LIBRARY HOURS:
Library open hours will remain the same Mon., Wed., Th. 11AM-6PM
Tues. 11AM-8PM
Fri. 11AM-5PM
Sat. 11AM-4PM
Sun. 12-4PM.
WE ARE OPEN!
15 minute browsing, 30 minute computer usage, Library to Go contactless
holds pick up continues. Masks Required.
All of us at the Downingtown Library want to thank you for your
loyalty and support.
SPRING NEWSLETTER ~ APRIL - JUNE 2021


A Note from the Director...

New Teen & Adult
Program Coordinator
Lindsey Feist
Lindsey is a lifelong resident of Chester County, graduating from Downingtown West High School in 2009. She received a BS from West Chester University and an MSLS from University of Kentucky. Prior to her role at Downingtown Library, she worked for Chester County Library and West Chester University’s FH Green Library. 
Her interests include gardening, hiking, crafting, and reading (surprise, surprise!): her favorite genres are science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and young adult fiction. As the Teen & Adult Program Coordinator, she hopes to uphold the vision of the public library as a platform for community engagement and educational enrichment. She looks forward to listening to Downingtown residents and working to offer programs and services that fit their interests and needs.
If you would ever like to reach out, she is always happy to hear from you: lfeist@ccls.org.

THANK YOU
KIMBERTON WHOLE FOODS!
Thank you so very, very much to all of the customers of Kimberton Whole Foods in Downingtown who "Rounded Up at the Register" in March to benefit the
Downingtown Library!
Please continue to shop at all of
Kimberton Whole Foods stores and round up to benefit the many local non-profits doing such important work in our communities!
Elementary Students (grades 2 - 5) will meet virtually the first Wednesday night of the month at 6:30 to help plan and produce our Summer Reading Program!
Students will select programs and presenters, make posters, help advertise, choose prizes fund raise. Contact Jill Swatton for more info.
Click title to register!
Seeking Donations
We need pom poms for our Summer Reading Program. We will take all sizes and colors! Drop off during regular business hours or contact Jill Swatton for more ways to help!
Thank you!
Summer Reading for Adults & Teens
This year, for adults and teens, there is a bingo card to fill out and return for the chance to win prizes. There is also a review sheet to fill out, where each review will be entered into a prize raffle. Our library will have a weekly animal theme and adult and teen programs and crafts will be offered; attendees of these events gain points towards summer reading goals. A hybrid program of either paper Summer Reading sheets or an electronic version available through Read Squared will be offered.
On June 12th, a family Summer Reading Kickoff Event with mask tie dye and frisbee golf. The June themes are pollinator, bug, and bird weeks.
Some of the programs and events are: Building an “AirBeenBee”, Beekeeping 101, a tour of Bondsville Park’s Pollinator Garden, how to plant your own pollinator garden, creating a homemade bug trap, the Language of Crows, creating a macrame feather wall hanging, and a bird seed ornament. So much to look forward to! Keep an eye on our calendar & social media for more information and dates to register. Contact Lindsey Feist for more info!
Monthly Craft Kits
A new recurring program where each month, a seasonal craft will be offered. 
Kits are created with teens and adults in mind so they may involve moderate level skills or tools. An instruction page and the items needed for the craft are packaged into Kits and are set in the library vestibule for pickup.There is usually a virtual crafting evening through Zoom where registrants can log on and work through the craft, ask and answer questions, and talk about crafting in general. 
Interested registrants must sign up through the calendar for a Kit; spots are limited and go quickly. Spring Kit: Seed Bombs for spring gardening
JOIN US FOR OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
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Importance of bees in agriculture & nature.
April 14th 6:30pm

Virtual Zumba - age 12+
April 29th 11:00am

Presented by Restore Our Roots
May 6th 6:30pm

Historical ways the ordinary can harm you.
May 13th 7:00pm

Historical ways the ordinary can harm you.
May 13th 7:00pm
Nature lessons & take home crafts for ages 3-6.
Fridays 9:30am

Free coding camp- school age
April 10th

School age kids learn all about different occupations
April 21 2:00pm

Let's make nachos! Ingredients list in program description.
May 14th 4:00pm

Virtual Storytime
Please keep an eye on our calendar for an updated schedule for spring storytimes with Miss Jill.
Scratch Programming
Game Design - Baseball April 23rd 4:00pm
Game Design - Car Racing May 21st 4:00pm
Ages 7+. Must have a Scratch account to participate.
April 10th 1:00pm
With emphasis on lengthening and deepening breath, you will be guided through your practice to emphasize on the present moment. Find an area free from distraction, comfy clothes and a sturdy chair. 45 minute practice with a 15 minute question/answer session.
 Please contact Lindsey Feist for more info.
Ongoing Programs

All programs are VIRTUAL. Click the program titles for more info & to register!
Zoom links will be emailed prior to the start of the programs.
Please be advised, these programs may be recorded and posted on the Library YouTube page to give families
unable to attend live a chance to join in.
Your camera will be turned off automatically when you join the class.
The Downingtown Library is located at
122 Wallace Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
610-269-2741