Library event a boon for book-lovers

Thousands of titles will be sold at bargain prices Thousands of bargain books will be available this weekend as the Friends of the Chester County Library are holding its annual Fall Book Sale. The sale is open to the public starting on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, patrons can take advantage of  Bag Sale Day: From 1 to 4 p.m., fill a grocery bag for only $6. The sale will take place...

Library focusing on diverse forms of combat

One program showcases Civil War youth; another stresses anti-aging The Chester County Library will present a program on boys who fought in the Civil War on Sept. 26. The Chester County Library invites residents to two upcoming programs: one that looks back in time and one that seeks to lengthen it. On Monday, Sept. 23, Dr. Jessica A. Kennedy, D.C., will present “How to Stay Young for 100 Years”...

FIRST Lego League seeks new coaches for upcoming season

Interested adults should attend the training on August 22 FIRST encourages students to explore science and technology. EXTON – The Chester County Library and District Center will hold a New Coaches Training Session for Jr. FIRST* Lego League (FLL) and FLL on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Struble Room. Anyone interested in being a Jr. FLL or FLL coach in the upcoming...

County libraries plug into new children’s resource

Interactive e-reading program pairs fiction, non-fiction for ages 3-8 Chester County Library patrons now have free access to new children’s e-reading technology made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the library announced Tuesday in a news release. BookFlix, an online e-reading program from Scholastic that pairs classic fictional storybooks with similarly themed nonfiction...

5th-, 6th-graders invited to submit book essay

Library of Congress contest wants input on reading that had impact The Chester County Library System has been selected to participate in this year’s summer essay contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. This contest is held in conjunction with public libraries in the mid‐Atlantic region, encouraging rising fifth- and sixth-grade students to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact...

Library to kids: Hit books this summer

“Dig into Reading” program offering incentives to active participants Young readers and teens are invited to join the 2013 Summer Reading Club at the Chester County Library this summer. Beginning June 10, readers from preschool through high school can register to receive their “Dig into Reading” summer reading club materials.  Summer readers will be able to become “Champion Readers”...

More than 30,000 bargain books available

Chester County Library’s Annual Spring Book Sale a real page-turner The Annual Spring Book Sale will take place at the Chester County Library in Exton this weekend. If you’ve already read the books you bought at the Unionville High sale, here’s another opportunity to grab some inexpensive enlightenment. The Friends of the Chester County Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale...

Cultivating taste for optimal organic gardening

Library to present free horticultural how-to workshop Deborah Kates will present a program on organic gardening at the Chester County Library on April 6. Longtime organic gardener Deborah Kates promises to unearth her best horticultural tips in a program at the Chester County Library in Exton entitled “Let’s Get Dirty!  Learn To Love Organic Gardening.” It will be held Saturday, April 6,...

Library offering insider look at Villanova hoops

Sportswriter to discuss new book on game-changing 1985 upset Relive Villanova’s shocking 1985 upset of Georgetown, a game that changed the landscape of college hoops forever, through the eyes of veteran sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick. The Chester County Library and District Center in Exton will host Fitzpatrick on Tuesday, April 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Struble Room, where he will lead a...

Exton library offering a host of programs

 Featured topics will range from police work to popsicles “That Which We Are,” a book written by West Whiteland Township Police Sgt. Martin Malloy, is based on his 30-year police career. The Chester County Library in Exton is getting down to the business of information with a host of upcoming programs. On Monday, the library will feature Dr. William Watson, who will discuss Duffy’s...