News and Reviews

New Electric Charging Stations

Electric Charging Stations now available at TPL

Tredyffrin Public Library now has two electric vehicle chargers installed in our parking lot. The stations can be found by the parking lot entrance near the street.

This project was initiated and overseen by the Township’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). It is part of the Township’s goal to identify public areas for installation of equipment to promote “green” or “clean” energy initiatives.

The cost of the charging units and the installation is covered by a program made available through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Operation costs of the charging stations will be minimal and Tredyffrin Township intends to monitor use to determine whether or not to continue with the initiative. There is potential to pursue the installation of additional, more advanced charging stations in public spaces around the township.

Those who drive electric cars are invited to take advantage of the stations when they are at the library, but please be aware that they are only active during open library hours.

2020 TPL Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Are You Up to the Challenge?

2020 Adult Winter Reading Challenge at Tredyffrin Township Libraries

January 1st – February 29th

Beat those winter blues by challenging yourself to read 10 books this winter! From January 1st to February 29th, every book you read counts as a raffle towards our grand prize– a $50 gift card to Main Point Books! You have a chance to earn 10 raffles for the grand prize. If you don’t finish all 10 challenges, don’t worry, you can still submit at least 1 raffle!

Don’t forget to pick up your Challenge Bookmark at the TPL Reference Desk or at Paoli Library’s Circulation Desk and drop off the completed book mark before or on February 29th! The winner will be chosen during the 1st week of March.

Want more than 10 chances to win? Earn another entry when you:

  • Share a picture via social media with the hashtag #TPLWinterChallenge20, and tag our Instagrams — @TredyLibrary and @PaoliLibrary ! (Make sure you show your social media share to a member of the Staff when you drop off your bookmark!)
  • Submit a review!
  • What should you review? It’s up to you! We love to hear about what you’ve enjoyed reading, watching, playing, and listening to. All reviews should be of items that are available through CCLS. Reviews of fewer than 250 words will not be accepted for raffle tickets.

Please note: you must be 18 or older to participate. Only one prize per person.

Challenge Me:

1: Read a book of your choice (that’s right, complete any book for a chance at the prize).

2: Read a book that takes place in Pennsylvania (earn a bonus raffle ticket if the book takes place in Chester County).

3: Read a YA (Young Adult) Book; maybe Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith, the first selection for the new Adults Read YA book club!

4: Read a book in a genre you don’t typically read (if that’s YA, you’ll need to read 2).

5: Read a book that was adapted into a film.

6: Read a book recommended by a librarian.

7: Read a book with a number in the title.

8: Read a “banned” book (ALA has a whole list of them).

9: Read a book written by an author of color.

10: Read a book originally written in a language other than English.

Need help finding titles?

Visit a librarian at the reference desk for ideas on titles you might enjoy that meet the challenges.


Contact Zoey Mills at or (610) 688-7092 x220.


Thank you to the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library for sponsoring this program and many of our other, great library programs!

Crime Time Discussion Group-Elisa Lam

Case 1: Elisa Lam

For our first meeting, Crime Time will be discussing the mysterious death of Elisa Lam.

The body of the 21 year old Canadian student was recovered on February 19, 2013. She was discovered in a water tank at the Los Angeles Cecil Hotel.

We invite you to research the case and join us on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Some of the Podcast Coverage

True Crime Garage: Episodes 89 & 90

The Unbelievable Podcast: Episode 194

RedHanded: Episode 88

Hey, Have You Heard About . . .: Episode 32

Thinking Sideways: January 23, 2014

Crime Junkie: Halloween Special

Video from the Hotel Cecil

Via youtube

More Information

Elisa’s Autopsy Report

Daily Mail Reports New Findings (with video)

PECO Chesterbrook Outage Information

In December, PECO will be executing service outages throughout Chesterbrook in order to complete the turnover to the new power grid system.

