Downingtown Library will be closed UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE by order of Gov. Wolf to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Due dates for library materials will be extended for the entire closure, no additional fines will accrue, and holds will be paused (i.e. you won’t lose your place in the holds list or your holds if they’re already here)
Please keep your checked-out items at home until we re-open!
Questions? Please feel free to contact us through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DowningtownLibrary, through email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (610) 269-5260. We will respond as soon as we are able. Updates about the closure will be posted on social media, the website (www.downingtownlibrary.org), and on the voicemail message.
This closure is made in support of the proven public health concept of “social distancing,” which is a practice to help keep people from spreading a disease in crowds, and in response to the Office of Commonwealth Libraries instructing libraries to close for a period in alignment with the Pennsylvania school closures ordered by Governor Wolf. Slowing the spread (even if it is inevitable) helps keep the number of infected people lower across time. This prevents medical systems from being overwhelmed all at once, helps them to better keep up with cases and provide a higher level of care, and also buys time to obtain and distribute necessary supplies.
Learn at home by exploring our librarian-curated, regularly-updated list of free educational and entertaining resources, and check out online CCLS resources like OverDrive (ebooks), Flipster (digital magazines) and databases will still be accessible with your library card- please check them out at the bottom of this homepage and at https://www.ccls.org/305/eMaterials
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/
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.
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 email@example.com
HOURS & DIRECTIONS
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
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.
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 2018, the Friends contributed over $18,000 to the Downingtown Library.