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December 13, 2019: The Downingtown Library Board of Directors announced today that 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.

Register Your Foursome or Become a Sponsor!

We are now looking for sponsors for our 2020 Links for the Library golf outing and gala.  Please consider joining us! If you would like to become a sponsor, please select from the options below.  Options for golf/ foursomes/dinner to follow. For more information, contact Francine Dague at



Please give to the Downingtown Library 2019-2020 Annual Giving Campaign! We need YOU to help us reach our $50,000 goal! Did you know that over half of our annual budget comes from private donations? Thank you for your support, which helps us to serve more and more community members every day!

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Library Hours

Monday:  9:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday:  9:00am – 8:00pm

Wednesday:  9:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday:  9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday:  9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday:  9:00am – 1:00pm from June-Aug

Sunday:  Closed

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, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Eve before Thanksgiving (close at 5pm), Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Eve.

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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 2018, the Friends contributed over $18,000 to the Downingtown Library.

Please make your pledge for the Children's Services Challenge Grant- more information on the homepage!