The following are the developments that will be affected per outage:

Tuesday, 12/3 –  8 hours from 9 am to 5 pm

Interruption 1: Fox Hollow, Signal Hill, Quarters West, Landmark, Main Street Village, Bradford Hills, Bradford Crossing

Thursday, 12/5 – 8 hours from 9 am to 5 pm

Interruption 2: Eagle’s Ridge, Valley Stream Village, Valley Stream Village II, Stirling Chase

Saturday, 12/7 through Sunday, 12/8 – 8 hours at night from 10 pm to 6 am

Interruption 3:  The Paddock, Painters Lane, Along with Chesterbrook Day Care Center, Picket Post Swim Club, and Shopping Center @ 500 Chesterbrook Blvd.

Tuesday, 12/10 – 8 hours from 9 am to 5 pm

Interruption 4: Cheswold Village, Forge Mountain

Thursday, 12/12 – 8 hours from 9 am to 5 pm

Interruption 5: Mountain View, Sullivan’s Bridge, The Ponds, The Quarters

Saturday, 12/14 – 8 hours from 9 am to 5 pm

Interruption 6: Knoxbridge, Duportail Village, Newport, Green Hills, Tredyffrin Twp. Mun. Authority, Chesterbrook Pumping Station

Please note the following

  • All outages, except the evening one from 12/7 to 12/8, will be from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • The evening outage on 12/7 will be from 10 pm to 6 am.
  • Parkview is split between outage 4 and outage 5 (aside from the Shopping Center which is outage 3).
  • The following neighborhoods will not experience a service interruption since they can be fed from another direction during the outage.
    • Springdell Village, Embassy Court, Le Forge, The Ridings, Picket Post, Greystone.

PECO customers will have two weeks to make arrangements for the day their outage is scheduled.  PECO will make every effort to keep the outages to a minimum.  The outages could be less than the window of time in the notifications.

Please consider visiting Tredyffrin Public Libraries as a place to keep warm and pass the time.

NaNoWriMo 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019: TPL partnership

*This is an independent event managed by a community partner. The NaNoWriMo name and logo are used by special permission.

The library is excited to be partnering with NaNoWriMo this November. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, where writers from all around the world come together and write their stories, aiming for 50,000 words during the month of November.

Those interested in participating are welcome to join us on Saturday, November 2 at 10 for our Kick-Off Party.

We are also offering weekly Come Write In Sessions, providing writers with a space to work and communicate with others.
Come Write In: Wednesdays, 11/6, 11/13 & 11/20 & Monday, 11/25, 6 – 8:30 pm

Celebrate your progress with our Midway Party on Thursday, November 14, from 1 – 3:30 pm

Finally, we want to celebrate your achievement with our Afternoon of Authoring Alarmingly, a final sprint to get those 50,000 words on Saturday, November 30 from 3 – 5 pm. Continue reading

Golf Classic Results 2019

Back Row: Library Foundation Board members Scott Moon and Patricia Exley; Event Chair Warren Kampf: Tredyffrin Supervisors Kevin O’Nell and Matt Holt; Library Director Chris Kibler; Chester County Commissioner Terrence Farrell; Library Foundation Board member and lead event volunteer Jennifer Whip; Library Foundation Board President James Kim; Library Trustee Anthony Ferris. Front Row: Library Trustees Kim McDonnell, Johanna Pauciulo and Helen Yao; Chair of Chester County’s Board of County Commissioners, Michelle Kichline


Golfers, sponsors and volunteers came together on September 26 for the Penn Medicine Golf Classic, a day of golf and celebration at St. Davids Golf Club, raising funds for the Tredyffrin Township Library Foundation’s endowment, which provides for future growth and sustainability of Tredyffrin Public Library and Paoli Library.

The Tredyffrin Township Library Foundation hosted its first major fundraiser, the Penn Medicine Golf Classic, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at St. Davids Golf Club in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The event raised more than $40,000.  Warren Kampf was the event chair and Paul Olson was the honorary chair.

Penn Medicine pledged headline support for the event last fall and many other community businesses and leaders also contributed sponsorships. Additional sponsors included Aqua Pennsylvania, Wawa, Pennsylvania Trust, Eadeh Enterprises, Pat & Jim Siegel, Shelley & Mike Heaberg, and nearly 25 others (full sponsor list below).

The Penn Medicine Golf Classic participants enjoyed a barbeque lunch on the terrace at St. Davids Golf Club, eighteen holes of golf, snacks and beverages, several on-course contests, a raffle and a cocktail reception.  BMW of Devon provided a car for a Hole in One Contest.

