Library Lowdown: News from the Chester County Library

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By Director
Savannah Gilbert

“A library is the only single place you can go to learn something new, be comforted, terrified, thrilled, saddened, overjoyed, or excited all in one day. And for free.” –Amy Neftzge
A Note from the Director – The Chester County Library has been fortunate enough to receive a grant to create a MakerSpace and STEAM Kits. A MakerSpace is an area in which juveniles can come to the library and create! We plan on having origami paper, craft supplies, and Strawbees. Strawbees are “bendy sticks” that can be used to create anything– cranes, robots, animals, and so much more. There will also be cue cards that can help jump start ideas with attendees. The STEAM kits are items that will be available for checkout. These will be kits that accompany a book and have an activity to complete.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information on when to expect these great resources!
Please be aware that we have had some recent policy changes. They are summarized below. Full copies are available in the library.

  1. Children eleven years and older may enter the library unaccompanied by an adult. Parents are responsible for picking children up BEFORE closing. If there are any issues, the library director or library staff will contact a child’s parent or guardian
  2. Meeting rooms are no longer allowed to be used after hours. Meeting rooms can only be used within normal library hours.
    What is the Book Club Reading? At noon on Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. All are welcome. In March, the Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.
    New Arrivals
    ADULT FICTION: Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr, Criss Cross by James Patterson, Only by Death by Kathy Herman, The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey, One Final Breath by Lynn Blackburn, Dark Ambitions by Irene Hannon, Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble, Hurricane Season by Lauren Denton, Life After by Katie Ganshert, A Treacherous Mix by Kathy Herman, Leaving Lavender Tides by Colleen Coble, Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
    ADULT NON-FICTION: The Adventurous Eaters Club by Misha and Vicki Collins DVDs: The Christmas Train, Christmas Next Door, Christmas at the Holly Lodge, Christmas in Homestead
    ADULT AUDIOBOOKS: Wedding Bell Blues by Heather Graham and Read by Stephanie Willis, Genesis by Robin Cook and Read by George Guidall, Beating About the Bush by MC Beaton and Read by Penelope Keith
    JUVENILE FICTION: My Life as a Meme by Janet Tashjian, My Life as a Youtuber by Janet Tashjian, My Life as a Gamer by Janet Tashjian, Can You Survive? You Choose Adventure!
    JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVELS: Minecraft: Stories from the Overworld, Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
    CHILDRENS EASY BOOKS: Pike a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht, Little Narwhal’s Day
    CHILDRENS/JUVENILE AUDIOBOOKS: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball, Duck Tales Woo-oo! (Read-Along with Book Version), Clifford the Big Red Dog (Read-Along with Book Version), CoCo (Read-Along with Book Version), Zootopia (Read-Along with Book Version), Moana (Read-Along with Book Version), The Lion King (Read-Along with Book Version), The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along with Book Version), Puppy Dog Pals (Read-Along with Book Version), Thor (Read-Along with Book Version), Ironman (Read-Along with Book Version), Captain America (Read-Along with Book Version), Stone Soup (Read-Along with Book Version), How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food (Read-Along with Book Version)
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION: Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard
    YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVELS: FairyTail 3 and 4, Skip Beat 3 and 4, Black Clover 1, 2, 3 and 4
    The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 for President’s Day.
    Feb. 1-29 – Book Sale
    Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Storytime– Join Mrs. Savannah for Storytime from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday for songs, books, and a craft each week. This month’s themes will be as follows: Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, Mo Willems and Tell a Fairy Tale!
    Feb. 12 – Brown Bag Book Club Discussion
    Feb. 1-14 – Blind Date with a Book – Stop by and go on a blind date with a book! All genres are represented and this is a great and easy way to discover new genres and authors!
    Feb 1-29 – Black History Month – Stop by the library and view our Black History Month Display. We have several children and adult books available for checkout!