Breaking News!

Reopening Message from the Board of the Downingtown Library

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.

Hi library friends! Starting Monday, 2/1/2021, the Downingtown Library hours will be shifting to the following:
Monday: 11am – 6pm
Tuesday: 11am – 8pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: 12-4pm
We are thrilled to be able to offer Sunday hours for the first time, a request we receive often from our patrons. The library will continue offering “Library To Go” contactless holds pick up appointments in the library vestibule, and unscheduled holds pick ups (more info here: http://downingtownlibrary.org/…/contactless-holds-pickup/). All programming remains virtual (more info about programs here: https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Downingtown)
Also, please don’t forget CCLS e-books and e-audiobooks are 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

**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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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

Sunday:  12-4pm

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.

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READING OLYMPICS 2020

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POWER LIBRARY

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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 see a message from the Board of the Downingtown Library, and info about new library operating hours below under "Breaking News!"