“This was a milestone day for both libraries and especially the Tredyffrin Township Library Foundation.  Our goal was to raise $25,000, so we are extremely humbled and grateful for our extraordinary success, which was made possible by our sponsors, volunteers and golfers. We look forward to this day of support and celebration becoming a tradition,” said Chris Kibler, Library Director.

Golfers warm up before the Penn Medicine Golf Classic on September 26, 2019, at St. Davids Golf Club.

 Headline Sponsor:

Hole-in-One Contest Sponsor:

Lunch Sponsor:

Driving Range Sponsors: 

  • The Mike & Shelley Heaberg Family; The Jim & Pat Siegel Family

Drink & Snack Cart Sponsor:

Registration Sponsor:

Prize Sponsor:

Print Sponsor:

Floral Sponsor:

Hole Sponsors:

Tournament Results:

1st Place (Gross): Tim Dwyer, James Decker, Mike Hayden & Scott Moon (Score: one over par gross)

Low Net Individual: Jeremy Levy (Score: 68)

Low Gross Individual: Paul Rafailidis (Score: 70)

Closest to the Hole: John Black (Score: 6’9”)

Straightest Drive: Phil Burtoff

Putting Contest Winner: Joshua Snyder

All pictures courtesy of Chris Swisher. See more photos of the event.

Top Ten Teen Books of 2019

The Teens have spoken! The Top Ten YA books of 2019 have been decided.

You can read reviews by other teens on the DogoBooks website.

Interested in borrowing one of this year’s winning titles? Just click on an image below to find it in the CCLS catalog.

And the Winners Are . . .


Suggest a title for the Teens’ Top Ten!

See all the Teens’ Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA’s other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App.

Raffle Tickets Available

Raffle Tickets Available: Penn Medicine Charity Golf Classic

Our first Charity Golf Outing is coming up on Thursday, September 26. Even if you are unable to attend, you can still get in on the action by purchasing raffle tickets to some amazing prizes!

$1 for 1 Raffle Ticket OR Buy More & Save – 15 Tickets for $10

Raffle tickets are available now. Purchase them below, in person at Tredyffrin Public Library, or at the Penn Medicine Golf Classic.

You need not be present at the event to win!

Storytime Golden TicketFitness Jump Start Gift BasketEagles Gift BasketTeresa’s Whiskey Tasting

Primo Hoagies Gift CardFree Rentals at TTLMain Line School Night Gift CardReading Phillies Tickets 

Gentle Touch Car Wash Package • Le Pain Qoutidien Gift Basket & Gift CardTTL LOVE GlassesSeasons 52 Gift Card

 Edible Arrangements Gift CardSnap Kitchen Gift Card • Entry to Longwood GardensMeal for Two at Honeygrow

Trader Joe’s Gift Bag

Purchase Raffle Tickets

Storytime Golden Ticket

Don’t rush your kids out the door & stress about getting space in storytime. With this golden ticket, you’re in every time, guaranteed!

Value: priceless

Donor: Tredyffrin Public Library Children’s Department

Notes: Admittance for children ages 5 & under with a caregiver. Expires: 10/1/2020

Fitness Jump Start Gift Basket

Jump start your fitness with this extraordinary package from Club La Maison.

  • 3 month membership
  • a FitStart
  • 2 Personal Training Sessions
  • 1 30-minute massage

Value: $519

Donor: Club La Maison

Notes: New Members Only

Eagles Gift Basket

Filled to the brim with Eagles fan gear:

  • Youth L hoodie pullover
  • Youth M Ajayi jersey
  • Believe It by Nick Foles
  • Eagles decorative flag
  • Sports Illustrated “Again?!” issue
  • Jason Kelce limited edition bobblehead
  • USPS Commemorative envelope dated 2/4/2018
  • NFL Oyosports Fletcher Cox minifigure
  • Eagles domino set
  • Superbowl Teddy Bear
  • Eagles patch

Value: $313

Donor: Sharon Humble & Doug Jones

Teresa’s Whiskey Tasting for Four

You and three friends will enjoy a private tasting, featuring 5 spirits with charcuterie and cheese to accompany them. Your experience will be guided by Teresa’s Beverage Director.

