Get or Renew a Library Card

With the libraries closed due to COVID-19, Chester County Library System has made it possible for residents to access our digital materials with temporary library cards.

Submit the form below and one of our librarians will respond with a barcode number for your use to borrow digital materials or to access our databases.

Do you already have a library card, but it’s expired? Enter that number below and your card will be renewed.

Questions may be directed to Tara Thorne or Beverly Michaels

  • Those interested in obtaining access to CCLS digital materials will receive a library card number to access our digital collection & databases. Cards will expire 90 days from today.

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Virtual Visits

With the country & the world practicing social distancing, we will do our best to compile a list of the wonderful locations you can virtually visit!

Museums

Museo Galileo Houses: Galileo Galilei’s Original Telescopes (& three of his fingers!)
CNN has also compiled a list of museums, plays & concerts. Check it out here.

News & Reading

Access the Easy English News for English Language Learners. These information is written to be appropriate for school age children.

Audible has made a collection of audiobooks narrated by greats like Thandie Newton & Dan Stevens available for free (no login, no credit card)! Access Audible Stories now!

Online Classes

Civics Classes Online from the National Constitution Center

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.

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

TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP LIBRARIES RAISES MORE THAN $40,000 AT FIRST-EVER CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

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.

T&E Care March 2019 Clothing Drive

A Note from our friends at T&E Care: 

T&E Care is looking for donations of new or gently used clothing for infants through teens for its upcoming Kids’ Clothing Event.  Items can be dropped off anytime between March 20-29 at any of the local TESD schools, Tredyffrin Public Library (Wayne) or the Easttown Library (Berwyn).   Please only drop items off when the schools/libraries are open. Clothing for all seasons, plus good quality shoes, boots, coats, belts or other accessories will be accepted.  Again this year is a teen girls Pop-up Shop – so lots of teen girls clothes will be needed to help make this part of the event extra special! For a list of items not accepted, and for other information, please go to www.tecare.org.

 

Save the Date

Be sure to also mark your calendars for the Kids’ Clothing Event itself, Thursday, April 4 (4-8) or Friday, April 5 (9-noon) at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church at 600 Walker Rd in Wayne.  This fundraiser for T&E Care is a great chance for everyone to restock your kids’ closets with great quality clothes. Questions, please contact T&E Care at clothes@tecare.org.

 

Quality of Life Survey

Chester County Commissioners announce

Quality of Life residents’ survey

 

West Chester University’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Research conducts survey to help direct the county’s strategic plan for the next five years

 

WEST CHESTER _ As part of its on-going strategic planning effort, the Chester County Commissioners announce a countywide Quality of Life survey that asks residents to comment on their experiences in using county services and interacting with county staff.  The survey, an update on Chester County Quality of Life surveys undertaken in 2009 and 2013, has been developed in partnership with West Chester University’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Research.

Results of the survey will be incorporated in the county’s 2019-2023 strategic plan. The survey has been mailed to 12,000 households, which represents more than 7.5 percent of all residents. The survey is also available online at the county’s website, www.chesco.org/survey.  The online survey takes five to 10 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish. To obtain a paper version of the survey, residents can call 610-344-6280.

“We want to hear about our residents’ experiences using our county services,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “We are interested in hearing from those who use our parks and trails, those who visit our health clinics, anyone who appreciates our public safety services, our thriving downtowns, as well as all of the other vital programs and services that the county provides.”

Dr. Jeffery Osgood of the West Chester University’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Research said, “The mailed surveys were randomly sent to homes through a process where residences in each region of the County had a relatively equal chance of being invited to participate in the Chester County Quality of Life Survey.”

“In everything we do, we plan,” said Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. “We need to hear from the public about what they believe are the most important topics are for us to address during the next five years – from open space and urban growth to transportation options, job creation and economic development.”

Survey questions seek information about recent interactions with county offices and employees, experiences using county services and facilities, as well as opinions on how tax dollars should be spent. The survey also addresses questions about the quality of life for residents of Chester County.

“Time and again Chester County is recognized as an excellent place to live, work and raise a family,” noted Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell. “As county commissioners, we make every effort to provide cost-efficient and effective programs and services that will ensure these top accolades continue.  We need our residents’ viewpoints to help us plan for the future.”

For questions or a request for further information, please contact:

Rebecca Brain, Communications Coordinator at 610-344-6279, rbrain@chesco.org.