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Downingtown Library Hours Temporarily Transitions to Curbside Pick-Up Only on Monday, 11/23/20, Suspending All Inside-Library Services

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.

Mon.-Thurs.: 9AM-12PM; 1-8PM

Friday: 9AM-12PM; 1-5PM

Saturday: 9AM-12M; 1-4PM

Sunday: Closed

Due to the increased incidence of COVID-19 cases in our community, beginning on Monday, November 23rd, Downingtown Library will temporarily return to contactless pick-up service only and suspend all in-library activities for the safety of all library staff and patrons. I apologize for the late notice, and appreciate your understanding! All holds will be placed in the library vestibule for pickup. Please call (610) 269-2741 or visit www.downingtownlibrary.org for more information. As the library evaluates developing circumstances, it will be reopened for expanded in-person services when it is deemed safe, including computers and browsing. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience! We appreciate it deeply.
Note: You can make your appointment by visiting: https://bit.ly/manageholds. (More info about how this service works: http://downingtownlibrary.org/using-the-library/contactless-holds-pickup/) All item returns will continue to be accepted only in the outdoor book drop.
Don’t forget CCLS e-books and e-audiobooks are always available for download through OverDrive and the LIBBY app, and digital magazines are always available to read through Flipster: https://www.ccls.org/305/eMaterials
Please take care of yourselves, wash hands, and practice social distancing!

**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 ehess@ccls.org 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!

Art brushes and paint | Pikrepo

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!

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HOURS & DIRECTIONS

Library Hours (starting 10/19/20)

Monday: 9am – 12pm; 1-8pm

Tuesday: 9am – 12pm; 1-8pm

Wednesday: 9am – 12pm; 1-8pm

Thursday: 9am – 12pm; 1-8pm

Friday: 9am – 12pm; 1-5pm

Saturday: 9am – 12pm; 1-4pm

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, 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 Day after Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

Downingtown Library 122 Wallace Ave. Downingtown, PA 19335

(610) 269-2741

READING OLYMPICS 2020

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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.

Please give to the 2020/2021 Annual Giving Campaign! We need your help! Click here to give!