Library hours shift starting 2/1/21
Services available during open hours: Curbside Holds Pick-Up in the Library vestibule only. The rest of the library will be closed to the public.
**Very important: properly wearing masks over both your nose and mouth for the duration of your curbside holds pick-up visit to the library are required for all patrons. Additionally, please do not visit the library if you are sick! Please see the Downingtown Library COVID-19 Policy.**
Please check this website and the library Facebook page regularly for updates about the Downingtown Library reopening stages. Please feel free to reach out to us through Facebook message or email at email@example.com with any questions or comments. Thank you!
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please check the following public health agencies, sources of reliable, up-to-date information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
Pennsylvania Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/
Chester County Health Department: https://www.chesco.org/224/Health
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
Online Art Sale Fundraiser Shop Open!
Online Art Sale Fundraiser Shop is open! Start shopping at: downingtownlibrary.square.site
All items are only $20 for this online Art Sale fundraiser, to benefit the Downingtown Library Children’s Services Department. Over 110 pieces of artwork have been donated by many talented artists. Thank you, artists! Items can be shipped for a small fee, or picked up at the Downingtown Library during normal business hours. The shop will be updated regularly with new items!
Children's Services Challenge Grant
An anonymous donor has issued a $25,000 challenge grant, giving $5,000 a year for a period of 5 years if the Library can secure $10,000 a year in pledges from the community for the next 5 years- the amount needed to fund a full-time Children’s Librarian. The Board of Directors appeals to all Library supporters to sign a pledge as soon as possible, so that the Library can achieve this goal as quickly as possible. Pledges can be any amount- even as low as $100 per year will make a difference! Please visit “Ways to Give” for information about making your pledge. Thank you!
UPCOMING HOURS & DIRECTIONS
Library Hours starting 2/1/2021
Monday: 11am – 6pm
Tuesday: 11am – 8pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
The Library follows the Downingtown Area School District schedule for closures and delayed openings due to inclement weather.
The Library will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Eve before Thanksgiving (close at 5pm), Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
Downingtown Library 122 Wallace Ave. Downingtown, PA 19335
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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The mission of the Friends of the Downingtown Library is to promote and support the programs and operations of the library through a variety of fundraisers, most notably the semi-annual book sales, as well as through community outreach. In 2019, the Friends contributed nearly $18,000 to the Downingtown Library.