Mask requirements/recommendations remain a local Library Board decision and are decided upon by the Board looking at the occupancy limits, vaccination status in the community and other factors. Additionally, many children are not eligible for the vaccine at this time and we want to ensure the safety of our youngest customers where space may be limited.
Please know that restrictions will continually evolve as the science is reviewed. We rely on the professionals for guidance.
Current CDC Guidelines recommend that all individuals wear masks in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status, in areas of substantial or high transmission. Chester County is currently an area of substantial transmission.
We continue to keep this page as up to date as possible, however as always, please check with your local library for specific restrictions before visiting.
|Library||Masks Required for Everyone||CDC Guidelines||Special Notes|
|Atglen Library||X||Patrons and staff will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status if local COVID transmission rates are “substantial” or “high”|
|Avon Grove Library||X|
|Chester County Library & District Center||X||Strongly encouraging all visitors to wear masks|
|Chester Springs Library||X|
|Coatesville Area Public Library||X||Masks are now required; staff and public must wear them correctly at all times|
|Easttown Library ||X||In accordance to Easttown Township rules, masks are now required to be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status at Easttown Library|
|Henrietta Hankin Branch Library||X||Strongly encouraging all visitors to wear masks|
|Honey Brook Community Library||X||Honey Brook is encouraging, but not requiring masks at this time.|
|Kennett Library||X||Kennett is requiring all staff to wear masks in the building and strongly encouraging patrons to do so as well|
|Malvern Public Library||X||Masks are required|
|Paoli Library||X||In accordance to Township rules, masks are now required to be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status at Paoli Library|
|Parkesburg Free Library||X|
|Phoenixville Public Library||X|
|Spring City Public Library||X||Patrons and staff will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status if local COVID transmission rates are “substantial” or “high”|
|Tredyffrin Public Library||X||In accordance to Township rules, masks are now required to be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status at Tredyffrin Library|
|West Chester Public Library||X|
Joseph L. Sherwood,
Chester County Library System
450 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA 19341-2496