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EXTON: On the heels of being awarded numerous other accolades for 2019 including Pennsylvania Library Association’s State Library of the Year Award, the Chester County Library was named as one of America’s Top-Rated Libraries – earning the designation as a Star Library by...

First Time in Erie in 30 YEARS. Mechanicsburg, PA (October 13, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association is hosting its 2019 Conference in Erie Pennsylvania.  The event will be held at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center from Sunday, October 13 to Wednesday, October...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 22, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

EXTON: The Chester County Library has been selected as one of 16 public libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Chester County Library was selected...

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  by Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library The Welcome to the Library program at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA, was inspired by the realization that although new library card holders are given a lot of literature about various library programs...

Marguerite Dube

On October 26th, Marguerite Dube, Director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch, was honored at the Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) 39th Annual Award Gala. Marguerite received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication...

EXTON- The Chester County Library was named as one of America’s Top-Rated Libraries* – earning the designation as a Star Library by the profession’s leading periodical, Library Journal.   This is the first year the Chester County Library (CCL) has received this distinction...

Elizabeth Hess

  by Elizabeth Hess You’ve surely seen or heard the phrase “New Year, New You” before- whether on a magazine cover, a television show, or even a library display (like one I created last January!) While it’s often the New Year when many make resolutions to break a bad...

On October 19, 2015, the Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch Libraries launched a pilot program with T-Mobile to offer mobile hotspots to our customers for a nominal fee.  The Library hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service...