All of the Chester County Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st in honor of the first day of the New Year.
The Library Board will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 14th at 6pm in the Great Falls Branch. ***UPDATE – The meeting location has changed to the Chester Main Branch at 100 Center Street.***
Game Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th, 10am to 2pm.
There is limited seating available. Please sign up at the front desk.
Board games, video games. ..
Come down and join the fun. Sign-up at the library main branch.
Everyone Welcome!! Everyone Plays!!
Where are you going on vacation this summer?
While enjoying your summer vacation, don’t forget about us here at the Lewisville Library. Send us a postcard from wherever your travels take you….Canada or Carowinds, Washington or Wateree. We would love to hear from YOU!
During the month of May we tracked library users and made each user a link in a paper chain. Despite being closed on three regular work days, we were busy this month! Here’s what the chain looked like at the end of the month. How many library users do you think we counted? Please stop by the Lewisville Library and check it out.
Chester County Library is joining SCLENDS, a consortium of 16 county library systems within the state. SCLENDS will increase our patrons’ access to materials from approximately 93,000 volumes to over 2.5 million volumes. Your library card will give you access to over 53 locations across the state.
As Chester County Library prepares to go live SCLENDS June 1, 2012, our patrons will be affected by several changes. During preparations for migration to this consortium we will be moving to the open source library automation software called Evergreen. This will allow us to move funds from licensing software to providing services. There will be several interruptions to normal services during this adjustment time. Please be patient during this time of improving services for Chester County. The functions affected are as follows:
May 8, 2012: No consortium holds can be made after this date until June 2nd.
May 22, 2012: All Libraries closed – staff training and computer software migration.
June 1st: Overdue notices will not be mailed. Patrons will only be notified by email or text.
To learn more about SCLENDS go to http://sclends.org
Did you know Chester County Library offers both audiobooks as well as digital books. Using Overdrive, we are able to offer content for today’s most popular readers including the Android platform, Amazon® Kindle, Apple iPod, Barnes and Noble NOOK, as well as many others. Visit our Overdrive site to take a look. For Overdrive help with your specific reader click Kindle, NOOK, iPod, Android, or Other Readers.
Young People have questions. Families need answers. Let’s Talk Chester County is here to help by providing a fun way to help parents, guardians, aunts, and uncles talk with children about their health, safety and success in school. Visit us @ http://www.letstalkchestercounty.org/
The 1940 US Census will be relased to the public on April 2, 2012. Ancestry.com plans to make it avaliable mid-April 2012. Ancestry.com is avaliable in the S. Lewis Bell Local History Room. Come by and check us out!
We have some exciting things coming to you soon. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming classes and programs. Take a look at some of our database links to search for interesting information. Keep checking back for updates and changes to our page. Thanks for stopping by!