hort staff.
Please note, this is an outdoor event with an indoor inclement weather space – registration is limited.

Extended Hours

News about Paoli Library Hours

Beginning Tuesday, May 25, Paoli Library will be open for both browsing & contactless pickup on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Our new hours are:

Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

No reservations are required for browsing. Due to our small space, we will limit the number of people in the building at any one time to allow for social distancing.

News about Tredyffrin Public Library Hours

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, the library will be open for use during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

Contactless pickup available Monday – Thursday, 5 pm – 7 pm.

The forty-five minute limit on visits will be lifted at this time. Computer use will return to pre-COVID allowances.

News about Masks

For the forseeable future, the libraries still require masks to be worn over the mouth & nose for the duration of your visit, even if you are fully vaccinated.

We are happy to provide you with a mask. Thank you for keeping our youngest patrons protected.

Novel Tea Event

Novel Tea Event with author Riley Sager

We are excited to announce the sale of tickets for this special virtual event.

 

Enjoy an evening with thriller novelist Riley Sager, author of Survive the Night and The Final Girls. This event will be moderated by Jeffery Deaver, #1 international bestselling author.

Important Dates:

• Ticket sales go live: Tuesday, May 11th – ends: Friday, June 18th
• Early Bird Special: begins Tuesday, May 11th – ends, May 25th
• Pick up of signed books and tea packages: the week of June 28th before the event

Speakers:

• Featured author: Riley Sager
• Moderator: International bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver, author of The Bone Collector, and the Lincoln Rhyme Series

Ticket Options:

• $35.00 Basic Ticket: program and signed copy of Survive the Night.
• $55.00 Tea Ticket: Program, signed copy of Survive the Night, tea, library mug, and cookies to enjoy during the program.

Registration:

Register Online: http://bit.ly/NovelTeaRileySager

FAQs:

  • How does this event support the library?
    •  Ticket proceeds go to your local library. When purchasing a ticket, buyers will have to select which library they want their ticket proceeds to support.
  • What is the early bird special?
    • Purchase a Tea Ticket at any point from Tuesday, May 11th to Tuesday, May 25th. In purchasing a ticket in that time period, guest will be entered into a cash raffle.
  • How and when do I get my signed copy of Survive the Night?
    • Further communication regarding pick up of Tea ticket/basic ticket items, which includes a signed novel, will be provided closer to the event. Attendees will be asked to pick up their materials between June 28- to July 1 at the Library they selected to have their ticket proceeds support.
  • How do I view the virtual event?
    • We have partnered with Reads & Company Bookshop who has donated their streaming platform for this event to take place. Login instructions will be listed in the event program. Event programs will be included in the Tea Ticket/Basic Ticket. An email will also be sent out prior to the event with login instructions.

Further question, please contact:
Chris Porcelli at cporcelli@ccls.org
Nicole Richards at nrichards@ccls.org

Vote on May 18th

Don’t Forget to Vote

Vote, Election, Politics, GovernmentOn this election day:
 
1) Republicans and Democrats will select nominees for vacancies on the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts;
 
2) Citizens will vote on 4 statewide ballot questions with proposed changes to Pennsylvania Constitution;
 
3) Several local elections (including County Common Pleas Judge, Magisterial District Judge 15-1-02, Treasurer, Controller, Clerk of Courts, and Coroner) will be held in Chester County. 
 
For more information visit Vote411
May 3 is the last day to register before the primary!
May 11 is the last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot!

Virtual Trivia Questions

TRIVIA TIME - John Rogers Memorial LibraryWe Want You . . .

to help choose questions for our virtual trivia nights! We’ve held virtual trivia nights nearly every Saturday for over a year now. Help us make some rounds by submitting your questions using the form below. Submit one or submit multiple, then attend virtual trivia to see if your question is included.


Paoli Reopening News

Paoli Library to Reopen with Limited Hours, Tuesday, April 13

We are thrilled to welcome patrons back inside Paoli Library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting Tuesday, April 13, for browsing, computer use, and copying.  You do not need to have a reservation, but we are allowing only three people (or families) inside the library at a time.

Open to the Public

for browsing, computer use, and holds pickup

Tuesday & Thursday 1:00–5:00 pm

Contactless Pickup

Monday & Wednesday 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00 am–2:00 pm

 

Please help us remain open by complying with occupancy limits and the following guidelines:

Browsing

All areas of the collection except magazines and newspapers will be open for browsing. Please limit your visit to 30 minutes (less when there are other patrons waiting).

Computers

Two computers will be available for 30-minute sessions (one visit per day). Very limited computer help is available, as staff need to observe social distancing protocols.

Masks and Social Distancing

All patrons over the age of 2 must wear a face-mask over their mouth and nose while they are in the library and must practice social distancing.

Returns

Please return all books, AV materials, and museum passes in the book drop—It is open 24/7. Craft kits, stem kits, and other large items can be returned to the white table in the lobby. We will continue to quarantine returned items for 48 hours.

 

For further information, please call the library: 610.296.7996

We look forward to seeing you again!