Value: $250

Donor: Teresa’s Cafe

Notes: Tasting may not be scheduled on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Primo Hoagies Gift Card

Enjoy South Philly style hoagies on freshly baked bread with premium meats & cheeses that are sourced locally & chopped fresh. Use this gift card to cover weeks of lunches or a party!

Value: $150

Donor: Primo Hoagies

A Year of Free Rentals

Never hesitate to rent a DVD, video game, or audiobook from the library! You’ll have unlimited free rentals at Tredyffrin Public Library and Paoli Library for a whole year.

Value: $120

Donor: Tredyffrin Township Libraries

Note: Winner is still responsible for any overdue fines accrued.

Main Line School Night Gift Card

Use this gift card towards the cost of any of the 475 + classes offered by Main Line School Night.

Value: $100

Donor: Main Line School Night

Expiration: Gift Card is good through September 26, 2020

4 Diamond Club Level Seats for the Reading Phils 2020 Season

Enjoy an exciting baseball game at First Energy Field. Giveaways, contests & America’s favorite pastime. Will you see a future Philadelphia Phillies star?

Value: $100

Donor: Jim Salveson, JP Mascaro & sons

Note: Winner will need to contact donor to obtain tickets.

Five Full Service Car Washes

Give your car the care it deserves! This booklet includes five coupons for full service, ultimate plus car washes at Gentle Touch Car Wash. Locations in Malvern, Coatesville, Aston & Philadelphia.

Value: $99

Donor: Gentle Touch Car Wash

Note: May not be combined with other discounts.

Le Pain Quotidien Gift Basket & Gift Card

Sample a spread, a jam, a selection of fine teas & a bag of coffee. Then enjoy $25 toward the restaurant.

Value: $85

Donor: Le Pain Quotidien, Wayne

Tredyffrin Township Libraries LOVE Glasses

Show your love of the libraries with a set of six pint glasses with the libraries LOVE logo.

Value: $60

Donor: Tredyffrin Township Libraries

Seasons 52 Gift Card

Sample the seasonal approach to food & wine at Seasons 52. Choose grilled or oak-roasted specialties or spend an evening sampling wine by the glass.

Value: $52

Donor: Seasons 52

Edible Arrangements Gift Card

Cater a party or send a gift of Edible Arrangements’ delectable & beautiful arrangements of edible treats!

Value: $50

Donor: Edible Arrangements

Snap Kitchen Gift Card

Make healthy eating a breeze with Snap Kitchen’s prepared food. With none of the stuff you don’t want in your food & all the freshness & taste you do want! Snap Kitchen is the answer for busy, health-conscious people who want to enjoy their food.

Value: $50

Donor: Snap Kitchen

Admission for Two to Longwood Gardens

Explore acres of flowers, trees & meadows, as well as an indoor conservatory & mansion at the local gem, Longwood Gardens. Longwood is enchanting in all seasons.

Value: $46

Donor: James Kim & Helen Yao

Note:Not valid on blackout days (peak days), Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays during A Longwood Christmas through January 1 & not valid anytime December 26 through January 1.
May not be used for admission to special ticketed events.

Honeygrow Meal for Two

Enjoy a meal for two at Honeygrow, with locations in Radnor and King of Prussia. Customize your perfect meal from a wholesome menu of stir-fries, salads, bowls and juices.

Value: $30, expires 12/31/2019

Donor: Honeygrow

Trader Joe’s Seasonal Gift Bag

Sample an array of Trader Joe’s classic pantry items and seasonal staples. All items are shelf-stable.

Value: $25

Donor: Trader Joe’s

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TTL Water Bottles for Sale

Buy your TTL Water Bottle Today!

Rachel displays one of our TTL water bottles

Have you seen the new TTL water bottles for sale at your libraries? Celebrate the libraries being the heart of our community, show off your style, and keep yourself hydrated!

These water bottles use technology to keep your choice of beverage hot or cold for hours. They’re super cute too.

Your $20 purchase supports the Tredyffin Township Libraries Foundation.

Stop by one of the libraries to pick one up or fill out the form below to purchase.