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Downingtown Library Update 6/1/21

Please see information below about updates to Downingtown Library policy, and please help us remain open by complying with all the library visit requirements! Thank you all so much for your patience as we’ve weathered this difficult year. We look forward to seeing you in person!

  1. Starting June 1 2021, the Hessinger Study Room, Miller Children’s Play Area, restrooms, and limited seating will reopen. NOTE: Hessinger Study Room reservations must be made online: https://ccls.libcal.com/space/68485
  2. LIBRARY OPEN HOURS increase: Mon., Wed., Th.: 9AM-6PM; Tues. 9AM-8PM; Fri. 9AM-5PM; Sat. 9AM-4PM; Sun. 12-4PM.
  3. COVID-19: Do not enter the library if you have symptoms associated with COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in the isolation period, are waiting on a COVID-19 test, or have come in contact with someone with COVID-19 and have been told to quarantine.
  4. COMPUTERS: 3 socially-distanced public computers are available on a first come/first serve basis for a 60 minute session maximum, once per day per patron. No extensions are available due to fewer numbers of computers available. Very limited computer help is available as staff need to remain socially-distant from patrons. Patrons are encouraged to bring a helper if they need one. 
  5. BROWSING: Browsing of the entire library collection is available. Please keep your visit as brief as possible to allow as many patrons to visit the library as possible throughout the day. Please wait to enter the library or vacate the library if needed to honor occupancy limits when directed by staff.
  6. CLOSED AREAS: The Miller Family children’s play area, Krapf program room, Hessinger study room remain closed. 
  7. MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING: The Downingtown Library COVID Policy requires that all unvaccinated patrons and staff wear a face-mask over their mouth and nose for the duration of their visit to the library. You may go without a mask if you are 2 weeks past your COVID-19 vaccine. Please practice Social Distancing of 6 feet while in the library, and do not enter the library vestibule for Library To Go curbside pickup if another patron is already inside. (Downingtown Library COVID-19 Policy
  8. LIBRARY TO GO CURBSIDE PICKUP: Continues! (http://downingtownlibrary.org/…/contactless-holds-pickup/)
  9. PROGRAMS:  Continue virtually and in person, outside or inside the library by the children’s area. (https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Downingtown)
  10. ITEM RETURNS: Please return all items in the library book returns outside or inside.

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/

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HOURS & DIRECTIONS

Library Hours

Monday: 9am – 6pm

Tuesday: 9am – 8pm

Wednesday: 9am – 6pm

Thursday: 9am – 6pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 9am – 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, Presidents’ Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Veterans’ Day, Eve before Thanksgiving (close at 5pm), Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Day after Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

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(610) 269-2741

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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.

The library will be closing today, 6/9, at 3pm due to the threat of flash floods. All holds will be held at the library.