K5-5th Summer Reading Finale

Chester County Library is excited to announce the finale of our summer reading program “Dream Big”.  To help us celebrate, members of the Star Wars 501st Legion have planned to be in attendance on Monday July 9th at the main library.


11:00-12:00 for our Kindergarten through 5th grade summer reading program participants

12:00-1:00 for the general public

Cocky’s Reading Express Visit

On June 13, Cocky and his friends visted us at the Chester County Library.  Cocky’s friends read a few books while Cocky did some acting.  They handed out books and took time to pose with our patrons and staff.  We all had a great time and look forward to his next visit.  Thanks Cocky!

Community Helpers Day

Community Helpers Day, June 12, 2012
As part of our summer programs for children and families, the Lewisville Library held a Community Helpers Day on Tuesday, June 12th. Mr. Agee and Eric Hudson brought the big yellow truck from the Richburg Fire and Rescue Department to the library, and talked wih the children about fire prevention and safety. Everyone got to try on the fire fighters’ gear, sit in the fire truck, and sound the siren! Next, Deputy Kito Crank from the Chester County Sheriffs Department spoke with the children about what it means to be a law enforcement officer and some of the duties of the job. We even got to see his tazer gun! Big thanks to the community helpers who gave their time for this event. A good time was had by all.

2012 Summer Programs at Lewisville Library

2012 Summer Programs at Lewisville Library

Monday, June 4, 1:30 p.m.  SC Aquarium   “Twilight Tales”

Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.   Community Helpers

Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.  Fun in the Sun Day….with Miss Beth!

You may get wet and/or messy, so dress appropriately!

Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m. Pajama-rama Movie Night

You can wear your pj’s and bring a blanket or pillow. We’ll watch a movie and enjoy a bedtime snack.

All activities are suitable for families and children through 5th grade.

Lewisville Links

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

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


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