What's New

Summer Reading Club 2015: Every Hero Has a Story!
Your child can have a heroic summer and become a Reading Hero by joining the Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Club at your library.  Summer Reading Club includes an incentive-based reading program designed to keep kids reading all summer (and help them beat the Summer Slide!) and a wide selection of programs for kids of all ages.  Contact your library for more information.  Registration has already begun, so don’t waste a minute – SIGN UP TODAY!
Avon Grove Library Summer Reading kick-off
Check out the Daily Local news story, click here
Oxford Library Addition
The new addition is open for business at the Oxford Library.  Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for the evening of July 3rd and formal Grand Opening celebration this Fall.
NEW ReadyChesco.org
Chester County Department of Emergency Services released its new mass notification system: ReadyChesCo.  This replaces ReadyNotifyPA (for the public).  Some of the enhancements include:
  • The ability to specify how you want to be contacted. Do you prefer a telephone call before being text messaged? You control the order in which you are notified.
  • Automated weather alerts based on the addresses you provide.
  • Better reliability in alerting. With the new system you'll receive true SMS text messages.
They will be working with municipalities and other Chester County departments to deliver non-emergency information about services and opportunities and really become an information hub for Chester County! For the full press release, click here. For the full press release, click here.
Welcome Explora to our family of resources helping you with educational and research needs. Explora is the search interface for all of our EBSCO databases including our new addition MasterFILE Premier.  Use Explora to find subject overviews, full text for magazine articles, an image collection and AP clips. Visit your local library or use your Chester County Library System card to access this new resource from anywhere.  
Freezing – Chill out this summer!
Do you wish to better manage when your holds come in? Now you can freeze your hold requests. You can keep your place in the holds queue, but your hold will not be filled while it is frozen. This allows you to stay in the hold queue while holds are filled for patrons further down in the queue. You can find more information, including instructions and a video on how to freeze holds here.

CCLS Mobile App!
The Chester County Library System, with the generous financial support of the Chester County Library Trust and in partnership with Boopsie, Inc., has launched a mobile app for its libraries that that will provide quick and easy access to your library account and many of our services!

Google Play Store
Apple App Store
Windows Phone Store  Kindle Store


Last Modified: 6/23/15