What's happening at Downingtown Library?
After a tough year adjusting to so many changes wrought by COVID-19, Downingtown Library patrons have come back in droves, raring to use the library as they did pre-pandemic!

We were so honored to be able to continue serving everyone with virtual programs and services and contactless holds pickup when we had to remain closed during the height of pandemic, but are THRILLED to announce, if you haven't heard yet, that we are completely re-opened with all services restored! Please see what's been happening at the Downingtown Library below! To learn even more, please visit www.downingtownlibrary.org
Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and support through these recent times when the Downingtown Library has had to adapt, evolve, and grow through sometimes challenging circumstances. We are so appreciative!
Today, June 18th, is the final day to purchase Tea Tickets for the July 1st "Novel Tea" virtual library fundraiser with Riley Sager and Jeffery Deaver! In purchasing a Tea Ticket, you will receive an event experience package to enjoy at home while watching the live interview between the two renowned authors. The Tea Ticket includes a library tea mug, something sweet, a signed novel, and tea! You will also be provided a link to tune in to watch the live stream.  

Your ticket proceeds will support the library of your choice. The General Ticket option that includes a signed novel will remain on sale while supplies last.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sign up for a summer of fun- Summer Reading Quest registration for all ages is now OPEN!
Thank you to everyone who attended a fun day of Summer Reading Quest kickoff activities, this past Saturday June 12! A special thank you to the incredible hard work and planning by library staff members Miss Jill and Miss Lindsey and their crew of volunteers for putting on such a fun event that over 200 people attended!
Congratulations to our wonderful teen volunteer Gianna Kopec for her submission, "The Downingtown Library Bird Garden," which placed 2nd in the Longwood Gardens Community Read Take Flight Bird Garden STEAM contest!!

Gianna designed a beautiful garden that she and her family have already started installing along the library building near the staff parking lot, with the goal of attracting birds to the area. Thank you to Longwood Gardens for a $500 contribution to complete this project, all thanks to Gianna's placing in this highly competitive competition!

Thank you so much to Gianna for her ingenuity, creativity, and incredible hard work! Thank you, too, to former Adult and Teen Services Coordinator Karen Smith, who helped Gianna apply, and current Coordinator Lindsey Feist, who continues to assist Gianna on this project! Finally, thank you also to Valley Garden Club who have helped prepare the garden area by removing poison ivy!

Please follow the link below to view Gianna's professional, well-researched, and all-around impressive video application!
Explorium Update!
Have you heard the amazing news? Incredibly generous anonymous donors have presented the library with a $10,000 challenge grant to fund the Explorium project! Please give today to help us build these exciting outdoor area dedicated to library-led and independent learning, programming, and exploration through various stations including outdoor musical instruments, a stage, fairy gardens, and so much more.
Check out free programs for all ages at Downingtown Library!
Please visit the events calendar to browse a wonderful selection of educational, entertaining, and just plain fun programs for all ages! Join a chair yoga class, attend a computer coding camp, learn about the Roaring 20's, investigate an "art mystery," discover nature facts, practice your English conversation skills, learn a new craft, check out a new hobby- there is so much to explore! The library offers a mix of virtual (over Zoom) and in-person programs for all ages!